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Join the quest of learning and discover how STATIK, Training from the Back of the Room, and Accelerated Learning can assist you while introducing Kanban to tired teams.

This book will take you through:

  • a story about an anti-Kanban team and their system discovery process.
  • an introduction to the basic concepts of Training from the Back of the Room (TBR) and Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban (STATIK).
  • a step by step guide on how to design or redesign workshops to maximize learning opportunities for attendees. 

Start your Kanban adventure now. Take your time and use your newly gained knowledge to cope with your training challenges.

Justyna is a passionate certified Training from the Back of the Room Trainer addicted to learning. She claims to have Agile in her DNA. As an Agile Believer & Practitioner, she always looks for the (im)possible 1% improvement. In 2018,he became one of the few Flight Levels Academy guides to bring business agility across organizations.

Inspired by Paul Klipp, she fell in love with Kanban and started sharing it not only with people from the IT world. After years in startups rollercoaster, she decided to move to more complex business systems and started working with bigger enterprises. In her consulting and coaching work, she helps organizations to improve their flow and build a culture that strives to get the best out of people.

Justyna shares her thoughts every two weeks in the Agile Book Club podcast. Other than listening to her online, it’s not so hard to meet her at events around Europe, at the ACE! Conference that she co-organizes, during her international training sessions or during other conferences. Don’t be shy. Come say hello. She already likes you if you like pandas and books!

Paul Klipp is a seasoned expert in agile software development and outsourcing. He has been in executive positions in B2B services on three continents over the course of a 30 year career. For the past fifteen years, he has focussed on improving the delivery, quality, usability, and predictability of offshore software projects by means of various agile tools and practices, and encouraging a culture based on agile principles to make work stimulating, engaging and satisfying for all concerned. He teaches what he knows as a workshop leader, conference speaker, and conference organiser.

Edyta is a full-stack designer. For the past years, she was the heart of Wawel Hill, Agile Book Club, Kanban Quest and ACE! Conference brands. Her area of expertise is mostly visual communication and 2D design, but she’s also designing and manufacturing wood furniture as a hobby.

She’s using her skills to help non-profit organizations do good in society. Edyta is an advocate of sustainable and responsible design.

Many books focus on theory however “Kanban Compass” is a fun tale of a real story of how the author embarked in an Agile transformation for a team. Justyna does a great job of visualizing the story and connecting us with the characters. While she keeps the story engaging, light and fun; there are huge takeaways from the book:

  • Start where you are
  • Focus on flow
  • Focus on “Being Agile”
  • Most importantly, the real application of the 4Cs concept from “Training from the back of the room” to do STATIK and teach Kanban principles.