Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass

Seattle, WA

November 9 - 13, 2015

"I'm a consultant. I want to lead successful client engagements, helping them improve service delivery and achieve better customer satisfaction. Teach me how to be successful with Kanban!"

"I'm an internal corporate coach or manager. I've been asked to lead a Kanban implementation in our organization. Teach me how to be successful!"

This leadership & coaching masterclass is for Kanban practitioners, consultants, coaches, change agents and managers. Spend 5 days with pioneer of Kanban, David J. Anderson. This workshop is limited to just 12 people. Achieve the educational requirement for the Kanban Coaching Professional designation from Lean Kanban University.

This masterclass is ideal for anyone tasked with leading a change initiative in their organization or at a client organization in the next year. Attendees are also expected to be familiar with the content of the book, “Kanban - Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business" by David J Anderson.



The focus on the masterclass has always been the same. The desired outcome to educate coaches, consultants and managers with the knowledge, tools and experience to lead successful Kanban implementations. The new curriculum focuses on evolutionary change, fitness for purpose, The Kanban Method, evolutionary adoption via Proto-Kanban implementations, service-oriented organization design, a collection of the most commonly useful improvement models, and all of our consulting tools. We strongly correlate attendance at the Coaching Masterclass with successful Kanban implementations and institutionalized adaptive capability and a culture of improved service delivery and fitness for purpose. The course is taught with a great many anecdotes and vignettes with real world examples that teach coaches a new way to see the psychology, sociology, politics and organizational dynamics of change. A full day is dedicated to analyzing case studies from the field as a series of group exercises. Coaches should leave with a new way of thinking about leading change and implementing Kanban, and membership of a new social group of like-minded peers all pursuing similar challenges.

5 Days:  Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass Comprehensive Course

The Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass Comprehensive Course is an option to attend both masterclasses in sequence. The Comprehensive Course runs Monday through Friday. This course covers the full range of concepts that you need to coach a kanban initiative of any size. 

5-day Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass - USD $5,000.


  • Psychology of Change: Understanding the psychology of change will help you successfully introduce the Kanban Method, and help build a culture of continuous improvement in your organization.

  • Advanced Topics: This course goes beyond material covered in the “Kanban” book.  It includes topics such as applying cost of delay, class of service, kanban board design, CFD charts, and risk management.

  • Answers to the hard questions: How do you use metrics in Kanban? How can you use Little’s Law? How do you handle defect tracking? Every class is customized to answer YOUR questions.  The small class size means you go back to your workplace with answers you can apply.

  • Using Simulations: You will be introduced to kanban games and simulations. You will learn how to use these in the workplace to achieve greater success in less time.  The class will also introduce you to other kanban community resources.


  • Sustainable Schedule: The course will be delivered in 4 hour segments each day.  The class will meet for 4 hours in the morning, have a long break in the middle of the day, and reconvene for 4 hours including dinner in the evening. This enables time to absorb the material, as well as have free discussion with other kanban practitioner participants. If the participants prefer, the break time can include the playing of kanban games and simulations, kanban tool demos, or other activities.

  • Low Class Size: The intent of limiting the workshop to a maximum of 12 attendees is to have an interactive collaborative session designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and learning. Attendees should come prepared to discuss their own experiences with Kanban and challenging situations they’ve faced with change initiatives at clients or employers

  • Practical Knowledge: The goal of the Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass is to enable participants to go back into the field and successfully coach change initiatives for improved service delivery using the Kanban approach. Every workshop is different because of the unique experiences of each participant and their specific focus and desired outcomes.


As of 2014, the Kanban Coaching Professional designation from LeanKanban University requires completion of both masterclass sessions 1 and 2. The Comprehensive Course meets this requirement in 5 days.

Note that completion of the Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass does NOT automatically grant the Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) designation from LeanKanban University.  It does make the participant eligible to apply to the KCP program.  Additional requirements for acceptance include a written submission and a panel interview.  Program fees apply. 

Kanban Coaching Professionals are entitled to use the KCP initials and badging, and are invited to exclusive events.  They are also listed on the Lean-Kanban University website and promoted by LKU.


Kanban offers offers an evolutionary approach to change that focuses on the culture of the organization. Attendees will be introduced to the 3 Kanban Kata that are core to the approach. Kanban is proving to be a facilitator of evolutionary change with low resistance and an enabler of accelerated achievement of high levels of organizational maturity. Organizations embracing Kanban have been seen to improve predictability, risk management, governance and their capability to manage and embrace change.

The Kanban Method takes an evolutionary, cultural approach to capability development, improvement and organizational performance. This 5-day workshop will transfer the knowledge and skills to enable you to lead change initiatives using the Kanban Method. This is your opportunity to get your hard questions answered by the originator of the Kanban Method and to develop deep ties in the community and network with fellow practitioners.

All attendees will receive an automatic invitation to future Kanban Leadership Retreats - our series of exclusive 2-day “consultants’ camp” format open space events for advanced practitioners and leaders in our community.

Many Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass alumni return to take the class again.  If you have taken the class before, contact us for a discounted rate.

Cancellation Policy – Please Note:

Substitutions are accepted at any time. 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
David J Anderson and Associates, Inc. (DJAA) reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient registrations 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. DJAA will not be responsible for incurred costs in the event that we need to make changes due to circumstances beyond our control.


This class will take place in the Lean Kanban University | Anderson School of Management training center in Seattle, Washington, at 200 1st Avenue West, Suite 404, Seattle, WA 98119.