Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass - London, UK - 3-7 February 2014


This leadership & coaching masterclass is for Kanban practitioners, consultants, coaches, change agents and managers. Spend a 3-day session or take both classes over 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.



We now offer 2 Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclasses which can be taken separately or in one sequence over 5 days:

3-Day Class:  Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass - Leading Change with Kanban 
(3 days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Leading Change focuses on
  • change management and psychology of change
  • kanban system design
  • core Kanban Method material.

Wednesday is a kanban case study review day, where we will review and critique 4 kanban case studies - Harvard Business Review style.

Session 1 ends on Wednesday, overlapping the case study day with the Session 2 class.

3-Day Class: Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass - Managing Risk with Kanban
(3 days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)


Managing Risk focuses on
  • advanced qualitative and quantitative risk management
  • metrics
  • scaling
  • producing improved business results for clients.

Wednesday is a kanban case study review day, where we will review and critique 4 kanban case studies - Harvard Business Review style.

Session 2 starts on Wednesday, overlapping the case study day with the Session 1 class.

5 Days:  Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass Comprehensive Course

SAVE TIME AND MONEY!  Take both masterclasses together

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. Save $2500 over taking each session separately!


Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass - Comprehensive Course

(5 DAYS)  USD $5500  $4750 limited time - save $2500

Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass -
Leading Change with Kanban   

(3 DAYS)  USD $4000  $3500 limited time discount

Kanban Coaching Professional Masterclass -
Managing Risk with Kanban 

(3 DAYS)  USD $4000 $3500  limited time discount


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.


“The guided interactions with David and the rest of the class brought Kanban to life for me. The experience enabled me to view Kanban with the passion and depth that are necessary when working with those that are new to it.” - Alan Atlas, LKU Kanban Coaching Professional

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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.

Flexible Sessions. People attending only one 3-day session have the option to take the other session at another time. In this case, they would repeat the Wednesday case study day.  The case studies will vary over time and returning attendees could hear new case studies or hear some case studies repeated.

Low Class Size. The intent of limiting the workshop to a maximum of 12 attendees (typical attendance is around 8 people) 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 the lead for Deloitte LEAN, a service offering dedicated to helping technology workers excel in their craft, I can speak first hand to the influence David’s class has had on how I have conducted numerous large scale organizational transformation initiatives” - Jeff Anderson, Deloitte LEAN, LKU Kanban Coaching Professional

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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.


“This Kanban masterclass has helped me to deeply understand the Kanban Method, with a more organizational and management point of view. Advanced topics such as change and risk management, and other models have been covered, which makes it complementary to David’s Kanban training class.” - Laurent Morriseau, Morisseau Consulting, LKU Kanban Coaching Professional

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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.


“His teaching style is engaging and practical. His material is rich with real world examples. And the caliber of fellow attendees, and the conversation that engenders, is phenomenal. David and his team are on the elite short list of Lean-Kanban trainers around the globe.” - Jon Terry, LeanKit, LKU Kanban Coaching Professional

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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.


London, UK
Venue:  Hendon Hall Hotel. 
Ashley Lane, Hendon London, NW4 1HF