Kanban Train-the-Trainer (TTT)

This week-long Kanban Train-the-Trainer class prepares people to teach other people Kanban. The goal of Kanban TTT participants is to achieve the status of Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) granted by Lean Kanban University (LKU). The class itself doesn't teach Kanban. It rather focuses on turning people who already have knowledge and experience with Kanban into effective trainers. 

Kanban TTT is organized by Lean Kanban University. There are a few experienced experts worldwide who not only teach others Kanban, but also train other trainers. One of them is Alexei Zheglov, who will be teaching this class.

Is Kanban TTT Appropriate for Me?

Training Kanban classes is one of the possible ways to make a difference with Kanban. The TTT is appropriate for you if:

  • you already have knowledge and experience applying Kanban
  • you want to deliver certified Kanban training in a classroom setting, publicly, privately as part of your consulting engagements with clients, or as an internal trainer within a large organization
  • you have a reasonable outline of your business model for making your Kanban training a sustainable business. This may include promoting and delivering public Kanban classes in your city, region or country; integrating private Kanban classes with your consulting practice; agreement with your employer to teach Kanban within your company

What Can I Expect from Kanban TTT?


In the most successful outcome of the Kanban Train-the-Trainer, you get approved to teach the following Lean Kanban University (LKU) certified classes, collectively known as Kanban - Alternative Path to Agility:

  • Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP), a 1-day class
  • Kanban System Design (KMP I), a 2-day class
  • Kanban Management Professional (KMP II), a 2-day class

By the conclusion of the class, you will be notified of your status as a trainer. Some participants become fully Accredited Kanban Trainers (AKTs), with the authorization to teach all three classes. Others may be approved to teach certain classes, but not other classes yet. The approval would be contingent on satisfying certain conditions, which may include education, co-training, or passing an interview.

Who Is Teaching?

Alexei Zheglov is teaching Kanban Train-the-Trainer whenever he and his firm Lean A-to-Z organize this event

The optimal number of TTT participants - prospective trainers is five or six. Smaller groups aren't economically feasible. Larger groups can lead to degradation of quality.


The key components of the Kanban Train-the-Trainer class are:

  • Thorough walk-through and review of the entire Lean Kanban University (LKU) curriculum from the trainer perspective
  • Substantial amount of teaching practice; you will practice delivering chunks of each class in front of the trainers and your classmates as if teaching the class
  • Review and discussion of challenges of organizing and teaching Kanban classes
  • Various techniques helping you be a successful, effective trainer
  • Administration of LKU programs, code of trainer behaviour and such


Each participant of the Kanban Train-the-Trainer class must present a case study, no later than on Wednesday. Your case study should demonstrate that you have experience with Kanban and can speak about practical applications of the Kanban method confidently. The story of your presentation should be about how you applied Kanban to improve delivery of services, products or projects that you were responsible for, or how you acted as a coach or consultant influencing or advising someone to do the same. The story should include the problem being addressed, how Kanban was introduced, how it evolved, the results, and what you learned. You’ll have a 30-minute slot for your presentation, but please allow about 5 minutes for Q&A and few minutes for switching between presenters. Therefore, be ready to present in about 20-25 minutes

Daily Pace

The first three days of the TTT, Monday to Wednesday, are long, from 9am to 7pm. Thursday and Friday are shorter, 9am to 5pm. We use longer lunch breaks on the first three days for case study presentations and as study periods. The organizers will be providing lunch and assorted morning and afternoon snacks and drinks.

Participants flying from outside the city where the TTT is happening are advised to fly in the day before and not in the morning when the class begins.

If there is sufficient demand, we may organize a virtual Kanban TTT in 2022. Please let us know if you're considering expanding how you apply Kanban by becoming a trainer.