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Kanban Management Professional: Foundation - II (KMP-II)

The Kanban Management Professional (KMP-II) workshop is essentially a continuation of KMP-I (Kanban System Design) in which you will consolidate your knowledge for enabling successful evolutionary change in the 21st Century organizations. Candidates with KMP-I participation certificate will gain the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credentials from Lean Kanban University, after successfully completing this class.

The KMP-II is a highly interactive two-day course accredited by the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) that teaches advanced principles of the Kanban Method. As said above, it is for people who have already been using the Kanban basics and want to leverage up learning from the Foundation-I (KMP-I) class.

This class focuses on the rollout and daily operation of a Kanban system.  You will consider what type of Kanban initiative is most appropriate for your organization and how to manage and evolve it over time without trauma.

Learn how to improve agility with asymmetrical commitment and cadences.  The class also covers recommended meetings, handling metrics, and setting policies for successful flow.

What are the pre-requisites before one can attend this class?

  • Attendees are expected to have completed a Foundation I (KMP-I) class.
  • Have read the book Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows.

Course content

  • Building an Information Flow: the Seven Cadences
  • Dealing with resistance to WIP limits
  • Understand asymmetrical commitment
  • Rollout phases for a Kanban initiative
  • Developing a service orientation
  • Kanban Values: a different approach to introducing Kanban
  • Scumban case study
  • Managing evolutionary change

What will you learn?

  • Design techniques for single and multiple Kanban systems
  • Understanding and managing work-in-progress (WIP) at scale
  • Introducing risk management practices into Kanban systems
  • Implementing effective feedback loops,
  • Concepts of Forecasting
  • Risk Management and Cost of Delay etc

What will you receive?

  • Course materials
  • Membership of the Lean-Kanban University (LKU)
  • Kanban Management Professional Certification from LKU.
  • 15 Scrum Education Units (SEU’s) can be claimed for this course and used as part of your Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional application.
  • 14 PDUs.

Who is this course suitable for?
This course is useful for anyone who already are practicing Kanban in their work environment and are looking for further improvements for their system(s). In terms of roles, the course is suitable for:

  • Kanban practitioners,
  • project and program managers,
  • line and middle managers,
  • management from inside and outside IT,
  • coaches and trainers,
  • process improvement coaches,
  • business analysts

Exam and Certification:
There will be an assessment by the Trainer after the workshop and the certificate will be issued by Lean Kanban University(LKU).


  • How to use "cadence" in the workflow management.
  • Driving Evolutionary Change explained through a case study.
  • Proto-Kanban - Commitment and Replenishment - Delivery Planning
  • Feedback loops to improve service delivery
    • Daily "Standup",
    • Service Delivery Review
    • Operation review,
    • Risk Review
    • Strategy Review
    • Large Project Planning
  • Change Management
  • Understanding scheduling
  • How to use "measurability" (key performance indicators) in Kanban and for service improvement.
  • Scaling Kanban

What will you receive on upon successful completion of this course?

  • Professional Credential Kanban Management Professional - II (KMP-II) and Certificate from Lean-Kanban University (LKU).
  • Membership of the Lean-Kanban University (LKU).
  • Course material in PDF version.
  • Certificate of Completion from Lean Kanban University in digital format.
  • Membership in Lean Kanban University and a listing in the LKU Alumni Directory.
  • 14 Scrum Education Units (SEU’s) can be claimed for this course and used as part of your Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional application.
  • 14 PDUs for PMI members.