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Jan 22, 2021
2h 16m
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Are you trying to improve your everyday flow in both your personal and professional life? In this course, Kanban: Getting Started, you’ll learn to use kanban to improve the constant stream of work in your personal life and on teams. First, you’ll explore the principles of kanban and flow. Next, you’ll discover how to apply these principles to visualize your work and maximize flow. Finally, you’ll learn how to apply the kanban method to team workflows. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of kanban needed to effectively use it to be more responsible and effective, personally and professionally.

About the author
About the author

Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Steve Smith, aka Ardalis, and welcome to my course, Kanban: Getting Started. I've been a proponent of Lean and agile approaches to software development for multiple decades. Professionally, my goal is to help developers and teams deliver better software, faster. And while a lot of my work focuses on code quality, practices like Kanban often play a role as well. Get in touch if you'd like to learn more about how I can help you or your team. I'm pretty easy to find online as Ardalis. Kanban is amazing because it's so simple, yet so effective. It's been used for decades in manufacturing, but the same principles can be applied to software teams, often with dramatic effects. In this course, we are going to explore Kanban, an approach to organizing work that focuses on maximizing quality and flow. We'll only take a few minutes for you to learn the basics, and then you'll be ready to start applying them to your team and maybe even your personal life. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what is Kanban and how did it evolve in manufacturing? What are the rules for applying Kanban individually and at the team level? What benefits can Kanban offer, especially for software development teams? And, how does Kanban compare to Scrum? By the end of this course, you'll be able to apply the rules of Kanban to improve your effectiveness at delivering quality work on time. Even if you're already familiar with Kanban, I expect you'll come away from this course with a few new ideas to try. I hope you'll join me in learning how to get started with Kanban, and I hope you'll continue exploring the topic of Kanban, here on Pluralsight.