Team Kanban Professional

“My team is overwhelmed. How can we use Kanban to help us get our work under control?”

The Team Kanban Practitioner class teaches the basics of the Kanban Method and serves as the entry level and starting point to an “alternative path to agility.” During this 1-day class, each attendee will:

  • Design and implement a Team Kanban board.
  • Learn the basics of visualizing different types of work and associated risk.
  • Understand how to proceed to the next level with Kanban

Who should attend?

Team members in professional services roles whose employer wishes to explore and pursue an alternative path to agility. Those who feel overburdened and wish to find some respite to enable them to “get things done” with quality, improved speed, and predictability. Managers and team members who need help focusing on what to work on now, what to leave until later and what to discard altogether. Those who want relief from overburdening so that they can take pride of workmanship and do good quality work in an effective manner.

Class Curriculum

This 1-day class is divided into 4 modules with intermittent breaks, as needed across 8 hours of highly engaged participation.

Module 1  9:00 AM Pacific Time

Introduction early work systems, Lean, Agile and modern approaches to knowledge work.

The Sustainability Agenda to address overburdening

Principles & Practices of the Kanban Method

Meanings of Kanban

Basic Kanban concepts

  • visual board
  • cycle time metric
  • WIP
  • delivery rate & Little’s Law

Overview of 7 Kanban Cadences

  • Daily standup meeting
  • Replenishment meeting

Module 2

Lean Kanban interactive simulation

Game debrief

Module 3

Board designs (including Personal Kanban)

WIP limits

Types of Risk

Design-a-board exercise

Module 4

Preview of what’s next…

Service delivery workflow Kanban

Service-oriented Agenda

Proto-Kanban versus full Kanban System

Benefits of extending Kanban up/down workflow – improved service delivery – overview of STATIK and outside-in customer focus

Open Space, Psychological Safety & Peak Performance in Agile.

Closing exercise

Course Concludes by no later than 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Learning Outcomes

Attendees should become familiar with the Kanban Method. They should be able to design and implement a basic Kanban board. They should be able to understand work item types. They should be familiar with a variety of different Team Kanban board designs and styles and know how to choose a design that is best suited for their context. They should be aware of the training roadmap and the value and benefits to be derived at each step on the “alternative path to agility.”


Course participants are encouraged to have read the book Kanban by David J. Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows.

Participants receive…

  • A digital copy of the book Kanban by David J. Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows.
  • Certificate of Completion of Lean Kanban University Certified Kanban Training, digital format
  • Membership in Lean Kanban University and a listing in the LKU Alumni Directory.

TKP qualification

The course meets the requirement for the Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) status designation indicating completion of training in visual management for improved collaboration and Team Kanban concepts based on the Kanban Method.


This class will take place in the City of Mission Viejo, CA and may optionally be joined remotely.  Please contact by phone to confirm or coordinate at least 1 day before class.

Cancellation Policy – Please Note:

Cancellations must be notified by email and refunds will be provided according to the following:

More than 10 days prior = 80% of course fee
5 to 10 days prior = 50% of course fee
Less than 5 days = no refund provided

Needle Hop, Inc. reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient registrations (4) or if presenters are unable to attend due to illness. If necessary, you will be notified no later than 7 days prior to the event and all registration payments will be refunded promptly.  If circumstances require, presenters may be substituted for alternative qualified presenters with equivalent experience.

Please be advised that events can be subject to changes in date and/or venue due to acts out of our control such as bad weather, civil unrest, etc. It is recommended that you purchase changeable and refundable tickets. Needle Hop, Inc. will not be responsible for incurred costs in the event that we need to make changes due to circumstances beyond our control.