This 2-day course is for managers, developers, and anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of the Kanban Method®.
This course, known as Kanban Management Professional 1 (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®.
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.
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
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
Discovering and designing classes of service
Replenishment and delivery cadences
Kanban system visualization
Both days consist largely of interactive group exercises and games.
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.
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.