• 3rd Sep 19 - 4th Sep 19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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What is this course?

Certified Lean Kanban Foundation-KMP I – Practically Implement Successful Evolutionary Change is a highly interactive two day course accredited by the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) and provides in-depth training in Kanban practices and the principles that underpin the Kanban method, including a fully immersive Kanban simulation.

The Kanban method is an evolutionary approach to change and change management by starting with what you do now, respecting current roles, responsibilities and job titles, encouraging acts of leadership at all levels and agreeing to pursue incremental, evolutionary change that evolves business processes using a Kaizen approach that reduces the risks associated with complex change programmes.

Participants will gain sufficient knowledge about the Kanban Method and related topics to:

  • •   Be able to explain what is Kanban
  • •   Lead or guide a team in their adoption of Kanban – from initial visualization and the design of kanban systems through to evolutionary change
  • •   Answer questions and support the team in day-to-day operation
  • •   Help teams to identify and resolve hindrances to flow
  • •   Take measurements and create meaningful metrics that helps the team
  • •   Evolve process and practice according to team needs in a meaningful way
  • •   Connect with the Kanban community for the sharing of practical experiences and the development of new ideas and techniques
What will you learn?

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

  1. 1.  Identify internal and external sources of dissatisfaction
  2. 2.   Analyze demand vs capability
  3. 3.  Model the knowledge discovery process
  4. 4.  Design kanban systems and their visualizations
  5. 5.  Identify/prioritize improvements
  6. 6.  Choose cadences for activities
  7. 7.  Identify classes of service
  8. 9.  Create a rollout plan, negotiating strategy with stakeholders
What will you receive?
  • •   2 days of high quality instruction from Tom Reynolds who has over 25 years experience in software development.
  • •   For courses on our public schedule, refreshments before and during the course, including lunch
  • •   Course materials
  • •   Membership of the Lean-Kanban University (LKU)
  • •   Lean-Kanban University (LKU) certificate of course completion and KMP 1 certification
  • •   16 Scrum Education Units (SEU’s) can be claimed for this course and used as part of your Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional application.
  •      See the CSP application process on The Scrum Alliance website for more details.
What topics are covered?
  1. 1.  Kanban Introduction
    • •   What is Kanban
    • •   Kanban with a big ‘K’ and little ‘k’
    • •   Kanban to Manage Change
      • ▪   Kaizen
      • ▪   Kaikaku
    • •   Principles of the Kanban Method
    • •   Kanban Core Practices
    • •   When is Kanban Typically Used
  2. 2.   Identify Work Items
    • •   Demand analysis
    • •   Handling large work items
    • •   Kanban cards
  3. 3.   Value Streams
    • •   What is a value stream
    • •   Mapping the knowledge discovery process through value stream mapping
  4. 4.   Kanban Boards
    • •   The relationship between a Kanban Board and the value stream
    • •   Setting up and using a Kanban Board
    • •   Different options for Kanban Boards
    • •   Queues and buffers
  5. 5.   Limit Work In Progress (WIP)
    • •   Queuing Theory – Little’s Law
    • •   Calculating Lead Time
    • •   Calculating Throughput
    • •   Calculating WIP
    • •   Calculating Release Time
    • •   Why Limit WIP
    • •   Techniques to Limit WIP
    • •   Where to Apply WIP Limits
  6. 6.   Make Management Policies Explicit
    • •   Definition of ‘done’
    • •   Classes of Service
    • •   Cost of delay
  7. 7.   Measuring and Managing Flow
    • •   Cumulative Flow Diagrams in Relation to Kanban
    • •   How to Produce a Cumulative Flow Diagram
    • •   How to Measure Lead Time
    • •   How to Measure WIP
    • •   How to Measure Flow
    • •   Optimising Flow
    • •   How to use the Cumulative Flow Diagram to Identify Problems
    • •   Five Focusing Steps to Remove Bottlenecks
    • •   Interpreting a control chart
    • •   Interpreting a lead time distribution chart
  8. 8.  Sources of variability
    • •   Sources of dissatisfaction
    • •   The impact of variability
    • •   Techniques and strategies for removing variability
  9. 9.   Cadence and rhythm
    • •   The seven Kanban cadences
    • •   Daily Standups
    • •   Replenishment and commitment
    • •   Delivery planning
    • •   Service review
    • •   Risk review
    • •   Operations Review
  10. 10.   Apply your learning
    • •   Team based realistic simulation of a Kanban system in practice
  11. 11.   Kanban in your organisation (STATIK)
    • •   The context for change
    • •   The steps required to build a Kanban system
    • •   Apply a Kanban system to your organisation
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 who 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?

