Kanban System Design (KMP I)

This 3-day course teaches candidates the Kanban method basics, enabling them to guide a team in their adoption of Kanban from initial visualization through to evolutionary change.

Students learn to identify and resolve hindrances to workflow and aid the evolution of practices according to the development teams’ needs in a meaningful way.

For agile practitioners who want to enhance their Lean/Agile skillset.

This is the first of 2 courses which candidates must attend to earn a Kanban Management Professional certification.

Format: Virtual classroom

Location: London Online

From £995
Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP II)

This 3-day course helps candidates build upon what they have learned in Kanban System Design (KMP I).

Candidates learn how to improve agility with asymmetrical commitment, cadences, Kanban meetings, metrics, and policy. This course also has a large focus on enterprise-level Kanban applications.

For Kanban practitioners looking to make further improvements in their systems and scale beyond the team level.

Only candidates who attend both KMP I and KMP II courses are eligible to obtain a Kanban Management Professional certification.

Format: Virtual classroom

Location: London Online

From £995

About Kanban certification


Kanban is a method for managing the creation of products with an emphasis on continual delivery. Like Scrum, Kanban is a process designed to help teams work together more effectively.

Kanban University runs several certification programs to build awareness and assure quality in Kanban implementations for professional services. Kanban University offers certified Kanban courses delivered through a global network of accredited Kanban trainers. [MORE]

Kanban System Design (KMP I) course

Learn the basic principles of the Kanban method with the aid of an experienced, professional Kanban trainer.

This class includes a Kanban simulation as well as interactive case-studies and exercises designed to help you build the perfect Kanban system.

This Kanban Systems Design (KMP1) qualification is for:

  • Anyone who wants to be successful using Kanban within their organisation or anyone who works with teams utilising Kanban.
  • Those new to Kanban and those experienced in Kanban who want to consolidate their knowledge through practical training.
  • Those in Scrum or Agile roles including product managers, project managers, development team members, business analysts, scrum product owners and scrum masters.
  • Entire teams who want to learn and experience Kanban together.

A successful Kanban System Design (KMP I) candidate will be able to:

  • Identify internal and external sources of dissatisfaction.
  • Analyse demand vs. capability.
  • Model the knowledge discovery process.
  • Design Kanban systems and their visualisations.
  • Identify and prioritise improvements.
  • Choose cadences for activities.
  • Identify classes of service.
  • Create a rollout plan, negotiating strategy with stakeholders.

Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP II) course

This course focuses on the rollout and daily operation of a Kanban system. You will learn which type of Kanban initiative is most appropriate for your organization and how to manage and evolve it over time without loss of productivity.

This Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP II) qualification is for:

  • Those in middle-management such as line managers.
  • Experienced Kanban practitioners who wish to refine their methods and strategies.
  • Process improvement coaches.
  • Those in Scrum or Agile roles including product managers, project managers, development team members, business analysts, scrum product owners or scrum masters.

A successful Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP II) candidate will be able to:

  • Resolve resistance to work in progress (WIP) limits.
  • Explain and use asymmetrical commitment.
  • Implement the rollout phases for a Kanban initiative.
  • Develop a service orientated approach.
  • Manage evolutionary change.

Exam details

Kanban System Design (KMP I) exam

There is no exam for the Kanban System Design (KMP I) course.

Candidates who attend the full course will have their attendance recorded and be made eligible to attend the Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP II) course.

Pre-requisites: None

Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP II) exam

There is no exam for the Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP II) course.

Candidates who attend the full course will have their attendance recorded. Those who attend both KMP I and KMP II classes will be granted the Kanban Management Professional certification.

Pre-requisites: Kanban System Design (KMP I)

Benefits to individuals

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  • Kanban certification is the perfect complement to any project management or agile project management certification. The two go hand-in-hand and are a great way to show potential employers you understand the intricacies of team management, leadership, and risk management. Kanban is equally suited to both iterative and waterfall development.
  • Kanban is a Lean agile method and as such, is concerned with resource allocation and waste reduction. Kanban makes it easier to see if team members are under or overburdened. Kanban also helps identify both wasteful processes and bottlenecks. Kanban project management allows project managers to notice these issues and address them accordingly.
  • Kanban improves office morale. Kanban allows teams to work autonomously without the constant stress and hassle of micromanagement. When done correctly, Kanban will help your teams work at a steady and sustainable pace. As Kanban manages their work and displays progress visually, developers are more likely to take responsibility for the quality of their work.
  • Kanban helps improve communication. As Kanban boards can be made accessible to everyone involved in a project, it helps foster communication and collaboration skills. Kanban can also help reduce the information gap between the business and development side of projects, bringing stakeholders, business roles, and development roles together.
  • Kanban is a simple and intuitive system to learn. Our courses included the use of Kanban simulations, giving candidates a real-time demonstration of how the system works and how Kanban can work for you. It’s also perfect for beginners. You don’t need to be a project management expert to understand the benefits and applications of Kanban!
  • Kanban training makes you a better leader and co-worker. Kanban follows agile principles based on practical, human requirements. It follows the idea that when work is made easier, people are happier, more willing to cooperate, and better able to create high-quality products.

