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Introduction to Kanban

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:30AM-12:30PM EST
Venue Address: 
ACT-IAC Headquarters
3040 Williams Drive Suite 500
Fairfax , VA 22031
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:30AM-12:30PM EST
2020-02-06 08:30:00 2020-02-06 12:30:00 America/New_York Introduction to Kanban See more details at: ACT-IAC Headquarters, 3040 Williams Drive, Fairfax, VA
Venue Address: 
ACT-IAC Headquarters
3040 Williams Drive Suite 500
Fairfax , VA 22031
Training Fees: 

ACT-IAC Members: $295.00

Event Details



Please note, this class is offered exclusively to ACT-IAC members only.   REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE FEBRUARY 3rd at 5PM*

This half-day Kanban training will provide an introduction of how to utilize the Kanban techniques of Lean and Systems Thinking in order to improve existing practices. This course is a balance of lectures, workshops and simulations, which demonstrate how to change processes with a minimal impact on people.

Who should attend:

This Kanban training course is appropriate for leadership and team members regardless of their current practices and techniques, including but not limited to: Agile practices, COTS Implementations, Waterfall, RUP and IT Operations.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Topics:

  • The Kanban Method, Theory and Benefits
  • The Key Tenets of Kanban
  • The Core Practices
  • Kanban Simulations and Games
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Applications of Kanban Practices
  • Coordination with Kanban Systems
  • Establishing Delivery Cadence
  • Lean Systems Thinking
  • Methods for Improvement
  • Sources of Variability
  • Issue Management and Escalation Policies
  • Metrics and Management
  • Operations Review
  • Starting Kanban

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the core principles, strategies and practices of Kanban
  • Apply Kanban in multiple project settings and situations
  • Cultivate the Kanban mindset vital to effectively delivering results using the Kanban core practices


About the Instructor: Philipa Fewell

Ms. Fewell has practiced Agile Methods with development teams for the last thirteen years. She is a Certified Scrum Practitioner and regularly speaks on the topic of Agile benefits and practices. Ms. Fewell has coached dozens of Agile project teams to success utilizing both formal and just-in-time training methods. Ms. Fewell has led the development of CC Pace’s nationally recognized Agile Training curriculum and has trained thousands of individuals on the Agile Methodology. Ms. Fewell works continuously with Agile Industry Leaders sharing ideas and thoughts on improving Agile training and adoption practices. She is recognized for her in-depth knowledge and practical experience in Agile, bringing hands-on, real-world techniques to the teams she works with. Ms. Fewell has also recently become a SAFe Program Consultant.

*The ACT-IAC Academy and CCPace reserve the right to postpone the course if registration does not meet minimum requirements.