Kanban Essentials Professional Certificate (KEPC™) (KEPC)


Course Overview

Kanban is a technique used to give work instructions to customers through cards. This cards are made as per each customer requirement with the goal of controlling the progress and be able to have a product or service of good quality. Kanban Essentials helps particularly to coordinate the production of products and services. It also helps to adapt to different variations of the production of products and services to identify areas of improvement. Become a Kanban Essentials Professional! This certification will take you through the Kanban history, the 5 Core Properties, lean principles, Scrum, waterfall vs agile and more.

Who should attend

This certification is appropriate for anyone who is interested in becoming a Kanban professional.


There are no formal prerequisites for this certification.

Course Objectives

  • Work Item types
  • Card walls
  • Pull and push
  • Workflow
  • WIP limits (Limit work in progress)
  • Queues and buffers
  • Cadences
  • Bottlenecks
  • Issues and blocked items.

Course Content

  • Lean manufacturing
  • Lean
  • Lean principles
  • Agile
  • JIT
  • Kaizen
  • Lean thinking
  • Scrum
  • Waterfall vs agile
  • Kanban (Development)
  • Bad reasons to choose Kanban
  • Developed by Toyota in the 1940´s
  • Designed to match inventory to demand, not supply
  • Relies in improved communication
  • Generates less quality failure
  • Increase production
  • History
  • 1962 to 2001
  • Toyota´s six rules
  • Kanban
  • The core practices of Kanban
Five main properties of Kanban
  • Manage the workflow
  • Limit the work underway
  • Visualize the workflow
  • Define the process
  • Improve as a team
Theory of restrictions
  • Constrains exist by nature in any system
  • Identifying constrains can improve efficiency
  • Exploiting constraints can improve efficiency
  • All other decisions hinge upon constraint decisions
  • Loop
What is Kanban?
  • A scheduling system that allows for just in time delivery
  • An inventory control system
  • A way to improve productivity in an organization
  • A system to use in many frameworks
Value flow map
  • Identify where you start
  • Identify production requirements (finished product)
  • Define the steps in between
  • Value stream maps change by nature
Implementing Kanban
  • Card walls
  • Pulls and pushes
  • Workflows
  • Queues and buffers
  • Cadences
  • Bottlenecks
Metrics in Kanban
  • Kanban metrics
  • Tracking work
  • Cumulative flow design
  • Lead time
  • Trends
  • Throughput
Optimizing your Kanban
  • Scaling Kanban
  • Three types of improvement opportunities
  • Estimations
  • Class of service
  • Service level agreements
  • Policies
  • Agile software development
  • Resources
  • Bottleneck
  • What’s wrong with the current system?
  • Eliminate waste
  • Software development patterns mashed together
  • Visual management
  • Blocker
  • Task switching
  • Process
  • Kanban as flow

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

1 day

  • £ 1,130.—
Classroom Training

1 day

  • United Kingdom: £ 1,210.—


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European Time Zones

Online Training Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Online Training Time zone: Central European Time (CET)



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