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Professional Scrum with Kanban

Live Virtual Class, July 11-12, 2022

Class Overview

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Increase predictability & efficiency in your product delivery

Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) is a 2-day course that introduces people to good Kanban practices in the context of a Scrum team. Students will leave with a better understanding of what good Kanban looks like and a reinforced understanding around the importance of Scrum rules. The course will equip students with practical knowledge to increase predictability and efficiency without adding more bureaucracy.   

Professional Scrum with Kanban will give you new ways to look at the events in Scrum and make them much more effective.  The course will also go over numerous flow based controls to make estimates quicker, easier, and significantly more reliable.

In general, scrum practitioners face two major challenges around Kanban:

  • The misinterpretation that the Kanban is different or at odds with Scrum.  
  • The misinterpretation that Kanban is only for interrupt-driven work like maintenance or support.

Common myths debunked during class:

  • Kanban is a task board.
  • Work in process limits can not be changed or violated.
  • Kanban is a process change mechanism.
  • Scrum teams only benefit from Kanban within a sprint.

Through experiences, you'll learn the positive impact of introducing flow to Scrum’s Events (including inside and outside of Sprints) and the value of adding Kanban from the perspective of Scrum’s Roles. By the end of this course, you will how Kanban can be useful in solving core flow issues and evolving towards a continuous flow of delivery while continuing to benefit from the Scrum Framework.

Class Details

Language

English

Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: America/New York
Start/End Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Date

Start: July 11, 2022
End: July 12, 2022

Registration & Price

Price: USD 1295

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More Information

Why Scrum.org?

All Scrum.org courses have consistency around the learning objectives, key objectives, and exercises.  The scrum guide and Ken Schwaber set the direction for our courses, and the learning objectives are our road map. Even with this consistency, each instructor has their own presentation style and background - trainers frequently add stories based on their experiences.  While you will be pleased with any Professional Scrum Trainer, make sure to research the instructor's background and see if they have the right fit for your needs.

Scrum.org courses are evolved through the input of several hundred Professional Scrum Trainers using a steward model.  This means that our courses are the culmination of many minds and diverse views, ensuring that the content is at the cutting edge.

Why Dr. Suscheck?

Dr Suscheck as over 30 years of experience in software development and education, starting his career as a developer and growing into an enterprise level agile coach.  He has taught Scrum.org classes to over 5,000 students and hundreds more in noncertified classes.  His classes range from advanced, highly technical programming classes to executive level organizational change classes.

In academics, he holds Doctor of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, a Master of Computer Information Systems from Cleveland State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Edinboro University.  He has worked as full-time faculty member at Colorado State University and currently serve as adjunct faculty at several universities.

Charles not only teaches but consults with a variety of large organizations.  He focuses on helping organizations realize the benefits of agile principles and practices through better business and IT alignment.

Learning Objectives

  • Define how flow operates within the context of Scrum.
  • Understand that Scrum is a framework that requires additional practices.
  • Experience how Scrum can be improved with a better focus on flow.
  • Analyze Kanban and flow metrics to improve predictability.
  • Understand the key components of pure Kanban.
  • Know that Kanban does not change the Scrum framework.
  • Apply flow metrics to each of the Scrum events.
  • Identify where Scrum roles can participate in and leverage Kanban flow.

Topics

The PSK course is a mix of lecture, case studies, and interactive exercises as you collaborate with other students.

  • Scrum framework primer
    • Common misunderstandings in Scrum.
    • How Kanban can address Scrum misunderstandings.
  • Kanban theory, principles, and practices 
    • Kanban flow exercises.
    • Characteristics of a true Kanban board.
    • Limiting and managing flow.
  • Kanban in practice 
    • A hands-on Kanban Simulation.
    • Reading cycle time scatter plots.
    • Understanding a cumulative flow diagram.
  • Scrum with Kanban 
    • How to introduce Kanban into a Scrum process.
    • Identifying workflows and what to visualize in your Scrum process.
    • Improving predictability and reducing waste through flow metrics.
  • Introducing flow to Scrum’s events 
    • Using throughput metrics.
    • How a work item aging chart can identify what to work on next.
    • Managing flow and work in process in the daily scrums.
    • Monte Carlo simulations and predictability.
    • Picking the right WIP limit.
    • Using flow metrics in the Scrum events.
  • Kanban’s impact on Scrum roles and artifacts
    • What changes and what doesn’t when implementing Kanban.
    • Solving flow issues.
    • Evolving towards continuous delivery.

Who should attend?

The PSK course is for all Scrum Practitioners who have a basic understanding of the Scrum Framework. If you are new to Scrum, you should read the Scrum Guide (www.scrumguides.org).  The course is particularly beneficial experienced Scrum Masters, looking to take their Scrum team to the next level of efficiency.  This course is perfectly appropriate for non-IT professionals who are would like to apply Scrum and Kanban in their context.

Certification

After completing a Professional Scrum with Kanban course, students receive credentials to take the Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK I) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSK I Certification.  Students take the assessment on their own after class. 

Venue

VIrtual via zoom.