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KPM – Kanban for Project/Portfolio managers
Course Language: English

KPM – Kanban for PMs

 

If you are a Project/Program/Portfolio Managers and attending a meeting this week, chances are that 90% of the topics discussed were visited to some extend at the last meeting! I sincerely think that in traditional Portfolio management, the cost of decision making contradicts the very purpose of decision making.

 

If you agree, all you really need are new tools: new brain ware. No new deliverables, software, structures, roles & responsibilities.

 

The Kanban method is about knowledge that you can act upon the next day without asking for permission or a budget nor affecting the way your colleagues go about their daily routine.

 

 

Certified Training – Kanban for PMs – KPM

 

Are you a Project/Program/Portfolio Manager not finding value in the traditional Agile/Lean/Kanban courses suited to aid in the quality decision making you make daily? Kanban for PMs – Project managers, Program managers & Portfolio managers – is custom made for you!

The era of timeboxing with waterfall or agile approaches has come to an end as the economics of flow systems are just overwhelming in terms of productivity, predictability and profitability.

Kanban systems are economic systems, just like the CME – Chicago Mercantile Exchange – which leverages real time visual indicators with their GLOBEX system to manage its day to day activities. In the 21st century, your portfolio managers should also have access to similar real time metrics like 1) Liquidity, 2) Breadth, 3) Depth, 4) Resiliency and 5) Immediacy.

 

If you are still using ROI, CAPEX and OPEX to support your strategic portfolio decisions, you will always be a day late and a penny short using yesterday’s news.

 

A Unique Vector of Expertise Worldwide

You are a middle manager, agile coach or a top executive who wants to transmit a clear message to your organization? The Agile Agonist offers Kanban training with working expertise in Finance/Accounting/Managerial control (MBA-CPA-CMA), Agility (CSP), Project Management (PMP) coupled with 38 years in IT (Bachelor studies & career). No other Lean/Kanban/Agile trainer in the world can offer this level of depth and understanding for either lack of expertise and/or serious academic credentials in all 6 domains.

From 2016-2018, the Agile Agonist has received stellar KMP I & KMP II student testimonials from all over America. He has taught close to a hundred Lean Kanban University public classes as an Accredited Kanban Trainer to countless clients. Read those testimonials and F4P evaluations now at http://agileagonist.com/Student%20testimonials/ and let me assure you that knowing how you will feel before hand is a unique advantage of my delivery.

The time has now come to connect with Project Managers and CPAs through the PMI REP channel offered by the Project Management Institute with a course suited to their specific needs.

Who Should Attend

 

This class is great for PMs, CPAs, CxOs, Experienced agilists & coaches and IT professionals who want to understand the alternative path to agility in the 21st century through the Kanban method with a high intensity/density 2 day learning experience. Come learn how Portfolio Kanban can show you the way to a top down agile evolution with no new roles, deliverables or structures and at a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches.

Curriculum

Day 1 – Stop Starting, Start Finishing

  • Kanban Basics – Practices, Visualisation, Flow, Pull, WIP limits, Deferred Commitment
  • Kanban Metrics – Lead Time, Flow Efficiency, Little’s Law, CFD diagram
  • A la queue leu leu – Queuing Theory : Capacity Utilisation and Variability
  • The logic behind Throughput Accounting
  • OKALOA FLOW LAB Simulation – Understand how to leverage your Intellectual Workers’ potential with Flow Thinking, Active Learning and Self Organisation!

Day 2 – Stop Talking, Start Starting

  • Lean decision filter
  • Critical Chain or Critical Path ?
  • Balancing supply and demand in your economic Kanban systems
  • Embedded options
  • Risk aversion & Option theory – What do I do now, later or not at all
  • Risk taxonomies and Kiviat graphs to put an end to endless discussions, support arbitrage and ease scheduling
  • Law of diminishing returns
  • Kanban Portfolio Exercise: IT Projects arbitrage with 5 risk categories and up to 27 risk dimensions!
  • Kanban Systems as liquid & real time economic systems that support CME GLOBEX like metrics – Liquidity, Breadth, Depth, Immediacy, Resiliency.
  • Decision making based on actual capabilities
  • Absorbing variability
  • Managing WIP at the Portfolio level
  • Building a Portfolio Kanban System that you can take to work tomorrow!

Both days consist largely of interactive group exercises and simulations

Participants Receive

 

A free copy of Klaus Leopold’s eBook – Practical Kanban. A best seller on Amazon!

