Capability Template Details


The lean agile Professional Kanban assessment can be used to help teams identify areas of improvement, growth goals, and impediments and measure continuous progress. In the spirit of Professional Kanban (, the assessment is also framework agnostic and can be used for "traditional" Kanban teams and any Agile team.

Ideal For

Any Agile Team.


Works of thought leaders that influenced the Growth Criteria, assigned Stage, and associated Outcomes.

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Capabilities by Dimension

6 total capabilitys


• Definition of Workflow


• Kanban Visualization
• Actively Managing Items in a Workflow


• Kanban Improvement
• Kanban Measures
• Service Level Expectation

Capability Growth Criteria Example

Kanban Visualization

Assesses the ability to visualize work within a Kanban system.

Starting (0)

There is a lack of work visualization

Developing (1)

A Kanban Board is used with highly-visible commitment/delivery points

A Definition of Workflow (DOW) exists and is easily viewable by everyone

Emerging (2)

Work Items that are blocked are highlighted and easy to see by everyone

Different Work Items types are uniquely visually represented

Adapting (3)

Metrics are transparent in our physical and/or digital workspace, and interested people can easily access them

There is no "hidden" work (work that is being done but not visualized or discussed)

Optimizing (4)

When applicable, Policies like the Definition of Done and Definition of Ready are visual and easy for everyone to see