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 inKanban 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 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.
Deepen Kanban knowledge to manage, sustain and scale evolutionary improvements in their organization
Acquire skills to avoid emotional objections to changes in general and to Kanban WIP limits introduction in particular
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"
Enabled by seven Kanban cadences, be able to introduce continuous learning and improvement process by implementing organizational feedback loops
Understand how to make prioritization, sequencing and scheduling decisions based on economic factors instead of hunches
Familiarize with Kanban Risk Management approaches, service orientation, asymmetrical commitment and rollout phases for a Kanban initiative
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
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
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”