Kanban Training & Certification Programs


Optimize Value by Balancing Efficiency, Predictability & Effectiveness


APK@3x - 578 Kanban is fast becoming the modern way to manage an organization’s delivery of customer value. In today’s always-on environment, you need a clear set of practices that don’t get in the way of your ability to continuously deliver but that provides enough structure to keep everyone aligned and focused. This two-day course will give you an in-depth introduction to improving your team’s effectiveness by applying Kanban flow principles.

In this class, you will learn the basic principles of flow and how to use them to make your team process more efficient, predictable, and effective. With an emphasis on the practical application of concepts, this course includes many hands-on exercises that will lead you through the steps of setting up and operating a Kanban system for continuous value delivery and improvement.


Who Should Attend?

The Applied Professional Kanban course is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to deliver value and be more effective. Typical attendee roles include business analysts, team members, team leads, agile coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, project managers and product managers.

Learning Objectives

Following the APK course, you'll have learned how to perform the following:

  • Explain the basic principles of flow
  • Describe the value of Work In Progress (WIP) limits
  • Create a visual board to manage your work
  • Capture and interpret key flow metrics and analytics to find improvement opportunities
  • Explain why flow should be focused on value delivery
  • Define, build, operate and continuously improve a Kanban system
  • Discuss how tooling impacts your implementation



The APK course is a mix of lecture and interactive exercises within a case study as you collaborate with other students:

  • Kanban Theory, Principles and Practices
    • History and Background
    • Little’s Law and Basic Flow Theory
    • Pull Systems
  • Designing a Kanban System
    • Work Item Types
    • Workflow Modeling and Visualization
    • Work In Progress (WIP) Limits
  • Experiencing Flow and Kanban
    • Hands-on Simulation
  • Operating a Kanban System
    • Managing Work In Progress (WIP)
    • Kanban Metrics and Analytics
    • Kanban Standups
    • Service Level Expectations (SLEs)
    • WIP Aging
    • Improving Performance
  • Developing a Rollout Plan

ProKanban.org Certification   Professional Kanban I

After completing an Applying Professional Kanban course, you'll receive credentials to attempt the Professional Kanban I (PK I) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PK I Certification.  


Public and Private Training

Please visit our public training schedule to find our upcoming public APK classes.

Interested in private on-site or Live Virtual Training?  If so, private classes are available with group discounts! Please contact us at training@madisonhenry.com or 844.BE.AGILE so we can discuss your needs.


About Madison Henry   

The Madison Henry Group helps clients realize the benefits of agile software development and pursue organizational agility.

Founded in 2005, Madison Henry enables high performance and optimizes the value delivered by complex software through three lines of professional services: Agile Transformation with coaching and consulting across the enterprise; Training & Certification in partnership with industry leaders such as Scrum.org, ProKanban.org and Scaled Agile (SAFe); and Staff Augmentation for the key roles of Scrum Masters, Scrum Developers and Kanban Delivery Managers.

We are passionate about our work.  We value insight, commitment and innovation.  We maintain an unwavering pledge to client success and satisfaction.