The Kanban Experience workshop

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Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Kanban, Kanban training, Kanban opleiding, certified kanban training, Kanban experience workshop, Discovery Kanban

Agile Portfolio Management | a 2-day training

OKALOA FLOWLAB BUSINESS AGILITY simulations inside.

Agile portfolio management is one of the cornerstones of business agility. Portfolio Kanban plays a crucial role in balancing demand with supply at the highest level of the organization to create enterprise flow. It plays a prominent role in frameworks for scaling agile. Most of the current guidance on agile portfolio management, however, does not go much further than visualization and some mechanism for selection or prioritization or a crude notion of limiting the amount of initiatives in progress. Visualization, conversation, prioritization fall short in addressing the true challenges that an agile business has to face. Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) implies that at the portfolio level we need to deal with an entirely new set of challenges: demand is not stable (demand fluctuation or oscillation), demand is complex (conflicting demand), supply is complex (heterogeneous capabilities) and not all demand can be judged by the same standards (incommensurable demand). Current guidance is not sufficient for these challenges, and as will become clear, may actually create their own problems

Information

2 days
7 - 8 Mar 19 - Baarn, NL
 
Stay tuned, other dates will follow.

For Flemish customers, 40% off with KMO Portefeuille

Contact us in case you are interested in this Okaloa Flowlab business agility training for your team or organisation!

1350 excl VAT

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BUSINESS AGILITY REQUIRES

 

The training follows a format of experiential learning. Participants will learn how to address agile portfolio management challenges by means of specifically designed simulations. Through these simulations they will experience the effects of capacity constraints, liquidity problems and the challenges that emerge when needs of diverse customers with conflicting priorities need to be matched with a heterogeneous capability. We will discuss the beginnings of a market place based on tokenization as the path forward to meet these challenges. We analyze the feedback loops and delays that are the source of oscillation in the demand and show how to turn oscillation into a (more) steady end-to-end flow. By building on experiences with implementing Upstream Kanban we use systems dynamics to give insight and guidance on creating enterprise flow. Finally, we discuss the role of triage in a portfolio with mixed uncertainty where not all demand can be judged by the same standards.

COURSE OUTLINE

1 – INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS AGILITY (foundations)

The purpose is to create a common understanding and set the context for the rest of the training. Using the agile foundations simulation (also referred to as Okaloa Flowlab Teamflow), participants learn about flow, collaboration and learning as the cornerstones of business agility. A “systems” understanding is created for how work works that provides a foundation for subsequent discussions. The depth and nature of the simulation, and subsequent discussion, will be adapted to the level of familiarity of the participants with Okaloa simulations

 

2 – BALANCING SUPPLY WITH DEMAND (supply chain)

Business agility requires that we deliver value to the customer early and continuously (i.e. flow). Flow is created by balancing supply and demand. Through the value stream simulation (also referred to as Okaloa Flowlab Cross-team flow), participants experience a multi-tiered flow system where a distinction is made between flow at the team level and flow across teams. The simulation illustrates the effects of capacity constraints. We inspire ourselves upon techniques form Quick Response Manufacturing and tokenization (token economics) to enrich our toolbox of solutions with CAP tokens, reservation systems and a market place to match supply and demand.

3 – FLUCTUATING DEMAND (supply chain)

Every so often work finishes and capacity becomes available. At the same time the customer is requesting new work to be performed. In the ideal world, we can perfectly match the needs of newly arrived work with the capacity that has become available. But … we are not living in an ideal world. In the real world demand fluctuates. Adapting capability to meet fluctuating demand can only go so far. Demand must be shaped. Through a classic game and a simulation (referred to as Okaloa Flowlab end-to-end flow), participants experience the root cause of oscillating demand. They experience the effects of delay and how mechanisms for prioritization and selection, while well intended, may actually make things worse. Inspired upon supply-chain logistics, participants experiment with order points to even the end-to-end flow and create a more continuous value delivery.

4 – INCOMMENSURABLE DEMAND (knowledge discovery)

Ideas for fulfilling customer needs can be generated much faster than they can actually be realized. This is the source of much tension between the organization and its customers, but also, in the organization itself, between those that represent the customer and those that deliver to the customer. Especially since customer value is not always clear. Making decisions under uncertainty requires a different approach than making decisions when things are more routine. Business agility not only requires delivery, it also requires knowledge discovery (and vice versa). Not all demand can be judged by the same standards. Inspired upon techniques from emergency situations, participants will learn about and exercise triage as a technique to deal with incommensurable demand. They will learn how triage differs from prioritization and why this distinction is crucial in a VUCA world.

5 – AGILE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

The purpose is to fit all the different techniques together into a comprehensive agile portfolio management solution. Participants discuss the organizational context and find an answer to the question of what is next?

Takeaways - know how

  • To make an agile portfolio

  • To collaborate at a portfolio level

  • Upstream works at portfolio level

  • To manage “irrefutable” demand

  • To manage initiatives with multiple teams

  • To introduce business agility with Okaloa Flowlab through agile portfolio management

Who the workshop is targeted at?

The workshop is intended for:

  • Product, program and portfolio managers

  • Product owners and Service request managers

  • Agile coaches and (aspiring) Okaloa Flowlab facilitators

 

It is a must for coaches and trainers who want to use Okaloa Flowlab in their own trainings and workshops.

 

People of all functions and all levels in the organization have participated in Okaloa Flowlab workshops with a high level of engagement and learning, changing the way they think about and manage their work.

 

Facilitator Bio's 

Patrick Steyaert of Okaloa, a principal lean agile coach with extensive experience in practicing Kanban, will be your workshop facilitator. Patrick received a Brickell Key Award in 2015 as a recognition for his contributions to the Kanban community. Patrick is one of the first, and only Belgian, Lean Kanban University accredited trainers. He is also a regular speaker at Kanban and agile conferences.

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