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Kanban System Design (KMP I) - Columbia, MD/BWI

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Sheraton Columbia Town Center

10207 Wincopin Circle

Columbia, MD 21044

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How do I get started with Kanban?

How do I improve the Kanban system I have now?

These questions and more are addressed in KMP I, the first of two classes on your journey to becoming a certified Kanban Management Professional !

In this class, you will first enhance your understanding of Kanban through a fun, hands-on simulation. You will then explore the Kanban Method’s proven STATIK approach that provides the insights necessary to understand and design your Kanban system so that it delivers improving value to the delight of your customers. This 2-day class is certified by Lean Kanban University.

Who should Attend?

The class is intended for business and technology managers, developers, and anyone else wanting to understand and apply the fundamentals of the Kanban Method.

Class Objectives

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 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

Course Curriculum

The content of this course covers the following topics, presented in the form of interactive exercises organized in small groups, plus games, classroom teaching and discussion.

  • What is Kanban and the Kanban Method?
  • Kanban in action – a simulation and debrief
  • STATIK systems thinking approach using a case study
  • Identifying opportunities for change
  • Demand and Capability Analysis
  • Modeling the workflow
  • Classes of Service
  • Replenishment, Delivery and Release Cadences
  • Designing a Kanban System

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.


The class will be held at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel. The hotel is surrounded by 12 wooded acres in Columbia, Maryland, overlooking the serene Lake Kittamaqundi. It is within walking distance of the Mall in Columbia, Whole Foods and numerous restaurants. It is a 25 minute drive from BWI Airport between Washington D.C. and Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Course Fees

  • 2-day Kanban System Design - (KMP I) - $1250 - $1450.

Related offerings:

Note: Class Size is limited to a maximum of 20 students and filled based on a first come, first served basis. A minimum of 5 students is necessary to make the class economically viable. See below

You will receive…

Upon registering for the class:

  • A digital PDF version of either: Kanban by David J. Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows.

Upon successful completion of the class:

  • A digital copy of the presentation slides
  • KMP I Foundations Certificate of Completion from Lean Kanban University Certified Kanban Training (digital format).
  • Membership in Lean Kanban University and a profile listing in the LKU Alumni Directory.
  • You can submit for 14 PDUs or SEUs (PMI, ScrumAlliance)


Attendees are expected to have read:

  • The free ebook Essential Kanban Condensed by David Anderson and Andy Carmichael
  • And either: the Kanban book by David J Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows (one is provided after registering for the course)

Prior attendance at a Team Kanban Practitioner 1-day course is recommended but not required.

KMP Certification

This course satisfies the first of two requirements toward obtaining the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) designation. Taking the "Kanban Cadences and Flow Improvement (KMP II)" class will complete the KMP status requirement. The LeanKanban KMP certification never expires and requires no annual renewal fees.


  • Substitutes for registered attendees will be accepted at any time up until the day of class.
  • All cancellation or substitution notices must be received by email. Refunds for cancellations will be issued according to the following email receipt schedule:
  • More than 15 days prior = 80% of course fee
  • 5 to 15 days prior = 50% of course fee
  • Less than 5 days = no refund provided

PLEASE NOTE: AgileDance, Inc. reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient (less than 5) registrations or if presenters are unable to attend due to illness or an unforeseen emergency. Should this happen, 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 therefore recommended that you always purchase changeable and refundable tickets. AgileDance, Inc. will not be responsible for any incurred costs in the event that we need to make changes due to any of the above circumstances, beyond our control.

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