Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) Masterclass is about one's effectiveness as a leader, change agent, coach and expert. You learn how to lead and motivate evolutionary change and improvement and apply the Kanban method in complex, difficult situations that arise in modern professional-service enterprises. It has always been the most advanced part of the Kanban curriculum, offering the deepest dive into the method.
The KCP Masterclass began in 2009, then known as the Kanban Leadership Workshop, and was taught for several years exclusively by the Kanban method originator David J Anderson. Virtually everyone who has ever discovered or contributed something original and substantial to the Kanban method (Healy, Burrows, Leopold, Steyaert, Achouiantz, Bozheva, etc. - a long list) and whose works are read and widely applied by Kanban users around the world, have one thing in common. They have all, with very few exceptions, have taken the Masterclass and can look back to it as the turning point in their careers.
Throughout the many years of the Masterclass' existence, the international Kanban coaching community established a strong correlation between successful Masterclass completion and the ability to lead deep changes in organizations, institutionalizing adaptive capability, evolutionary change capability, the culture of improving product and service delivery to customers and fitness for purpose. We have also come to observe the correlation between non-participation in the Masterclass and hitting a "ceiling" in understanding Kanban method; the nature of evolutionary change; effectiveness of coaches, trainers, consultants and change agents; and performance of their employer and client organizations.
You can also consider the "official" description of the KCP Masterclass on the Anderson School of Management website.
The Masterclass curriculum has evolved and adapted over the years and is now in its fifth generation. In 2017, I and a few senior KCPs began teaching of the Masterclass as well. I'm trying to preserve the Masterclass tradition and at the same time put my own mark on it.
Throughout the week: difficult questions that you would like answered, difficult situations, in which you'd like to make progress, various questions about Kanban method, etc.
Throughout the Masterclass, but especially in the first three days: many case studies from various companies, illustrating the key ideas. There will also be several "technical" topics, but mostly after the halfway mark.
The KCP Masterclass program is very long and intense compared with other Lean Kanban University training programs. The "official" time is from 9 in the morning to 7 in the evening. Many participants also use the dinnertime to get to know each other better, to discuss situations in their companies, and to discuss the Masterclass material and their current interpretation of the material. Friday is the exception, we finish at 5.
Q1. Given that the KCP Masterclass is pretty advanced, are there prerequisites? Do I have to have a KMP (Kanban Management Professional) credential?
A1. There is no formal requirements for prerequisites. It is preferable to have practical experience applying the Kanban method, including the concepts around flow, Kanban system design, commitment and improvement, experienced in KMP I and II classes.
|When?||Where?||Who is teaching?||Notes|
|March 18-22||Toronto||Alexei Zheglov||Sold out|
|September 23-27||Minsk||Alexei Zheglov||in Russian|
|October 2019 (TBD)||São Paulo||Alexei Zheglov and Rodrigo Yoshima|
Kanban method originator David J Anderson will also teach several Masterclasses in 2019, primarily from Lean Kanban Inc. headquarters in Seatte, USA and Bilbao, Spain. You can research those opportunities and register at David J Anderson School of Management website.
The Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) is the top, expert-level credential in the Kanban method. Lean Kanban University (LKU) awards it through a peer review process. There is no certification or credential awarded as a result of the Masterclass completion.
A typical sequence of events and timeline for those seeking the KCP credential is as follows:
Not all KCP Masterclass participants seek the KCP credential. A deep dive into the Kanban method and a long-term investment in one's effectiveness as a leader and a change agent in complex modern enterprise environments have usually been primary and sufficient motivations for attendance.
January 21-25, Toronto, Canada
An opportunity for experienced Kanban method users to earn the Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) status and teach others.
February 25-26, Bilbao, Spain
Learn how to apply the Fit-for-Purpose (F4P) framework in your business. Taught by David J Anderson and Alexei Zheglov, co-authors of the new book, Fit for Purpose: How Modern Businesses Find, Satisfy & Keep Customers
March 18-22, Toronto, Canada
The deepest immersion into Kanban. A ten-year tradition in developing Kanban coaches, experts and leaders
SOLD OUT and completed
April 29-May 3, Seattle, USA
The full program includes:
June 3-7, Bilbao, Spain
The full program includes:
June 12-15, Mayrhofen, Austria
A gathering of top experts and users of the Kanban method to explore, challenge, connect and advance the state-of-the-art of Kanban. Alexei will be there
17-21 июня, Минск, Беларусь
Если ваша страна - Россия, Украина, Беларусь, Казахстан, Грузия или одна из "новых" стран Восточной Европы и вы хотите учить других Канбан-методу хорошо, вам больше не нужно ехать куда-то далеко, чтобы получить аккредитацию Канбан-тренера (AKT) от Lean Kanban University (LKU). Начиная в 2019 году, тренинг Kanban TTT можно пройти в Минске.
September 16-19, Bilbao, Spain
ESP "Lite": four distinct one-day workshops. Each focuses on one specific problem area -- which one is the most important to you?
Registration will open soon
15-19 июля, Минск, Беларусь
Возможность пройти обучение Канбану с Алексеем Жегловым:
23-27 сентября, Минск, Беларусь
Если ваша страна - Россия, Украина, Беларусь, Казахстан, Грузия или одна из "новых" стран Восточной Европы и вы претендуете на роль эксперта в Канбан-методе и эффективных эволюционных переменах в компаниях - это Ваш класс в 2019 году. За ним больше не нужно ехать куда-то далеко. Мастер-класс KCP также настоятельно рекомендуется тем, кто уже имеет тренерскую аккредитацию (AKT) или собирается её получить
Toronto, Canada. Three-day class. In the second half of 2019
Минск, Беларусь - 3-дневный класс во 2-ой половине 2019 г.