Over the last decade, many companies applied Kanban for improve delivery of products and services to customers, to achieve greater collaboration in the workplace, greater customer satisfaction and business agility. At the same time, a global community of Kanban experts, coaches and trainers developed both the method and effective, evidence-based, practical ways to teach it.
There is no single "the Kanban training class." There are several of them, appropriate for different organizational agendas and proficiency levels.
Kanban has three agendas -- choose the one(s) that matter to you and your company:
The simplest, personal and team-level agenda, getting work organized, less multitasking, relief from overburdening, focus on quality
The heart of the Kanban method is this difficult agenda, focusing on customers and business results. It is not about teams. It's about managers taking responsibility for delivering products and services to customers. Improve delivery, achieve greater customer satisfaction and business agility.
Strategy, risk, identity, long-term survival and success of the enterprise.
The one-day Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) workshop satisfies the Sustainability Agenda.
If this is what you want to achieve with Kanban, this one-day class (10% of the curriculum) is enough.
If you set more ambitious goals of customer satisfaction and business results, go to the KMP curriculum.
Two two-day workshops cover the Service-orientation Agenda:
I recommend that you take KMP II after some period of practice what you learned in KMP I, introducing Kanban systems and running them for some time.
Some people are able to take KMP I and II back-to-back during the same week.
Enterprise Services Planning (ESP) is a five-day program. It is broken into modules appropriate for executive, product management and other audiences.
Executive strategy topics are covered largely in the first two days. Quantitative, technical topics are loaded towards the end.
The week-long Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) Masterclass is the most advanced part of the Kanban curriculum, taught until 2017 only by the Kanban pioneer David J Anderson. Alexei is now one of the handful who can deliver it. The Masterclass focuses on the skills of experts, coaches and change agents leading improvement and change in complex situations arising in modern enterprises.
Public classes: regularly in Toronto and occasionally in other cities in North America and Europe. Please check the current schedule of upcoming training classes and events. Please also write and let us know if you'd like a "Kanban Week" in your city.
Private on-premises management workshops: anywhere in the world. Please send us a message via this form to get in touch.
Lean Kanban University's (LKU) curriculum and methods were created through collaboration of leading experts and evolved through thousands of training classes and Kanban implementations in many companies in various industries worldwide. This worldwide learning network of Kanban trainers and coaches outlearns and overtakes the smartest individual expert (not to mention do-it-yourselvers). Thus, the Lean Kanban University mark signifies the collective wisdom accumulated over the years: how to approach practical problems, what works, what doesn’t – in the business environment, in the workplace, and in the training room.
The number of Accredited Kanban Trainers (AKTs) and Kanban Coaching Professionals (KCPs) is growing worldwide due to the growing popularity of the method and demand for proper guidance. This increases the availability of training and coaching services in many regional markets and industries. This is good.
“Kanban with Alexei” offers additional advantages. Bring their difficult questions and difficult problems and get some practical advice on what to do about them. Alexei a lot of experience with Kanban in various industries industries, such as e-commerce, insurance, software, hardware, and biotechnology. The services “kanbanized” by these companies with his help are as diverse as accounting, clinical research, courseware, sales and marketing, besides software development and IT operations. The advice is mostly free from assumptions that would only be true in one industry, one type of professional service, in one geographical or cultural context, or for companies of a certain size. Alexei has contributed to the development of the Kanban over the years and continues to do so.