getKanban (Virtual)


Learn Kanban through an introductory simulation!


The getKanban game is the original kanban for knowledge work simulation. There are so many kanban elements covered in this simulation that it really stands out as a great learning experience for all involved. The game runs using a board and tickets, plus all the supporting gameplay boards and metrics. It’s run with individuals playing in a small group as a “team”. It’s best to run with several “teams” in a single session because you can unlock different learning through each team experience. 

Note that the physical version of this simulation is also included in the "In Person" version Kanban System Design course. 

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 basics of flow and how you can start to evolve towards a flow system. This is done on a small scale in a "team" level environment, but the basic principles can be applied across broader product development or programs of work. Some of the key take aways include:

  • Working with WiP limits and creating a "pull" system
  • Classes of service and how to use them to create optimum results
  • Kanban Metrics
  • Kanban system policies
  • Dealing with bottlenecks and blockages
  • When to commit to work
  • How to predict when work will finish
  • Kanban Cadences




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 related to flow.


Minimum attendance

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