Alternative Path to Agility

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The class is for managers, leaders, team members, coaches, who want to learn the full set of concepts, practices and management tools around the Kanban…

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Certificate KMP I - Alternative Path to Business Agility
Duration 5 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Accreditor Lean Kanban University
Languages English

What is included in Alternative Path to Agility

Course Description

The class is for managers, leaders, team members, coaches, who want to learn the full set of concepts, practices and management tools around the Kanban Method, applicable for their own environment. You learn in depth, how to dramatically improve the delivery capabilities of your organization. Via many hands-on exercises and simulations you experience, how to foster flow of value creation in your organization, projects and processes. Practical case studies demonstrate a systemic approach for introducing or improving Kanban in various technology or creative oriented business scenarios. During the class you shape your own Kanban System Design or create an improvement approach for an existing one.

Course Information

Certification: KMP I - Alternative Path to Business Agility

Duration: 5 Days

Domain: Solution Development and Deployment

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor: Lean Kanban University

Available Languages: English

Purchase Options: Pay Per Use Courseware


  • Team members in professional services roles whose employer wishes to explore and pursue Kanban.
  • Those who feel overburdened and wish to find some respite to enable them to “get things done” with quality, improved speed, and predictability.
  • Managers and team members who need help focusing on what to work on now, what to leave until later and what to discard altogether.     
  • Managers, developers and anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of the Kanban Method.
  • Individuals who are currently using a Kanban system, have prior experience with Kanban or are currently in the KMP training series.


Learning Objectives

Individuals certified at this level will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • the background of Kanban as modern management approach.
  • Kanban via its values, principles and practices together with hands-on case studies.
  • a well proven approach for designing own Kanban systems.
  • various concepts for business decision making around products and services via Kanban.
  • how to prepare and implement a Kanban initiative and drive evolutionary change.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • Definition of Kanban Method
  • The meaning of Kanban


Module 2: Understanding Kanban Systems

  • Kanban Method Practice 1: Visualize
  • Kanban Method Practice 2: Limit Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Kanban Method Practice 3: Manage Flow
  • Kanban Method Practice 4: Make Process Policies Explicit

Module 3: Featureban Game

Module 4: Proto Kanban

  • Kanban Method Practice 5: Implement Feedback Loop


Module 5: Commitment & Replenishment


Module 6: Closing Thoughts


Appendices: Kanban Values Exercise


Module 1: Introduction


Module 2: The Definition of Kanban Method


Module 3: Featureban Game


Module 4: Using a Kanban System


Module 5: The Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban


Module 6: Understanding sources of variability and dissatisfaction

Module 7: Recurring Events (and cadence)


Module 8: System Replenishment


Module 9: Ticket Design


Module 10: More Examples of Visual Board Design


Module 11: Visual Board Design




Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Motivation for the Kanban Method
Module 3: Proto-Kanban
Module 4: Posit Science Case Study
Module 5: Understanding Kanban Systems
Module 6: Review: Definition of Kanban Method
Module 7: Seeing Services (in your existing organization)
Module 8: Scaling out across an organization
Module 9: Discovery Kanban
Module 10: Roles
Module 11: Feedback loops to improve service delivery
Module 12: Commitment & Replenishment
Module 13: Conducting Kanban Meetings
Module 14: Delivery Planning


Module 15: Conducting  a service delivery review
Module 16: Conducting  an operations review
Module 17: Models to identify improvement opportunities
Module 18: Understanding lead time
Module 19: Removing delays
Module 20: Understanding variability
Module 21: Risk Review
Module 22: Managing Bottlenecks
Module 23: Economic costs
Module 24: Change Management
Module 25: Closing thoughts

Appendix: Exercises

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