We’ve updated the LeanKanban Training Roadmap for 2015 following the introduction of the modular 5-day Enterprise Services Planning class.


2015 Edition LeanKanban Training Roadmap

The new training roadmap includes the new Enterprise Services Planning classes but also introduces a new intermediate training class called “The Kanban Method.” People completing the Foundation Level “Getting Started with Kanban – Improving your Service Delivery” class together with the Advanced Practitioner Level “The Kanban Method – Success Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business” will receive the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential.

As has been the case for the past 3 years, Accredited Kanban Trainers (AKTs) are free to offer a 1-day informational class tailored to specific audiences. These introductory classes are designed to deliver Kanban awareness. There is no set curriculum for these classes. AKTs are free to construct a curriculum that in their opinion is best tailored to their audience and delivers the right level of Kanban awareness based on the job function of the attendees. Certificates of attendance are issued.

The “Getting Started with Kanban” Foundation Level class is now standardized for all new AKTs. The curriculum is defined and trainers use the standard training materials issued from LeanKanban University. Trainers are permitted to customize the training by localizing it into their own language and by adding their own case study. This 2-day class is designed to teach the basic mechanics of Kanban and let participants experience Kanban in action through the getKanban game simulation and the STATIK (Systems Thinking Approach to Implementing Kanban) Method exercises for analysis, design and implementation of a kanban system and visual boards. Certificates of attendance are issued to all attendees who complete this 2-day class.

The new “The Kanban Method – Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business” class at the Advanced Practitioner Level is designed for people with basic knowledge and experience using Kanban. This class focuses on the 7 Kanban Cadences: Replenishment; Delivery Planning; Standup; Service Delivery Review; Operations Review; Risk Review; and Strategy Review. The objective of this class is to teach the full method and encourage deeper implementations. Candidates will learn how the Kanban Method provides an anti-fragile solution through its feedback mechanisms that are designed to respond to stressors by catalyzing improvements.

“The Kanban Method” class has a standardized curriculum and standard training materials. Trainers are permitted to localize the training materials into their local language. All AKTs can offer this advanced practitioner class.

Certificates of attendance are issued for each candidate completing the 2-day “The Kanban Method” class.

For those who complete both 2-day classes, “Getting Started with Kanban” and “The Kanban Method” they will be awarded the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential.

Three parallel tracks are then offered: Enterprise Services Planning; Kanban Coaching Masterclass; Kanban Train-the-trainer.

Enterprise Services Planning is designed for managers from line level to senior decision makers who must worry about enterprise scale concerns, customer satisfaction and fitness for purpose. Enterprise Services Planning is designed to delivery practical solutions for pragmatic practitioners.

The Kanban Coaching Masterclass is a step towards receiving the Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) credential. KCPs must complete the masterclass, demonstrate at least 6 months Kanban coaching experience through a case study essay and a panel interview. The KCP track is designed for people who wish to lead or coach Kanban and Enterprise Services Planning initiatives with their employer or clients.

The Kanban Train-the-trainer is a class that teaches trainers how to deliver the Kanban training classes, “Getting Started with Kanban” and “The Kanban Method”. Attendees completing the train-the-trainer are awarded the Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) credential. Only AKTs are licensed to deliver official LeanKanban training.