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Pre-Conference Workshops

2017 KaiNexus User Conference 

Make the Most of Your Trip to Austin

Register Now. These WILL Sell Out.

Register Now


For the last two years, our pre-conference workshop has sold out and left many of you wishing you'd registered sooner. To help alleviate your FOMO this year, we're offering two workshops: one for your colleagues who are just getting started with KaiNexus, and one for you experts who want to learn advanced techniques.

For information about group discounts, email maggie.millard@kainexus.com.

KaiNexus Certification:
The Basics & Beyond


September 6, 2017 from 1-5 CT

This KaiNexus Certification is focused on basic platform functionality starting with the first time a user ever logs into the system. This session includes: 

  • An introduction to Continuous Improvement
  • KaiNexus overview
  • Account registration
  • Configuring notification preferences
  • Submitting improvements
  • Participating in projects
  • Creating & managing boards
  • Improvement & project workflow
  • Using reports

After completing this KaiNexus Certification, users should have a firm understanding on how to navigate the system, and be equipped to actively participate in improvement and project work.

Better Metrics: Understanding Variation & Managing Performance


September 6, 2017 from 9-5 CT

This Workshop is hosted by Mark Graban, KaiNexus VP of Innovation and Improvement Services and founder of LeanBlog.org. It Includes:

  • Deming's Red Bead Experiment (Exercise)
  • Red Bead Debrief and Lessons for Today, including
    • Separating signal from noise in performance data
    • Not blaming individuals for system-driven performance
  • Why Data Without Context Has No Meaning
  • Better Types of Charts and Visuals
  • How to Create and Interpret Process Behavior Charts
  • Tying Charts to Improvement Activities
  • Creating Charts & Discussing Them With Your Own Data (Exercise)