Kanban System Design (KMP I) - New York, NY

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Tue, Sep 26, 2017 to Wed, Sep 27, 2017
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KMP Foundation I
Would you like to learn how to design or improve a Kanban system?
If so, the Kanban System Design (KMP I) class is for you!

This 2-day Kanban System Design (KMP I) foundations-level Kanban training class, certified by Lean Kanban University, introduces fundamentals of the Kanban Method and Kanban System Design topics through interactive teaching and discussion along with group exercises and games. You will also experience a Kanban simulation to design an actual Kanban system!

The Kanban System Design (KMP I) class is the first of two class requirements toward earning the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) designation.  The Kanban Management Professional (KMP II) class is the second requirement.



Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square West
307 West 37th Street (West 37th Street & 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10018

Who Should Attend?

Kanban System Design (KMP I) training is for anyone wanting to design a new Kanban system or get more out of their current Kanban system.

Learning Objectives

As a Kanban System Design (KMP I) participant, you will learn how to design a Kanban system and initiate change with Kanban. This class also covers the basic concepts of flow, pull and collaborative improvement.

By the end of training, you will have learned how to:

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

Participants Receive

Each participant in the Kanban System Design (KMP I) class will receive the following: 

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

Class Curriculum

The Kanban System Design (KMP I) class curriculum is based on the work of David J. Anderson, author of the definitive book, Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business and includes the following topics:

  • 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


Kanban System Design (KMP I) participants 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.

Alternative Path to Agility

This course is part of the Alternative Path to Agility series. The full series is designed to be taken in order and includes the following 3 classes:

  • 1-day Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP)
  • 2-day Kanban System Design (KMP I)
  • 2-day Kanban Management Professional (KMP II)

5-day training sessions that include the 3 classes in the Alternative Path to Agilityseries are often available at special rates.  Please contact training@madisonhenry.com for details.

Private Training

Interested in private on-site training?  If so, private classes with group discounts are available! Contact training@madisonhenry.com or 844.BE.AGILE to discuss your needs.

About Your Trainer

Mark Noneman

Enterprise Agilist & Managing Partner, Madison Henry Group

Mark Noneman has been a Lean and Kanban practitioner for over 10 years applying, adapting, teaching and coaching Kanban and Lean development in a wide variety of software and non-software environments. He has worked in many industries including engineering, financial services, insurance, real estate and technology. As a trainer, Mark enjoys working with people to show them the value of visualizing their work and helping them continuously improving their ability to deliver.

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy
The Madison Henry Group accepts participant substitutions or postponements for classes at any time. Participant cancellations must be made via email. Madison Henry shall provide refunds for participant cancellations as follows:

  • 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 reserves the right to postpone or cancel this class. Should a postponement or cancellation occur, you will be notified no later than 7 days prior to the class. All registration payments will be refunded promptly or, if you prefer, applied to a future class.