Kanban Management Professional (KMP II) + Optional Agile Metrics (February 26)
In this class, you learn how to use the full Kanban method beyond designing and introducing Kanban systems, how to get to pull at the enterprise scale, how to implement organizational feedback loops with Kanban cadences, and various practical approaches to improvement. Optionally, add an additional day for a deep dive on the topic of Metrics, and its use to drive improvement initiatives. See here for full details about the metrics class.
KMP II: Kanban Management Professional
This class is the final stage in the Kanban - Alternative Path to Agility professional development program. It is certified by Lean Kanban University (LKU), the authority and the home of the Kanban method, as the KMP II level training. All successful participants will receive certificates of class completion. LKU awards the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential to those who completed both KMP I and II classes. You can complete your KMP I training previously with any Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and then take this KMP II with us.
You can expect to learn:
- Deeper Kanban practices to sustain evolutionary improvements
- Getting to pull at the enterprise scale
- Organizational feedback loops enabled by Kanban cadences
- Several important models for finding and validating improvements – "improvement technologies"
This training class has substantial prerequisites. It is strongly recommended that you've done the following prior to attending this class. Such knowledge and practical experience are crucial inputs into your KMP II training experience.
- Completed the Kanban System Design (KMP I) class. You can do this with us or any other Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT). You can ask us for recommendations of other trainers if our offerings don't fit your schedule.
- Practice what you've learned in your KMP I, particularly using STATIK (the Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban) to design unique Kanban systems in your business environment, and operating such systems for at least short period of time.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CLASS
- Why evolutionary change may be more appropriate for your company than managed change
- How to identify and approach emotional and rational sources of resistance to change
- How proto-Kanban systems aren't "incorrect ways to do Kanban", but rather evolutionary Kanban forms that bring real benefits to companies
- A relatable enterprise-level Kanban case study
- How to be deliberate at making important business commitments
- Deeper definitions of the Kanban method and their appropriate interpretations in context
- Seeing your enterprise as a network of services that can improve together
- Non-IT applications of Kanban
- Advanced guidance on STATIK (the systems thinking approach to introducing Kanban)
- Key approaches to scaling Kanban
- Understanding upstream vs. delivery Kanban and the related management roles
- Implementing the Delivery Set of Kanban cadences, particularly the replenishment meeting, multiple-levels of standups and delivery planning
- The lead time metric and its probabilistic nature
- How to design service delivery reviews (SDR) and Ops Reviews (this begins the Improvement Set of Kanban cadences)
- Identifying, managing, eliminating, mitigating sources of delay
- Managing dependencies between services
- Understanding and managing the sources of variability present in your processes
- Conducting risk reviews (this completes the Improvement Set of Kanban cadences)
- Dealing with bottlenecks in high-variability creative processes
- Applying an economic model to find waste in projects