Kanban Foundations (KIKF)™

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Course Duration ± 10 Hours

"The Kanban Foundation KIKF™ course will teach participants the fundamental concepts and techniques behind ‘Kanban,’.”


KIKF™ certification provides delegates with a strong foundation of the fundamental concepts and theories of Kanban.

This course positions learners to successfully complete the Kanban Foundation certification exam

You will understand how Kanban differs from other methods and provides the foundation for applying Kanban principles in your own organization.

Course Objectives


The target audience of Kanban Foundation course includes Management, Operations, Developers and Testing professionals such as:

  • Anyone starting or leading a Kanban movement
  • Consultants
  • IT Directors
  • IT Managers
  • IT Team Leaders
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Digital Marketeers
  • IT Professionals
  • Everyone who wants to learn more about Kanban

Learning Materials

Participants to the Kanban Foundation course will receive the following study materials:

  • Twelve (12) hours of instructor-led training and exercise facilitation
  • The Kanban Guide (also available online)


There are no official prerequisites.


Successfully passing (70%) the 60-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the Kanban Foundation Certificate (KIKF™). The examination and certification process is administered by CertiProf on behalf of the Kanban Institute.

Take your Online Test Exam anywhere and anytime you want.

Detailed Course Outline

Kanban I (comprehension)

  • History of Kanban
  • Definition of Kanban
  • General Concepts
  • Origin and history
  • Toyota’s six rules
  • Kanban with Scrum Theory
  • Why Use Kanban?
  • Kanban Theory
  • Kanban Board
  • Kanban Cards
  • Visualisation
  • Push vs. Pull systems

Kanban II (comprehension)

  • Kanban Practices
  • Actively Managing
  • Items in a Workflow
  • Work in Progress
  • Service Level Expectation
  • Improving the Workflow
  • Kanban Measures
  • WIP
  • Throughput
  • Work Item Age
  • Cycle Time
  • Little’s Law – The Key to Governing Flow
  • Lead Time

Kanban for Scrum Teams (comprehension)

  • Kanban for Scrum Teams
  • Flow-Based Events
  • The Sprint
  • Sprint Planning
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Increment
  • Reporting and Analysis
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • Definition of a value stream
  • Continuous improvement
  • Kanban in project management
  • Kaizen Culture
  • Meetings
  • Online Exam

Download the Kanban guide for FREE

Where can I take the examination?

The examinations are distributed through CertiProf. please visit the website of CertiProf.