Certified Tameflow Kanban Trainer & Coach
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Agility for improved Predictability, Flow,
Governance, Risk and Evolution
Everyone knows of this famous Angelo Dundee’s line. First Ali was stripped of his Championship belt and prevented to box at the world level for a few years.
The Kanban method knowledge as it stands today is definitely good and we cover all of it. But if you want the best, you need to read what we cover on top and above of what the market offers!
Let me show you the best with Real Kanban!
The Real Kanban by Steve Tendon is what the Kanban method would look like today if more scientific content from Eli Goldratt would have been included from the beginning. The brilliant pioneers of the Kanban method knowingly left some of the best managerial science on the table at the time, saying that evolution should take its course. Real Kanban provides new insights on how to:
Optimize your Kanban systems for Throughput – as opposed to only Lead Time
Spot common cause variation easily
Distinguish between a bottleneck in the workflow and a constraint in the work process
Benefit from new tools in visual Portfolio management and staff liquidity
Leverage DBR - (Drum-Buffer-Rope) for optimized Kanban board designs
Improve Project management with CCPM - (Critical Chain Project Management)
Be conscious of the drawbacks of using column WIP limits
Get a grasp on the most important and always forgotten dimension of risk
Tackle variability analysis as prescribed by Wheeler - in the ‘observational’ domain of time series and get actionable knowledge upon which to build.
The mainstream Kanban method as taught today is definitely good and I cover all of it. But if you want the best, we offer Real Kanban from Steve Tendon.
Rest assured, Real Kanban has the exact same foundation as the Kanban method. It is just improved with more of the original science of Eli Goldrat, which is at the foundation of the Kanban method!
Let me show you the best with Real Kanban!
The Real Kanban by Steve Tendon is what the Kanban method would look like today if more scientific content from Eli Goldratt would have been included from the beginning. The brilliant pioneers of the Kanban method knowingly left some of the best managerial science on the table at the time, saying that evolution should take its course.
Real Kanban provides new insights on how to:
- Optimize your Kanban systems for Throughput – as opposed to only Lead Time
- Distinguish between a bottleneck in the workflow and a constraint in the work process
- Benefit from new tools in visual Portfolio management and staff liquidity
- Leverage DBR – (Drum-Buffer-Rope) for optimized Kanban board designs
- Improve Project management with CCPM Buffers – (Critical Chain Project Management)
- Be conscious of the drawbacks of using column WIP limits
- Get a grasp on the most important and always forgotten dimension of risk
- According to both Donald Reinertsen and Eli Goldratt, the only way to improve is by first identifying common cause variation, which the original Kanban method cannot do. Learn how to improve in a laser focus manner with Real Kanban from Steve Tendon!
I am a Kanban method trainer who includes in my curriculum a lot of Steve Tendon’s ‘Tameflow – The Real Kanban’. You won’t be disappointed.
… Does not have reference processes or practices like Lean or XP
… Does not reference roles, artefacts or ceremonies like Scrum
… Does not have principles and values like Agile and the Kanban Method
… Does not have maturity levels like CMMI and KMM
… Does not have a reference framework like that must be adopted and adapted to any given situation like Scrum, Nexus, SAFe, [email protected], LeSS
Tameflow is based on the patterns of Unity of Purpose and Community of Trust
Throughput Accounting for Knowledge Work ✓
Inherent Simplicity to Tame Complexity ✓
Throughput rate as an alternative to ROI ✓
Productive, Protective and Excess Capacity ✓
Throughput Accounting’s value lies in decision making. It is based on the scientific method to tame complexity with inherent simplicity. The thinking that Dr Eli Goldratt left behind with the Theory of Constraints and Throughput Accounting is concerned with one thing: how do I make more cash. And how can I act in a way that will support causality on the bottom line between my actions today and guaranteed profitability results on the bottom line?
Profits are made by quick decision making. Also by decentralised decision making as knowledge-workers on site need to know how to act, behave with respect to the goal of the enterprise and in support of the constraints of your cash generating systems.
500-1,000% improvements within a few months are regularly observed.
Flow Efficiency Metrics ✓
Enjoy a Flow simulation for 5 hours ✓
The business imperative of Flow Efficiency ✓
Go to work with a ready to use Flow Efficiency Kanban board ✓
You wish you could keep your word and deliver as promised but are so busy that everything gets delivered later and later? You would like to have actionable knowledge that you could use tomorrow without going thru an enterprise transformation with new roles, responsibilities and deliverables like all other agile approaches offer?
Do you know how to build stable and predictable systems that will help you build trust? You should as a predictable system has greater odds of being around next year. The answer is pretty simple and only requires us to change mental models as to: 1) when we start work and stop work, 2) when and where we invest to improve, 3) how we consider idle time and excess capacity.
It is time to discover how all this can be achieved without incurring any cost, investment or organisational transformation!
Risk Management ✓
Four Tameflow Kanban boards for Throughput Management ✓
The Jeep, the Jungle and the Journey metaphor ✓
Operational, Financial, Psychological and Informational Flows ✓
In today’s knowledge-based economy, how many of you would like to be to be told what to do or asked what to do?
Contemporaneous Kanban’s focus is entirely on Lead Time where being quick to market is important, but many companies just need more things to be done in less time (rather than faster) and cheaper, which is where improving Throughput comes in.
This is the business proposition of this class: Thinking on your feet. Fast and crisp decision making to generate Throughput.
The Mastering Throughput Class is unique and focusses on the Business imperatives of generating more cash by increasing capacity at no cost simply by thinking differently about where you should focus your improvement efforts – at the constraint of your value stream!
If you are attending a Portfolio meeting this week, chances are that 90% of the topics covered will revisit what was discussed last week. It is not surprising that at the Portfolio level, the cost and length of decision making defeats the very purpose of decision making!
The common denominator of this may in fact be the tools that we use (OPEX-CAPEX-ROI) and that are focussed on cost and revenue alone and do not open the door to embrace options, tame variability, understand our capabilities and act strategically, operationally and tactically simultaneously.
If you agree with me, then forge ahead and discover what the world’s best thinkers on 21 st century Portfolio management offer :
Supervisor of Project Management at USAC
Business Analyst at Ballard Spahr LLP