Okaloa Flowlab: Competence Simulation (Virtual)


Okaloa Flowlab - Competence Simulation


The Okaloa advanced simulations have been created to help attendees experience flow and particular problems that can occur with flow. This is another in a new series of advanced simulations to follow TeamFlow. This particular simulation explores the flow of work where there are specialist capabilities within a workflow. This is a fairly common occurrence in many teams in both small and large organisations alike. 

What participants will learn

This course is highly interactive with learning by simulation. At the conclusion of this course, it is expected that attendees will understand the challenges to flow with specialist workers. This highlights bottlenecks and during this simulation we look at particular techniques to get around the bottlenecks. The learning highlights include:

  • Seeing and identifying key-person dependencies or bottlenecks
  • Understand how these amplify variability and impact WiP
  • Understand the linkages between flow, learning and collaboration that these impact
  • Understand how to counteract that variability
  • Achieving greater labour pool liquidity    


It is expected that attendees have at least completed the Kanban System Design course so that they understand the basics of kanban systems and how they are designed.

Although full KMP status is encouraged, it's not essential. 


System Requirements

Computer with video camera, microphone, speakers / headphones.    

Internet connection capable of supporting streaming video meetings.

Latest Chrome internet browser


Who should attend

This course is intended for team members, managers and leaders who want to expand their understanding of Kanban and experience how to handle problems specific to multiple team environments.


Minimum attendance

Please note, in order to be economically viable, we need at least 4 students to enrol, otherwise we may reschedule the class.