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Applying Kanban – KMP I

Kanban in Action! Our two day training, Applying Kanban, takes a deeper look at the hard facts. This substantial foundational training prepares you to immediately deploy Kanban in your organization or to execute a review of your existing Kanban system. We talk about comprehensive visualization, the effects of push versus pull, how to establish a work flow and how Kanban works on different organizational levels of a company. All the exercises are based on real-world examples and are directly applicable for your daily work with Kanban.

  • "Energetic, clear & pragmatic."

    Kulawat Wongsaroj, Lean-in, Bangkok, TH
  • "Fun like our games that GAMEINDY develops! Think for company improvements."

    Sittichai Theppaitoon, GAMEINDY, Bangkok, TH
  • "Try to arrange stand-up meetings with MORE strategy thinking."

    Koranat Vongsayan, Bank of Ayudhya PCL., Bangkok, TH
  • "Great content, great trainers, great presented!"

    Terrence Reddy, Momentum, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "Fantastic presentation. Visual, engaging, well-structured, thought provoking and collaborative. Well Done! Thanks!"

    Elijah Skidmore, LDS Church, Salt Lake City, UT, US
  • "I came with some working knowledge of Kanban yet Klaus managed to add deeper layers of understanding for me. And this is just the foundation class!"

    Jeff Au, MYOB, Kuala Lumpur, MY
  • "For a foundation course, I gained a very deep level of understanding."

    Martin Botha, Momentum, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "Absolutely enlightening!"

    Gert Brits, Derivco, Durban, ZA


When just starting off, it’s important to have a solid knowledge of Kanban basics. In Applying Kanban, you will work intensively with the foundations which are necessary for an efficient and goal-oriented implementation. The principles and functionalities of Kanban, as well as the systematic approach to working with Kanban, are our top priority in this training.

Working “Hands-on” with Kanban
For us, it is important to gear the trainings towards practical experience. Theories are presented in a quick and understandable manner so you can immediately start trying them out on concrete problems—preferably your own! Regardless if you are in Product Development, Support, IT Operations, Software or Hardware Development: In this training, you will receive the answers to your specific questions and challenges.

During the training, you have the opportunity to develop a Kanban system within your desired context. In doing so, you incorporate proper visualization, work flow and, naturally, WIP limits. At the same time, you consider which level of your organization would be the best place to start implementing a Kanban system.

Who is the training for?

The KMP Foundation Level 1 training is especially suited for persons with responsibility for projects or departments, who wish to implement Kanban and want support to get started. Applying Kanban is also great as a “fitness check” when questions or uncertainties have arisen during your daily work with an already implemented Kanban system.

You want to know it works and you are coming by yourself? The training covers all the foundations of Lean Kanban and incorporates practical exercises. It’s important to us that you understand the mindset, as well as be able to asses where and how Kanban would fit in your environment. You will be able to utilize the tools you receive from us and target them towards your specific needs.

You have concrete plans and want to employ Kanban in your environment? If this is the case, it’s best if three of you come to the training! With three participants from your area, you become a initial Kanban Change Team and can work within the context of your requirements during the training. You will leave the training with a blueprint for your personal Kanban system.

You are already using Kanban? You started a Kanban system under your own initiative, and now you wonder if the approach was correct? Bring photos and documentation of your Kanban system and we’ll look at them together. During the training, you can review the theories of Kanban and use the exercises, as well as the eyes and ears of the other participants, to examine your implementation. You will leave the training with a (most likely long) “to-do” list for your Kanban system.

Covered topics

  • What is Kanban?
  • Making work visible – visualization
  • Understanding WIP and setting proper WIP limits
  • Pull vs. Push
  • Flow-based work
  • Flight Levels – where does Kanban fit in your company
  • Agile scaling with Kanban – from 5 to 2000 persons
  • Combining Kanban and Scrum or other agile methods
  • Feedback loops  – meetings in Kanban
  • Successful start with Kanban

Training Location: Johannesburg, ZA

Faircity Quatermain Hotel
60 West Road South 
2196 Johannesburg

Schedule: start time 8:00am - end time 5:00pm

Incl. 1h lunch break and a shorter break in the morning and afternoon.

Trainer: Klaus Leopold, AAKT & KCP

Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is co-author of the book “Kanban Change Leadership” published by Wiley in 2015. Klaus is one of the first accredited Lean Kanban trainers and coaches worldwide. He was awarded with the Brickell Key Award for “outstanding achievement and leadership” within the Lean Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014. His main interest is establishing lean enterprise flow by performing optimization beyond team level, especially in large environments from 30 to 500 people. He publishes his current thoughts on his blog www.leanability.com/en/category/blog-en/ and you can follow him on Twitter at @klausleopold.

Audience: managers, CIO, department managers, line managers, team leaders, project managers, technical leaders, engineers

The ’Applying Kanban’ Foundation Level training is designed for professionals, who are in charge of process optimization, business performance or project management or anyone with interest in organization performance improvements.

Certification: LKU - KMP Foundation I

LKU – KMP Foundation I

Language: English

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Take 3 pay 2! 
R11,933 excl. VAT. 
Price per participant for 3 bookings from one organisation

Offer valid till March, 31st, 2017!

R17,900 excl. VAT.
1 participant*

Early-bird special:
R13,900 (excl VAT) 
until Mar, 31st, 2017

*We recommend the participation of several people form your organisation to faciliate joint reflection on the internal implementation of Kanban in your company and to facilitate transfer of what has been learned. This increases the overall impact and the sustainability of the training and thus the value of your investment.

The training is organized and invoiced by agile42, our South African partner company. The terms and conditions of agile42 apply for this training.