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Kanban Management Professional (KMP I + KMP II) Chicago


Kanban Management Professional (KMP I + KMP II) Chicago

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To become a Kanban Management Professional, we offer a combined 4-day course that covers both KMP1 & KMP2 syllabus. 



Are you struggling with implementing Agile in your organization? Are your teams overburdened and less productive but still too resistant for a revolutionary change?

Choose the “Alternative Path to Agility” and implement an evolutionary and humane Change Management Method which doesn’t change your process but improves it.

The Kanban Method provides pragmatic, actionable, evidence-based guidance for successful evolutionary change. It starts with what you do now and respects current roles, responsibilities and job titles. This allows organizations to evolve business processes gradually, define and use relevant metrics to measure progress, and significantly reduce the risk associated with complex change programs.

This 4-day hands-on course follows the official Lean Kanban University (LKU) training materials produced by David J Anderson, Mike Burrows and other leading Lean Kanban experts.

In the course, you will be involved in regular hands-on exercises and discussions that will focus on the daily operation of a Kanban system and how to extend the kanban system boundary and include multiple value streams.

You will consider what type of Kanban initiative is most appropriate for your organisation and how to manage and evolve it over time.

You will learn how to improve agility with asymmetrical commitment and cadences.


The course follows the official LKU Certified Kanban Management Professional syllabus. During the course, you will have ample opportunities to discuss and experience the following topics


Day 1 & 2

 Experience the key concepts listed below through using the getKanban simulation

Meet and Experience Kanban

Ø Full simulation using the getKanban game

Definition of Kanban

Ø Foundational Principles (Change Management and Service Delivery) 

Ø Core Practices

Ø The Kanban Lens

Ø The Kanban Values

Ø Service orientation

Understanding Kanban

Ø Visualisation

Ø Pull-Based Systems

Ø Commitment in Kanban

Ø Replenishment and Planning

Ø Delivery of Products

Ø Lead and End-to-End Cycle Times

Ø Little’s Law

Ø Cumulative Flow Diagrams

Ø Flow Efficiency

Ø Metrics in Kanban Systems

Introduce Kanban

Review of a case study as well as practical work with examples of the participants in the design of a Kanban system based on the System Thinking Approach to Implementing Kanban:

  Implementing Kanban

Ø STATIK - Systems Thinking Approach to Implementing Kanban

Ø Understanding Sources of Variability

Ø Identifying Opportunities to Improve

Ø Analyzing Demand and Capability

Ø Modelling Workflow

Ø Designing a Kanban System

Ø Work Item Types

Ø Classes of Service

Ø Motives for change

Kanban Board Design 

Ø Designing Kanban Ticket

Ø Examples of Visual Kanban Boards

  Kanban Simulation

The course will familiarize students with these concepts through a sophisticated simulation of a Kanban System. Students will be challenged to develop, refine, and utilize their own Kanban to drive decisions and facilitate performance improvements. Learning will be very interactive and hands-on.

Day 3 & 4

Review and explore the motivations for the Kanban method

Examine and recognize emotional objections to WIP limit introduction

Dealing with resistance to WIP limits

Assess and interpret the Kanban value system, commitment and replenishment

Investigate Kanban at scale, understanding the organization as a network of services

Introducing an enterprise-level Kanban case study

Identify an evolutionary approach to change management

Investigate Fitness for purpose, KPIs, and metrics

Implement organizational feedback loops with Kanban cadences

Further analyze an enterprise-level Kanban case study

Building an Information Flow: the 7 Cadences

Understand asymmetrical commitment

Rollout phases for a Kanban initiative

Developing a service orientation

Kanban Values: a different approach to introducing Kanban

Scrumban case study Managing evolutionary change

On successful completion, you will

Understand your demand sources and types

Measure your system's capability in meeting your purpose

Measure the impact of failure demand

Visualise your current system

Define explicit policies

Identify areas for improvement

Describe Lean-Kanban approach to change

List Lean Kanban cadences

Describe STATIK

Define explicit policies

Receive the Kanban Management Professional KMP designate from the Lean Kanban University

Optionally, be listed on LKU as a member


This course is suitable for professionals across all industries who want to improve service delivery and deliver more often with higher quality. This course is relevant to everyone involved in services delivery and management. Including


Delivery Managers

Project Managers

Product Managers

Product Designers

Software Product Developers

Delivery team members (Test specialist, Business Analysts, Administrators)

Lean Kanban University

This course has been accredited by the Lean Kanban University (LKU).

On successful completion, students taking an LKU accredited course will receive the certificate of completion, membership of Lean Kanban University (LKU) Listing in the LKU Member Directory.


Participants will receive a KMP1 and KMP2 certificate of course completion and KMP (Kanban Management Professional) Credential from Lean Kanban University (LKU) as well as membership of LKU. The Certificate and Credential is for lifetime and doesn’t need to be renewed.

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

 Cancellations & Refunds

Substitutions are accepted at any time. Cancellations must be notified by email and refunds will be provided according to the following:

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are less than 5 registrations or if presenters are unable to attend due to illness. If necessary, you will be notified no later than 5 days prior to the event and all registration payments will be refunded promptly. We will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.



Ø Lean Kanban University's certified training curriculum and teaching methods were created through collaboration of leading experts and validated in hundreds of training classes around the world.

Ø You get pragmatic, actionable guidance you can implement in your organization next week - because it doesn't require permission, a large budget or getting others to change.

Ø You will receive training from an Accredited Kanban Trainer, who has experience teaching and coaching Kanban within several organizations.

Ø Profile listing on the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) alumni page.

Ø Private on-site and semi-private training classes are also available, upon request.



Registration includes lunch on both days and an electronic copy of the presentation slides after course completion.


Additional Benefits

All attendees receive a free electronic copy of Kanban Blue Book by David J. Anderson.





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