Certified Kanban System Design (KMP I) for Marketing and Communications Teams
Is your talented team of marketing professionals ready to tackle the challenges of a rapidly changing industry? Do you need to demonstrate strategic value to internal and external stakeholders while creating a more efficient way of working? If so, Agile Marketing is the solution that will create a differentiated team by offering a unique approach to addressing common issues, such as workflow management and stakeholder communications.
Our Unique Approach
Excella Consulting’s Kanban System Design (KMP I) is the first step in creating a differentiated team empowered to deliver value using process improvement techniques. KMP I is a highly interactive two-day class which provides a detailed look at using Kanban to improve your processes and get the most out of your team.
Students will become familiar with the fundamentals of Kanban by participating in an engaging and collaborative simulation in which teams compete to maximize value by improving how they work. The class, which includes elements of lecture and group discussion, will challenge students to develop and refine their own Kanban to drive decisions and improve performance.
Who Should Attend
This class is great for busy teams with multiple projects, diverse accounts, and competing priorities who want to learn new techniques for improving how they work together. It is particularly effective for marketing teams, communication teams, and other groups that would benefit from increased visualization and coordination.
What You’ll Get
- Membership in LKU as well as a listing in the LKU Alumni Directory
- Training manuals and supplies
- Catered, hot breakfast and lunch, and afternoon snacks on both days
- Validated parking available at three nearby garages
Upon completion of the class, students will receive a certificate of completion. In order to receive the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential, students must complete a second course from Lean Kanban University – KMPII: Kanban Management Professional.
Additionally, students can claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be applied to Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifications.
What You’ll Learn
- What is Agile? Why Implement Agile in the Marketing function?
- Key elements of a Kanban system and it’s tie to Agile
- Kanban system mechanics
- Key Kanban system indicators
- Kanban case study
- Creating context for change
- Demand analysis
- Workflow visualization
- Discovering classes of service
- Replenishment and delivery cadence
- Kanban system visualization
About Your Trainers
Trent Hone, Managing Consultant at Excella Consulting, is a Lean Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT). He provides consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Trent coaches, mentors, and trains clients in understanding their systems and improving them through Kanban and other Lean and Agile methods. In 2015, he was a finalist for Lean Kanban’s Brickell Key award for excellence in the Kanban community.
Mark Grove is an Agile Coach and Management Consultant with over 17 years in the IT profession serving a wide variety of disciplines including Agile coaching, project management, and business process and requirements analysis. Today, he coaches individuals and teams to continuously deliver value to the customer by embracing the Agile mindset and maximizing business performance and team potential. He provides coaching and facilitation expertise on a variety of Agile practices as well as creates and delivers training on a broad range of Agile topics. Mark holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and certifications including Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF), and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).
Location and Cost
The class will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Arlington Tech eXchange (ATX) located at 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 610, Arlington, Virginia, just two blocks from the Court House metro station on the Orange and Silver lines. Validated parking is available at three nearby garages.
The registration cost for this two-day course is $800.00, inclusive of all taxes and fees. Payment can be made online via credit card or you may request that Excella invoice you if you have an existing billing arrangement with Excella.
Students submitting cancellation requests 10 business days or more prior to the start of the course are entitled to a full refund. Students submitting cancellation requests less than 10 business days prior to the start of the course will be issued credit toward a future Excella training course. The credit will be equal to the amount paid for the initial course less any applicable fees. Should the organizer cancel the course for any reason, each registered student will be refunded 100% of the registration cost they paid.