Kanban System Design (KSD)

Date: 29-30 April 2020 9:00-18:00
Location: Riga, Latvia
Language: English

Price (single training):

  • Early Bird: 750 EUR + VAT
  • Regular: 900 EUR + VAT
  • Groups 2-4: 800 EUR + VAT
  • Groups form 5: 700 EUR + VAT

Price (bundle with KMP training):

  • Early Bird: 1400 EUR + VAT
  • Regular: 1700 EUR + VAT
  • Groups 2-4: 1400 EUR + VAT
  • Groups form 5: 1300 EUR + VAT

Kirill Klimov

Kirill Klimov

Accredited Kanban Trainer
Accredited Kanban Consultant

Are you feeling sometimes lost in your daily work tasks? Do you want to shout to your boss – Stop! Stop adding new tasks and let me finish started ones! Do you see never-ending bottlenecks in your work-stream? And do you want to focus on value delivered to your customer in shortest time possible?

We invite you to 2-day class "Kanban System Design" (KSD) (also known as Kanban Management Professional 1 or KMP1). Here you will master fundamentals of “Stop starting and start finishing” mindset. This class is intended to break some of the widespread believes how the work processes are organized and optimized. With help of systems thinking tools you will learn how to work in bigger picture with all the diversity of your tasks. It will help to avoid local optimizations and focus on the efficiency of whole system (team, process, organization)! It is a starting point towards an ability to build a system that will be fit for its need. This class will create sufficient skills to start using Kanban in your organization and team as a tool to visualize issues in your systems and improve them to perfection.

Already running Kanban in your organization? Then bring with you your biggest challenges and problems. Together with one of the best Kanban trainers worldwide and other course attendees find solutions and advance your Kanban system to the next level!
And if you are truly fascinated about benefits of Kanban (if you are not already now, we will guarantee that you will be after this training), you will have a possibility to participate in 2nd two day training organized later this year, after which you get "Kanban Management Professional" credential.

This course is the official training class of Kanban University, founded by David Anderson – author of the Kanban method. All participants will receive an official internationally recognized certificate of attendance from Kanban University.

Main topics of the course

  • Overview of the Kanban method
    • History, principles, values,
  • Internal and external sources of variability and dissatisfaction with the process
  • Analysis between system’s demand and capacity
  • Risk management with Kanban: Classes of Service
  • Kanban system design
    • Ticket design
    • Kanban boards design
    • Limiting work in progress (WIP)
    • Making policies explicit
  • Queues, flow control, metrics, measurements
    • Little's Law
    • Cumulative Flow Diagram
    • Lead time distribution chart
    • Control chart
  • Meetings in Kanban
  • A full-scale simulation of Kanban system

Participants will learn to

  • Identify internal and external sources of dissatisfaction with the process
  • Analyze the demand and capacity of the system
  • Simulate workflow
  • Create a Kanban system
  • Choose a frequency of the various events/meetings
  • Identify service classes
  • Create a deployment plan for a Kanban system

What do you get out of the training

  • Two days of high-quality training from the leading education provider in Kanban space
  • Training materials
  • Membership and online profile at Kanban University
  • Certificate of completion from the Kanban University
  • An electronic version of the book by David Anderson "Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business", 2010
  • 16 SEU (Scrum education unit) for your CSP certification from Scrum Alliance
  • 16 PDU for PMI members (that could be used for prolongation of PMP, PMI-ACP certifications)
  • Ability and knowledge to change your organization
  • After the class support: 10 nano-coaching sessions (10 minutes per session) to address challenges associated with the implementation of the Kanban method

Target Audience

This program is designed for professionals who are responsible for process optimization, business performance, and project management: managers, IT directors, heads of departments, middle managers, team leaders, project managers, technical managers, engineers, and anyone who is interested in the results of the work of the various groups of people. Also, this training will be useful to ScrumMasters, who want to help their teams to get to the next level.
Training is particularly suitable for those who:
  • wants to start working with Kanban systems and look for initial support,
  • is already using a Kanban system and wants to check whether its implementation matches to the best practices in the industry and get new ideas to improve their system.
Besides that, training helps synchronize understanding of Kanban for all participants and introduces a common "language" of terms – equally understand the terms, practices, and, most importantly, the purpose of process improvement using Kanban systems.

The format of the training

The two-day training program is expanded by preliminary self-training and "homework." This allows the most efficient use of time in the training for discussions, individual and group exercises.

This training incorporates many concepts of "training from the back of the room", in which the participants say and do more than the instructor: short blocks of theory alternate with practice and exercises. The program includes a full-scale simulation of the kanban system in a safe environment where all participants will be able to experience all aspects of the kanban system.


All participants will receive an official internationally recognized certificate of attendance from Kanban University.

This is the first step in the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) series. After attending this one, you will be allowed to participate in 2nd two day training organised later this year, after which you get "Kanban Management Professional" credential. You can see all classes and credentials lineup here.


Kirill Klimov

Kirill is on of the best trainers worldwide holding various certifications that undoubtedly proves his skillset. Kirill Klimov helps organizations use modern management methods and frameworks to drive change within an organization so that it becomes an awesome workplace and deliver best to its customers.

Kirill drives Agile transformations and adoptions in large distributed projects and small teams since 2008.
Kirill holds a mix of different certifications from various institutions; he is actively involved in the life of the Agile community as a speaker and organizer of various conferences, events, meet-ups and so forth.

In the past, Kirill wore different hats – web developer, servers and networks engineer, project manager, general manager, people manager, consultant, trainer, and coach within e-commerce, travel, financial sectors. Most of his professional career Kirill spent with distributed development in this or another way. He started and was in charge of the offshore development office of an international company in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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