Overview

Certified Lean Kanban Foundation - KMP I – “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 evolutionary change
  • 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

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.

Prerequisites

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 / Agile skillset.
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.

There are no prerequisites for the course, however students are expected to complete the pre-course reading required.

The Lean-Kanban University website provides lots of useful Kanban resources.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, delegates will:

  • Identify internal and external sources of dissatisfaction
  • Analyse demand vs capability
  • Model the knowledge discovery process
  • Design Kanban systems and their visualizations
  • Identify / prioritise improvements
  • Choose cadences for activities
  • Identify classes of service
  • Create a rollout plan, negotiating strategy with stakeholders

Assessment and Certification:

There is no assessment associated with this course.

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.

Course Outline

  • Agile and Lean Values, Principles, and Worldview
  • Empirical Process Control
  • Basic Facilitation
  • Coaching Fundamentals
  • Self Organisation
  • Team Dynamics
  • Definition of Done
  • Value of Engineering Practices
  • Going from Vision to Ready
  • Coaching the Product Owner
  • Resolving Impediments
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Organisational Change
  • Developing Yourself

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