Kanban 101 - 2 Flow basics

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Kanban 101 workshop by John Goodsen and Michael Sahota.

This module is about the basics of flow: batch size, limiting work in process and bottlenecks (theory of constraints).

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  • Kanban 101 - 2 Flow basics

    1. 1. The Basics of Flow (How to get stuff done) Michael Sahota & John Goodsen
    2. 2. Exercise: What is most important? <ul><li>Form Pairs/Triads </li></ul><ul><li>Rank/order by importance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing multitasking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing batch sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying bottlenecks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As class, review rankings and reasoning </li></ul>
    3. 3. MultiTasking Exercise: Name Game Dave Lisa Robert 1 Developer 3– 6 customers Henrik Kniberg
    4. 4. Summary: Improve cycle time and productivity through focus ... becomes ...
    5. 5. What is your team like? Todo Doing Done this week Avg cycle time: days Todo Doing Done this week Avg cycle time: days Henrik Kniberg orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur 3 orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur 20 orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur orem ipsum dolor sit amet, co nse ctetur
    6. 6. Exercise: Penny Flow Game <ul><li>Get in groups of 4 to 6 people </li></ul><ul><li>One customer </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone else is a worker </li></ul><ul><li>How long does it take to deliver? </li></ul><ul><li>Start with batch size 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Workers need to flip over coins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Left arm only. Right needs to be behind your back. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time the results </li></ul>
    7. 7. To improve cycle time, reduce batch size
    8. 8. Little’s Law is mathematical model relating WIP to cycle time
    9. 9. Theory of Constraints & Bottlenecks – Where is the work stuck? <ul><li>Demo: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tocca.com.au/Services/demoOperations.htm </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Discussion: What do you choose? <ul><li>Have people waiting for work </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Work waiting for people </li></ul>
    11. 11. Exercise: Ranking reprise <ul><li>Form Pairs </li></ul><ul><li>Rank/order by importance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing multitasking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing batch sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying bottlenecks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As class, review rankings and reasoning </li></ul>

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