14 · 14 Nov 2017
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The Road To More Agility And Predictability With Lean & Kanban

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Tuesday 14 November 2017

09h15: Welcome coffee
09h30: Welcome by Leuven MindGate
09h40: Start workshop - part 1
13h00: Lunch break
13h45: Start workshop - part 2
17h00: End workshop

Leuven.Inc / Leuven MindGate members
395 euro (excl. VAT)

495 euro (excl. VAT)

Innovatie- en Incubatiecentrum
Kapeldreef 60
3001 Leuven
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Free and spacious parking available
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Agility is becoming more and more a strategic weapon in markets that are characterized by volatility, uncertainty and change. Innovation needs to happen in increasingly shorter cycles. Product development must be driven by the impact that is made on the users and customers. Organizations need to react quickly on rapidly changing circumstances.

Agility in itself is not the whole solution. The need for predictability and efficient and disciplined execution remain high:

  1. existing products must be efficiently maintained
  2. operating at a larger scale requires discipline
  3. customers expect a reliable partner that keeps his/her promises


By attending this seminar, managers in technology businesses and knowledge workers active in the technology sector will get a hands-on experience on how to integrate agile approaches into their existing project, programme and quality management practices (including existing stage gate processes).

Participants will learn how to use lean and second generation agile techniques to improve both agility as well as predictability. Through simulation and exercises, participants will get a hands-on experience with lean and agile and will have ample opportunity to reflect on how these techniques apply in their own work environment.


  • Recognize obstacles to achieve more agility and predictability
  • Practical techniques that can be applied immediately
  • Understand how agility and predictability can support each other
  • Understand how to use lean techniques such as The Kanban Method to improve agility
  • Understand how Lean thinking can be applied in software and IT by making use of Kanban


Agile – Self-organized teams and iterations

  • A challenge – Deliver in uncertain conditions
  • Agile manifesto, Scrum and XP
  • What obstacles do you encounter on the road to agility?

Lean – Deliver what the customer wants, when the customer wants it

  • A challenge – Create flow in the work
  • The house of Lean and Kanban – The power of flow and continuous improvement
  • Kanban – A simulation
  • What obstacles do you encounter on the road to more predictability?

Lean and Agile – A synthesis that leads to more agility and predictability

  • Understand your own work environment
  • How to evolve your existing practices to more agility and predictabilityLean Agile Project Management
  • Lean Agile Product Development
  • Lean Agile Programme Management


This workshop is intended for project-, product- and development managers, as well as team leaders and knowledge workers of organisations whereby software plays a key part in their business.


Patrick Steyaert is a hands-on Lean and Agile management Coach with an outstanding track record in delivering successful change in large and small ICT and technology organizations. He is an expert in the field of lean agile management, software process improvement and project-, programme- and portfolio management. He is also an accredited Lean Kanban University Trainer and Kanban coaching professional.


Registrations before 7 November 2017, preferably via the online registration form or by email to admin@leuvenmindgate.be (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.

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