Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) - Virtual

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Sat, Oct 03, 2020 to Sun, Oct 04, 2020
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Kanban Maturity Model

The Kanban Maturity Model maps typical Kanban practices as well as cultural values against 7 organizational maturity levels. This becomes a powerful tool for coaches and consultants leading Kanban initiatives and helping businesses improve their agility. 

KMM provides a proven road-map of guidance on recommended practices to meet improvement goals. This road-map helps eliminate two common failure modes in Kanban and Agile implementations: overreaching causing an aborted start; and false summit plateaus that fail to realize full benefit.


At the end of the course the student will be able to do the following:

1.     Determine the maturity level of the organization they work with in terms of observable behaviours, management practices and business outcome

2.     Define the right approach to lead the organization to the next level

3.     Determine and appropriately implement the Kanban practices that will help the organization deliver better on customer expectations and internal objectives.

4.     Integrate the KMM with other models and methods such as Lean/TPS, CMMI, and Real-World Risk Model.


Main topics of the course

·      Organizational maturity levels defined in terms of behavioural patterns, depth of Kanban practices and business outcome

·      Kanban maturity model architecture

·      Evolving a fit-for-purpose organization

·      Cultural values and leadership styles which enable the evolution of organizational agility

·      Two failure modes of Kanban implementations, aborted start and false summit plateaus, and means to avoid them.

·      Mapping between KMM and other models and methods such as Lean/TPS, Real World Risk Model, and CMMI.

·      Advanced Kanban practices for managing services and projects


Course Outline

·      Understanding KMM levels

·      KMM Architecture

·      KMM and other models and methods: Lean/TPS, CMMI, Real World Risk Model

·      Evolving organizational culture with KMM

·      Fit-for-purpose organization

·      Developing Organizational Agility

·      Risk Management practices

·      Developing an antifragile organization

·      How to use KMM as a Kanban coach, Change agent, or Project Manager


Who Should Attend?

The course is designated to Kanban coaches, Agile practitioners, transformation initiative leaders, business managers, project and service managers and team leaders who wish to obtain deeper knowledge on the following topics:

a)     how to develop further their organizational agility

b)    appropriate practices that allow delivering on customer expectations

c)     how to achieve predictable economic outcomes and financial robustness

d)    how to improve the predictability of their teams’ work and meet customer expectations.

e)    how to define a realistic roadmap for their organizations based on a profound understanding of their current situation, the characteristics of the organizational culture, and the defined purpose.

f)      what leadership focus and actions are necessary to enable successful improvement.



The Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential is required. 

Course participants are encouraged to have read the book Kanban Maturity Model by David J Anderson and Teodora Bozheva.


The participants will receive 

Official Kanban University Certificate: Kanban Maturity Model (KMM)

Registration in Kanban University Alumni

Student guide in PDF format

Supplementary materials in PDF


Your KCP Journey 

To achieve the Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) credential, participants must have the

- Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential (4 days)

- Complete the Kanban Maturity Model (KMM – 2 days) and  

- Kanban Coaching Practices training (2 days).