Seattle — Feb. 21
Lean-Kanban University (LKU) announced the formation of the Accredited Kanban Training Program to address demand for training in the Kanban Method.
The Kanban Method for knowledge work such as software development and IT operations is inspired by Lean manufacturing and Toyota’s management method. Knowledge work environments are particularly challenging because the “inventory” of work is not visible. A variety of organizations are turning to this method to help drive change toward better predictability, agility and risk management, according to the university.
The Lean-Kanban University Accredited Kanban Training Program is intended to provide confidence to consumers about the quality of the Kanban training they will receive. The program establishes the quality of Kanban training based on the status of the organization, the individual trainer and the training curriculum. Member organizations, their trainers and their training curriculums must meet the established criteria in all three areas to call their Kanban training “accredited” under the terms of the program.
The Kanban Method, pioneered by David J. Anderson, is at the core of the Lean-Kanban University Accredited Kanban Training curriculum. This curriculum lays out basic principles and practices of effective implementation, including limiting the amount of work in progress and visualizing the work. The Kanban Method takes an organization’s current processes and provides greater visibility into the dynamics of the workflow and state of the work-in-progress. With this clarity, organizations can start on a path of continual improvement.
Source: Lean-Kanban University
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