The Kanban Maturity Model (KMM)

A playbook for improving organizational maturity

The Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) maps ~150 specific Kanban practices to observable business outcomes using seven levels of organizational maturity

The Kanban Maturity Model codifies more than 10 years of experience implementing Kanban across diverse industries, in businesses small to extremely large. It plays an important role in creating unity, alignment, a sense of purpose and good governance. Use it to gain a better sense of achievement, provide better products and services, delight your customers, and realize superior business results.

The Kanban Maturity Model maps typical Kanban practices as well as cultural values against 7 organizational maturity levels. This becomes a  powerful tool for coaches and consultants leading Kanban initiatives and helping businesses improve their agility. 

 KMM provides a proven road-map of guidance on recommended practices to meet improvement goals. This road-map helps eliminate two common failure modes in Kanban and Agile implementations: overreaching causing an aborted start; and false summit plateaus that fail to realize full benefit.

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Mapping the Path


The Kanban Maturity Model includes Transition Practices that coaches can use to guide the organization to more successful enterprise-wide alignment.

The KMM maps increasing levels of business performance. Transition Practices are relatively easy to introduce above the previous maturity level, with little or no resistance to adoption.

Greater Success for Coaches


The Kanban Maturity Model is a powerful tool for coaches advising medium and large enterprises on transformation and improvement using the Kanban Method.

The KMM maps out seven levels of organizational maturity against the six general practices of Kanban and cultural values to ensure appropriate application of Kanban practices and successful adoption.

Guidance for the Right Practices


A Kanban initiative can stall or even fail due to poor guidance or advice – choosing inappropriate Kanban practices for the level of organizational maturity.

The Kanban Maturity Model maps appropriate Kanban practices to observable organizational behavior and business outcomes.

A Roadmap to Business Agility


The Kanban Maturity Model maps increasing levels of business performance. Observed practices and patterns of Kanban implementations are correlated against those observable business outcomes.

The KMM provides a roadmap and concrete actions that enable organizations to achieve fitness-for-purpose and exceptional business agility.

Get the KMM Book


Kanban Maturity Model: Evolving Fit for Purpose Organizations by David J Anderson and Teodora Bozheva

Includes the complete model including 132 Kanban practices, 20 cultural values, mapped to the 7 maturity levels.

Upcoming KMM Classes

KMM Discussion

Kanban Maturity Model 3-day class covering the model and how to apply it to your organization.

Advanced Kanban Management Professional – 2 day class covering coaching techniques for successful  evolutionary change initiatives

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