Benefits to organizations

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  • Every Kanban system is unique. Kanban does not propose a uniform approach to management. It allows businesses to evaluate the way they work - taking into account the demand for work to be done, the ability to deliver work, when work starts, how it is handled, constraints and dependencies, and whether the customer is satisfied.
  • Kanban University courses teach how to measure workflow. With this comes predictability. Predictability results in happier customers. Kanban ensures the most important work is finished first and that more gets done overall without adding to staff or budget.
  • Kanban is about iterative change. At the start, only small changes are made to address key areas of concern. Small, gradual changes result in a smooth transition that gets big results without loss of productivity.
  • Kanban never relies on speculation. The Kanban method revolves around measurement, validation and actual performance. It is a scientific method. When a problem arises, Kanban can deduce a solution through a deliberate process rather than guesswork.
  • Kanban leaders worldwide continue to work on the improvement of the Kanban method. Kanban approaches now cover topics like product validation, portfolio management, depth charting, capacity allocation, motivational models, and much more.
  • Kanban allows organizations to evaluate the associated risks for different work types and adjust how work is handled accordingly. Kanban's risk management is intuitive and straightforward, allowing managers and leaders at all enterprise levels to start thinking in terms of organizational risk when they make decisions.
  • Kanban has several methods that helps improve how developers handle work requests. It also helps reduce delay and other factors that might reduce productivity.
  • Kanban isn't just for IT. It works for all professional services that produce work that is not a physical item, including digital products or services. Kanban can be used effectively in education, legal, sales, marketing, design, media, customer support, financial, research, insurance and other industries!
  • Kanban works both in small start-ups and organizations with thousands of employees. Kanban University offers a roadmap for improving enterprise agility and offers multiple tools for strategy and enterprise risk management.

Who should attend Kanban training?

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Kanban courses are suitable for any of the following:

  • Anyone who wants to be successful using Kanban within their organisation or anyone who works with teams utilising Kanban.
  • Those new to Kanban and those who have explored Kanban but who now want to consolidate their knowledge in a practical setting.
  • Traditional and Agile business roles (including project managers, development team members, business analysts, scrum product owners and scrum masters) who want to enhance their Agile skillset.
  • Whole teams who want the opportunity to experience and learn Kanban together, creating an excellent foundation for them to move forward together!

Kanban training can be applied to a wide variety of industries and businesses of any size. Whether you’re in a leadership role, development role or otherwise, a good understanding of the Kanban method is an invaluable way to make yourself and your teams more productive and demonstrate to peers and employers that you understand how to achieve high levels of quality and throughout.

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Keith Richards, the founder of agileKRC was the Lead Author of Dynamic Systems Development Methodology (DSDM Atern) and PRINCE2 Agile®.

Keith has been at the forefront of the agile movement in the UK and has helped to bring agile project management to a wider audience.

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About Kanban certification

Why Kanban?

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'Heavy-weight,' cumbersome and process-centric project management methods tend to place more emphasis on delivering to the requirement specification than providing quality and value. While agile methodologies such as Scrum resolve many of the issues faced by waterfall or traditional management, they each come with their own unique set of challenges. Namely, a long list of prerequisites, that if not met, can ultimately lead to a failed implementation of Agile.

The success (or failure) of many Agile methods is influenced by factors such as: company maturity, team maturity, allocation of team members to multiple projects, effective product ownership, transparency, and visualization. Scrum may suit some, but it isn't easy to use in organizations with a strong control-and-command culture. It is also a challenge to scale Scrum to the program and portfolio level, as it is (by nature) better suited to smaller projects. [MORE]


Accreditation - Kanban University

All courses are accredited by Kanban University.

All course content is delivered by a professionally certified Kanban trainer, approved by the Kanban University.

Virtual classrooms

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, all agile certification courses have been replaced with virtual classroom courses.

Features of a virtual learning environment

Agile virtual classroom courses are a great learning alternative if you want to get your agile certification with the help of an accredited instructor.

What you need

  • Any home computer or mobile device.
  • Web browser software.
  • Audio device.
  • Internet connection.

Our virtual classes use the latest educational technology. These are some of the tools which you will use in our virtual classroom:

  • Interactive whiteboards.
  • Video between you, your trainer and other students.
  • Recordings of the classes which you can playback later.
  • Online chat rooms where you can talk with other students and get feedback from your instructor.
  • Online exam simulators.
  • Online quizzes.
  • Online live exams.
  • Offline materials to support online teaching.

Benefits of virtual classroom training

Our virtual classes provide all the benefits of distance education combined with an interactive, social learning in an online training environment.

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You can also gain some professional agile certifications by taking a self-study course (also referred to as e-learning, or sometimes as distance learning).

What you need

  • Any device (Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android).
  • Web browser software.
  • Audio device.
  • Internet connection.

Benefits of self-study online courses

There are many benefits of self-studying AgilePM online including:

  1. You don’t need to travel anywhere to attend a course.
  2. There are no overnight hotel fees to pay, so you save money.
  3. You can stop and pick up the course again any time within 12 months.
  4. You can study in your own time – there’s no waiting for other students in a classroom.
  5. You have highly interactive course materials designed using the best practices in instructional design by experienced designers working alongside subject matter experts.
  6. You don’t get boring videos of a trainer reading from PowerPoint slides.