Kanban Management Professional (KMP1 and KMP2) – 4 day Live Virtual Course – 09th/10th/16th/17th September 2021


The Kanban Management Professional (KMP) designation is achieved through the completion of the two classes (KMP1 course and KMP2 course).  Edinburgh Agile is one of the world’s leading providers of Kanban training with some of the most experienced Kanban trainers.

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During this interesting and engaging virtual Kanban Management Professional course featuring both Kanban System Design (KMP1) and Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP2) classes, you will discover the core of Kanban practices to design and evolve a Kanban system and will go on to consider techniques for managing change, removing delays in your system and scaling Kanban principles and practices.

Our remote trainers are industry-leading experts in Kanban and have extensive hands-on experience in practicing the Kanban Method.

In the first two days of the course (KMP1 course), created by leading Kanban experts including David J. Anderson, you will be shown how Kanban fits within the Agile context and how it complements your existing Agile or non-Agile ways of working, and you will leave with practical insights on how to implement or improve Kanban within your organisation.

The final two days of the course (KMP2 course) focus on improving Kanban systems. You will consider techniques for managing change, removing delays in your system, and scaling Kanban principles and practices. Consolidating what you have learned in the KMP1 course, you will discover how to improve organisational agility with the Kanban cadences, understanding Kanban metrics, and evolving appropriate Kanban policies.

Being online, the Kanban System Design course is suitable for trainees across the globe… each part of the online course starts at 09:00 am UK GMT (10:00 am CET) and finishes at 5:00 pm UK GMT (6:00 pm CET). This makes this online KMP course perfect for people in the UK and across Europe in particular.

The dates of the course are as follows:

  • Thursday 09th September – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm UK GMT / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CET
  • Friday 10th September – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm UK GMT / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CET
  • Thursday 16th September – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm UK GMT / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CET
  • Friday 17th September – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm UK GMT / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CET

Kanban Management Professional - 9am to 5pm UK Course - World Timings

What you will receive:

  1. Four sessions (over two weeks) of high-quality interactive training from a leading Kanban Systems Design/Kanban Systems Improvement course trainer;
  2. Official KMP1 and KMP2 class materials;
  3. Kanban Management Professional (KMP) accreditation from Kanban University, a globally recognised accreditation of achievement (upon completion of both KMP1 and KMP2);
  4. Membership to Kanban University;
  5. 32 Scrum Education Units® (SEUs) and Project Management Professionals® (PMP) can claim 28 hours technical PMI PDUs and 4 hours leadership PMI PDUs;
  6. Free eBook “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business” by David Anderson (creator of the Kanban Method);
  7. US$10 off of the eBook “Kanban From The Inside” by Mike Burrows.

Who should attend the Kanban System Design (KMP1) and Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP2) course?

Managers and team members who want to start a Kanban initiative or get more out of their current Kanban system. Kanban works across many functions of an organisation. If you want to improve your working practices, then you should attend a Kanban Management Professional course. This could mean you are about to start a Kanban initiative or looking to get more from your current Kanban system. Previous KMP1 and KMP2 class attendees have been in roles such as:

  • Senior Managers;
  • Program and Project Managers;
  • Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts;
  • Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents;
  • Product & Software Developers & Testers;
  • Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.);
  • Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals.

Course Details

This Kanban Management Professional course takes place online over four days using state-of-the-art technology:

  • Thursday 09th September – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm UK GMT / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CET
  • Friday 10th September – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm UK GMT / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CET
  • Thursday 16th September – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm UK GMT / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CET
  • Friday 17th September – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm UK GMT / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CET

Being online and interactive, this KMP course is specifically designed to cater to trainees across the globe, and particularly across the UK and Europe. Indeed, the timing of this course supports trainees attending from, for example; Edinburgh, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Budapest to name just a few locations.

Attendance on all four parts of the online KMP course (as listed above) is required in order to achieve Kanban Management Professional (KMP) accreditation from Kanban University.

The Kanban Management Professional course includes regular breaks for comfort and effective learning.

Remote/Online Course Logistics

This KMP remote/online course utilises state-of-the-art technology in order to support communication and learning. The course uses a combination of the Zoom video and audio conferencing platform and the Mural and Google Jamboard collaboration platforms.

Upon sign-up for the course, you will be sent a calendar invitation with Zoom video/audio conference details as well as information about using Mural and Google Jamboard.

Your Remote Kanban Systems Design Trainer(s)

About your Kanban Management Professional (KMP) course trainers…

David Spinks

David’s professional experience spans roles of; Agile Trainer, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Kanban Service Delivery Manager, Team Leader and Software Developer in a variety of industries, including finance, eCommerce, social housing and education.

David believes in servant leadership, and he values environments where empowerment, autonomy and flexibility enable teams to do the best work possible.

He is committed to continuous learning and development in himself and others. He is passionate about getting the best out of teams and seeing people reach their full potential.

David is active in the global Agile community, including blogging, and speaking at conferences and meetups around the world.

David Spinks - Scrum, Kanban and Agile Trainer

Glaudia Califano

Glaudia started her technology career in 2005 as a development team member in a Scrum team. Since then she has worked with software and non-software development teams in various capacities, from facilitating training and workshops to getting deeply involved ‘in the trenches’ with teams.

Glaudia is passionate about helping organisations identify how value to the customer is delivered, by evaluating what work is performed, by whom, where the bottlenecks and waste are, and what steps organisations can take incrementally to improve flow and deliver value.

Glaudia Califano - Scrum, Kanban and Agile Trainer

Kanban Management Professional (KMP1) Course Coverage

Students are challenged to think in terms of using  Kanban to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.