Pragmatic, actionable guidance you can implement in your organization next week because it doesn’t require any permission, a budget or getting others to change!

A Digital Certificate of Completion of KPM – Kanban for Project, Program & Portfolio Managers

14 PDUs / SEUs emitted by the PMI-REP program of the Project Management Institute towards maintaining status of most professional accreditations: Engineers, PMP, CSP, CPA, CMA, Architects, Urbanists, Lawyers etc.

Policies 

  • Attendee substitutions are allowed anytime until the start of the class
  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel classes if registrations are insufficient
  • Refunds are provided as follows: 30 days or more, 100%; 15 days or more, 50%

Visit www.agileagonist.com for more details about the Kanban method and information on a class near you in North America

 

 

KC – Kanban Cadences
Course Language: English

 

KC – Kanban Cadences

Kanban Cadences – Overview

You wish to tame the intrinsic variability accumulated by the passage of time? Now is the time to scale up your Kanban systems? The Kanban Cadences class tackle these two questions and more.

 

But there is more to cadences as it pertains to queueing theory. Come discover how time is more precious and valuable than money! Let’s see a few twists that only Donald Reinertsen can bring to the table!

 

In this class, you will learn additional ways to sell Kanban to your organisation by showing the economic benefits of flow, how effortless it is to scale Kanban and ways of providing feedback to the organisation in a fashion that resembles more the 21st century.

 

 

Delivery by The Agile Agonist – A Unique Vector of Expertise Worldwide

You are a middle manager, an agile coach or a top executive who wants to transmit a clear message? The Agile Agonist is a Certified Kanban Coach and offers Kanban training with working expertise in Finance/Accounting/Managerial control (MBA-CPA-CMA), Agility (CSP), Project Management (PMP) coupled with 38 years in IT (Bachelor studies & career). No other Lean/Kanban/Agile trainer in the world can offer this level of depth and understanding for either lack of expertise and/or serious academic credentials in all 6 domains.

From 2016-2018, Daniel Doiron was among the top performing Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) in North America with close to one hundred public classes taught for Lean Kanban University. He has received stellar KMP I & KMP II student testimonials and F4P evaluations– Fit for Purpose – from all over America. You can see what my students felt and what they learnt at http://agileagonist.com/Student%20testimonials/ and let me assure you that knowing how you will feel before hand is a unique advantage of my delivery.

The time has now come to connect with Project Managers and CPAs through the PMI REP channel offered by the Project Management Institute with a course suited to their specific needs.

Who Should Attend

This class is for those who wish to better manage Kanban systems and scale up their existing fleet of Kanban systems.

What You Will Learn

  • Cadences – What are they good for? There are at least 4 reasons!
  • The 4 dimensions of Flow and how they integrate!
  • The economic benefits of Flow and Throughput Accounting on the bottom line
  • TOC & Queueing theory – Out with the old, in with the new!
  • Bottlenecks – A double-edged sword !
  • Transaction costs and coordination costs according to queueing theory
  • A la queue leu leu – Queuing Theory: Capacity Utilisation and Variability with the law of Allen-Cuneen
  • Queuing Theory and Scheduling
  • Where are the risks shown on your Kanban board?
  • The 10 advantages of using class of service and flow debt
  • S L A C K – The ultimate improvement opportunity!
  • The Deeper Kanban practices to sustain evolutionary improvements
  • Organizational feedback loops enabled by the Kanban cadences
  • PMO section – Reporting with GLOBEX like metrics used the at Chicago Mercantile Exchange instead of managing with OPEX, CAPEX and ROI and always be a day late and a penny short!
  • WIP limits resistance with exercise on 8 personas
  • Portfolio Management and WIP limits
  • Understand variability and confront it negative covariance or with the science of Donald Wheeler
  • Don’t reorganise, visualise the operational structure to deliver services
  • Risk taxonomies and the law of diminishing returns
  • Delivery reviews, ops reviews, strategic reviews and risk reviews
  • Kanban S(t)imulation

Both days consist largely of interactive group exercises and games. Flash quizzes based on real life situations that will take you out of your comfort zones and get you thinking out of the box are also given!

Certification 

This training class is certified by the PMI REP program of the Project Management Institute.

Upon completion of Kanban Foundation and Kanban Cadences, you become a CKP – Certified Kanban Professional – for life with no further obligations. Your student shared folders will be kept updated with the best new material!

Participants receive a standard digital certificate of class completion and 14 PDUs.

The Practical Kanban eBook from Klaus Leopold is given.

