Certified Lean Kanban Foundation | Kanban Systems Design (KMP1 only)

25, 26 Sept, Sat & Sun : 11am – 3pm BST

2, 3 Oct, Sat & Sun : 11am – 3pm BST

Training is also available (i) in-house, (ii) in multiple geographies [UK; Europe; South Africa; Australasia; India; SE-Asia] and (iii) online. Please contact

This virtual instructor-led training course is held over four sessions 10am – 2pm GMT (4 Hours Saturday and Sunday). It is a web-based course and your presence with active voice and video during the workshop is mandatory.


This Kanban course is designed for any professional who is part of a product development or knowledge work environment and who is interested in discovering how Kanban can help improve working environments. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organisation, from senior members of staff looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices.

Previous attendees to our classes have been in roles such as:

Senior Management Positions (CxO) | Programme and Project Managers | Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts | Scrum Team Members | Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents | Product & Software Developers & Testers | Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.) | Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals

Course Contents

This highly interactive course follows the official Lean-Kanban University (LKU) Certified Kanban System Design syllabus. It provides in-depth training in Kanban practices and the principles that underpin the Kanban method, including a fully immersive Kanban simulation. The Kanban method is an evolutionary approach to change and change management by starting with what you already do; respecting current roles; responsibilities and job titles; encouraging acts of leadership at all levels, and agreeing to pursue incremental, evolutionary change that evolves business processes using a Kaizen approach that reduces the risks associated with complex change programmes.

During the course you will have ample opportunities to discuss and experience the following topics:

  • Experience Kanban: Full simulation using the getKanban game
  • Definition of Kanban
    • Foundational Principles
    • Core Practices
    • The Kanban Lens
  • Understanding Kanban
    • Visualisation
    • Pull-Based Systems
    • Commitment in Kanban
    • Replenishment and Planning
    • Delivery of Products
    • Lead and End-to-End Cycle Times
    • Little's Law
    • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
    • Flow Efficiency
  • Implementing Kanban
    • STATIK - Systems Thinking Approach to Implementing Kanban
    • Understanding Sources of Variability
    • Identifying Opportunities to Improve
    • Analysing Demand and Capability
    • Modelling Workflow
    • Designing a Kanban System
    • Work Item Types
  • Classes of Service
  • Ticket Design

This course has been accredited by David J Anderson (creator of the Kanban method) and Lean-Kanban University (LKU). Students taking a LKU-accredited course will be eligible to become members of the Lean-Kanban University and will have met the requirements of the Kanban Management Professional 1 (KMP1) designation.


There are no prerequisites for the course, however attendees are expected to complete the required pre-course reading (which will be supplied).

LKU Certification & Professional Development

  • Lean-Kanban University (LKU) certificate of course completion
  • Electronic copy of the course slides
  • Electronic copy of the book "Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business" by David J. Anderson
  • Membership of the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) and access to the members' only sections of the LKU website. This will help you connect with the Kanban community and share your experience and new ideas

Participants must complete the Kanban Systems Design (KMP1) course previously titled Certified Lean Kanban Foundation course / Kanban Practitioner course before taking the Kanban Management Practitioner (KMP2) course to be awarded the KMP certification.