The KMP1 classes (Kanban Systems Design) covers:

  • Understanding Kanban systems – foundation Kanban principles and core Kanban practices;
  • Experience Kanban and flow in a Kanban simulation;
  • Kanban metrics and charts;
  • Learn and use STATIK (Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban) to design your Kanban system;


The Kanban Systems Design course (KMP1 course) covers:

Kanban Overview
• Principles of the Kanban Method
• Core Practices of the Kanban Method

Visualising the Workflow Work Items
• Identifying Work Item Types
• Modelling the Process
• Demand and Capability Analysis
• Kanban Boards

Kanban Simulation
• Team-based realistic simulation of using a Kanban system in action

Limiting Work in Progress
• Little’s Law
• Limiting WIP
• Input Queues

Managing Flow
• Cumulative Flow Diagrams
• Measuring Flow
• WIP as an indicator of Lead Time
• Identifying Problems

Making Process Policies Explicit
• Classes of Service
• Cost of Delay
• Scheduling Policies
• Service Level Agreements

Feedback Mechanisms
• Empirical Feedback
• Feedback Within the Team
• Feedback Between Teams
• Feedback from Manager to Team Member

Kaizen – Collaborative Improvement
• Evolutionary Change

Kanban Management Professional (KMP2) Course Coverage

Students are challenged to think in terms of using  Kanban to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.

The KMP2 classes (Kanban Systems Improvement) cover:

  • Managing Evolutionary Change;
  • Dealing with Resistance to Change;
  • Feedback Loops and Continuous Learning;
  • Implementing and Scaling out Kanban;
  • Balancing Demand and Capability;
  • Optimizing Flow and Predictability.


The Kanban Systems Improvement course (KMP2 course) covers:

Building an Information Flow: the 7 Cadences
• Commitment and Replenishment
• Kanban Meeting
• Delivery Planning
• Service Delivery Review
• Operations Review
• Risk Review

Note – only 6 of the 7 cadences are covered in the KMP2 course. The Strategy Review/Strategy Meeting is covered in the Kanban University Enterprise Services Planning (ESP) course.

Understanding Resistance to Change
• Motivation for Kanban
• Psychology of Change

Understanding Kanban Systems
• Understanding Commitment
• Understanding Lead Time
• Setting Expectations

Scaling a Kanban Initiative
• Improving Kanban Systems
• Upstream Kanban
• Scaling out across an organisation

Developing a Service Orientation
• Seeing Services

Evolutionary Change
• Case study
• Evolutionary Change vs Planned Change
• Fitness criteria

Models to Identify Improvement Opportunities
• Managing Bottlenecks
• Understanding Variability
• Removing Delays
• Understand Lead Time
• Managing Economic Costs
• Theory of Constraints

Kanban Management Professional (KMP) Course Certification

Attendees who attend the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) course will receive:

  • Kanban Management Professional (KMP) designation;
  • Digital KMP status certificate attached to Kanban University website profile.

Note – The KMP course is the combination of two courses that leads to the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) designation. Upon completion of both KMP1 and KMP2, participants will receive the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) accreditation from Kanban University, a globally-recognised accreditation of achievement.

Kanban Management Professional (KMP) Prerequisites

All experience levels are welcome. No previous Kanban training or experience is required.

Optionally, attendees might want to read “Kanban” by David J Anderson or “Kanban from the Inside” by Mike Burrows.

Benefits of Kanban

Kanban is a set of values, practices, and principles that bring the benefits of Lean theory to organisations.

Benefits of Kanban, and therefore the KMP1 and KMP2 course, include;

• Increasing the flow of value
• Visualising and establishing an optimum workload for the team’s capacity;
• Reducing waste;
• Creating better organisational alignment;
• Building a culture of engaged workers.

Refunds/Cancellations Policy

For remote/online courses, your refund will be processed in the following scenario:

  1. Cancellation/Postponement By You – You may decide to cancel or postpone your course up to 72 hours before the first day of the remote/online course… no questions asked! You can either opt for alternative course date or ask for a full (100%) refund. The other course date is subject to our schedule and availability is not guaranteed. If we are unable to offer you your desired date, your money will be refunded.
  2. Cancellation/postponement By Edinburgh Agile – In the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your course, you will entitled to either an alternative course date or a full (100%). In such a scenario, all participants will be informed well in advance via email.
  3. Last Minute Cancellation or No-shows by You – No refund is offered if you do not contact us 72 hours (or more) in advance, or do not show up on the day, of the workshop. Informing one day before the class is also considered no-show and no refund is offered in such cases.
  4. Content/Trainer quality – For any of our remote/online training courses, you are offered the first 25% of the duration of the course to review and decide. If you feel that the trainer or training is unable to match up to your expectations regarding quality and delivery, directly notify the trainer by private message and then exit the session. You will be entitled to 100% of your money refuned.

Refund FAQs

Q. How soon will my refund be processed?
A. Your refund will be processed within 24 hours of your request, from the Edinburgh Agile side. Your bank may take 3-5 days.

Q. Do you contact me when I request a refund?
A. We may contact you to understand your feedback but never to persuade you against the refund.

Q. Can I buy future courses if I asked for a refund now?
A. Of course. There is no reason for not having you in our future courses! You are very welcome to join in any of our future courses!

Q. Will I keep getting the free content and support if I asked for a refund?
A. We won’t segregate or block you if you have asked for a refund. You will still be able to explore our free content, remain a member of our LinkedIn groups, and attend our webinars, offline free/paid events or workshops.