Kanban Management Professional [KMP1 + KMP2]

4 Day Course

The Kanban Management Professional is broken down into 2 core certifications KMP1 & KMP2 (defined below in Agenda) completing these 2 combined certifications will earn you the Kanban Management Professional accreditation.

This 4 day course is certified by the Lean Kanban University and has been put together by Lean Kanban experts and leaders including David J. Anderson and Mike Burrows.

The course is taught by Jose Casal an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) with over 10 years of experience coaching teams and managers in the private and public sector.

Syllabus and Agenda

The course follows the official LKU Certified Lean Kanban syllabus. During the 4 days you will have ample opportunities to discuss and experience the following topics:

Experience Kanban

  • Full simulation using the getKanban game

Definition of Kanban

  • Foundational Principles
  • Core Practices
  • The Kanban Lens
  • The Kanban Values

Understanding Kanban

  • Visualisation
  • Pull-Based Systems
  • Commitment in Kanban
  • Replenishment and Planning
  • Delivery of Products
  • Lead and End-to-End Cycle Times
  • Little’s Law
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • Flow Efficiency
  • Metrics in Kanban Systems

Implementing Kanban

  • STATIK - Systems Thinking Approach to Implementing Kanban
  • Understanding Sources of Variability
  • Identifying Opportunities to Improve
  • Analysing Demand and Capability
  • Modelling Workflow
  • Designing a Kanban System
  • Work Item Types
  • Classes of Service
  • Ticket Designing Tickets
  • Visual Boards Design

Kanban Board Design

  • Designing Kanban Ticket
  • Examples of Visual Kanban Boards

KMP2 Syllabus

  • Building an Information Flow: the 7 Cadences
  • Dealing with resistance to WIP limits
  • Understanding asymmetrical commitment
  • Rollout phases for a Kanban initiative
  • Developing a service orientation
  • Managing evolutionary change

Prerequisites

None

Audience

Kanban works across multiple functions of an organisation, from senior members of staff looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices. Previous KMP1 attendees have been in roles such as:

  • Senior Managers
  • Programme and Project Managers
  • Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts
  • Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents
  • Product & Software Developers & Testers
  • Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)
  • Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals

Certification

Upon completion, you will receive the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) accreditation. A globally-recognised accreditation that you can use as official recognition of your achievement.

Participants will also receive a KMP1 and KMP2 certificate of course completion from Lean Kanban University (LKU) as well as membership with LKU.

Scrum Alliance: 16 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) towards your CSP (Certified Scrum Professional)

Project Management Institute (PMI): 16 PDUs (Professional Development Units).

Trainer: Jose Casal

Jose Casal is a business improvement professional and coach. Starting out as a software developer, Jose quickly realised that he loved helping others succeed using agile.

He is intensely passionate about modern management methodologies focusing primarily on Lean Kanban, agile and strengths-based leadership. Jose is both a trainer and a student, striving to learn continuously and to help introduce or support the use of agile principles in companies. He has worked with large private and public sector organisations such as The Scottish Government, Credit Suisse, Capita, Student Loans Company, NHS Choices, University of Kent and P&O Ferries.

Jose is the Founder and Chair of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group and the lead creator of the BCS Agile Foundation Certificate (contributing the official syllabus, exam questions and training materials). He is also the chair of the London Lean Kanban Day (LLKD) and Playcamp UK conferences.

As an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer Jose has a few certifications under his belt, here are just a few of them: Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), certified APMG AgilePM Trainer, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), DSDM Advanced Practitioner, BCS Agile Trainer and Innovation Games Collaboration Architect.

Price

£1495 + VAT per person (limited early bird & group discounts available)

Highly enjoyable and engaging 4 days that have equipped me with lots of practical knowledge to use and to implement Kanban immediately.

S. Lewis - Agile Delivery Manager

Jose provides an energetic, interactive and memorable experience that helps not only learn the material but figure out how it applies in the real world. Highly Recommended!

K. Hess - Agile Software Delivery