KMP I: Kanban Systems Design

Lean Kanban University Certified Kanban Training Seal
Prerequisites None
Outcome Learn the basis behind and method for designing Kanban workflow systems.
Duration 2 Days

Kanban is more than visualizations and cards. There is a method behind discovering how the work flows through a team. The Kanban Systems Design course aims to not only introduce the Kanban Method for managing workflow, but also to apply the STATIK (Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban) approach to integrating Kanban into your present services. Learn the required upkeep of a Kanban System to support more efficient and higher quality in delivery of those services. Understand demand versus capability within your services, and how to identify hindrances to efficient flow of the work. This class fulfills the Foundation I requirement through Lean Kanban University (LKU) and provides eligibility to take Foundation II courses. (Completion of a Foundation II level class, such as KMP II: Kanban Management Professional, will result in the designation Certified Kanban Management Professional, a recognized industry accreditation offered by LKU.)

The 3Back Difference

What You Get

FREE book Kanban by David J. Anderson

As a KMP I participant, you’ll receive a free digital copy of the book Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. Anderson, who is credited with the first implementation of a kanban process for software development, in 2005.

Certificate and Membership
Agile Tool Get To Done®
Free course retake policy
A fun and memorable learning experience

Feedback is Paramount

See What Our Students Are Saying

At mid day on Day 1, I felt that we had spent too much time on fundamentals of Scrum. For an A-CSM course, I expected to jump straight into more advanced topics. I enjoyed Day 2 more for that reason. I also realized that some so-called 'basic' topics are more nuanced than I thought.

Course was paced well. Material excellent. Instructor very knowledgeable.

Overall good class for those who only know the basics of Scrum. Great job explaining key concepts of Scrum and really breaking them down.

Interesting material. Learned about what we do is not ideal and how to Scale. Will try to implement for my clients.

We were able to cover a lot of material in a short period of time. Dan made the course interactive which helped in the learning. I genuinely feel as though I learned how Scrum Mastering should be done and feel like I can explain it.

This course was very insightful in that it helped me realize the Scrum process used at my company has flaws. It also helped me pin point these flaws.

I definitely feel more comfortable in regards to the process of Scrum. Dan is very much a Subject Matter Expert and it shows. I enjoyed the way Dan was able to break things down into real world examples.

KMP I: Kanban Systems Design Training


The Kanban Systems Design course is a 2-day overview of the Kanban method. Evidence-based information will provide an approach to introducing the method into your organization. Learn the efficacy and effectiveness of Kanban through group exercises, discussion and highly interactive game play.

In Day 1, you’ll learn several key elements of the Kanban Method, including:
  • Systems Thinking
  • Work Item Types
  • Classes of Service
  • Visibility
  • Establishing Policies to Assist Delivery
  • Kanban System Mechanics and Indicators
  • Pull
  • Delivery
  • Replenishment
  • Commitment Points
  • Lead Time
  • Throughput
  • Capability vs. Deliverability: Cumulative-Flow Diagrams
  • Marcelo Lopez leading a training course
In Day 2, you’ll learn an evidence-based application of the STATIK method, and establish a Kanban system visualization you can immediately apply in your organization:
Download the Datasheet Or
Find a Course Near You

Additional Details

What You’ll Learn

  • The Kanban method, its practices and guiding principles
  • A systems-thinking approach to designing and introducing Kanban systems in your organization
  • Ways to improve services delivery to be customer-focused and needs-sensitive
  • An understanding of Pull-based workflow
  • The benefits of limited Work In Progress (WIP) to increase your team’s efficiency

KMP I: Kanban Systems Design Training

So you want to learn Scrum. But is training really worth it?
What can training give you that reading a few books can’t?


Transforming your team or organization to a new methodology is a big undertaking. Organized training will give you the kickstart you need and save you valuable time otherwise wasted on costly trial and error.


Studies show that when learners “do and say,” they experience an increase of knowledge retention up to 80% over reading alone.


Books and blogs are good knowledge resources. Skill, however, is acquired by doing. There is simply no replacement for the skill building that occurs with hands-on activities and real-life simulations.

Scrum attendees

There is no right or wrong person to attend this training. In fact, the most successful agile adoptions have included training for everyone, right down to Finance and Sales staff. Scrum training is especially appropriate for anyone in the corporate structure dealing with rapidly changing demands. In a traditional organization, these roles might include:

Project Managers
Program Managers
Technical Writers
Product Managers
QA Staff

What Industries

Use Scrum?

Scrum industries

The most popular use of Scrum is for software development in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, education, information technology, government programs and supply chain management. But Scrum goes beyond software development! We’ve known organizations and individuals who have used Scrum for graphic design, wedding planning, data warehousing, consulting, classroom projects, household management, auto salvage yards and much more. Scrum is appropriate for almost any complex project with rapidly changing or emergent requirements, regardless of the industry.