IT and software development teams often have to deal with issues such as longer cycle time, waiting, and delays rather than focusing on actual technical demands of the work for meeting customer requirements. Kanban, a popular tool in the Lean toolset, is quickly establishing itself as an effective approach to solve a variety of efficiency, cost, productivity, throughput, and quality related problems. Although, Kanban has its roots in manufacturing and Toyota Production System, many of its concepts and tools are successfully applied to IT and software development work. Kanban in this context, also refers to a methodology that is helping IT and software development teams catch up with complex and swift change required by scrum and agile adoptions. This course provides learners with a solid foundation in Kanban and Lean concepts, techniques, and tools as applied to IT and software development activities. This course also provides an overview of the Kanban process for beginners and steps required to create their first Kanban board. Learners move beyond boards to finding solutions to productivity and flow problems and the behavioral and culture aspects of teams using related Kanban techniques.
IT professionals including software design, development, testing, and service team members and managers; and everyone looking for a primer on applying Kanban to IT and software development projects