Team Kanban Practitioner

(one-day certified training)

Who Should Attend and Why?

Workers and managers in professional service industries, considering or pursuing an alternative path to agility.


Applying Kanban at the team level gets your team's invisible work organized, gives people relief from overburdening so that they can get things done with quality and pride of workmanship.

What You'll Learn

  • Basic Kanban concepts: the visual board, work-in-process (WIP), and local cycle time metric
  • Kanban's core practices
  • How to use a Team Kanban board to improve transparency, collaboration, and balance
  • Key Team Kanban board design patterns and how to choose the right one for your team
  • How to apply WIP limits and deal with work of various degrees of urgency
  • How to conduct Kanban-style standup meetings and replenishment
  • Limitations of team-level Kanban and when it is not appropriate
  • What your company may need to do more with Kanban beyond Team Kanban

We teach the class with many interactive exercises, games and simulations. We design actual Team Kanban boards in the class. You can take these designs to your office after the class. 

Day Schedule and Syllabus

The day includes four intensive 90-minute sessions. With proper breaks between the "quarters" as well as the lunch breaks, it takes about eight hours to complete each day's agenda. The schedule doesn't have to be 9 to 5. We adapt to local conditions and shift this eight-hour frame accordingly. Here's the approximate agenda for each of the four class sessions:

Q1 Introduction to Kanban, core practices and basic concepts
Q2  Team Kanban simulation (different scenarios)
Q3 Board design patterns, design and refine your own
Q4 Feedback loops, limitations of the team-level approach


This training class is certified by Lean Kanban University as TKP level training. Participants receive standard LKU certificates of completion.  LKU awards the Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) credential to those successfully completed this class.


  • Lean Kanban University's certified training curriculum and teaching methods were created through collaboration of leading experts and validated in hundreds of training classes around the world.
  • You get pragmatic, actionable guidance you can implement in your organization next week - because it doesn't require permission, a large budget or getting others to change
  • You get a top North American trainer, someone who is respected in Kanban communities around the world, a long-time user and coach of the method, and knows the stuff.
  • Private on-site and semi-private training classes are also available, upon request.


  • Substitutions of participants are allowed anytime until the start of the class
  • Refunds are provided as follows: 35 days or more, 100%; 15 days or more, 50%
  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel classes if registrations are insufficient.

Upcoming Events

Kanban - Alternative Path to Agility!

Enterprise Services Planning (ESP)

KCP Masterclass

Speaking & Other Events

Canada Nov 20-23 Montreal
Canada Nov 12-13 Toronto
Sep 24-25 Bangalore
Sep 19-20 Bangalore
Canada Sep 4-7 Montreal
Netherlands TBA Amsterdam
USA Nov 5-9  Washington
Canada July 12-13 Toronto
Germany June 4-8 Frankfurt
Canada Apr 23-27 Toronto
Russia TBA St. Petersburg
Brazil Oct 17-23 Sao Paulo
USA Oct 1-5 Washington
Belarus Aug 6-10 Minsk
USA Jan 22-26  Seattle 
Austria 2019 Mayrhofen
USA Nov 8 Washington
Brazil Oct 25-26 Sao Paulo
USA Sep 27 Richmond
Sep 21-22 Bangalore
USA June 25-29 Seattle
USA Apr 8-13 Seattle

Past Events (2012-2017)

Canada Toronto, Montreal, Mississauga, Kitchener, Guelph, Vancouver, Ottawa
USA Seattle, Washington, Tampa, Hartford, Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Atlanta, Omaha, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Tulsa, Mobile, Miami
Russia St. Petersburg, Moscow, Chekhov
Germany Munich
Costa Rica San Jose
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Chile Santiago
Ireland Dublin
India Bangalore
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Austria Vienna