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The Art and Science of Creative Flow

Applying Kanban as a Strategy

Prepares you for

4 x 4-hour sessions

VIRTUAL - LIVE

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Aug 22, 23, and 29, 30 2024

9:00 am - 1:00 pm ET

6:00 am - 10:00 am PT

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

Nov 14, 15, and 21, 22 2024

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

9:30 am - 1:30 pm PT

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm GMT

Register

How often have you heard the advice – “don’t work harder, work smarter”? Did that advice ever come with effective strategies on how?

Now it does!

The Art and Science of Creative Flow, explores just that! Taught by expert guides and practitioners.

By applying Flow, Lean and Agile principles through Kanban you will learn to "work smart" as you optimize the delivery of value and become true artisans of flow in work and life.

Kanban is fast becoming the modern way to manage an organization's delivery of customer value. In today's always-on environment, it offers a clear set of practices and metrics that provide just enough structure without getting in the way - keeping everyone aligned and value flowing at a sustainable pace.

In this four-day course, you will learn powerful and effective ways to use Kanban as a strategy to:

  • Facilitate high performance, creativity, and a sustainable pace in your context. 

  • Optimize individual and team effectiveness, efficiency, practicability, and sustainability.

  • Recognize and remove barriers that impede flow.

  • Tap into the joy of 'getting stuff done' while continuously learning and improving. 

An emphasis on practical application of concepts through hands-on exercises and simulations will leave you ready to apply your learnings immediately.

As a result of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Create a visual board and define shared expectations to manage your work

  2. Describe the value of work-in-progress (WIP) limits

  3. Capture and interpret key flow metrics and analytics to find improvement opportunities

  4. Explain the impact of flow on effective, efficient, and predictable value delivery

  5. Define, build, operate, and continuously improve a Kanban system

  6. Explain how tooling impacts your implementation

"April and Anjali are true experts and teachers of this content! They relate exercises directly to experiences that help the concepts become real world situations."

Christine B., SDLC Manager

What can you expect?

Successful completion prepares you for:

Program Topics

  • Creative Flow and Kanban as a Strategy

  • Kanban theory, principles, and practices

  • Workflow design and visualization

  • Applying Kanban to manage Flow actively

  • Identifying impediments to Flow

  • Improving a Kanban system

  • How to get started

What makes this class unique

  • Understanding the mindset of Flow through Kanban

  • Applying Kanban as a strategy to improve flow in your work and life

  • Leveraging systems thinking to understand impediments to flow

  • Use of qualitative and quantitative feedback to manage and improve flow

  • In-class practice exam and review

What you can expect

  • Daily check-in that connects you to the focus of the day

  • Daily Collaborative Flow Games that simulate real-world experience and activate sticky learning

  • Discussions of real-world successes and challenges of flow at work and in the wild that take concepts beyond theory

  • Shenanigans check to confirm understanding and clarify concepts

  • Asynchronous activities and reflections that extend the learning beyond the classroom

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PROFESSIONAL KANBAN I

Prepares you for the Professional Kanban I certification exam  from ProKanban

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14 SEU

Scrum Alliance Continuing Education Units

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14 PDU

Project Management Institute Continuing Education Units

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Meet Your Instructors

Anjali Leon

A strategist, trainer, master facilitator, coach, and practitioner specializing in Product Thinking and Creative Collaboration. I infuse my classes with emerging thought leadership and stories from real-life experiences. With me, you can expect a training style that is interactive, immersive, and engaging, and one that will leave you feeling competent, confident, inspired, and energized to put your learning into practice.

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April Jefferson

An independent lean agility coach, trainer, collaboration facilitator, experience crafter, game creator, and international speaker. I enjoy infusing flow to spur improvement, nourishing applied learning experiences, and holding space in-person and online.

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Ready to Take Action?

Is this Workshop for You?

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If you are responsible for maximizing value delivery for your teams / organization, this is perfect for you.

Recommended for but not limited to:

Coaches & Scrum Masters who support Product Owners

Team Leads and Team Managers

Project Managers

Product Managers / Product Owners

Team Members who want to improve their flow

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Cancellation Policy:

Organizer reserves the right to cancel the class with a full refund.

Contact us for our refund policy

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