World Class Kanban Education for Teams & Organizations

The Evolutionary Path to Enterprise Agility

Team Kanban
Practitioner®

Learn core concepts of the Kanban Method in this One-Day course!
Design and implement a task board on the single-team level.

Kanban System
Design (KMP I)®

Learn the fundamentals of the Kanban Method in this 2-day course!
Experience Kanban with a simulation game and hands-on exercises to design a Kanban board.

Kanban Management
Professional (KMP II)®

Earn the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) professional credential after completing KMP I and this 2-day course!
Gain the knowledge necessary for rollout, operation, and evolution of a Kanban system.

Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP)

This 1-day course teaches the basics of the Kanban Method® and serves as the entry level and starting point to an alternative path to agility. Achieve the Team Kanban Practitioner® credential with the Lean Kanban University® by successfully completing this course.

  • 7 PDUs | 7 SEUs
  • Lean Kanban University® (LKU) certificate
  • Profile listing on the LKU alumni page
  • 2 free books, newsletter subscription, and more
  • Registered Education Provider with LKU and PMI

Who should attend?

Team members in professional services roles whose employer wishes to explore and pursue an alternative path to agility. Those who feel overburdened and wish to find some respite to enable them to “get things done” with quality, improved speed, and predictability. Managers and team members who need help focusing on what to work on now, what to leave until later and what to discard altogether. Those who want relief from overburdening so that they can take pride of workmanship and do good quality work in an effective manner.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees should become familiar with the Kanban Method. They should be able to design and implement a basic Kanban board. They should be able to understand work item types and the risks associated with specific work items. They should be familiar with a variety of different Team Kanban board designs and styles and know how to choose a design that is best suited for their context. They should be aware of the training roadmap and the value and benefits to be derived at each step on the “alternative path to agility.”

Agenda

  • Overview of the Kanban Method
  • Understanding Kanban Systems
  • Team Kanban Simulation
  • Proto Kanban
  • Kanban Board Design
  • Implementing Feedback Loops
  • Commitment & Replenishment

Kanban System Design (KMP I)

This 2-day course is for managers, developers, and anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of the Kanban Method®. This course, also known as Kanban Management Professional I (KMP I), is the first of two courses towards the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential. KMP I is the prerequisite to KMP II. By completing both KMP I and KMP II, participants can achieve the KMP credential with the Lean Kanban University®.

  • 14 PDUs | 14 SEUs
  • Lean Kanban University® (LKU) certificate
  • Profile listing on the LKU alumni page
  • 2 free books, newsletter subscription, and more
  • Registered Education Provider with LKU and PMI

Who should attend?

This class is for those who take responsibility for improving delivery of products and services to customers of their professional service businesses. First and second line managers, project managers, product managers, experienced individual contributors and technical experts, Scrum Masters, business unit leaders, C-level executives, their improvement coaches and consultants.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to design a Kanban system and initiate change with Kanban. They will learn the basic concepts of flow, pull, and collaborative improvement. At the end of the training, participants will understand:

  • How to work with shifting priorities
  • How to deal with interrupt work and multi-tasking
  • How to deal with important but not time-critical work
  • How to avoid having work pile up in one place (or time) while there is a lack of work in another place
  • How to create flow in the work, the information to perform the work, and the teams that do the work

Agenda

  • Kanban in action
  • Key elements of a Kanban system, such as commitment points, work item types, classes of service, explicit policies, cadences
  • Kanban system mechanics, such as pull, replenishment, delivery
  • Key Kanban system indicators, such as lead time and cumulative-flow diagram
  • STATIK: the systems thinking approach to introducing Kanban
  • Kanban case study
  • Creating context for change
  • Demand analysis
  • Workflow visualization
  • Discovering and designing classes of service
  • Replenishment and delivery cadences
  • Kanban system visualizationBoth days consist largely of interactive group exercises and games.
  • Pre-Requisites
  • Attendees are expected to have read “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business” by David J Anderson, or “Kanban from the Inside” by Mike Burrows.
  • Attendees are also expected to have read the eBook ‘Essential Kanban Condensed’ by David J Anderson and Andy Carmichael, which is free and publicly available on the LKU website.
  • Prior attendance at a Team Kanban Practitioner 1-day course is recommended but not required.
  • KMP Qualification
  • This course satisfies one requirement toward the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) designation. The KMP Foundations II: Kanban Management Professional class will complete the KMP status requirement.

Kanban Management Professional (KMP II)

This 2-day course focuses on the rollout and daily operation of a Kanban system. You will consider what type of Kanban initiative is most appropriate for your organization and how to manage and evolve it over time without trauma.Learn how to improve agility with asymmetrical commitment and cadences. Also covered in this course: recommended meetings, handling metrics, and setting policy.This course is the second of two courses towards the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential. By completing both KMP I and KMP II, participants can achieve the KMP credential with the Lean Kanban University®.

  • 14 PDUs | 14 SEUs
  • Lean Kanban University® (LKU) certificate
  • Profile listing on the LKU alumni page
  • 2 free books, newsletter subscription, and more
  • Registered Education Provider with LKU and PMI

Who should attend?

  • Those who have experience applying the Kanban method in their organizations and who desire to keep momentum beyond the initial improvements realized from the Kanban system introduction;
  • Those who need to ensure that better products and services lead to higher customer satisfaction and business performance and
  • Those who want to grow a learning organization, where many such services connect and interact.Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn deeper Kanban practices to sustain evolutionary improvements, how to get to pull at enterprise scale and how to implement Kanban Cadences for improved organizational feedback loop mechanisms.

Agenda

  • Motivation for the Kanban method
  • Emotional objections to WIP limit introduction
  • Enterprise-level Kanban case study
  • Kanban value system
  • Commitment and replenishment in-depth
  • Kanban at scale: understanding the organization as a network of services
  • Implementing organizational feedback loops with Kanban Cadences such as Replenishment Meetings, Service Delivery Reviews, Operational Reviews and Risk Reviews
  • Managing sources of delay, dependencies and variability
  • Models for improvement
  • Evolutionary approach to change managementThe course is structured around interactive exercises, discussions and simulations.

Pre-Requisites

Attendees are expected to have read “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business” by David J Anderson, or “Kanban from the Inside” by Mike Burrows.

Attendees are also expected to have read the eBook ‘Essential Kanban Condensed’ by David J Anderson and Andy Carmichael, which is free and publicly available on the LKU website.

Prior attendance at a Team Kanban Practitioner 1-day course is recommended but not required.

KMP Qualification

This course, following completion of the KMP Foundations I: Kanban System Design class, satisfies the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) designation requirement. Attendees will receive the following recognition:

  • Digital KMP status certificate attached to Lean Kanban University website profile
  • KMP badge on the LKU website
  • KMP badge file for use in professional websites, business cards and other locations
  • Eligibility for special invitations, discounts, and content only available to LKU members

 

Take both Kanban System Design and Kanban Management Professional and qualify for the KMP credential.

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