Online Kanban Bootcamps

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

Solid foundation

Build Your System

New Mental Models

Frustrated With How Work Gets Done?

Many leaders who need to complete projects, initiatives and other knowledge-work 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 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It is clear that much about what we know about getting work done is hopelessly outdated.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 flow-based work system, step by step
  3. and upgrade your mental models of how work should get done.

The Kanban Bootcamp has been designed with these outcomes in mind and in just 8 weeks you will have a working, multi-project management system designed specifically for your needs.

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, South Africa

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 depth and breadth of Kanban you'll see many new opportunities to improve flow.

Get Results

Theory is useless, if you can't apply it to your situation, which is why we will help you build a complete Kanban system, go live with it and show you how to keep evolving.

New 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.

Why Is the Bootcamp So Special?

The Kanban Bootcamp is so effective, because it gives you everything you need to implement a fully-functioning, customer-driven Kanban system for managing your project pipeline.

Whereas other Kanban trainings emphasise the theory, we go significantly further by helping you build and go live with a Kanban system that is fit-for-purpose for your needs.

What is super helpful, is that he Bootcamp schedule fits in nicely with other work requirements, which means nothing else has to be put on hold while you build your Kanban system.

Most importantly, however, as we go on this journey together, our promise to you is this: We are there, every step of the way, as you reimagine how work gets done.

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Meet Businessmap, Our Favourite Project, Program and Portfolio Management Software Vendor

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

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 Businessmap (formerly Kanbanize) and standardised on their flexible software platform for outcomes-driven enterprise agility for virtually all the services we provide.  

Serious Results In Just 3 Steps

Secure Attendance

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

Reserve Time Every Week

Dedicate time every week for watching the videos, doing the homework with your team and attending the online session. About 10 hours per week in total.

Complete Homework

Keep up by completing the homework every week.  Doing things instead of thinking about them too much is when 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 weekly 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 During a Bootcamp? 

A Bootcamp takes place over about 8 weeks and requires a weekly time-commitment of about 10 hours per participant

Self-Paced Training

Each week we will release up to 2 hours of online video lessons to cover basic Kanban theory and provide step-by-step implementation guidance.

Homework with Team

Each week you and your team need to complete the homework exercises and apply what you have learned to build and deploy your new system.

Weekly Online Classes

Once weekly we will meet online for 2 hours to share experiences, complete exercises and together work on the Kanban systems we are building.

The topics for the 8 weekly modules are as follows:

1. Getting Started

In the introductory module you will get to know your hosts, as well as your fellow attendees. You will also learn what to expect over the Bootcamp and what you need to do to get the most value from it. At the end of the class, you will get your homework for the first full week of the Bootcamp.

2. Basics & Simulation

In this module you will gain a good, high-level overview of what Kanban is. You will start off with some self-paced training videos on general Kanban knowledge and theory, then participate in a 4h long Kanban simulation and finally see the big picture with the Kanban Maturity Model.

3. Analysis & Design

You will now take a step back to carefully analyze the current work system and do a bit of design work. You will use STATIK and think deeply about work item types, arrival and departure rates, throughput, cycle time and many other flow concepts.

4.Businessmap Design

By now you and your team will have a good enough Kanban design and it is time to figure out how this would look and work in a tool like Businessmap. This is a critical point in your Kanban journey and by the end of this module you will import existing own work items and get ready to go live.

5. Going Live

Kanban teaches us to start with what we do now and to pursue improvement through evolutio-nary change. To do this, however, you need a working system, which is why the focus now shifts to actually using the system for getting real work done. The Kanban Meeting will be your new best friend.

6. Focus

Now that you have visualised your work and are using the system every day, the next important step in the journey is to get better at focussing on what matters most. Work in Progress (WIP) limits are an essential tool and they will quickly surface other challenges that need to be fixed.

7. Meetings & Metrics

If the Kanban board helps to visualise our work, it is the Kanban cadences and related metrics, that provide the framework for keeping work flowing while continuously improving. The highlights are a follow-up simulation and a flow review meeting.

8. Wrap Up

In this final module the focus  is on bringing all the loose ends together. This is not only a chance for your entire team to review Kanban best practices and your own progress, but also an opportunity to position yourselves for the next part of the journey. 

Please Note: Since you will build and implement a "real" Kanban system, it is important that all key members of your team are signed up and take part each week.

To keep the remaining members of your team aligned with what is happening during classes, each Bootcamp registration includes 5 complementary licenses for the Kanban Essentials Course.

To facilitate our work together, we will invite you to a private Kanban Bootcamp Workspace on Miro. This Workspace is also used

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

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

Norman Lawton

Business Analyst at Fruitways, SA

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, Poland

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, Germany

What's My Investment?

Are you concerned about team productivity in these 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.

Book your Project Flow Analysis now and explore how achievable these results would be:

  • 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. 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, SA

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 Acquisition at GWK, SA

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

Nils Wloka

Director of Engineering at Instana, Germany

Still Have Questions?

How much time will I have to spend per week?

How many licenses of the Kanban Essentials Course will I get?

Who of my team should participate?

Would it make sense to invite other colleagues?

Tell me again why you only use Businessmap?

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 benefit most?