Kanban Training
My Own Kanban


For beginners: step-by-step guide to creating your own board

New to Kanban? This course quickly gets you out of the starting blocks. We will show you which challenges can be mastered with Kanban and how to create the ideal board.

Aims of the My Own Kanban course (in-house)

Planning to improve throughput with Kanban? As a Kanban beginner, you will be given an overview of Kanban in vehicle development and develop our own Kanban board complete with the necessary rules.

You will gain detailed insights into:

  • The principles of agile methods and agile thinking
  • Principles of Kanban including application, drawing on a detailed case study exercise
  • Use of Kanban in keeping with Automotive SPICE® requirements

Course content

Day 1 

1.0) Introduction

  • Overview of course, aims, and agenda
  • Introduction of course participants and discussion of expectations
  • Introduction to the topics of agility, motivation, values and principles, underlying concepts and philosophy
  • Interpersonal, personal, and cultural issues in the context of the overall setting and givens (hierarchies vs. independence)

1.1) What is Kanban and in what ways is it suitable for finding solutions to what kinds of problems or organizational requirements in the automotive environment?

  • Underlying concept of throughput, constraints and buffers
  • Business goals that can be supported by Kanban (throughput, time to market, ...)
  • Designing a Kanban board including a set of rules (process mapping, WIP limits, speed lanes, ...)

1.2) Kanban game

  • Playful use of Kanban to experience the method in practice
  • Active drafting of rules and processes, and insights into how they are used

1.3) Agile in Automotive - State of Practice 2014

  • Results of the industry study conducted by Kugler Maag Cie between 2013 and 2014, and its use as a benchmark or stocktaking exercise
  • 1.4) The implementation of Kanban within the context of Automotive SPICE®
  • Assessment of processes relating to problem resolution management and change request management
  • Assessment of processes relating to project management

Day 2

Board design – create your own Kanban board

  • Representing the process on a Kanban board
  • Definition of application rules and WIP limits
  • Coordinating meetings and continuous improvement
  • Definition of a starting scenario for your own Kanban board
  • Initial content on a board based on current activities

Target audience for the My Own Kanban course (in-house)

Participants typically work in electronics development (OEM or supplier) and have front-line involvement in projects every day. They may be team leaders, group leaders, or project managers and they are expected to complete projects with military precision despite the conflicting interests of their own management, co-workers, and clients. 

Trainings details

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Approx. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • The course takes place on our company premises 
  • The course places an emphasis on a fun learning environment so it is suitable for larger groups.