Kanban Method

An evolutionary approach to change.


What is the Kanban Method?

The Kanban method is an evolutionary approach to change and change management which starts with what you do now, respecting current roles, responsibilities and job titles, and encouraging acts of leadership at all levels.

By agreeing to pursue incremental, evolutionary change that evolves business processes using a Kaizen approach the risks associated with complex change programs are significantly reduced.


The Benefits of The Kanban Method

Maximise Agility

Agility is the ability to match the pace demanded by your market. The more frequently your market changes, the more agile you may need to be. The Kanban Method helps you maximize your agility by offering approaches to:

  • Starting work
  • Speed of delivery
  • Consistency of delivery
  • Frequency of delivery
  • Improved Predictability through Flow

    There are many ways in which our work can get stuck: dependencies on others, rework, unclear needs, interruptions, and bottlenecks to name a few. These delays introduce risk to your ability to provide predictable and reliable products and services. The Kanban Method provides techniques to manage flow, remove delays, and get risks under control

    Service Delivery Commitment

    The Kanban Method allows you to manage your capabilities so that you can make promises that you can keep. With Kanban you can effectively measure your service, judge the impact of changes you introduce, and use data to effectively predict your delivery capabilities.

    Visual Models

    Knowledge Work is largely intangible. Kanban uses visual models such as boards and metrics to “unhide” work in progress. This creates visibility into status and a single point of truth for collaboration.

    A Culture of Respect & Leadership

    In many companies, the structure of the organization prevents people from reaching their full potential; the Kanban Method effectively reveals these pain points. Armed with greater appreciation of your organization's challenges and the means to do something about it, the Kanban Method encourages participation throughout your workforce to lead change. It is done in an evolutionary way, starting with what you do now, to avoid change resistance and introducing unmanaged risks to your organization.

    Team Kanban Practitioner

    This credential is granted upon the completion of the Team Kanban Practitioner course. It is designed to introduce the principles of Kanban for a team to get started or for the complete team to get the appropriate exposure to be effective within a Kanban system. The TKP is not required for other credentials, however many people new to Kanban may find TKP to be the best entry point.

    Kanban Management Professional (KMP)

    This credential is granted upon the completion of two classes. Kanban System Design, which teaches the basics of Kanban, flow, and how to design a Kanban system. Then either the Kanban Systems Improvement course, which teaches how to evolve, improve, and scale a Kanban system or the Kanban for Design and Innovation, which teaches how to establish an upstream Kanban system may be chosen to complete the KMP Credential requirements. KMPs should be able to design a Kanban system and evolve and scale it beyond the team.

    Kanban System Design

    Kanban Systems Improvement

    Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP)

    This credential is available for application upon the completion of two courses, the Kanban Maturity Model and the Kanban Coaching courses. In addition, the individual must have met the KMP Credential requirements.

    The KCP is an advanced-level credential. Effective June 1, 2023, credential candidates must successfully pass the Kanban Coaching Professional exam with a 75% passing score. Successfully passing the KCP exam demonstrates not only full and comprehensive mastery of the Kanban Maturity Model and Kanban Coaching curriculum but also the skill to lead and evolve an organization to higher levels of maturity. The public will be able to clearly recognize a KCP as an expert in their field and trust that they hold a specific set of effective coaching tools that lead to better business outcomes.

    Kanban Maturity Model

    Kanban Coaching