Practicing Kanban Using Azure Boards Training

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Course Overview

All software development teams have a desire to increase their flow and throughput. With the powerful combination of Kanban and Azure Boards, they can do just that. This one day course will introduce Kanban and demonstrate how an agile team can configure and use Azure Boards to effectively practice Kanban, achieve flow, and begin improving throughput and predictability. To maximize learning, students will work in teams, in a common team project, on a common case study.

 

There are currently no public PKAB classes scheduled! Check the course schedule for all available classes or contact us for private PKAB classes.

The Practicing Kanban Using Azure Boards Training is delivered as a flipped learning experience divided into learning blocks, each with presentations and lectures in the form of videos, reading material, and writing activities that are provided for self-study complemented by 1/2 day live virtual sessions delivered online using Microsoft Teams and Mural.

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Course Details

All software development teams have a desire to increase their flow and throughput. With the powerful combination of Kanban and Azure Boards, they can do just that. This one day course will introduce Kanban and demonstrate how an agile team can configure and use Azure Boards to effectively practice Kanban, achieve flow, and begin improving throughput and predictability. To maximize learning, students will work in teams, in a common team project, on a common case study.

 

Learning Objectives

This course contains several modules, progressively explaining Kanban’s principles and practices and how to use Azure Boards to support them. 1. INTRODUCTION TO KANBAN – Kanban overview – Kanban core practices – Kanban support in Azure Boards – Configuring an Azure DevOps project – Managing a product backlog – Hands-on 2. VISUALIZING THE WORKFLOW – Kanboard board overview – Kanban board vs. a backlog – Kanban board vs. a taskboard – Defining the workflow – Making policies explicit – Definition of “Done” – Defining classes of service (swimlanes) – Defining task checklists and inline tests – Filtering the board – Keyboard shortcuts – Hands-on 3. LIMITING WIP – Work in Progress (WIP) overview – Visualizing WIP limits – Creating a pull system – Splitting columns into “doing” and “done” – Challenges with limiting WIP – Bottlenecks – Hands-on 4. MANAGING FOR FLOW – Flow-based metrics – Cycle time vs. lead time – Little’s Law – Flow-based analytics – Cumulative Flow Diagrams – Scatterplots – ActionableAgile Analytics – Monte Carlo simulation – Achieving flow and predictability – Hands-on

Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for all members of a software development team, especially those who are actively involved with creating and refining a product backlog as well as planning and executing the work. This course will also provide value for individuals outside the development team (managers, Scrum Masters, coaches, and other stakeholders) who are interested in establishing and improving flow for their team. Even teams currently practicing Scrum should consider attending this course, as Kanban is a great complementary practice for managing and improving their flow.

Course Prerequisites

For more information, read the Kanban guide for Scrum Teams.

Assessments & Certification

There is no assessment for this workshop.

Public training:
£467.75

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Corporate rates staring at:

£4,950

For up to 12 students.

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Public training in GBP for 1 Day Beginner training class delivered remotely over Microsoft Teams and Mural.

Program
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£467.75

Alumni Program
Pay £327.43 which represents a 30% discount.
This program is exclusively for prior participants of training with us.

Rerun Program
To Rerun a training class that you have done before you pay £140.33, which represents a 70% discount.
You will be asked to provide evidence of previous participation for Scrum Alliance, or Scrum.org training of the same type with other trainers.

Retraining Program
You pay a deposit of £140.33 now and then £327.43 would be due when you get a job.
Payments can be split over any timeperiod as desired.

Charity/Non-Profit Program
We have a number of places in every class that are complimentary for Charity/Non-Profit organisations.

Custom Program
For people paying personaly we would be happy to split payments over a number of months. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Corporate Rates

Corporate Rates

Private training in GBP for 1 Day Beginner training class delivered remotely over Microsoft Teams and Mural.

Students
up to
Payment Terms

12
£4,950

16
£5,650

20
£6,400

24
£7,200

We highly discourage classes of larger than 12, or 24 depending on the course, and we can discuss a reduction to make multiple classes afordable for smaller organiastions.

Learning Experience

Flipped Learning Experience

Flipped Learning Experience

Flipped learning is an alternative format that moves some or all of the learning of theory away from the classroom, and reflecting and practising is done in the class (hence the name "Flipped Learning").

Benefits of flipped learning

  • Consuming content in smaller iterations helps learning stick
  • Multiple reflection cycles make the practical application of learning more impactful
  • Variations of learning environment cater better for personal learning styles
  • Continued access to learning materials

Flipped Learning Experience Overview

This class comes with 8 hours of live virtual classroom experience. The course content is divided into learning blocks, each with presentations and lectures in the form of videos, reading material, and writing activities that are provided for self-study complemented by 1/2 day live virtual sessions delivered online using Microsoft Teams and Mural. These live interactive workshops create a dynamic and interactive environment where we dive into the core concepts of through group activities, interactions, and sharing experiences, all with the guidance of an expert Professional Scrum Trainer.

