David J Anderson

School of Management

The David J Anderson School of Management is a management training company offering a broad range of classes in management and leadership development including: strategic planning, marketing, product management, service design, market research, leadership, service delivery, risk management and coaching / leading successful change. The target audience is university graduates holding current management positions from initial department managers to board level directors.

Our headquarters are based in Seattle, WA, United States, with our newly-opened secondary location in Bilbao, Spain. 

Change Leadership Masterclass

This leadership & coaching masterclass is for consultants, coaches, change agents, managers and Kanban practitioners who want to take it further. 

Kanban Maturity Model: Evolving Fit-for-Purpose Organizations

The Kanban Maturity Model codifies more than 10 years of experience implementing Kanban across diverse industries, in businesses small to extremely large. It plays an important role in creating unity, aligment, a sense of pupose and good governance. Use it to gain a better sense of achievement, provide better products and services, delight your customers, and realize superior business results. Completion of this course will award current Kanban Management Professionals the Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) credential.

Kanban Coaching Practices

This course will teach coaching tools and techniques to be successful leading significant evolutionary change initiatives with a goal of achieving Maturity Level 2 or Maturity Level 3 at an enterprise scale. This 2-day course offers a codified Kanban Method approach to introducing and implementing change, and is specifically designed to augment the 3-day Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) course, which is a prerequisite. This course is intended to extend the coaching skills of those who have obtained the KMP credential and have attended the KMM course. The KMM and KCP courses, along with the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) certification are required to attain the Kanban Coaching Professional certification.

Fit for Purpose

This is the 2-day class developed from the recent book, Fit For Purpose – How Modern Businesses Find, Satisfy & Keep Customers, by David J. Anderson & Alexei Zheglov. This class presents a significant part of the strategic planning, marketing, market research, product management and service design from the suite of classes offered in Enterprise Service Planning.

This class will offer you significant new insights into how to optimize the effectiveness of your business, to produce fit-for-purpose products and services that delight your customers, making them loyal to your brand and increasing your share, revenues and margins.

Enterprise Services Planning

Enterprise Services Planning (ESP) is a framework of tools that leaders of 21st Century knowledge-work enterprises can apply to their strategic and capacity planning. ESP is often described as the equivalent of MRP for a professional services business.

Getting to “pull” at enterprise level: What gets in the way?

In part 1 and part 2 of this blog series, I discussed how organizations benefit from Kanban but leave much value on the table by not embracing its full potential. Making the changes to implement a true enterprise-wide pull system is very possible so what is getting in the way of progress?

Getting to “pull” at enterprise level: Why is it so hard?

In part 1 of this series I described the incredible benefits that Kanban is providing to organizations around the world. I asserted that far greater gains could be achieved if only Kanban initiatives were fully embraced and moved to a deeper level of “pull” at enterprise scale.

But how do we even know if we are achieving a complete pull system or not?

Getting to “pull” at enterprise level

On my recent trip to China, I visited several companies with vast and impressive Kanban initiatives. In this 3-part blog series, I will share my realizations about the value of Kanban and the potential to do more, even at enterprise scale. Kanban is Ubiquituous! It’s...

David J Anderson School of Management

200 1st Avenue West, #404

Seattle, WA 98119

United States

David J Anderson School of Management Europe SL

Calle Alameda de Urquijo 2, Planta 6

48008 Bilbao


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