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Certified Kanban System Design (KSD)

NextUp’s Kanban System Design (KSD) training is a highly interactive two-day class accredited by Kanban University that helps students excel at designing and implementing Kanban systems.

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Students will become familiar with the fundamentals of Kanban by participating in an engaging and collaborative board game in which teams will compete to maximize value by optimizing workflow. The class, which includes elements of lecture and classroom discussion, will challenge students to develop and refine their own Kanban plan to drive decisions and improve work performance.


Upon completion of the class, students will receive a certificate of completion. In order to receive the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential, students must complete the second course in the Kanban University foundations track: Kanban Systems Improvement (KSI).

Who Should Attend

This class is ideal for anyone who wants to learn new techniques for visualizing and managing their workflow to deliver value. This includes, but is not limited to, leadership, marketing, research and development, product development, and support teams.

What’s In KSD Training for You:

A certificate of completion from Kanban University.

Attract more recruiters and command a higher rate of pay.

Claim 16 Scrum Alliance Scrum Education Units (SEUs).

Claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs).

What You Will Learn

Students will learn the Kanban method and how to create a system that works for their unique needs.

Day 1: Kanban in Action

  • Key elements of a Kanban system: commitment points, work item types, classes of service, policies, cadences
  • Kanban system mechanics: pull, replenishment, delivery
  • Key Kanban system indicators: lead time, cumulative-flow diagram

Day 2: The Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban

  • Kanban case study
  • Creating context for change
  • Demand analysis
  • Workflow visualization
  • Discovering and designing classes of service
  • Replenishment and delivery cadence
  • Kanban system visualization


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Also Included in the KSD Course:

A free digital copy of “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business” by David Anderson

Kanban University membership and listing in the KU alumni directory

Digital copies of all class materials and templates

Dedicated customer support and scheduling flexibility

Access to NextUp’s original content like blogs and webinars as well as trainer office hours

The Kanban Management Professional Learning Journey: