Personal Kanban

Providing the structure for organizations, teams, and individuals to focus, finish, and improve.

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The Pain:

As individuals, teams, and companies, we are so distracted, have so much work in-flight, and are constantly negotiating deadlines, that we can't focus, finish, prioritize, or even plan our day.

The Solution:

Personal Kanban is an award-winning productivity system used by companies and agencies world-wide that allows your team and you see your all work in flight, prioritize and plan, focus and finish.

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When all around me seems to spin out of control, it is so refreshing to turn around in my seat and see my Personal Kanban board waiting for me…If I do nothing else but LIMIT MY WORK IN PROGRESS, I already begin to breathe easier. The grace of this system cannot be overstated. - Dan L.


We go to work everyday in offices or from home. We want to get all our assignments done and make promises we can keep. But we are constantly challenged to complete even simple tasks. We have to ask ourselves:

  • How much work is too much?
  • How can I say "No" without upsetting someone?
  • How can I make promises I can keep, if I'm always being interrupted?
  • How do I set time for myself, do I always have to work in the early morning or late at night just to finish?
  • How do I let my boss and coworkers know I'm overloaded?
  • How can I share work with others more effectively?
  • I know my work, why are my estimates always off?

This course solves these problems and more.

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I've been using Personal Kanban for a couple months now at work and at home, and I couldn't be happier with how much more focused and impactful my work is. This is a powerful, flexible system that I highly recommend to anyone who needs more clarity and definition in their work stream. - Tony S.

This course is taught by Jim Benson, the creator of Personal Kanban and co-author of the Shingo Award-winning book that sparked a productivity movement.

Jim and his Personal Kanban co-author Tonianne DeMaria are pioneers of applying Lean thinking to knowledge work and have helped clients in over two dozen countries implement the principles of Personal Kanban, including organizations as diverse as Starbucks, Spotify, the United Nations (Vietnam, France, Italy), Riot Games, the World Bank, State Farm, Statoil (Norway) Sparebanken Vest (Norway), JP Morgan (Scotland), H&M (Sweden), and Comcast/NBCUniversal.

Course Curriculum

Who is this class for?

Anyone who is looking to:

  • complete projects rather than just start them.
  • communicate better at home and work.
  • work in teams that need to finish complex projects on time.
  • see and improve on their work.
  • show others their workload so they can have a sane and responsible day at the office.

This course awards 5 PMI PDUs and is the equivalent of 5 hours of class time for other certifications.

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This method is like magic! I have improved my productivity without being overly concerned about it. My working spaces have become more organized, which really helps reduce stress. - Paul W.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the course?
The course includes more than 20 videos, over 2 hours of self-paced instruction delivered by the authors of Personal Kanban: Mapping Work/Navigating Life, the award-winning book that began a productivity movement. You also get access to our discussion forums where you can get your questions answered by Jim and Toni.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.