Certified Kanban Systems Design (KMP I) Training In Arlington, VA

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Certified Kanban Systems Design (KMP I) Training In Arlington, VA members

Tue, Apr 11, 2017 to Wed, Apr 12, 2017
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Kanban System Design

Certified Kanban Systems Design (KMP I)

Is your team moving too quickly for an average Agile sprint? Do you need an even more flexible and responsive way to manage your teams work? If so, Lean Kanban may be the answer.

Excella Consulting’s Kanban Systems Design (KMP I) is a highly interactive two-day class accredited by Lean Kanban University. It provides a detailed look at using Kanban to reduce cycle times, deliver faster, and drive continuous improvement. Emphasis is placed on “starting where you are” and using Kanban to improve understanding, alignment, and performance. Stress is placed on fundamental principles, including managing delivery flow, visualization, and systems thinking. These concepts are presented in a highly interactive and collaborative format with elements of lecture, classroom discussion, and simulation.


The course will familiarize students with these concepts through a sophisticated simulation that models a modern software development life cycle. Students will be challenged to develop, refine, and utilize their own Kanban to drive decisions and facilitate performance improvements. Learning will be very interactive and hands-on.

Who Should Sign Up

The class is great for teams looking for an evolutionary approach to agility, including current Scrum Masters, Product Owners, business analysts, developers, testers, DevOps Engineers, or anyone involved with the software development life cycle.

What’s In It For You

You will leave this class with actionable knowledge of the Kanban Method and how to use STATIK (Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban) to create and improve Kanban systems. Pragmatic, actionable, evidence-based guidance will give you familiarity with the fundamentals of Kanban, and a certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

Additionally, students can claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be applied to Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifications.

About Your Trainers

Trent Hone, Managing Consultant at Excella Consulting, is a Lean Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT). He provides consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Trent coaches, mentors, and trains clients in understanding their systems and improving them through Kanban and other Lean and Agile methods. In 2015, he was a finalist for Lean Kanban’s Brickell Key award for excellence in the Kanban community.

Mark Grove is an Agile Coach and Management Consultant with over 17 years in the IT profession serving a wide variety of disciplines including Agile coaching, project management, and business process and requirements analysis. Today, he coaches individuals and teams to continuously deliver value to the customer by embracing the Agile mindset and maximizing business performance and team potential. He provides coaching and facilitation expertise on a variety of Agile practices as well as creates and delivers training on a broad range of Agile topics. Mark holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and certifications including Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF), and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).

Price, Date, and Location

The registration cost for this two-day course is $1,300.00, inclusive of all taxes and fees. This cost includes:

  • Training manuals and supplies
  • Hot breakfast, hot lunch, and afternoon snacks each day
  • Parking reimbursement up to $20 per day at any nearby garage or lot

Registration is now open.  Classes on both days will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Arlington Tech eXchange (ATX) at 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 610, Arlington, Virginia (located two blocks from the Court House metro station on the Orange and Silver lines).  Nearby garage parking is available and will be reimbursed up to $20 per day. Hot breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m. each day and lunch will also be provided.

Cancellation Policy

Students submitting cancellation requests 10 business days or more prior to the start of the course are entitled to a full refund.  Students submitting cancellation requests less than 10 business days prior to the start of the course will be issued credit toward a future Excella training course.  The credit will be equal to the amount paid for the initial course less any applicable fees.  Should the organizer cancel the course for any reason, each registered students will be refunded 100% of the registration cost they paid.