Obtaining new knowledge through self-study materials along with having an in-depth, rich engagement in a class allows students to enjoy learning that sticks. Students will complete the course ready to take the globally recognised certification exam which is included in the course fee.

Student will leave this course with an application for Azure DevOps.

Prerequisites

  • Computer - Your computer will need to be fast enough to run both Microsoft Teams and Mural. We recommend 2 monitors so that you can see everyone and the work easily.
  • Webcam - Please consider your staging and presence; what others see when you are on video. Try to avoid backlighting that renders you in shadow, the up-nostril, the baldie, or the half-head. 80% of human communication comes from body language and other visual queues. Consider your camera angles and try to have a view that is as close to what you would expect in person across a table.
  • Internet - We recommend a strong internet to support high fidelity video both from you and with us.

Supporting people with disabilities

We do our best to support people with disabilities. Please ask us about what we can do. Closed Captioning - For persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, live captions allow to see what others are saying. Class Recording - A meeting recording can be helpful for people with cognitive difficulties, for example. You can go through the recording at your own pace as well as go back to double-check anything you might have missed.
Practitioners Community Membership

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We are providing a Lean-Agile Community in Mighty Networks that anyone can join and participate in the conversations. If you attend a class with us you will get access to additional extraordinary content.

1-hour Coaching Session

1-hour Coaching Session

Every student gets a 1-hour complimentery remote Coaching Session with your trainer, worth £210, to help you integrate concepts into your context (at a mutually agreeable time following the course)

Use it for a 1on1 session, a group session with your team, or a chat with your leadership. 

Post Assessment Learning Review

Learning Review

Regardless of the outcome of your assessment, you get additional 1-on-1 help to focus your learning in the form of a 30 Minute Assessment Review worth £105

Discounts & Concessions

Alumni-Discount-of-30%

Alumni Discount of 30%

Have you been through a class with us before? As an Alumni you get a 30% discount on all of our classes.

The Alimni discount for this class would bring it down to £327.43

Combine with our generous 20% Credit per Referral program.

Under / un-employed Program

Under / un-employed Program

Are you underemployed? Our Retraining Program provides favourable payment plans for those not currently working.
Pay a 30% deposit of £140.33 now, and the rest when you are working.

Unlimited Reruns for 70% discount

Unlimited Reruns for 70% discount

Reruns allow you to participate in a class that you have already taken for any reason at a low cost.

Have you participated in this class with us or an equivalent from another vendor? We are intent on enabling your continuous learning so we offer you a Rerun discount of 70% to take it again with our trainers.

The Rerun discount for this class would bring it down to £140.33. Contact us with proof of participation in a previous class to claim your discount.

For Scrum.org classes from another trainer please provide your Scrum.org Profile URL showing that associated class. For Scrum Alliance, you will need to provide a receipt. Not sure? Contact us for a chat.

20% Credit per Referral

20% Credit per Referral

Our Advocates Program allows you to gain 20% for each referral* as a credit towards future classes! This is a cash equivelent so can be added to any other discount.

*up to £93.55, depending on purchase region, per referal

Combine with other coupons and discounts, like the Alumni Discount of 30%

Course Designer

This course was designed by Richard Hundhausen, Microsoft’s first Visual Studio ALM/DevOps MVP, Professional Scrum Trainer, and an experienced software developer.

Why naked Agility with Martin Hinshelwood?

naked Agility Limited is a professional company, registered in Scotland, that offers training, coaching, mentoring, and facilitation to help people and teams evolve, integrate, and continuously improve.

We recognise the positive impact that a happy AND motivated workforce, that has purpose, has on client experience. We help change mindsets towards a people-first culture where everyone encourages others to learn and grow. The resulting divergent thinking leads to many different ideas and opportunities for the success of the organisation.

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We believe that every organisation deserves usable software on a regular cadence that delivers the highest possible value. Organisations are complex systems. They evolve over time and the current ways of working are a result of this evolution. We help an entire organization focus on value delivery and agree to new norms.

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On an evolution towards agility and becoming a great organisation, it is your people that will determine your success. We help the entire organisation agree on methods, goals and cultural values that will enable you to adopt a product-first approach.

We have learned from the success and failure of different organisations and their experiences of introducing an agile mindset. We want to help you transition to a world within which you can delight your clients.

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We believe that every company deserves high quality software delivered on a regular cadence that meets its customers needs. Our goal is to help you reduce your cycle time, improve your time to market, and minimise any organisational friction in achieving your goals.

naked Agility Limited is a professional company that offers training, coaching, mentoring, and facilitation to help people and teams evolve, integrate, and continuously improve.

We recognise the positive impact that a happy AND motivated workforce, that has purpose, has on client experience. We help change mindsets towards a people-first culture where everyone encourages others to learn and grow. The resulting divergent thinking leads to many different ideas and opportunities for the success of the organisation.