Certified Lean Kanban Foundation - Kanban Systems Design KMP 1
Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4JA
What is this course?
Certified Lean Kanban Foundation – Practically Implement Successful
Evolutionary Change is a highly interactive two day course accredited by
the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) and provides in-depth training in
Kanban practices and the principles that underpin the Kanban method,
including a fully immersive Kanban simulation.
The Kanban method is an evolutionary approach to change and change
management by starting with what you do now, respecting current roles,
responsibilities and job titles, encouraging acts of leadership at all
levels and agreeing to pursue incremental, evolutionary change that
evolves business processes using a Kaizen approach that reduces the
risks associated with complex change programmes.
Participants will gain sufficient knowledge about the Kanban Method and related topics to:
Lead or guide a team in their adoption of Kanban - from
initial visualization and the design of kanban systems through to
Answer questions and support the team in day-to-day operation
Help teams to identify and resolve hindrances to flow
Take measurements and create meaningful metrics that helps the team
Evolve process and practice according to team needs in a meaningful way
Connect with the Kanban community for the sharing of practical
experiences and the development of new ideas and techniques
What will you learn?
Based on the trainer’s practical experience, participants will learn how to:
Identify internal and external sources of dissatisfaction
Analyze demand vs capability
Model the knowledge discovery process
Design kanban systems and their visualizations
Choose cadences for activities
Identify classes of service
Create a rollout plan, negotiating strategy with stakeholders
What will you receive?
2 days of high quality instruction from Tom Reynolds who has 25 years experience in software development.
For courses on our public schedule, refreshments before and during the course, including lunch
Membership of the Lean-Kanban University (LKU)
Lean-Kanban University (LKU) certificate of course completion
16 Scrum Education Units (SEU’s) can be claimed for this
course and used as part of your Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum
Professional application. See the CSP application process on The
Scrum Alliance website for more details.
What topics are covered?
What is Kanban
Kanban with a big ‘K’ and little ‘k’
Kanban to Manage Change
Principles of the Kanban Method
Kanban Core Practices
When is Kanban Typically Used
Identify Work Items
Handling large work items
Sizing work items
What is a value stream
Mapping the knowledge discovery process through value stream mapping
The relationship between a Kanban Board and the value stream
Setting up and using a Kanban Board
Different options for Kanban Boards
Queues and buffers
Limit Work In Progress (WIP)
Queuing Theory – Little’s Law
Calculating Lead Time
Calculating Release Time
Why Limit WIP
Techniques to Limit WIP
Where to Apply WIP Limits
Cost of delay
Make Management Policies Explicit
Definition of ‘done’
Classes of Service
Cost of Delay
Measuring and Managing Flow
Cumulative Flow Diagrams in Relation to Kanban
How to Produce a Cumulative Flow Diagram
How to Measure Lead Time
How to Measure WIP
How to Measure Flow
How to use the Cumulative Flow Diagram to Identify Problems
Five Focusing Steps to Remove Bottlenecks
Interpreting a control chart
Interpreting a lead time distribution chart
Sources of variability
Sources of dissatisfaction
The impact of variability
Techniques and strategies for removing variability
Cadence and rhythm
The seven Kanban cadences
Replenishment and commitment
Apply your learning
Team based realistic simulation of a Kanban system in practice
Kanban in your organisation (STATIK)
The context for change
The steps required to build a Kanban system
Apply a Kanban system to your organisation
Prepare a roll-out plan for your organisation
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is useful for anyone who wants to be
successful using Kanban within their organisation or anyone who works
with teams utilising Kanban. As such, it will benefit anyone who is
involved in using Kanban or considering using Kanban. It will be helpful
both to those new to Kanban and those who have explored Kanban but who
now want to consolidate their knowledge in a practical setting.
In terms of roles, the course is suitable for Product, Project and
Programme Managers, Development Team Members (including but not limited
to Architects, Designers, Developers, Testers), Business Analysts and
Scrum Product Owners and ScrumMasters who want to enhance their Lean /
Attending the course as a full team offers a real opportunity for the
entire team to experience and learn Kanban together and creates an
excellent foundation for them to move forward.
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
There are no prerequisites for the course, however students are expected to complete the pre-course reading required
How should you prepare for this course?
The Lean-Kanban University website provides lots of useful Kanban resources.
What about exams and certifications?
This course has been accredited by David J Anderson (creator of the Kanban method) and Lean-Kanban University (LKU).
Those students taking a LKU-accredited course will be eligible to
become members of the Lean-Kanban University. To read about the benefits
and learn more, visit the LKU website:
Certificates issued by the LKU for this course will show that the
training was delivered by The Agile Mindset with Tom Reynolds as the
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