Kanban University Development Path
Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) – This credential is granted upon the completion of the one day Team Kanban Practitioner course. It is designed to introduce the principles of Kanban for a team to get started or for the complete team to get the appropriate exposure to be effective within a Kanban system. The TKP is not required for other credentials, however many people new to Kanban may find TKP to be the best entry point.
Kanban Management Professional (KMP) – This credential is granted upon the completion of two classes. Kanban System Design, a two day class, teaches the basics of Kanban, flow and how to design a Kanban system. Kanban Systems Improvement, also 2 days, teaches how to evolve, improve, and scale a Kanban system. KMPs should be able to design a Kanban system and to evolve and scale it beyond the team.
Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) – This credential is granted upon the completion of two courses for a total of five days covering the Kanban Maturity Model and Kanban Coaching Practices. In addition, the individual must have completed the KMP. This credential demonstrates individuals understand the Kanban Maturity Model playbook to help evolve an organization to higher levels of maturity.
Accredited Kanban Consultant (AKC) – This high level of accreditation is granted based on a thorough review of each candidate. Candidates must complete the five-day Masterclass in addition to meeting all the requirements of a KCP. Candidates are assigned an AKC mentor, must submit a reflective essay, and pass a live review with peer AKCs. Those granted the AKC are accredited by Kanban University to possess a foundational understanding of the Kanban Method to be able to resort to first principles to evolve solutions.
Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) – This high level of accreditation is granted based on a thorough review of each candidate. Candidates must take a five-day Train the Trainer class and must demonstrate their ability to train the materials for TKP and KMP. AKTs are accredited by Kanban University as being able to train the Kanban University curriculum.