Featureban Simulation

What are the Learning Objectives?

By applying essential Kanban practices, participants in this workshop will understand and be able to explain how to achieve:

  • Shorter lead time to develop products and services as a team
  • Realistic estimations
  • Strengthen the culture of collaboration and process improvement within the team
Price per three-hour team session 2110 BGN (1075 Euro) VAT not included.

Book at ivo@nullesicenter.bg or +359888919088 .

How does It Work?

This hands-on experiential learning simulation uses a team of 3-5 participants. Based on the Mike Burrows Featureban game, the simulation features six rounds of five simulation days each. The team starts with “business as usual” and observes the consequences of working without clear flow and customer focus. After reflection, they define actions and transform into a Kanban team with WIP limits and relevant flow-oriented policies. Participants, guided by facilitators, “experience by doing” critical Kanban practices:

  • Visualization of workflow
  • Introduction of WIP limits
  • Conducting team Kanban and retrospective meetings
  • Interpreting Cumulative Flow Diagrams and Scatterplot Charts
  • Dealing with variability in work planning and organization

They also experience a change in team member habits and behaviours, including greater collaboration, knowledge sharing, and focus on finishing work.

The team simulates Kanbanize, the leading Kanban platform. As a result, participants discover how Kanban supports effective workflow management and become curious to learn in-depth Kanban practices.

Who Should Participate?

The workshop is beneficial for various roles, such as team members, project managers, product owners, developers, and anyone involved in team-related work. No prior Kanban/flow training or experience is required.

What is the Simulation Format?

An experienced Kanban professional, coach, or consultant leads the simulation and answers the participants’ questions.

  • Three to five participants play as a team online at a specially configured Kanbanize instance
  • In three hours, the participants play between 20 and 30 simulation days, conducting four to six review meetings. 
  • In three to five extended review meetings, an experienced Kanban coach facilitates in-depth discussions about applying Kanban and workflow practices. 

The Facilitator

Ivaylo Gueorguiev, an Accredited Kanban Trainer and Accredited Kanban Consultant @ Kanban University will deliver the session. Ivaylo is an agile coach, trainer, and process improvement professional with 20  years of experience working with international software development companies, Fintechs, and banks to get better projects, products, and business results through agile practices and effective processes.

Find more info at https://www.linkedin.com/in/agile-coach-and-trainer/ .

Ivaylo Gueorguiev, AKC|AKT, and Violeta Kyurdyan, KMP, created the simulation @ Kanbanize based on the original Featurban game developed by Mike Burrows. Thank you to the Kanbanize team for their contribution and support!

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