Papyrus City Kanban Workshop

[ A Fun Activity to learn Kanban Practices ]


Papyrus City was created by Masa K Maeda. This one-day workshop explores and teaches Kanban Method in a fun way while also creating highly collaborative environment. The entire workshop is full of hands-on activities of building a city, and the Kanban practices are introduced as construction takes place. Quantification includes Control diagram, Cumulative flow diagram, Economic quantification sheet and Economic outcome diagram. Papyrus City™ can also be used to learn Scrumban and Scrum.

In this workshop, all participants play each one of the roles (Customer, Leader or Manager, Team Member) resulting in a higher understanding of how the different roles interact with each other from each role’s perspective. It also demonstrates the importance of quality and value to customer, as well as the enterprise.


1 Day (8 Hours)


9 AM to 6 PM each day


Masa K Maeda

Batch Size

Max 30 Participants

Participants Profile

Beginner and Intermediate

Accreditation Institute


Course Delivery Language


Approach of Delivery

Mix of theory and workshop sessions (Classroom Training)



Certification Details

Attendees will get certification of completion on “Papyrus City Kanban Workshop”


Workshop Brochure

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  • Introduction - What is Kanban?
  • Learning the Kanban Method by building a Papyrus City™ (all of the following happen in parallel)
    • The Kanban Method practices
      • Visualize work, workflow and business risks
      • Limit WIP
      • Manage flow
      • Make process explicit
      • Implement feedback loops
      • Improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally (using scientific methods and models)
    • Quantification with Kanban
      • Control diagram
      • Cumulative flow diagram
      • Economic Health
    • Understanding variation
    • Generating empathy
    • Improving communication and collaboration
    • Improving the focus on quality

Learning Objective

  • Learn the foundations of the Kanban Method in a practical way (its six practices)
  • Learn the importance of quantification
  • Learn the importance of focus on the economic outcome
  • Appreciate the importance to take care of variation early
  • Generate empathy towards other roles involved on projects
  • Learn the importance of improving communication and collaboration
  • Appreciate the importance of focus on quality


  • Business Analysts
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Master
  • Quality Professionals
  • Project Managers, Team Leads
  • Anyone who is interested to explore and learn Kanban

Course Deliverables

  • Attendees will receive a certificate of completion on Papyrus City Kanban Workshop
  • In person 1-day training full of learning and activities.

Registration Fee

  • INR 25,000 + 18% GST (Inclusive of Lean Kanban India 2018 Conference pass).



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