Certified Kanban Management Professional – KMP II

Date: Wednesday 16th September 2020

Time: 09:30 - 17:00

Duration: 2 days

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+44 (0) 20 7842 3500
138-142 Holborn
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Price: £1145.00 + VAT

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Course Details

What is this course?

Certified Kanban Management Professional – KMP II is a highly interactive two day course accredited by the Kanban University and provides in-depth training in Kanban practices and the principles that underpin the Kanban method. The KMP II: Kanban Management Professional class focuses on the rollout and daily operation of a Kanban system. You will consider what type of Kanban initiative is most appropriate for your organization and how to manage and evolve it over time without trauma. Participants will build upon and consolidate what they have learned in Certified Lean Kanban Foundation – KMP I and learn how to improve agility with asymmetrical commitment and cadences, the details of the recommended Kanban meetings, handling metrics, and setting policy.

What will you learn?

Based on the trainer’s practical experience, participants will learn how to:

  • Deal with resistance to WIP limits
  • Explain and use asymmetrical commitment
  • Implement the rollout phases for a Kanban initiative
  • Develop a service orientated approach
  • Manage evolutionary change

What will you receive?

  1. For courses on our public schedule, refreshments before and during the course, including lunch
  2. Course materials
  3. Membership of the Kanban University
  4. Kanban University  certificate of course completion
  5. A digital copy of the book Kanban by David J. Anderson or Kanban From The Inside by Mike Burrows
  6. KMP status recognition, upon completion of all qualifying classes – See Are there any prerequisites for this course

What topics are covered?

You can expect the following topics to be covered during the course:

  • Building an Information Flow: the 7 Cadences
    • Feedback loops to improve service delivery
      • Commitment and Replenishment
      • Kanban Meeting
      • Delivery Planning
      • Service Delivery Review
      • Operations Review
      • Risk Review
  • Dealing with resistance to WIP limits
  • Understand asymmetrical commitment
  • Rollout phases for a Kanban initiative
    • Proto Kanban
    • Discovery Kanban
    • Kanban Roles
    • Scaling out across an organisation
  • Developing a service orientation
    • Seeing services
  • Kanban Values: a different approach to introducing Kanban
    • Definition of the Kanban Method
    • Kanban Values
  • Change
    • Evolutionary change v planned change
    • Fitness criteria
  • Models to Identify Improvement Opportunities
    • Managing Bottlenecks
    • Understanding Variability
    • Removing Delays
    • Understand Lead Time
    • Managing Economic Costs

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is useful for anyone who wants to be successful using Kanban within their organisation, or anyone who works with teams utilising Kanban. As such, it will benefit anyone who is involved in using Kanban or considering using Kanban. It will be helpful both to those new to Kanban and those who have explored Kanban but now want to consolidate their knowledge in a practical setting. In terms of roles, the course is suitable for Product, Project and Programme Managers, Development Team Members (including but not limited to Architects, Designers, Developers, Testers), Business Analysts and Scrum Product Owners and ScrumMasters who want to enhance their Lean / Agile skillset. Attending the course as a full team offers a real opportunity for the entire team to experience and learn Kanban together and creates an excellent foundation for them to move forward.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Attendees must have completed the Certified Kanban Foundation Training – KMP I class

How should you prepare for this course?

Attendees are expected to have read the Kanban book by David J Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows.

What about exams and certifications?

This course has been accredited by David J Anderson (creator of the Kanban method) and Kanban University. This course, following completion of the Kanban Foundation – KMP I: Kanban System Design class, satisfies the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) designation requirement. Attendees will receive the following recognition:

  1. Digital KMP status certificate attached to Kanban University website profile
  2. KMP badge on the Kanban University website
  3. KMP badge file for use in professional websites, business cards and other locations
  4. Eligibility for special invitations, discounts, and content only available to Kanban University members


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What Our Delegates Say

"I have spent some years working with Kanban but this course really helped my understanding"

– Dale Matthews

"If you are looking to implement Kanban in your organisation this is the perfect course for you"

– Sangeetha Balasubramanian

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- Stuti Jindal

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- Adam Parsons

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- Jeff Bannister

"Tom is a great coach who teaches agile in an engaging and interactive way. I would recommend this course to anyone, whether they have agile knowledge or not"

- Ellie McCarey

“A very energetic and enthusiastic Kanban practitioner and trainer. Uses experience to help fortify how Kanban can be used in the real world”

- Andy Wheeldon

“Tom is a very knowledgable instructor and really helps disambiguate and clarify topics. Our kanban process is about to get a lot more sophisticated and informative ”

- Bren Vaughan

“Thank you Tom, the training was very insightful and engaging. Plus your skill and experience is impressive, you brought real authenticity ”

- Mark White

“Tom is very engaging and clear, thoroughly enjoyed the training from start to finish ”

- Claire Barks

"This course is jam packed full of excellent discussions, exercises and practical examples. An excellent course"

- Jason Nickels

"This course has been a real eye opener and I'm now keen to see how many of my work processes can be managed better using the techniques I've learned"

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