Kanban System Design (KMP I)

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017 to Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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KMP Foundation I
If you're thinking: "I want to know how to get started with Kanban"  or "How can we greatly improve the Kanban system we have now" then this class if for you!

The content of this course covers Kanban System Design topics, presented in the form of interactive exercises organized in small groups, plus games, classroom teaching and discussion. The class includes group exercises to design an actual Kanban system.

The class curriculum is based on the work of David J. Anderson, author of the definitive book, Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business.

Who Should Attend?

This 2-day Kanban System Design training class, certified by Lean Kanban University, is for managers, developers, and anyone wanting to learn the essentials of the Kanban Method. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how to design a Kanban system and initiate change with Kanban. They will learn the basic concepts of flow, pull, and collaborative improvement. At the end of the training, participants will understand:

  • How to identify and address bottlenecks
  • How to work with shifting priorities
  • How to deal with interrupt work and multi-tasking
  • How to deal with important but not time-critical work
  • How to avoid having work pile up in one place (or time) while there is a lack of work in another place
  • How to create flow in the work, the information to perform the work, and the teams that do the work

Participants receive

  • A digital copy of the book Kanban by David J. Anderson 
  • Certificate of Completion of Lean Kanban University Certified Kanban Training, digital format
  • Membership in Lean Kanban University and a listing in the LKU Alumni Directory.

KMP qualification

This course satisfies one requirement toward the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) designation.  The KMP II: Kanban Management Professional class will complete the KMP status requirement.


  • Controlling Work in Progress (moving from push to pull)
  • Visualizing work (designing the card wall)
  • Measuring and managing flow (control charts, flow diagrams)
  • Making policies explicit (classes of service)
  • Managing change and collaborative improvement


Attendees are expected to have read the Kanban book by David J Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows. The Kanban ebook will be provided upon registration. Prior attendance at a Team Kanban Practitioner 1-day course is recommended but not required.

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy – Please Note
Substitutions or postponements are accepted at any time. Cancellations must be notified by email and refunds will be provided according to the following:

  • More than 10 days prior = 80% of course fee
  • 5 to 10 days prior = 50% of course fee
  • Less than 5 days = no refund provided

The Madison Henry Group LLC reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event. If a cancellation occures, you will be notified no later than 7 days prior to the event and all registration payments will be refunded promptly or, if you prefer, rescheduled to another class.  If circumstances require, presenters may be substituted for alternative qualified presenters with equivalent experience.

Please be advised that events can be subject to changes in date and/or venue due to acts out of our control such as bad weather, civil unrest, etc. It is recommended that you purchase changeable and refundable tickets. The Madison Henry Group LLC will not be responsible for incurred costs in the event that we need to make changes due to circumstances beyond our control.