Team Kanban Practitioner Sept. 21, 2015

Team Kanban Practitioner

Seattle, WA

September 21, 2015

Objective of the class:
The Team Kanban Practitioner Class teaches the basics of the Kanban Method and serves as the entry level and starting point to an “alternative path to agility.” During this 1-day class, each attendee will:

  • Design and implement a Team Kanban board reflecting their own situation.
  • Learn the basics of visualizing different work item types and risk associated with work types.
  • Understand what more can be done with Kanban and how to proceed to the next level.

Who should attend?
Team members in professional services organizations where their employer wishes to explore and pursue an alternative path to agility. Those who feel overburdened and wish to find some respite to enable them to “get things done” with quality, improved speed, and predictability. Managers and team members who need help focusing on what to work on now, what to leave until later and what to discard altogether. Those who want relief from overburdening so that they can take pride of workmanship and feel proud of doing good quality work in an effective manner.

Class Curriculum

This 1-day class is divided into 4 modules of approximately 90 minutes each.

Module 1 (90 minutes)

Introduction and Survey

3 Agendas (focus on Sustainability)

Principles & Practices 

Meanings of Kanban

Basic Kanban concepts 

  • visual board
  • local cycle time metric
  • WIP
  • delivery rate & Little’s Law

Discussion of Cartoon

Overview of Kanban Cadences

  • description of standup & replenishment only

Morning Break

Module 2 (90 minutes)

Quickplay session of the getKanban board game

Game debrief


Module 3 (90 minutes)

Board designs (including personal Kanban)

WIP limits

Risk (e.g. Tactical | Operational | Strategic | Sustaining, Cost of delay Expedite | Fixed Date | Standard | Intangible)

Design-a-board exercise

Afternoon Break

Module 4 (90 minutes)

What next…

Explanation of service delivery workflow Kanban

Revisit 3 Agendas – next focus on Service-orientation

Proto-Kanban versus full Kanban System

Benefits of extending Kanban up/down workflow – improved service delivery – overview of STATIK and outside-in customer focus

Closing exercise – reflect on what have you learned and what next

Learning Outcomes

Attendees should become familiar with the Kanban Method and a conceptual overview of the full “alternative path to agility,” including Kanban Management Professional qualification and Enterprise Services Planning. They should be able to design and implement a Kanban board in their own team context. They should be able to differentiate between a work item type and the risks they are managing which are associated with specific work items. They should be familiar with a variety of different Team Kanban board designs and styles and know how to choose a design that is best suited for their context. They should be aware of the training roadmap to Kanban Management Professional and Kanban Coaching Professional and the value and benefits to be derived at each step on the “alternative path to agility.”

1-day Team Kanban Practitioner – USD $995.

5-day Alternative Path to Agility – USD $3,350.


Course participants are encouraged to have read the book Kanban by David J. Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows. Each attendee will receive:

  • A digital copy of the book Kanban by David J. Anderson. A printed copy can be purchased by attendees for $20.

  • Certificate of completion issued by Lean Kanban University for this certified training course (PDF format)

  • Membership in Lean Kanban University and a listing in the LKU Almumni Directory

The Alternative Path to Agility

Team Kanban Practitioner is the first step to true organizational agility through the Kanban Method. The full series of classes, intended to be taken in order, includes:

1-day Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP)

2-day Kanban System Design -or- Kanban for IT / Operations (Foundation I)

2-day Kanban Management Professional (Foundation II)

5-day training sessions that include all 3 classes in the Alternative Path to Agility are often available for a package rate. Inquire at sales@djaa.comfor details.

Cancellation Policy – Please Note
Substitutions are accepted at any time. Cancellations must be notified by email and refunds will be provided according to the following:

  • More than 10 days prior = 80% of course fee

  • 5 to 10 days prior = 50% of course fee

  • Less than 5 days = no refund provided

David J Anderson and Associates, Inc. (DJAA) reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient registrations or if presenters are unable to attend due to illness. If necessary, you will be notified no later than 7 days prior to the event and all registration payments will be refunded promptly or, if you prefer, rescheduled to another class.  If circumstances require, presenters may be substituted for alternative qualified presenters with equivalent experience.

Please be advised that events can be subject to changes in date and/or venue due to acts out of our control such as bad weather, civil unrest, etc. It is recommended that you purchase changeable and refundable tickets. DJAA will not be responsible for incurred costs in the event that we need to make changes due to circumstances beyond our control.


This class will take place in the Lean Kanban University | Anderson School of Management training center in Seattle, Washington, at: 

200 1st Avenue West, Suite 404, Seattle, WA 98119.