Kanban Maturity Model

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, alignment, a sense of purpose 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.

The Kanban Maturity Model maps typical Kanban practices as well as cultural values against 7 organizational maturity levels. This becomes a  powerful tool for coaches and consultants leading Kanban initiatives and helping businesses improve their agility. 

KMM provides a proven road-map of guidance on recommended practices to meet improvement goals. This road-map helps eliminate two common failure modes in Kanban and Agile implementations: overreaching causing an aborted start; and false summit plateaus that fail to realize full benefit.

3-day Course

Instructor: David J Anderson

Learning objectives

At the end of the course the student will be able to do the following:

  • Determine the maturity level of the organization they work with in terms of observable behaviors, management practices and business outcome
  • Define the right approach to lead the organization to the next level
  • Determine and appropriately implement the Kanban practices that will help the organization deliver better on customer expectations and internal objectives.
  • Integrate the KMM with other models and methods such as Lean/TPS, CMMI, and Real World Risk Model.

Main topics of the course

  • Organizational maturity levels defined in terms of behavioral patterns, depth of Kanban practices and business outcome
  • Kanban maturity model architecture
  • Evolving a fit-for-purpose organization
  • Cultural values and leadership styles which enable the evolution of organizational agility
  • Two failure modes of Kanban implementations, aborted start and false summit plateaus, and means to avoid them.
  • Mapping between KMM and other models and methods such as Lean/TPS, Real World Risk Model, and CMMI.
  • Advanced Kanban practices for managing services and projects

Who Should Attend?

The course is designated to Kanban coaches, Agile practitioners, transformation initiative leaders, business managers, project and service managers and team leaders who wish to obtain deeper knowledge on the following topics:

  • how to develop further their organizational agility
  • appropriate practices that allow delivering on customer expectations
  • how to achieve predictable economic outcomes and financial robustness
  • how to improve the predictability of their teams’ work and meet customer expectations.
  • how to define a realistic roadmap for their organizations based on a profound understanding of their current situation, the characteristics of the organizational culture and the defined purpose.
  • what leadership focus and actions are necessary to enable successful improvement.

Prerequisites

The Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential is required. To achieve the Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) credential, students must have the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential, and complete the Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) and Kanban Coaching Practices training. Course participants are encouraged to have read the book Kanban Maturity Model by David J Anderson and Teodora Bozheva.

Kanban University® Credential

The KMM and Kanban Coaching Practices courses, along with the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) certification are required to attain the Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) credential. An internationally recognized credential in the Kanban Method. 

Course Outline

  • Understanding KMM levels
  • KMM Architecture
  • KMM and other models and methods: Lean/TPS, CMMI, Real World Risk Model
  • Evolving organizational culture with KMM
  • Fit-for-purpose organization
  • Developing Organizational Agility
  • Risk Management practices
  • Developing an antifragile organization
  • How to use KMM as a Kanban coach, Change agent, or Project Manager
  • Wrap Up