Kanban Practitioner

A Lean-Kanban University Certified Kanban Training


This 2-day course is certified through the Lean Kanban University and covers David Anderson’s Kanban practices for Successful Evolutionary Change. Those attending will walk away with a clear understanding for how to utilize the Kanban techniques of lean and systems thinking in order to improve existing practices. This course is a balance of lecture, workshop and simulations which demonstrate how to change processes with a minimal impact on people.

Participants will learn how to design a kanban system and initiate change with Kanban. They will learn the basic concepts of flow, pull, and collaborative improvement

Based on the book by David Anderson

Course Dates


This course is best suited to:-

  • Project and Program Managers.

  • Anyone participating in an improvement process.

  • Middle and senior managers (within and outside of IT).

  • Development and team managers.

  • Business Analysts.


This two-day course covers the following:


  • Controlling Work in Progress (from push to pull)

  • Visualising work (designing the card wall)

  • Measuring and managing flow (control charts, flow diagrams)

  • Making policies explicit (classes of service)

  • Managing risk with capacity allocation

  • Managing change and collaborative improvement

At the end of the course attendees will understand:

  • How to identify and address bottlenecks.

  • How to work with shifting priorities

  • How to deal with interrupt work and multi-tasking

  • How to deal with important but not time-critical work

  • How to avoid that work piles up in one place (or time) while there is a lack of work in another place

  • How to create flow in the work, the information to perform the work, and the teams that do the work


Certifed Kanban Trainers are members of the Lean Kanban University who have been personally trained by David Anderson and have met the highest qualifications for delivering Kanban instruction. Students who take this course will receive a Certificate of Completion of LKU Accredited Kanban Training and Membership in the Lean-Kanban University (LKU).


Attendees will be able to make the most of the class if they:


  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).

  • Understand the basics of product management.

  • Understand requirements and requirements decomposition.

  • Currently manage a product, or will be managing a product in the future.

  • Have a clear sense of the challenges and opportunities facing their product.

  • Want to know more about how to leverage agility to deliver more value to their customers.