Certified Kanban Systems Design [KMP1]

The Kanban Method is a set of principles and practices that have been observed in successful Kanban initiatives worldwide. It was developed by David J Anderson (Lean Kanban, Inc CEO) in collaboration with the global community of Kanban enthusiasts, coaches and trainers. The Kanban Method was published in 2010.

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Book this course together with Certified Kanban Management Professional [KMP2] for £1650 + VAT/€1650

This 2-day hands-on course follows the official Lean Kanban University (LKU) training materials produced by David J Anderson. 

You will be involved in regular hands-on exercises and discussions that will provide a robust understanding of the Kanban principles and practices, and practical experience of how Kanban helps individuals, teams and organisations to balance the workload, visualise work and improve the delivery of high-quality products.

What you will learn:

Experience Kanban: Full simulation using the getKanban game

Definition of Kanban

  • Foundational Principles
  • Core Practices
  • The Kanban Lens

Understanding Kanban

  • Visualisation
  • Pull-Based Systems
  • Commitment in Kanban
  • Replenishment and Planning
  • 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 Design
  • Visual Boards Design


This course has no set pre-requisites and is suitable for all experience levels.

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Laptops are not required for this course and all courseware and materials will be provided.


Senior Management;
Programme & Project Managers;
Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts;
Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents;
Scrum Team Members;
Product & Software Developers & Testers;
Agile Coaches & Practitioners
Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals


KMPThis course has been accredited by the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) and is Part 1 of the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) certification. Attendees must complete the KMP2 training course to receive the KMP certificate from Lean Kanban University (LKU).

Upon successful completion of the course attendees will become accredited members of the Lean-Kanban University. To read about the benefits and learn more, visit the LKU website.


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