Introducing the Kanban Maturity Model (KMM)

The new organizational maturity model

Kanban Maturity Model

Learn more about the Kanban Maturity Model

Find out about the 7 maturity levels, practices, integration with other models and methods, and more

The Kanban Maturity Model maps typical Kanban practices as well as cultural values against 7 organizational maturity levels. This becomes a  powerful tool for coaches and consultants leading Kanban initiatives and helping businesses improve their agility.

The KMM maturity levels enables coaches and managers to assess where they are in their organizational maturity relating to their handling of process and policies, their fulfillment of desired outcomes for customer satisfaction, and their level of business agility and improvement practices. In addition to identifying the current level, the KMM provides guidance on recommended practices to meet their improvement goals.

The first phase of the KMM program includes the release of the Kanban Maturity Model poster and book by David J Anderson and Teodora Bozheva.  Future phases will introduce a KMM coaching class and a KMM Lead Appraiser credential class.  Participation in this KMM training will be restricted to those who meet the qualifications for Kanban training and knowledge.

Want to learn more?  Contact Lean Kanban University to receive the Kanban Maturity Model poster and more information.

Mapping the Improvement Path


The Kanban Maturity Model includes Transition Practices that coaches can use to guide the organization to more successful enterprise-wide alignment.

The KMM maps increasing levels of business performance. Transition Practices are relatively easy to introduce above the previous maturity level, with little or no resistance to adoption.

Greater Success for Coaches


The Kanban Maturity Model is a powerful tool for coaches advising medium and large enterprises on transformation and improvement using the Kanban Method.

The KMM maps out seven levels of organizational maturity against the six general practices of Kanban and cultural values to ensure appropriate application of Kanban practices and successful adoption.

Guidance for the Right Practices


A Kanban initiative can stall or even fail due to poor guidance or advice – choosing inappropriate Kanban practices for the level of organizational maturity.

The Kanban Maturity Model maps appropriate Kanban practices to observable organizational behavior and business outcomes.

A Roadmap to Business Agility


The Kanban Maturity Model maps increasing levels of business performance. Observed practices and patterns of Kanban implementations are correlated against those observable business outcomes.

The KMM provides a roadmap and concrete actions that enable organizations to achieve fitness-for-purpose and exceptional business agility.

Get the KMM Book


Kanban Maturity Model: Evolving Fit for Purpose Organizations by David J Anderson and Teodora Bozheva

Includes the complete model including 132 Kanban practices, 20 cultural values, mapped to the 7 maturity levels.

Coming Q3, 2018: KMM Classes

KMM Discussion

Kanban Maturity Model Coaching 3-day class – for Kanban Management Professionals and above

Kanban Maturity Model Lead Appraiser – 2 day supplement – for Kanban Coaching Professionals

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