Kanban University Certifications

Kanban University Certifications
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Introduction to Kanban University Certifications

Kanban is a management system that can be utilized at all levels of an organization, from work teams themselves to their strategy and direction, through intermediate levels of decision making. It helps us design, manage, and evolve services, improving their efficiency and impact. It’s a method to define, manage, and improve services that deliver knowledge-based work, such as professional services, creative initiatives, management of a service center, or design and development of both software and hardware products.

Initially implemented as a manufacturing method by Toyota in the 1960s, the application of Kanban has recently seen a dramatic rise since the publication of the book “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business” by David Anderson in 2010. Anderson’s Kanban Method is based on his experience in the application of Kanban at Microsoft.

Although the Kanban Method goes far beyond a simple board with columns and Post-It notes, it is common to see a wall-sized Kanban board in many agile organizations. The method’s values, principles, practices, and highly-visual elements allow for an ideal approach to initiate an agile transformation. Kanban also provides a set of roles, metrics, and steps that are based on a systems thinking approach. It can easily be applied in combination with other methods such as Scrum, XP, and Lean to provide greater freedom of adaptation in organizations.

Netmind is the first Kanban University partner with a presence in Spain and the United States. We are accredited to deliver the following certification trainings.

Kanban University Certifications

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Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP)

Team Kanban Practitioners understand how to apply the Kanban Method framework and techniques to help teams analyze business situations and determine the optimal use of visual management and Lean Kanban to manage flow. 

Team members and managers who want to understand key concepts in Kanban and get started.

There is no prerequisite to attend the course.

There is no exam. By attending the course, students will receive the Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) professional credential.

Kanban Management Professional (KMP)

Launch and manage Kanban initiatives! The Kanban Management Professional (KMP) certification accredits the ability to utilize the Kanban Method for flow efficiently and optimization, better decision making, risk management, and organizational agility to improve service delivery and create greater customer satisfaction. A KMP “has been trained to think differently and use Kanban to improve management results enterprise-wide.” 

Professionals who who want to start a Kanban initiative or get more out of their current Kanban system.

Students who wish to start this training series are expect to have read “Kanban” by David J Anderson or “Kanban from the Inside” by Mike Burrows. Prior attendance in the Team Kanban Practitioner class is also preferred.

There is no exam. By attending both of these courses, students will receive the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) professional credential.

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