Kanban for software development teams

Duration: 2 days

(Kanban short course also available in a Self-Study training)


  • Development Team Members
  • Functional Managers
  • Project Managers, Program Managers
  • Scrum Masters

About the course:

In this course, organizations that are interested in adopting Agile should evaluate the principles behind Kanban and how they can work together with other Agile approaches. Kanban is a lean manufacturing method developed by Toyota to improve the efficiency of production. Kanban has become a popular method for ensuring the continual delivery of software and supporting the sustainable pace of the development team.

I have found that very few organizations are starting out with Kanban as their first choice for their Agile implementation. Almost every organization that I have been exposed to through training and coaching began their Agile implementation with Scrum. Unfortunately, many companies have significant organizational impediments to being a true Scrum shop. ~ Taken from our blog

This training takes the concepts of Open Kanban and combines them with other best-practice Agile techniques to deliver a complete Kanban implementation approach. While not as prescriptive as Scrum, Kanban provides an evolutionary approach to improving your software development processes.

This two day course covers::
  • What Kanban is and how it relates to other Agile methodologies

  • How to utilize Kanban at the portfolio, program and project levels

  • How Kanban facilitates continuous improvement

  • How to work with the Kanban method to eliminate bottlenecks and reduce risk

Also: Play Kanban Games for the best way to learn Kanban.

If you are interested in previewing this participant guide, it is now available from Amazon in both a paperback and Kindle version here.

About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, PMP, PMI-ACP

Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer withDan Tousignant extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile
as the primary method for developing and implementing software.

Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project managers and leadership to an Agile environment.

Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations.

With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner and Certified Scrum Product Owner.

Note: This course will meet 14 of the 21 contact hours needed of Agile Project Management Training to be eligible for the PMI-ACPSM certification or 14 PDUs for PMPs. See our training FAQ for more information.

This course is specifically designed for onsite training and can be customized to your organization. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.