Starting Kanban (Kanban Certification Training) – Charlotte

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A high-energy, hands-on, one-day course to introduce Kanban and provide clear first-steps to implementing in Kanban your workplace.


The Kanban Method, as developed and promoted by Kanban University, has become a powerful method for teams and organizations to:

  • Become faster and more responsive
  • Increase shared ownership of project outcomes
  • Improve risk management and governance
  • Identify and deliver high-value features

Upon completion of Starting Kanban, attendees will receive Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) designation through Kanban University.

Starting Kanban Course Description

This interactive one-day course will introduce the fundamentals of Kanban, illustrate how Kanban acts as a visual capstone to popular project management methods and deliver an “inside view” of the practices and coaching tips that enable your team to succeed with Kanban.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understanding origins of Agile, Lean, and Kanban
  • Experience flow in a Kanban simulation
  • Identify habits that cause delay
  • Understand essential elements of a Kanban System, including:
  • Visual board design
  • Card/ticket design
  • Limiting Work-in-Progress
  • Pull, not push
  • Swarming
  • Kanban metrics

Who Should Attend

Individuals involved in service delivery or knowledge work domains who want to implement an Lean-Agile approach to deliver customer value.

Non-IT disciplines that would benefit by managing with the Kanban Method, as outlined in this class, include:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement
  • Operations
  • Legal


Successful completion of this certified course will result in Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) designation issued by Kanban University — recognized globally as the leading certifying body for Kanban professionals.


Lean Kanban University certified training curriculum and teaching methods were created through the collaboration of leading experts and has been validated in hundreds of training classes around the world.

You will receive pragmatic, actionable guidance you can implement in your organization next week and a modern management lens that you can apply throughout your career.

You will receive training from Kert Peterson, an Accredited Kanban Trainer, who has experience teaching and coaching Kanban implementation within Fortune 200 and non-profit organizations.

Refund Policy

In order to receive a refund of your tuition for this class you must notify us no later than 5 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 5 business day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class.

Registration Includes

  • Printed workbook of course materials
  • Light breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Membership in the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) with access to the members’ only sections of the LKU website
  • Recognition by Lean-Kanban University (LKU) as a Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) that includes digital certificate of course completion

About the Instructor

Since apprenticing with Ken Schwaber and being designated a Certified Scrum Traner (CST®) in 2004, Kert Peterson has provided Agile training, coaching, and consulting services to a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors, including Fidelity Investments, Mission Health, and DC Public School Educators.

At Bank of America, Peterson launched multiple Kanban teams in a 6-month transition to a lean-agile delivery system for 120-person Customer Profitability organization. Peterson achieved his Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) designation in May 2018 , completing study with Janice Linden-Reed and Alexei Zheglov of LKU.

Prior to starting his consulting practice, Peterson served as a senior program manager at, where he guided development teams through three major releases of Web site services used by more than 17 million customers. He holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Peterson lives with his family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Brevard, NC.