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KF - Kanban Foundation (Lead Time Kanban) - San Francisco (Certified Tameflow Kanban Training)


KF - Kanban Foundation (Lead Time Kanban) - San Francisco (Certified Tameflow Kanban Training)

KF - Kanban Foundation

(Lead Time Kanban)

You wish you could keep your word and deliver as promised but are so busy that everything gets delivered later and later? You would like to have actionable knowledge that you could use tomorrow without going thru an enterprise transformation with new roles, responsibilities and deliverables like all other agile approaches offer?

As a knowledge worker, do you feel overburdened and not able to enjoy the things that life can bring about? Are you wishing a miracle would help you work less and still be more productive? Are you a middle manager wishing to tell the truth to upper management but cannot produce solid data to establish trust and make the proper decisions with your team?

If you feel compelled by these questions, then this course is meant for you.


In contrast to other Kanban classes that focus on one single approach (Lead Time), my training encompasses the whole spectrum and includes Throughput. No other Kanban trainings visit Throughput at any level. It is what differentiates Tameflow Kanban from Steve Tendon.

Who Should Attend

If you earn your leaving as a knowledge worker, you need to take responsibility for improving the delivery of your products and services.

This responsibility would be fulfilled through acquiring knowledge from the Kanban method. And once this is done, you will not need a budget or a permission to shine anew in your organisation.


Day 1 - Overview

The metrics and flow efficiency the Tameflow way

The power of visualisation with real life examples

Kanban systems in ordinary life

The benefits of column WIP limits

The Kanban #noObjectives Hashtags: no planning, no estimating, no scheduling, no ROI, no cross functional teams, no backlog grooming, no prioritising, no iterations, no revolutionary change, no dependency management etc.

How Kanban systems absorb variability

A la queue leu leu – Queuing Theory: Capacity Utilisation and Variability with the law of Allen-Cuneen  

How to Kanbanize anything: The powers of visualisation, limiting WIP and enabling Flow

The 3 decoupled cadences of Service delivery

Key elements of a Kanban system: commitment points, work item types, classes of service, cost of delay, explicit policies

Become a one metric company!

Key Kanban system indicators: lead time, cumulative flow diagram, flow efficiency etc. 

Okaloa Flow Lab S(t)imulation

Day 2 – Building a Kanban System

The Kanban practices & principles

How to build a DBR – Drum Buffer Rope – Kanban board for Lead Time in order to maximize flow efficiency

Agile and Lean decision filters: what they have in common and is missing from all traditional Kanban boards

Commitment, Daily Meeting & Release Management

Kanban Case study using the Theory of Constraints (TOC)

Kanban queues, buffers, constraints and bottlenecks explained using

Eli Goldratt - TOC and Drum Buffer Rope

Donald Reinertsen - Queuing theory

David Anderson – The Kanban method

Steve Tendon - Tameflow : Throughput Octane

Building a Drum Buffer Rope Kanban System that you can bring to work tomorrow

Both days consist largely of interactive group exercises and simulations.


This class is a certified Tameflow Kanban training by Steve Tendon. At the end of the class, student receive a Tameflow Kanban certificate.

This training class is also certified by the PMI REP program of the Project Management Institute.

Upon completion of Kanban Foundation and Kanban Cadences, you become a Tameflow CKP – Certified Kanban Professional – for life with no further obligations. Your student shared folders will be kept updated with the best new material!

Participants receive a standard digital certificate of class completion and 14 PDUs.

The ‘Practical Kanban’ eBook from the heavy hitter Klaus Leopold is given. An Amazon Kindle best seller!

The fantastic trilogy ‘Tameflow – The Real Kanban’ eBook by Steve Tendon is given

From the experienced Daniel Vacanti, a pioneer of the Kanban method, you get ‘Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability’ or ‘When will it be done – Lean & Agile forecasting to answer your customers’ most important question’


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 the way they work.

Private on-site training classes are also available, upon request.  

A Google Drive Shared Folder fully indexed with hundreds of the best articles, videos, presentations and tweets from Kanban experts


Attendee substitutions are allowed anytime until the start of the class

The organizer reserves the right to cancel classes or to change venue within a reasonable distance

Refunds are provided as follows: 35 days or more, 100%; 15 days or more, 50%

Visit for more details about the Kanban method and information on a class near you!
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