There are no prerequisites for the Certified Lean Kanban Foundation training course, however students are expected to complete the pre-course reading required.

How should I prepare for this course?

The Kanban University website provides lots of useful Kanban resources.

What about exams and certifications?

The Certified Lean Kanban Foundation training course has been accredited by David J Anderson (creator of the Kanban method) and Lean-Kanban University (LKU).

Those students taking a LKU-accredited course will be eligible to become members of the Lean-Kanban University.

Certificates issued by the LKU for this course will show that the training was delivered by The Agile Mindset with Tom Reynolds as the trainer.

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

Sangeetha Balasubramanian

"Engaging, informative and an excellent starter to using Kanban to help achieve better delivery"

Adam Parsons

"The entire course was fun, engaging and a lot of effective learning. Thank you!"

Leighton Fernandes

Venue:   London - Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican is located in the heart of London, next door to Barbican tube and close to hotels and restaurants. There are a good selection of Air BnB properties nearby too.

Free teas and coffee is provided throughout the day and complementary sparkling and still water is availible in the training room. A healthy cooked lunch is provided along with a continental breakfast to start your training off right.


From Barbican ( Tube) – Less Than 30 Seconds

When exiting the Barbican Tube Station, simply turn right and you’ll find CCT Venues-Barbican in Aldersgate House on the corner, right next door to the Piazza coffee shop.

From Farringdon (British Rail / Tube) – 5 Minutes

Turn left out of the station and carry on to the junction at the end of Cowcross Street. Then, at Barclays Bank, take a left onto Charterhouse Street. Walk along Charterhouse Street to the end of the road, turn right onto Aldersgate Street. CCT Venues-Barbican is thirty seconds down the road next to Barbican Station in Aldersgate House.

From St Paul’s (Tube) – 5 Minutes

Take the exit onto Newgate Street and follow the signs to the Museum of London. Walk past the Museum of London roundabout and up Aldersgate Street until you reach Long Lane. Cross the road and CCT Venues-Barbican is on the left in Aldersgate House, next to Barbican station.

From Paddington Train Station

Take the Circle Line and alight at Barbican, then follow the directions from Barbican station.

From Kings Cross Train Station

Take the Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City line to Barbican and follow the directions from Barbican station.

From Waterloo Train Station

Take the Northern Line to Embankment. Change to Circle line to Barbican and follow the directions from Barbican station.

From Victoria Station

Take the Victoria line underground to King’s Cross Station. Change at King’s Cross for the Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City Underground lines to Barbican tube, and follow the directions from Barbican station.

NCP, London Aldersgate
Just Park, Charterhouse Square

  • Trainer: Tom Reynolds

    Tom is a highly experienced certified trainer and coach whose insights into the Agile mindset make his training and coaching both effective and genuinely transformative.

    He has spent more than 30 years working in IT, with a track record of success at major blue chip clients, and has focused on Agile since 2007. Today, as a certified Scrum trainer, certified Kanban trainer, Agile coach, Organisational Relationship Systems Coach and Personal/Life Coach, he draws on these and other practices to help individuals and teams embrace smart new ways of working that deliver remarkable results.

    Tom believes passionately that Agile is not just a new framework or set of processes – it’s a new way of thinking. To be truly Agile means wholeheartedly embracing change, examining everything you do, being willing to try and fail on the way to your goals, and putting complete trust in your team. Taught and coached in this way, Agile can transform the way individuals and teams think and work together.

    Tom’s training and coaching are delivered with a freshness and energy that make the process of embracing change an enjoyable as well as challenging experience. In an inclusive environment that fosters courage, transparency and trust, he inspires individuals and teams to become the best version of themselves, and reveals that change can be exciting, rewarding and above all highly productive.

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