Kanban course

Pragmatic Kanban Foundation in English

Use Kanban to improve your own and your team's workflow and to collaborate more efficiently and goal-oriented.
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Would you like to improve your own or your team’s workflow? Does your team struggle to meet deadlines? Or do you often lose valuable time on unplanned activities? Kanban is based on Agile and Lean principles and the best method to make processes more transparent and easier to manage. It enables your team to collaborate more efficiently and goal-oriented. They can organise themselves quickly to deliver results with more focus and quality. During the course you will apply Kanban directly in your own work environment. Once you have successfully completed the exam, you will gain an internationally recognized Pragmatic Kanban Foundation certification.

Unique benefits

  • Boost your resumé with the official Pragmatic Kanban Foundation certification
  • Quickly and easily applied in your own work environment
  • One free resit included


  • You will understand the basic principles of Lean / Agile on which Kanban was developed
  • You are able to apply Kanban instantly to better manage processes and make them run more efficiently
  • You can visualize your team’s processes, activities and protocols so that they can organise themselves accordingly
  • You are able to set priorities and make predictions in various ways
  • You will experience more efficiency and focus in your work, which leads to higher quality and better results
  • You will gain an internationally recognized diploma

Target audience

Individuals or teams who are looking for a practical (Lean/Agile) method to make their processes more efficient, and who wish to improve team collaboration to deliver more quality.

Want to know if this is a match? Fill in a Personal intake or contact one of our study advisors via 030 - 29 19 888 or info@icm.nl.


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The programme

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Day 1:

  • Introduction to Kanban
  • Visualizing your work with Kanban
  • Meetings, events and cadences
  • with cases

Day 2:

  • Improving flow
  • Metrics and incremental improvements
  • Predictable delivery
  • Scaling Lean/Agile delivery with Kanban
  • Exam practice
Start dates and locations

Study method

We choose a thorough approach to best help you achieve the next steps in your daily practice.

Receive a ICM diploma after finishing this course!

  • Intake

    Prior to the course, you are asked to fill in an intake form including questions regarding your personal work situation. These questions help you formulate your learning objectives.

  • Experienced facilitators

    The sessions are led by an experienced facilitator who pays a lot of attention to your personal learning objectives and work situation.

  • Blended learning

    At ICM we believe in blended learning, where individual online learning and learning as a group is combined. By gaining knowledge in advance, there is more time during a session to learn from each other.

  • Personal coaching

    Your facilitator is your personal coach to help you identify next steps and to give you advice. Practical, clear and goal-oriented.

  • Exam preparation

    Cases, exercises and group discussions help you become familiar with the material and prepare you in the best way for the exam. During the course, time is reserved to practise for the official Pragmatic Kanban Foundation exam.

  • Personal action plan

    At the end of the course, you will write a personal action plan. This way you can continue working on what you have learned after the course is finished.

Nice to know

  • When you attend this course in the Virtual Classroom, this study method applies.

  • Aside from studying for your exam, each session requires about 1 to 2 hours of preparation time.

  • You will receive accredited study material that fully meets the guidelines and exam requirements of Certify to Inspire.

  • In the unlikely event that you fail the exam, you will receive a free resit.

  • The Pragmatic Kanban Foundation in English course offers the possibility to gain the diploma:

    • Pragmatic Kanban Foundation Certification

    The Pragmatic Kanban Foundation in English course leads to the Pragmatic Kanban Foundation exam. The exam is in English. After the two sessions, you will receive a voucher code to schedule the exam yourself at Certify to Inspire.

  • ICM also offers this course incompany, tailor-made for your organisation.

Locations & date

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Locations & date

The course times are 9.30 to 16.30, comprised of 2 meetings.

Also available in Virtual Classroom
Great news: this course is also available in a fully online version. Read more about the virtual classroom and watch the video.

The course takes place in mei 2023, augustus 2023, oktober 2023, december 2023, februari 2024, mei 2024, augustus 2024 and oktober 2024.

The course is provided in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Breda, Den Bosch, Den Haag, Eindhoven, Enschede, Groningen, Maastricht, Online Virtual Classroom, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Zwolle.

Teaching locations

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Maximum group size: 16 persons.


The investment is € 1.495,-.

This excludes € 47,50 per day for the day arrangement or € 17,50,- per evening for the evening arrangement. For online meetings we do not charge arrangements fees.


The total investment is excl. VAT. Exemption from VAT is possible. In that case you pay 10% on top of the investment price.

More information


There are various options for subsidies for both employers and private individuals to follow training. For example: if you pay for the course yourself, you can apply for a €1,000,- STAP-budget.

More information

Possibilities for your employer

Many employers have a training budget that allows employees tot develop and grow in their career. You can find out what the options are within your organization by checking your terms of employment or by checking with your manager or HR.


The invoice for this course will be sent after the first meeting. If you would like to receive it beforehand, you can mention this in the comment section of your enrolment form.


For this course you can apply for the STAP-budget: a subsidy of €1,000 from the Dutch government (only for EU citizens or partners of EU citizens). A requirement is that the course starts after 4 weeks from now at the earliest. Only the start dates that meet this requirement are available. Read more about the STAP-budget or register with the link below.

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Free advice

Call for free advice from our study advisors 030 29 19 888 or ask your question by email: info@icm.nl.

Online Campus

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