Online Kanban Bootcamps

Discover a new way of working and see results in just 8 weeks

Solid foundation

step by step guidance

new mental models

Frustrated With How Work Gets Done?

Many leaders who need to get knowledge-work done are extremely frustrated with their situation. If you answer just one of these questions with a "yes", attending a Kanban Bootcamp might be just what you need to move forward again.

  • Do projects and initiatives take forever to complete?
  • Does it feel you always have to wait for somebody or something?
  • Is everybody always busy with a million things at the same time?
  • Do you wish you had more time to spend on improving systems?
  • Do you want your team to be more agile, but don't know how?
  • Feel stuck in a business that was designed for the 20th century?

The True Problem: Organisational Inertia

It is clear that much about what we know about getting work done is hopelessly outdated.

Instead, we need to learn modern, more effective ways to reliably deliver in an increasingly uncertain business environment.

Kanban seems like the magic bullet, but almost as soon as you start you will encounter resistance as "this is not how we do things around here", a.k.a organizational inertia.

Truth be told, a management system that has evolved over so many decades will not go without a fight.

To have any chance of success, you need to:

  1. learn the basics
  2. build your first systems, step by step
  3. and upgrade your mental models of how work gets done.

The Kanban Bootcamp has been designed with these outcomes in mind and in just 8 weeks you will have a working system that others notice.

The past 8 weeks have been a journey for us from "... not really convinced that Kanban will be better than what we already have... " to fully embracing this new methodology and even starting to discuss how we can convince other departments to follow us.

RUSSEL GREFEN, Engineering Manager at Aerosud, RSA

Some Of Our Happy Customers

You Can Expect These Benefits

Get the Knowledge

Kanban is much more than visualising work! Once you truly understand the breadth and depth of Kanban you'll see many new opportunities to improve flow.

Lead with Confidence

With a clear picture of how work should get done, you'll appreciate our suggestions and ideas for how you can kick-start and accelerate the journey with your team(s).

Upgrade your Thinking

Discard 20th century management thinking and start seeing all knowledge work as a flow from "customer need" to "needs met". Work will never be the same.

What Makes the Bootcamp so Special?

The Kanban Bootcamp is revolutionary because it combines online training, real-life implementations, peer-learning and continuous improvement over an 8 week period to leave you with a fully-functioning Kanban system.

In contrast to other training organisations even more value awaits you after the Kanban Bootcamp when we continue to support your personal growth journey through the free eXuviate Network and by offering Mastermind peer-coaching and private Business Agility Coaching services.

Our promise to you is simple: We are there, every step of the way, as you reimagine how work gets done.

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Meet Kanbanize, Our Favourite Kanban Tool

One of the most significant shortcomings of conventional Kanban trainings is that you still have to figure out how to implement what you have learned using your own Kanban software.

Even worse, not every Kanban tool is equally powerful and sometimes even standard Kanban practices can only be implemented using workarounds.

This is why we have partnered deeply with Kanbanize and standardised on their tool for all visualisations and demonstrations during the Bootcamp.  

If your organisation doesn't yet have a Kanbanize license, we can provide you with a free, fully functioning 3-month trial so that you can easily follow along with everything we do.

Serious Results In Just 3 Steps

Secure Attendance

Check the Bootcamp dates and secure your attendance as early as possible. Seats are limited and prices increase over time.

Attend Sessions

Come to each of the 8 sessions to learn new theory, share progress and insights and hear answers to the most common questions.

Complete Homework

After each session, share your insights with your team(s) at work and together do the homework assignment. This is where the real learning happens.

In recent years I've taken many crash courses to keep up with developments in several fields, but I feel particularly proud about completing the Xuviate Kanban Bootcamp. When enrolling I had no idea how deep and wide we would be going. The wealth of knowledge shared was outstanding and the 8-week format an excellent choice, contributing to the better understanding of the concepts. I am very grateful to our excellent instructors Mathias Tölken and Mark Geschke for this course. I am also very grateful to my team of classmates, particularly those who put themselves in the weekly hotseat, helping us all uncover more about implementing Kanban in various real business settings.

Alexander Deliyannis, Partner at Sympraxis Team, Greece

What Happens at the Bootcamp? 

Every Bootcamp has 8 online sessions, delivered at the same time every week. Each session is 2 hours long and is made up of the following 3 sections:

Learning Module

We will do a deep dive on a specific topic every week to help you establish a sound Kanban foundation. In addition to other homework, we will each week ask you to prepare for the next session by going through some training videos and exercises. It is essential that you do this.

Group Work

Each session we will subdivide into smaller groups to work through a given assignment, share progress or talk about outcomes and challenges. The idea is to reinforce theory and learn from each other. Groups will stay together for the duration of the Bootcamp.