Advantages 

  • You get pragmatic, actionable guidance you can implement in your organization next week – because it doesn’t require permission, a large budget or getting others to change
  • Private on-site and semi-private training classes are also available, upon request

Policies 

  • Attendee substitutions are allowed anytime until the start of the class
  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel classes if registrations are insufficient
  • Refunds are provided as follows: 35 days or more, 100%; 15 days or more, 50%

Visit www.agileagonist.com for more details about the Kanban method and information on a class near you in North America!

KF – Kanban Foundation
Course Language: English

 

KF – Kanban Foundation

 

Are you feeling overburdened at work as a knowledge worker, wishing a miracle would help you work less and be 10 times as productive so that you could enjoy the things that life can bring about? Get the Kanban method liberating knowledge and stop the abuse! Are you a middle manager wishing to tell the truth to upper management but cannot have solid data to establish trust and make the proper decisions with your team?

 

If you feel compelled by these questions, then this course is meant for you.

 

Delivery by The Agile Agonist – A Unique Vector of Expertise Worldwide

You are a middle manager, an agile coach, CxO or a top executive who wants to transmit a clear message? The Agile Agonist is a Certified Kanban Coach and offers Kanban training with working expertise in Finance/Accounting/Managerial control (MBA-CPA-CMA), Agility (CSP), Project Management (PMP) coupled with 38 years in IT (Bachelor studies & career). No other Lean/Kanban/Agile trainer in the world can offer this level of depth and understanding for either lack of expertise and/or serious academic credentials in all 6 domains.

From 2016-2018, Daniel Doiron was among the top performing Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) with close to one hundred public classes taught for Lean Kanban University. He has received stellar KMP I & KMP II student testimonials and F4P evaluations– Fit for Purpose – from all over North America. You can see what my students felt and what they learnt at http://agileagonist.com/Student%20testimonials/ and let me assure you that knowing how you will feel before hand is a unique advantage of my delivery.

The time has now come to connect with Project Managers and CPAs all over North America through the PMI REP channel offered by the Project Management Institute with a course suited to their specific needs.

Who Should Attend

If you use your knowledge to earn a living, you need to know certain things and take responsibility for improving the delivery of your products and services. This responsibility is through acquiring knowledge from the Kanban method. And once this is done, you will not need a budget or a permission to shine anew in your organisation.

What You Will Learn

  • Understanding the Kanban method, principles and practices
  • Apply systems thinking to design and introduce a unique Kanban system in your work environment
  • How to build a Kanban board

Curriculum

Day 1 – Overview

  • The power of visualisation with real life examples
  • Kanban systems in ordinary life
  • Kanban systems absorb variability – Law of Allen-Cuneen
  • How to Kanbanize anything: The powers of visualisation, limiting WIP and enabling Flow
  • The 3 decoupled cadences of Service delivery
  • Key elements of a Kanban system: commitment points, work item types, classes of service, cost of delay, explicit policies
  • Become a one metric company!
  • The Kanban #noObjectives Hashtags: no planning, no estimating, no scheduling, no ROI, no cross functional teams, no backlog grooming, no prioritising, no iterations, no revolutionary change, no dependency management etc.
  • Key Kanban system indicators: lead time, cumulative flow diagram, flow efficiency etc.
  • Okaloa Flow Lab simulation

Day 2 – Building a Kanban System

  • The Kanban practices & principles
  • Agile and Lean decision filters
  • Kanban queues, buffers and bottlenecks explained
  • Commitment, Daily Meeting & Release Management
  • Kanban Case study using the Theory of Constraints (TOC)
  • Building a Kanban System that you can bring to work tomorrow

Both days consist largely of interactive group exercises and games.

Certification 

This training class is certified by the PMI REP program of the Project Management Institute.

Participants receive a standard digital certificate of class completion and 14 PDUs.

Upon completion of Kanban Foundation and Kanban Cadences, you become a CKP – Certified Kanban Professional – for life with no further obligations. Your student shared folders will be kept updated with the best new material!

The Practical Kanban eBook from Klaus Leopold is given.

 Advantages 

  • You get pragmatic, actionable guidance you can implement in your organization next week – because it doesn’t require permission, a large budget or getting others to change the way they work.
  • Private on-site and semi-private training classes are also available, upon request.

Policies 

  • Attendee substitutions are allowed anytime until the start of the class
  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel classes if registrations are insufficient
  • Refunds are provided as follows: 35 days or more, 100%; 15 days or more, 50%

Visit www.agileagonist.com for more details about the Kanban method and information on a class near you!