Kanban Fundamentals

Kanban Fundamentals with Tricia Broderick and Michigan Technology Services


Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led Kanban Fundamentals training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses, through a partnership with Tricia Broderick.

In a pre-Covid world our training would take place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or at your location anywhere around the world. Our Agile workshops and Agile coaching sessions are now offered online/virtually, reducing your need to travel.

While many educators fly into metro Detroit to deliver Scrum and Agile classes at a hotel, and then leave, our core group of trainers and coaches live here, grew up here and/or support the local Agile community. We continue to sponsor regional Agile conferences and meetups. We have successfully run Agile Leadership, ScrumMaster and Product Owner courses for multiple teams from globally recognized organizations.

What is the Kanban Fundamentals workshop?

Over the years, all sorts of reasons have been given that make it obvious there is a lack of understanding of Kanban fundamentals.  For example, let’s do Kanban because it’s easier, it has less rules/roles, and/or it just means visualizing the work we do. To truly gain the best results, a solid foundation of the principles and steps behind the Kanban Method is necessary.

In this workshop, participants build an understanding of the value of focusing on improving the flow to done. Together, participants unpack various pitfalls and challenges that limit the potential of the product and team. Gain practice in a set of foundational conflict and feedback techniques. Expect to analyze and practice the  principles and steps. All while, discovering new possibilities through learning and laughter.

To advance your leadership and teams, it’s time to explore the benefits of kanban.

Workshop Topics:

Day 1 (four hours):

  • What is kanban & the Kanban Method?
  • Explore lean principles
  • Analyze the relationship between lean principles and Kanban principles
  • Deliberate Practice Assignment

Day 2 (four hours)

  • Examine the overall steps of the Kanban Method
  • Analyze and practice steps and techniques
  • Explore the common pitfalls and cautions
  • Recommendations for a variety of next steps in your leadership learning journey



Recommended Texts

“Lead without Blame” by Diana Larsen and Tricia Broderick

Your Workshop Leader:

Tricia Broderick, co-author of Lead without Blame, will teach this workshop. She is a leadership and organizational advisor. Tricia has over twenty-five years of experience in the software development industry. Her transformational leadership, at all levels of an organization, ignites the growth of leaders and high performing teams to deliver quality outcomes. Tricia boldly role models putting people first. Her aim is to create inclusive connections and collaborations that challenge and support people in an authentic, vulnerable, and engaging way. As a result, she is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator, and motivational keynote speaker. In 2020, she founded Ignite Insight + Innovation.

Additional Benefits of taking our Kanban Fundamentals course

Participants are eligible for Scrum Educational and Professional Development Units


A Kanban Fundamentals workshop will be scheduled for mid 2024. 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST over 2 days. The regular course fee is $ 650/student, but early enrollment is typically $ 495/student. While we are located in Farmington Hills the kanban workshop will be virtual.

Please note that Tricia’s workshops typically sell out.  Our training sessions will be limited to 20 people.

Want a Kanban Fundamentals workshop for your team?

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Contact us by email or call 248-489-0408 for details.

For complete information on Agile and Scrum Training classes or to request a class date contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408

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