About Us

ProKanban.org is an inclusive Kanban learning community

focused on forward progress.

Simple Solutions to Delivering Value

ProKanban.org provides learning material, training, and assessments to help people and teams find practical starting points for optimizing the way they deliver what their customers want when they want it. Our growing community of Professional Kanban Trainers teach our approved courses that help teams fully experience how to put kanban into practice through simulation games and the practical application of simple metrics.  

We promise to be diligent in keeping our learning resources up-to-date with new approaches and methods to improve delivering value. We work with industry leaders to research, review, and refine our materials to ensure that the solutions we teach change to address the complex problems of the world we work in.  To stay up to date and grow with us, join our Slack community, subscribe to our blog, and follow us on Twitter.

Honoring Contributions Old and New

Kanban as we know it today began in 2006 with the work of a team at Corbis whose members included Darren Davis, Dominica Degrandis, Mark Grotte, Larry Cohen, Rick Garber, and Steven Weiss. However, many on this original team will tell you that the practices they used were not an overnight success. Pivoting the format of standup, visualizing blockers, and setting clear priorities were all the result of ongoing experimentation and what Davis calls, “an Agile mind.” 

Our community values prominently featuring the names of those who have provided ideas, content, and contributions to ProKanban.org.  We want to establish a culture of open-source learning, open-attribution, and always giving credit where credit is deserved. This also means making space for new contributions, stories, and learning from the community.  If you have a story or article to share please email us at support@prokanban.org

Creating Space for Ego-less Conversation

It is our mission to ensure that people are at the heart of everything we do at ProKanban.org. In addition to creating a safe, inclusive space to learn we want to deconstruct the traditional hierarchy that promotes fear, silence, and insecurity. We aim to build a strong community that lifts each other up by being humble, encouraging, and respectful and holding each other to these norms.

In a world that is becoming increasingly more complex, the key to success is embracing a myriad of diverse ideas to find the one that works in your context.  We aim to create a space that welcomes the diversity of thoughts shaped by our individual cultures, backgrounds, experience, and personalities. We believe that it is these differences that will continue to challenge us to innovate and discover new ways to solve hard problems together.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Julia Wester

I’m eager to help build a community that is centered around its members and a collective body of knowledge. I’m eager to see this community get off of its feet and become something we can be proud of!

Cheryl Hammond

Community support helped me build my career – the opportunities that I get paid for and the ones I do for fun. I’m always looking for ways to continue to benefit from it AND give back to it.

Anjali Leon

I love that we are opening up this space of belonging – a safe and inviting ‘wisdom network’ for learning, growing and evolving – for anyone, with a curiosity, passion and interest in the magic of Flow to get stuff done!

Colleen Johnson

It is important to me that this community is a safe space for all levels of kanban experience to ask, share, and grow without fear, judgement, or harassment.

Prateek Singh

We need a safe, collaborative space where folks can come together to build on the base principles of kanban.

Jose Casal

I am passionate about creating a thriving, open-minded and learning community that is focused on enabling more professionalism in Kanban.

Dan Vacanti

I want people to have a safe, inclusive, diverse forum to learn about Kanban. I think it is important that we learn how to build bridges with other Lean-Agile approaches rather than put up walls.

John Coleman

I enjoy strategizing with peers on problems. Not only does this community promote diversity but also cognitive diversity. I believe this community is about Kanban/flow diversity. I like learning from other people and sharing what I can contribute.

Jean-Paul Bayley

I want a positive, open and nurturing space in which to discuss and explore Kanban.