Professional Scrum with Kanban
Live Virtual Class, October 3-4, 2022
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 professional scrum team. Students should leave with a better understanding of what good Kanban looks like and a reinforced understanding of the importance of the Scrum framework's rules. Students will be equipped with practical knowledge to implement Kanban with their Scrum Teams. They will be able to leverage Kanban to increase the predictability and efficiency of product delivery and do so so that they don’t lose the benefits of Scrum.
In general, scrum practitioners face 2 major challenges with Kanban:
- The misinterpretation that the Kanban is different and at odds with Scrum.
- The misinterpretation that Kanban is only a delivery method for interrupt-driven work such as maintenance or support.
Common myths debunked during class:
- Kanban is a task board.
- Work in process limits are immutable.
- 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.
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About Mary Iqbal
A Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org, Mary has 20 years of experience at various Fortune 500 companies as well as experience in the healthcare, consumer products and business-to-business industries. From doubling the size of a line of business for a data processing organization to moving to a new technology for a consumer products company’s main business platform, she has successfully led teams to apply Scrum to solve difficult, time sensitive efforts while delivering value to the organization by helping teams work better together.
Training is a game changer
Training is where teams discover a new way of working and learn how to increase their skills. This is where individuals can ask the difficult questions and challenge their way of thinking. The courseware offered by Scrum.org is the best in the industry, because it is challenging, and it is consistent.
Is Agile the right approach?
An agile approach flips the iron triangle on its head. Quality, cost and schedule are fixed, leaving only features left to flex. This results in incremental delivery early and often, which speeds up feedback, increases learning and delivers a better product. Scrum works best in complex environments where more is unknown than known. Waterfall works best when more is known than unknown. This is because Agile unleashes the creativity of individuals and provides teams with a better, more humane way of working which respects individual contributions and delivers better value to the customer.
What is Scrum?
Scrum, the most popular Agile framework, exposes problems and encourages teams to solve them by defining specific events, accountabilities and artifacts for teams to engage with. Teams who use Scrum as it is designed will continuously improve their way of working together and will always focus on the highest value work for their customer. I am often asked, can Scrum be used when you have hard deadlines? The answer is absolutely! Using the Scrum framework will increase your chances of meeting difficult deadlines by encouraging teams to prioritize the highest value work first.
This class will be offered remotely in Zoom. You will receive an email containing the meeting information after registering for the class.