When you look at how work flows through an organization, what you see is often the time when people in teams are actively working on it. Mostly neglected are the wait states. They naturally appear in all organizations around the world when more than one team is working on the same work, or if external dependencies like vendors or agencies are involved. How can you identify them, and how can teams learn to reduce the wait time to deliver quicker and more reliably to their customers, co-operate better and hence improve their team and organizational culture?
In most organizations work is handed over from one specialist role to another, following a certain sequence, also known as a workflow. Workflow cannot be ignored as it is an important part of how work is organized in most organizations, even including agile organizations. Participants will experience workflow (loopbacks) and dependencies. With this simulation we are simulating a typical workflow as defined in e.g. Jira or any other tracking system, whereby work goes from one person to another, and back in case of loopbacks. The Workflow simulation shows what Kanban really is about – differentiating between proto-kanban and Kanban as well as teaching how to deal with back-flow.
4 hours simulation, including group discussion, real life simulation and debrief (virtual version; in person if Silke Noll is in Germany).
The course will be run out of New Zealand.
4-5 hours, 8-12am CEST, 6-10pm NZST.
We will collect expressions of interest and then decide about dates that work for everybody. The class can also be run in-house.