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At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging,
and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources,
and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential
courses in order to suit your requirements.
Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.
Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their
flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the
convenience of an online training course.
Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.
Our In-house training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice,
by any method of your choice.
IIn-house courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.
By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of In-house training.
Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment.
In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the
all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global
training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not
be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.
The term Kanban means “billboard” in Japanese and is a popular technique that was originally developed by an Industrial Engineer at Toyota. The approach aids the improvement of working environments by using visual signals to convey important information more simply and effectively.
Every team member can see clearly how tasks are set out, and this leads to better understanding of workflow and improves communication and collaboration. A key Kanban principle is the limitation of work in progress. This is used to remove time wasted by task switching and reduce the need for constant reprioritisation.
Kanban is associated with Lean and its concepts. For example, Kanban’s methodology aids organisation and management of different professional services, whilst utilising the Continuous Flow Concept, which implements ongoing analysis and improvement efforts. Therefore, Kanban is suitable for those who want to adopt Lean Management.
Kanban training is broken down into three courses; a Foundation course, a Practitioner course, and a combined Foundation and Practitioner course.
The Kanban Foundation certification is achieved by attending a two-day intensive training course. During this time, expert trainers will guide candidates and help them understand the Kanban practices and principles.
After the course has finished, candidates will be able to support their team, resolve interferences to workflow, and adapt Kanban processes and practices in accordance with changing requirements. Delegates do not require any official prerequisites to enrol on this course, however a solid understanding of Lean Thinking will assist training.
This two-day Kanban Practitioner course delivered by Kanban expert trainers provides delegates with a deeper understanding of the Kanban system and the benefits of using it. Emphasis is placed upon finding the best Kanban initiative, adapting it, and using it on a daily basis within the business.
Candidates will also learn how to create and compile Kanban strategies in order to sustain and scale the improvement of the business. This course is intended for individuals who will take responsibility for establishing, managing, and improving delivery within the company, for example Project Managers.
Certified Kanban Foundation and Practitioner training is a combined course that covers all course content to provide an all-encompassing guide to Kanban and its use within business. Candidates will understand how to choose, adapt, and apply a Kanban initiative to their business in order improve workflow and productivity.
This course is suitable for those with little to no understanding of Kanban, but are interested in knowing what Kanban involves, and how to practically apply its methodology to a business. These individuals may be professionals who are currently working in a managerial role, e.g. Project Managers.
Undertaking Kanban courses can significantly elevate an individual’s workplace productivity, due to utilising a more fluid and flexible way of operating. Additional benefits include:
Enhanced operational performance
Maximised time utilisation - having a greater management system enables the development of appropriate schedules, prioritisation formulas, and productivity
Developed ability to focus on a task - no set time limits are provided so parts of a project are completed in small manageable parts
Progress your career by demonstrating your Kanban managerial skills and adoption
Develop your existing working practices by utilising visual cues
Reduces your “work in progress” load by balancing demands
The benefits of Kanban training for businesses include:
Reduce business waste and storage requirements - components are only created when they are required, rather than bulk creating or over-producing components
Elevate your productivity output by ensuring that only required and essential products are focused upon and manufactured using the “just in time” technique
Streamline production operations and respond to customer demands quickly
Reduced cost of manufacturing and enhanced quality assurance
Utilising the Kanban model ensures that your production line will continuously improve
Kanban is easily applicable and tailorable to a variety of production sectors - from software to car manufacturing
Improve team working efforts by ensuring every individual is aware of the tasks to do
Track progress and effectiveness of work efforts
Tailor and optimise Kanban systems by using “work in progress” limits and team-driven policies
Kanban can be used for monitoring continuous improvement
Improve your earning potential
Remove time wasted by task switching and reduce the need for constant reprioritisation
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