Certified Lean Kanban Foundation Course

2 days

Course Overview

Certified Lean Kanban Foundation is a highly interactive two-day course accredited by the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) and provides robust in-depth training in Kanban principles and practices. This includes a fully immersive Kanban simulation of how Lean Kanban helps individuals, teams and organisations to balance the workload, visualize work and improve the delivery of high-quality products.

The Kanban method is an evolutionary approach to change and change management by starting with what you do now, 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.

Course Objectives

Delegates learn to guide a team in their adoption of Kanban, support the team in day-to-day operation, help teams identify and resolve hindrances to flow, take measurements and create meaningful metrics and evolve processes and practices according to team needs.


Participants will learn how to identify sources of dissatisfaction, analyse demand vs capability, model the knowledge discovery process, design Kanban systems and their visualisations, prioritise improvements, identify classes of service and create a rollout plan.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Who is this Kanban training 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, this Kanban 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.

What about Certification?

This course has been accredited by David J Anderson (creator of the Kanban method) and Lean-Kanban University (LKU). On completion of this course participants will become certified in Kanban. 

Those students taking a LKU-accredited course will be eligible to become members of the Lean-Kanban University. To read about the benefits and learn more, visit the LKU website.

What does my course cost cover?

Your course cost covers 2 days of high quality instruction with a highly experienced trainer.

Also included are all course materials; lunches and refreshments whilst on the course; membership of the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) and a certificate upon successful completion of the course. 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.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Kanban principles
  • Definition of Kanban
  • Identify work items
  • Kanban boards
  • Limit work in progress (WIP)
  • Make management policies explicit
  • Measuring and managing flow
  • Sources of variability
  • Empirical feedback
  • Apply your learning
  • Kanban in your organisation