Course descripton

The Kanban Method provides pragmatic, actionable, evidence-based guidance for successful evolutionary change. The application of the Kanban Method is not restricted to software development, but for any kind of knowledge creation work as an alternative path to agility or as the next development step for mature agile teams. It starts with what you do now and pursues evolutionary change while respecting current roles, responsibilities and job titles, and encouraging leadership at all levels. This allows organizations to evolve business processes gradually, define and use relevant metrics to measure progress, and significantly reduce the risks associated with complex change programs.

Kanban Management Professional (KMP II) is a two-day course accredited by the Lean Kanban University (LKU). It systematically builds upon the foundations established in Kanban System Design (KMP I) training and your existing Kanban knowledge with the focus of gaining the understanding necessary for rollout and daily operation of a Lean Kanban system and learning how to manage and evolve it over time. By focusing on the complex demands of a multi-teamed organization, we explore how to keep momentum beyond initial improvements realized from a successful Kanban implementation. We study how better products and services lead to higher customer satisfaction and business performance through sound management and understanding of the seven Kanban cadences, flow optimization, forecasting, prioritization, balancing demand versus capability and scaling.

Overview of class content:

Day 1

  • Kanban approach to changes and the resistancy to change - Evolutionary vs Revolutinary
  • Basic approaches to Kanban (proto-Kanban)
  • Evolutionary Change - A Case Study
  • Review of The Kanban Method
  • Kanban for the Enterprise: Service Orientation, Scaling, and Upstream
  • Are customers satisfied? Feedback Loops

Day 2

  • Communication flow for business agility
  • Improvement Techniques:
    • Measuring performance
    • Disruptions and Dependencies
    • Bottlenecks
    • Overhead and inefficiency
  • Managing Evolutionary Change

Note that the completion of the Kanban System Design (KMP I) is the pre-requisite to follow the Kanban Management Professional (KMP II) training.

We also offer full 4 days Kanban System Design (KMP I) and Kanban Management Professional (KMP II) trainings combination with extra discount.

Recommended follow-up courses: Successful Agile Retrospectives, Project Estimation and Monte Carlo Forecasting, and Agile Metrics and Monte Carlo Forecasting.

More information on the Lean Kanban University website. Free Lean Kanban books and guides: Essential Kanban, Upstream Kanban.

Learning objectives

At the end of the class the participants will:

  • Deepen Kanban knowledge to manage, sustain and scale evolutionary improvements in their organization
  • Take a pro-active, rational and well-communicated approach to continuous improvement
  • Develop an understanding of evolutionary change and avoid the tendency for pushing disruptive, presumptive solutions
  • Acquire skills to avoid emotional objections to changes in general, and to Kanban WIP limits introduction in particular
  • Study a successful real life example of sequence of evolutionary changes in an organisation from Scrum via Proto-Kanban to full Lean Kanban pull system implementation
  • Be able to build and interpret the Lead Time Histogram, and make conscious data driven decisions basing on actual information
  • Learn how to forecast single and multiple work items (releases, sprints) and be able to answer the questions like "When will the work be finished?" with accurate predictability instead of "guestimation"
  • Discover how to achieve higher levels of both internal and external customer satisfaction in a sustainable way
  • Grasp approaches how to effectively scale workflow Agility without changing job titles, organization structures, or causing other disruptions
  • Enabled by Kanban cadences, be able to introduce continuous learning and improvement process by implementing organizational feedback loops
  • Understand the prioritization, sequencing, and scheduling decision making principles based on economic factors instead of hunches
  • Comprehend the similarities and differences between the concepts of bottleneck capacity constrained and non instant availability resources
  • Use proven tools, methods, and optimal strategies to increase capability, remove delays, reduce variability and manage bottlenecks
  • Familiarize with Kanban Risk Management approaches, service orientation, asymmetrical commitment, and rollout phases for a Kanban initiative

Target audience

  • Those seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of applying Kanban to their existing workflows
  • Project, program, portfolio and delivery managers
  • Middle and senior managers
  • Development and team managers
  • Product managers
  • Business analysts
  • Scrum masters
  • Scrum product owners
  • (Senior) delivery team members (developers, testers, QA specialists)
  • Change managers and anyone in charge for process improvement and optimization
  • Agile Coaches and Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)
  • Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals

Certification information

Participants will receive:

  • Kanban Management Professional (KMP) certification from LKU
  • Membership of LKU and listing in the LKU Member Directory
  • Printed course materials
  • Free electronic version of David J. Anderson’s book “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business”
  • Voucher for free Swift Kanban software trial
  • 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs

Training facilitator

Lean Kanban Eindhoven cursus trainer

Serhiy Tkachenko

Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT)
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM)
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

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Serhiy is a hands-on lean Agile transformation trainer and coach with a strong track record in driving and achieving sustained positive changes in the global companies as Philips, TomTom and Intel.

During his professional life Serhiy was holding numerous engineering and management positions and gained broad experience in Lean and Agile transformations, change management, strategy definition and execution, building and managing high-performance multidisciplinary distributed teams, definition and engineering of high scale new software and hardware products, outsourcing to Asia and Eastern Europe, supplier relationship management and intellectual property creation.

Serhiy holds MBA degree from the Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands, Master degree "cum laude" in Applied Mathematics from the Lviv State University, Ukraine and a number of professional certifications: Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Kanban Management Professional (KMP), Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) from the Lean Kanban University, Lean 6 Sigma Green Belt, Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, Certified SCRUM Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from Scrum Alliance, PRINCE2 Foundation from the APM Group. Serhiy is an author or co-author of 19 published patents.

Serhiy fluently speaks English, Dutch, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian languages and has basic knowledge of German and French languages.

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