Questions & Answers

We dedicate time to answer as many questions as possible about Kanban and practical implementation challenges everyone faces. We use a Lean-Coffee format to encourage broad participation and focus on what is most relevant to the majority of participants.

In each session we will cover exactly one learning module, for which you need to prepare beforehand by watching some training videos

The learning modules follow on each other. Should you miss a session, you need to catch up as soon as possible as sessions build on each other.

After each session you should go back to your team(s) and do the homework, which can take anywhere between 4 and 8 hours.

1. Setting the Scene

After a short welcome and introductions we immediately jump in to get a better understanding of the Kanban basics. We'll also talk about the importance of fully engaging your team(s) and diligently doing the homework.

2. Visualising Work

You will learn how to build your first basic Kanban board. The highlight is when we show you how easy it is to get productive in Kanbanize. Part of your homework will be to get a Daily Kanban meeting going with your team.

3. From Push to Pull

We all know that multi-tasking is a productivity killer, yet almost everybody struggles with the concept of limiting work in progress in a business context. Understand why this happens and how Kanban helps you solve it.

4. Managing Flow

Continuous improvement is baked deeply into the Kanban method, but to get it started you first need to understand how to measure improvements. Fortunately Kanban metrics are both simple and extremely powerful.

5. Always Improving

Teams are so tuned to gettting their work done that few have developed the skill to reflect on their work and get better over time. Learn about Kanban cadences and what you need to do to get your team on a path of continuous improvement.

6. Managing Projects

Love them or hate them: projects are how organisations currently drive (lots of) change. Learn the basics of managing projects the Kanban way and stand a chance to dramatically accelerate throughput and results.

7. Guiding Evolution

The ultimate goal of any Kanban journey is to build an adaptive organisation built for survival. Learn about the critical role that leadership plays and understand how the Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) can support your journey.

8. Celebrating Success

In the final session you will have a chance to reflect and brag about your successes. We celebrate way too litle in traditional businesses and we find it quite fitting to conclude by practicing this vital skill.

We will invite you to a private Kanban Bootcamp Workspace on the eXuviate Community to facilitate communication and to

  • collect homework assignments and make them visible to all,
  • to publish session recordings and, most importantly, to 
  • encourage participants to build relationships with others on a similar journey.

P.S. Not yet a member of eXuviate? Then join now, it is free (if you qualify).

This Bootcamp workspace will remain available for 6 months after the conclusion of the Bootcamp.

The learning modules were brilliant. I was seriously surprised to learn just how much value Kanban can bring to an organisation.

Norman Lawton

Business Analyst at Fruitways

During the Bootcamp I got a clear idea of how to improve our Kanban system step-by-step, I understood where we are in the KMM and also gained a completely new perspective on how to drive continuous improvement.

Denitsa Shishmanova

Scrum Master at Roche Polska

Breakout sessions and the Lean Coffee were quite impressive and just listening to the discussions was enlightening in many cases.

Patrick Naujoks

Engineering Manager at BASF SE

What's My Investment?

Are you concerned about team productivity in our uncertain times? What would you gain by slashing your project delivery time by at least half? How much more work could you get done if everybody could just focus for once? Are you again struggling to replace a key resouce who just left?

Failing to implement Kanban properly may already be costing your business a great deal in lost opportunities.

Enroll now and get the kick-start you need to survive and thrive:

  • Practical insights & tools to get the job done
  • Pick up momentum with step-by-step guidance 
  • Reduce overburdening & boost happiness
  • Measurably improve customer outcomes 
  • A powerful vision for the future of work
  • Upgrade your mental models

Our No-Nonsense Guarantee

We are so confident that you will get enormous benefit from attending the Kanban Bootcamp that we offer a no-nonsense, money back guarantee within the first 30 days of starting the Bootcamp. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details.

I was surprised by how many new insights I gained even though I have been involved with Kanban for quite some time.

Johan Pretorius

Group IT Leader at Aerosud

The entire bootcamp was an ‘a-ha’ moment for me, as I have identified that we should continuously re-evaluate what we have learned and used in the past, to ultimately unlearn the outdated methods and learn new methods to keep moving forward.

Rusaan van Staden

Talent at GWK Limited

Awesome job. I like your teaching style and I like the community-building approach of the Bootcamp.

Nils Wloka

Director of Engineering at Instana GmbH

Still Have Questions?

How much time will I have to spend per week?

Tell me again why you only use Kanbanize?

Do I really need to be a leader?

Would it make sense to invite some of my colleagues?

Will I earn some recognition when I complete the Bootcamp?

Should I still do the Bootcamp if I have done my KMP training?

Can I participate if my team's work is highly confidential?

Which business functions would get most value?

Are any Kanban Bootcamps delivered in German?