Kanban Leadership Maturity Masterclass

[ Evolving Leadership Maturity with Kanban ]

27 - 28 September 2018

2 Day Workshop




This 2-day class offers an abridged version of the Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) Masterclass and is specifically designed to augment the Kanban Maturity Model class. The class primarily focuses upon the leadership and cultural tools to lead the implementation of Kanban at the organization-level, change the ways of process management and build a culture of innovation. Participants will learn to understand “first who, then why”, how to recognize identity and how its many facets are sources of resistance to change.

This masterclass focuses on the psychology, social psychology and sociology of the workplace. Participants will explore how to see social behaviour, culture and leadership differently and how to use a collection of analysis tools to provide advice and guidance to leaders wishing to catalyse change as part of an evolutionary change and improvement initiative.

2 Days (16 Hours)
9 AM to 6 PM Each day
David J Anderson & Teodora Bozheva
Batch Size
Max 20-25 Participants
Participants Profile
Intermediate or Experts
Recommended that attendees have completed the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential and completed the Kanban Maturity Model course
Course Delivery Language
Approach of Delivery
Mix of theory and workshop session (Classroom Training)
Certification Details
Attending this course counts as 2 days of education towards the Kanban Coaching Professional credential
Accreditation Institute
Lean Kanban University


  • Understand Identity
  • First Who, Then Why
  • V'ger Concept
  • Values and History
  • Neuropsychology of change – how change is perceived in the brain
  • Punctuated - Equilibrium and evolutionary change
    • Evolutionary relics
  • Understand corporate/organizational identities
  • Zombies – the living dead (soulless businesses that lost their identities)
  • Blizzard Sport case study
  • Nemetschek Scia case study
  • Sociology
    • Social capital – how to analyse it, how to recognize its effects on behaviour
    • Social cohesion – how to analyse it, how to recognize its effects on behaviour
    • Social innovation – how to assess liberal versus conservative behaviour, and how it affects behaviour
  • Visotech case study
  • Tupalo case study
  • Leadership Maturity
  • Map leadership maturity
  • Explore existing values, defining new values
  • Manage social/corporate/organizational identity change
    • The level 6 leader & a big J-curve
    • Ephemeral, values-based, broad sense of identity
    • Wire evolutionary DNA into the fabric of the organization
    • Net-a-porter case study/exercise
  • Using Purpose – creating "Einheit" (unity & alignment)
  • Congruent action – decisions and actions aligned with values and goals
  • Immelman Tribal Assessment and how to use it
    • Focus first on individual security and self-esteem
    • Change perception of tribal security to drive change
  • Social Entropy
  • Leadership Entropy
  • 2nd Law of Thermodynamics as a metaphor
    • How to avoid closed systems where the culture, leadership and effectiveness decay to an unacceptable level
  • Wrap up, reflection
    • "What will you do differently from next Monday?"

Learning Objective

  • Understand "first who, then why" – why identity matters more than purpose in defining behaviour
  • Learn how to identity tribes and informal social groups
  • Learn how to model the identity of individuals and groups
  • Learn to predict behaviour based upon identity
  • Analyse and model the social capital, social cohesion, and social innovation of the tribes in your workplace
  • Explore tools, actions, behaviours and values to modify the sociology and culture in the workplace
  • Understand when to tighten social cohesion to drive change and when to loosen social cohesion to give new ideas a chance of adoption
  • Improve trust and social capital, and how to destroy it
  • Learn leadership actions that encourage or discourage innovation and experimentation
  • Learn how and when to use Kanban coaching tools such as STATIK, the Kanban Lens, the Kanban Litmus Test, the Agile Decision Filter, and the Lean Decision Filter
  • Construct your own leadership tools from first principles in order to drive cultural change
  • Understand how to assess leadership maturity
  • Explore why leadership maturity limits organizational maturity and depth of Kanban implementations.


  • Agile Coach, Senior Managers, Leaders
  • Kanban Practitioners

Course Deliverables

  • This class is intended to complete the educational requirements for the Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) credential, for those who have already taken the Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) class.
  • In person 2-day training full of learning and fun.

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