Leuven.Inc workshop 'The road to more agility and predictability with Lean and Kanban'

Lean and Agile booster workshop

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:
a) existing products must be efficiently maintained
b) operating at a larger scale requires discipline
c) customers expect a reliable partner that keeps his/her promises (i.e. is predictable).
Success is determined by the capability to deal with the apparent conflict between agility and predictability.

Why this workshop?

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.

Learning goals

  • 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 predictability
      • Lean Agile Project Management
      • Lean Agile Product Development
      • Lean Agile Programme Management

Target audience

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.

Practical aspects

Date: Thursday 15 December 2016 (09h30 - 17h00)
Location: Innovatie- en Incubatiecentrum, Kapeldreef 60 (GPS users: Celestijnenlaan 200), 3001 Leuven (Heverlee)


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

Participation fee

Participation fee: 395 euro (excl. VAT): members Leuven.Inc / Leuven MindGate - 495 euro (excl. VAT): all others
 logo-kmo-portefeuille Participation in our activities at discount via KMO-portefeuille Pijler OPLEIDING: Leuven.Inc Approval number DV.O106761
More info:

Organisated and coordinated by Leuven.Inc as part of Leuven MindGate. 

Leuven.Inc is founding member of Leuven MindGate. After a transition period both organisations will act as one entity. Members of Leuven MindGate will have the same benefits as Leuven.Inc members.


Registrations before Thrusday 8 December 2016, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com (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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