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.

During the two days, you will be involved in regular hands-on exercises and discussions that will provide both a robust understanding of the Lean Kanban principles and practices, but also a practical experience of how Lean Kanban helps individuals, teams and organisations to balance the workload, visualize work and improve the delivery of high-quality products.

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 follows the official LKU Certified Kanban Foundation syllabus. During the two days you will have ample opportunities to discuss and experience the following topics:

  • Experience Kanban: Full simulation using the getKanban game
  • Definition of Kanban
    • Foundational Principles
    • Core Practices
    • The Kanban Lens
    • The Kanban Values
  • Understanding Kanban
    • Visualisation
    • Pull-Based Systems
    • Commitment in Kanban
    • Replenishment and Planning
    • Delivery of Products
    • Lead and End-to-End Cycle Times
    • Little’s Law
    • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
    • Flow Efficiency
    • Metrics in Kanban Systems
  • Implementing Kanban
    • STATIK – Systems Thinking Approach to Implementing Kanban
    • Understanding Sources of Variability
    • Identifying Opportunities to Improve
    • Analysing Demand and Capability
    • Modelling Workflow
    • Designing a Kanban System
    • Work Item Types
    • Classes of Service
    • Ticket Designing Tickets
    • Visual Boards Design

This course is designed for any professional who is part of a product development or knowledge work environment. 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 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 a certificate of course completion from Lean Kanban University (LKU) as well as membership of LKU.

This course is the first part towards achieving the LKU Kanban Management Professional (KMP) certification. KMP is awarded to people that complete this course and a 2-day course on “Kanban Cadence”. For more information, please contact us.

The course materials will be available in printed and electronic 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

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Mon 12 – Tue 13 Jun 2 days London weekday £995
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Mon 25 – Tue 26 Sep 2 days London weekday £995 £845
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Sat 14 – Sun 15 Oct 2 days London weekend £995 £845
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Mon 30 – Tue 31 Oct 2 days London weekday £995 £845
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  • Weekend/midweek courses
  • Experienced lecturers
  • Small class sizes
  • Central London location
  • Great support

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