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Improving Kanban – Metrics special

You know your way around the basics and you have been applying Kanban in practice for some time now. But, still “there has to be more”! Then the “Improving Kanban” training is the perfect fit for you! For two days, you will work with Kanban for professionals. Not only theory, but also practice exercises, numerous chances for exchanging of information and concrete improvement ideas, this is what makes this highly interactive training what it is. Forecasting, data-driven improvements, scaling, portfolio, strategy, etc. are the topics that become more important the more your own Kanban experience grows and, when applied appropriately, can release enormous potential for improvement. Unfolding this potential is the goal of this training. And there is still more: In this special training Klaus pairs-up with metrics and forecasting guru Troy Magennis which means you can expect a high dose of actionable metrics and forecasting!

  • "COD = quite eye opening, brings everything together."

    Stephan, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "Inspiring and thought provoking."

    Dillon Weyer, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "Energetic, clear & pragmatic."

    Kulawat Wongsaroj, Lean-in, Bangkok, TH
  • "Great content, great trainers, great presented!"

    Terrence Reddy, Momentum, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "Klaus is the best trainer I’ve ever encountered."

    Melanie Basson, Derivco, Durban, ZA
  • "Continuous englightment!"

    Karen Goosen, Derivco, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "A precious moment in time to connect, share and grow."

    Al Barauskas, Land and Resources I&IT Cluster, Oakville, ON, CA
  • "Kanban at its best!"

    Lukas Schmidt, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn, DE


This advanced training is geared towards people who are already actively using Kanban and who would like to improve upon and actively develop their own existing system further. Get to know advanced application techniques and skills of Lean Kanban – how to apply this practically remains the center of attention!

You will receive an in-depth insight into the Kanban Flight Levels and experience, through concrete examples, how an accurate prediction can be made within the framework of forecasting without wasting any effort on estimation and how a realistic likelihood of occurrence of more than 80 percent can be reached with this prediction.

Another focus point of the KMP II Training is to answer questions pertaining to the scalability of Kanban. What does it take to optimally coordinate and network Kanban systems at various hierarchical and operational levels as well as to integrate their informational content into a greater whole? And what practical steps do I have to take for this?

The motto of the training is clearly, “learning with one another and from one another”. This means that you do not receive any theoretical analysis from even more theoretical topics which might sound exciting but do not apply in any way to your day-to-day business. What would you do with all of this theory anyway? During this training, we will further develop your concrete Kanban implementations. The great thing here is that you will also profit from the experiences of the other training participants: “How did you solve this situation?”

All of this is, of course, rounded off with knowledge input and experience from Klaus and Troy who are one of the old hands and most experienced Kanban and forecasting experts worldwide. You will learn from the book authors and Brickell Key Award prize winners personally and profit directly from their experience with various Kanban system dimensions within numerous branches and from their several hundred trainings.

Aim of training: improving an existing Kanban system

Check how things stand, evaluate your own Kanban system, get an overview of where the most potential for improvement can be found and learn a lot about new topics. The aim is to create concrete improvement ideas for your own Kanban system and to learn how to successfully implement these ideas. It is possible to do this as a single participant or in a group of three, then you will have several perspectives towards any aspect and the weight of implementation weighs on a few more shoulders.


In order to attend the KMP II class, you will need to first complete the 2-day Applying Kanban (KMP I) class. We will work with examples out of your daily kanban experience! The books “Practical Kanban” and “Kanban Change Leadership” by Klaus Leopold are recommended reading.

Covered topics

  • Kanban at scale and scaling Kanban
  • Achieving Lean Business Agility
  • Probabilistic thinking and forecasting (no advanced mathematics required!)
  • Analyzing and optimizing throughput and cycle time
  • Dealing with bottlenecks and constraints
  • Dealing with external dependencies
  • Assessment: How is your Kanban system? Where does it needs to be improved?
  • Metrics Special: a deep dive into WIP, cycle time, throughput, and forecasting

Training Location: Vienna, AT

Design Thinking Space @ Ankerbrotfabrik
Absberggasse 27, Top 7, 7.13
AT-1100 Vienna

Schedule: start time 9:00am - end time 5:00pm

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

Trainer: Klaus Leopold and Troy Magennis

Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist 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 in der IT” (in German, published by Hanser Verlag in 2012) and co-author of the English translation “Kanban Change Leadership” (to be published at the beginning of 2015 by Wiley).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 Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014. Klaus is also a founding member of the management network Stoos. His main interest is agility beyond team level, especially in programs from 30 to 500 people. He publishes his current thoughts on our blog www.LEANability.com/en/blog and you can follow him on Twitter at @klausleopold.
Troy Magennis has been involved with technology companies since 1994, fulfilling roles from QA through to VP for multinational companies. Troy speaks at many Agile conferences and has played an Agile training and mentoring role for executives in small and large organizations. Previous clients include: Walmart, Microsoft, Skype, Sabre Airline Solutions, Siemens Healthcare.Troy currently consults and trains organizations wanting to improve decision making on software portfolio and project questions through Agile and Lean thinking and tools. Applying Scrum and Lean techniques appropriately and where they are going to make this biggest benefit through quantitative rigor.Troy has many books and articles on software development and practices, his most recent is “Forecasting and Simulating Software Development Projects: Effective Modeling of Kanban & Scrum Projects using Monte Carlo Simulation”.

Audience: Everyone who wants to improve an existing Kanban system

Kanban Practitioners, Project or Program Managers, Business Analysts, Line and Middle Managers (both within and outside of IT), Management Coaches / Trainers and Process Improvement Coaches interested in maximizing the effectiveness of their Kanban adoptions.

Certification: LKU - KMP II

LKU – KMP II If you have already attended a KMP I class or similar before, you’ll earn the title Kanban Management Professional (KMP) finishing this class.

You are not sure your previously attended class counts? Please ask us to check!

Language: English

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Take 3 pay 2!
€ 1.260,- excl. VAT. Price per participant
for 3 bookings from one organisation

€ 1.890,- excl. VAT.
1 participant*

*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.