KMP I: Kanban Systems Design

Duration: 2 days
Prerequisites: None
Outcome: Learn the basis behind and method for designing Kanban workflow systems.

This class fulfills the Foundation I requirement through Lean Kanban University (LKU) and provides eligibility to take Foundation II courses. (Completion of a Foundation II level class, such as KMP II: Kanban Management Professional, will result in the designation Certified Kanban Management Professional, a recognized industry accreditation offered by LKU.)

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KMP I: Kanban Systems Design — Overview

Kanban is more than visualizations and cards. There is a method behind discovering how the work flows through a team. The Kanban Systems Design course aims to not only introduce the Kanban Method for managing workflow, but also to apply the STATIK (Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban) approach to integrating Kanban into your present services. Learn the required upkeep of a Kanban system to support more efficient and higher quality in delivery of those services. Understand demand versus capability within your services, and how to identify hindrances to efficient flow of the work.

What You’ll Learn

  • The Kanban method, its practices and guiding principles
  • A systems thinking approach to designing and introducing Kanban systems in your organization
  • Ways to improve services delivery to be customer-focused and needs-sensitive
  • An understanding of Pull-based workflow
  • The benefits of limited Work In Progress (WIP) to increase your team’s efficiency

What You Get

  • FREE book Kanban by David J. Anderson – As a KMP I participant, you’ll receive a free digital copy of the book Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. Anderson, who is credited with the first implementation of a kanban process for software development, in 2005.
  • Certificate and Membership – Upon successful completion of your KMP I class, you’ll receive a digital Certificate of Completion from Lean Kanban University, ready to forward to current or future employers. You’ll also receive a lifetime membership to Lean Kanban University and a listing in the LKU Alumni Directory.
  • A fun and memorable learning experience – This Kanban Systems Design course is not your usual classroom training. Instructor Marcelo Lopez, Jr. uses cutting edge adult learning practices, which not only make the class enjoyable, but are proven to increase retention and understanding.

KMP I: Kanban Systems Design — Agenda

The Kanban Systems Design course is a 2-day overview of the Kanban method. Evidence-based information will provide an approach to introducing the method into your organization. Learn the efficacy and effectiveness of Kanban through group exercises, discussion and highly interactive game play.

In Day 1, you’ll learn several key elements of the Kanban Method, including:

  • Systems Thinking
  • Work Item Types
  • Classes of Service
  • Visibility
  • Establishing Policies to Assist Delivery
  • Kanban System Mechanics and Indicators
    • Pull
    • Delivery
    • Replenishment
    • Commitment Points
    • Lead Time
    • Throughput
    • Capability vs. Deliverability: Cumulative-Flow Diagrams

Marcelo Lopez leading a training course
In Day 2, you’ll learn an evidence-based application of the STATIK method, and establish a Kanban system visualization you can immediately apply in your organization:

  • The STATIK Method
  • Kanban Methods Design Case Study
  • Understanding the Need for Change
  • Shaping Change through “Demand Analysis”
  • Visualizing the Workflow
  • Classes of Service Discovery, Design and Decomposition
  • Workflow Cadence

Who Should Attend?

The ideal participants of this class are those who take responsibility for improving delivery of products and services to customers of professional service businesses.

  • Developers
  • Project Managers
  • Testers
  • CXOs
  • Engineers
  • QA Team Members
  • Business Analysts
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Process Improvement Coaches

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