Course detail

This 2-day hands-on course follows the official Lean Kanban University (LKU) training materials produced by David J Anderson, Mike Burrows and other leading Lean Kanban experts.

In the course, you will be involved in regular hands-on exercises and discussions that will focus on the rollout and daily operation of a Kanban system.  You will consider what type of Kanban initiative is most appropriate for your organisation and how to manage and evolve it over time without trauma.

You will learn how to improve agility with asymmetrical commitment and cadences.

 

 

About the trainer

Jose Casal is a business improvement professional and coach. Starting out as a software developer, Jose quickly realised that he loved helping others succeed using agile.

He is intensely passionate about modern management methodologies focusing primarily on Lean Kanban, agile and strengths-based leadership. Jose is both a trainer and a student, striving to learn continuously and to help introduce or support the use of agile principles in companies. He has worked with large private and public sector organisations such as The Scottish Government, Credit Suisse, Capita, Student Loans Company, NHS Choices, University of Kent and P&O Ferries.

Jose is the Founder and Chair of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group and the lead creator of the BCS Agile Foundation Certificate (contributing the official syllabus, exam questions and training materials). He is also the chair of the London Lean Kanban Day (LLKD) and Playcamp UK conferences.

As an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer, Jose has a few certifications under his belt. Here are just a few of them: Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), certified APMG AgilePM Trainer, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), DSDM Advanced Practitioner, BCS Agile Trainer and Innovation Games Collaboration Architect.

 

The course includes the Kanban Systems Design (KMP1).

Attendees are encouraged to have read the following Kanban book:

  • Kanban by David J Anderson, or
  • Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows.

Prior attendance at one of the following courses:

  • KMP Foundations I: Kanban System Design (KMP1)
  • Lean Kanban University Foundations-level class such as Getting Started with Kanban
  • Certified Kanban Practitioner

 

The course follows the official LKU Certified Kanban Management Professional syllabus. During the course you will have ample opportunities to discuss and experience the following topics:

  • Building an Information Flow: the 7 Cadences
  • Dealing with resistance to WIP limits
  • Understanding asymmetrical commitment
  • Rollout phases for a Kanban initiative
  • Developing a service orientation
  • Scrumban case study
  • Managing evolutionary change

This course is designed for any professional who is part of a product development or knowledge work environment and who is interested in discovering how Kanban can help improve working environments. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organisation, from senior members of staff looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices.

Previous attendees to our classes have been in roles such as:

  • Senior Management Positions (CxO)
  • Programme and Project Managers
  • Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts
  • Scrum Team Members
  • Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents
  • Product & Software Developers & Testers
  • Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)
  • Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals

Participants will receive the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) certificate from Lean Kanban University (LKU) as well as membership of LKU.

The course materials will be available in printed form.

This training provides 16 Professional Development Units (PDU). If you are interested in becoming a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) by the Scrum Alliance, this course can be used to claim 16 Scrum Education Units (SEU).

“Fantastic course for anyone looking to understand how Kanban works in practice. There is ample time provided for discussion and clarification of understanding. I found both trainers to be engaging and very well informed.”
Head of Project Management
“Excellent course delivered by very experienced trainers. The course had a significant practical content and plenty of discussion time – this really helped me to understand the finer points of Kanban.”
Agile Coach
“An excellent course, which gave a practical insight into applying Kanban to our Scrum development process. The trainers were excellent throughout and were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Recommended.”
Team Lead & Scrum Master
“A great hands-on course that gives you the tools you need to introduce Kanban. The emphasis is on practical examples with collaborative and fun sessions.”
Principal Software Craftsman

Dates and bookings

Date Duration Location Delivery Price (ex VAT) Availability
Mon 6 – Thur 9 Mar 4 days London weekday £1595 Available Book >
Mon 12 – Thur 15 Jun 4 days London weekday £1595 Available Book >
Mon 25 – Thur 28 Sep 4 days London weekday £1595 Available Book >
Mon 30 Oct – Thur 2 Nov 4 days London weekday £1595 Available Book >
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  • Weekend/midweek/webinar courses
  • Experienced lecturers
  • State of the art training venue
  • Central London location

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