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Kanban System Design (KMP I)

New York, NY

Are you finding the demands to your team overwhelming and the process chaotic? Are your customers saying your team takes too long to deliver or that they have no idea what your team is busy doing? Do you have a growing backlog with requests months to years old? Are people with critical skills not available when you need them? Do you feel like priorities are changing all the time? On top of your ever-growing delivery workload, are you able to develop the capabilities of your team?


As the first part of the KMP credential, this 2-day Foundations-level Kanban training class, certified by Lean Kanban University, is for managers, developers, and anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of the Kanban Method. The class includes the use of a Kanban simulation as well as exercises to design an actual Kanban system. 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.


At the end of the training, participants 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 having work pile 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


The content of this course covers the following topics, presented in the form of intensive, non-technical exercises organized in small groups, games, classroom teaching and discussion:

  • Controlling Work in Progress (from push to pull)

  • Visualizing work (designing the card wall)

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

  • Making policies explicit (classes of service)

  • Managing change and collaborative improvement


The class curriculum is based on the work of David J. Anderson, pioneer of the Kanban Method, and author of the definitive book, Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business. 

Upcoming Training Events

This 2-day hands-on course follows the official Lean Kanban University (LKU) training materials

produced by David J. Anderson, Mike Burrows and other leading Lean Kanban experts.

Upcoming courses will be posted here.  Please check regularly to see the latest updated schedule.

About the Trainer

Craeg Strong is a Certified Lean Kanban trainer, certified SpecFlow trainer, and Agile coach.  He is the founder and CTO of Ariel Partners and is certified in multiple agile methods: AKT, CSM, CSP, CSD, CSPO, PSM, ITILv3, PMI-ACP, PMP, LeSS, and SAFe. He has been in the IT industry since 1988.  He works on Large Commercial & Government Projects as an Agile Coach/DevOps Engineer and Performance & Scalability Architect.  He is also a Certified Ethical Hacker, Polyglot Software Developer, and an MIT Computer Science Undergraduate.  Mr. Strong holds a DoD Top Secret clearance.​