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.
All of our classes can be delivered in-person, or as Live Virtual Classrooms anywhere in the world.
Our world changed at the beginning of 2020 and since we believe in empiricism, we need to inspect and adapt. So we are offering our public students:
In addition to the above, private classes booked by your company also benefit from:
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
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
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
4. MANAGING FOR FLOW
– Flow-based metrics
– Cycle time vs. lead time
– Little’s Law
– Flow-based analytics
– Cumulative Flow Diagrams
– ActionableAgile Analytics
– Monte Carlo simulation
– Achieving flow and predictability
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.
For more information, read the Kanban guide for Scrum Teams.
There will be specific requirements for both in-person and live virtual classes that will be shown on that type of workshop below.
There is no assessment for this workshop.
If you have more than 5 people to train it can be more cost-effective to have Martin come onsite and deliver a private course just for you. You can request a private course to be delivered onsite at your offices.
Delivery Mode: In-Person or Live Virtual
Visability: Private or Public
You can view our full list of training classes as well as our specialist Scrum & Agile Courses from Scrum.org as well as our DevOps & ALM Courses from Accentient. We have a number of public classes upcoming in the next few months on our Training Schedule that might be of interested.
This course was designed by Richard Hundhausen, Microsoft’s first Visual Studio ALM/DevOps MVP, Professional
Scrum Trainer, and an experienced software developer.
Check out the Practicing Kanban Using Azure Boards page for more classes.
Learn Scrum theory, roles, events, and artifacts through individual and group activities along with trainer instruction.
Hands-on workshop teaching managers and other leaders how to best support, guide, and coach their teams.
Teaches Scrum practitioners how to apply Kanban practices to their work without changing Scrum, bringing greater transparency and flow.