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Professional Scrum with Kanban

Live Virtual Class, December 20-21, 2023

Class Overview

Professional Scrum with Kanban


😎🏆 𝐆𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐨 𝐑𝐮𝐧 😎 🏆

It isn't about Scrum OR Kanban anymore. It is about how to bring them together effectively. In The Professional Scrum with Kanban™ (PSK) class, Scrum practitioners learn how to define and visualize flow using Kanban together with the Scrum artifacts, limit Work in Process, actively manage and improve the flow in Scrum's events, and what their role would be when it comes to inspecting and adapting the Scrum Team's workflow whether they are Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Development Team members or other stakeholders interested in improving flow in their organization. 

This PSK class will be instructor -led live-virtual and is presented by John Gillespie, PST at Agile-ity Inc.



The Professional Scrum with Kanban course is an intermediate/advanced course specifically designed for experienced Scrum Masters, Leaders/Managers, and other Scrum practitioners who have a good understanding of the Scrum framework and are interested to learn techniques for improving flow in a Scrum context. 

It is also a good fit for SAFe practitioners looking to improve their team-level practices and Kanban practitioners looking to add the power of Scrum. 

Can't attend our this class on these dates? Check out our other public classes or contact us to schedule onsite training for your team.



Over the 2 days, Scrum practitioners learn how to apply Kanban practices to their work.

Participants will learn flow theory and Kanban principles, play an immersive Kanban simulation, build Kanban boards for their Scrum teams, learn patterns for how to infuse Kanban's thinking and practices into the Scrum events, artifacts, and roles.

There will also be time in class for the Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) to provide coaching on flow challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or may in the future.

PSK Visual - credit Joshua Partogi

(visual created by Joshua Partogi, PST)



  • What principles and practices are needed to establish effective flow in a Scrum environment. 

  • Patterns for adopting Scrum's roles, events, and artifacts to improve flow using key Kanban principles

  • Understanding the differences and similarities between Scrum and Kanban. 

  • Key lean/flow metrics used in Scrum with Kanban

  • Modern estimation/forecasting Techniques 


Class Details



Delivery Method

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


Start: December 20, 2023
End: December 21, 2023

Class Format




Registration & Price

Price: USD 1395


Student substitutions or postponements for classes are accepted at any time. Student cancellations must be made via email. Refunds for student cancellations may be available as follows:

Cancellation received more than 21 days prior to the first day of class = 100% refund of course fee less transaction fees.

Cancellation received more than 10 days prior to the first day of class = 50% refund of course fee less transaction fees.

Cancellation received less than 10 days prior to the first day of class = no refund provided.

Should a postponement or cancellation occur, you'll be notified no later than 5 days prior to class. Please reach out with any questions.

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More Information

About The Trainer

John Gillespie is a Professional Scrum Trainer, CMMC-AB Registered Practioner, and technology/transformation executive. He has guided organizations in the adoption of Lean/Agile methodologies and has been integral in leading enterprise-wide transitions.

He earned an MBA in finance and leadership from NYU Stern School of Business, an MS in Computer Science, and has founded two successful technology companies.

John is based in Titusville, Florida USA. He is always happy to arrange private training for your company virtual live or in person. Please get in touch to find out more.

What Clients Have To Say About John:

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Professional Scrum Master training taught by John in conjunction with John is one of the most effective and concise instructors I have had the pleasure of being taught by. He was able to take the potentially overwhelming amount of agile framework information and deliver it to a class of people who had an extremely diverse set of backgrounds and skill levels. He was able to take complex subjects, explain them directly and with emphasis on the most important and functional information. I left this short course feeling extremely well prepared to start engaging the Scrum framework professionally and to guide other teammates on its use as well. I look forward to hopefully enrolling in more of his classes as the opportunity presents itself professionally. Thank you, John!

Gavin Frei Merchant Success Manager at Shopify Plus

I had the opportunity to learn from John in his Professional Scrum Master class. John was not only extremely knowledgable about the framework of SCRUM, but he brought years of experience consulting various organizations to achieve their vision. The experience and stories breathed life into the material and made the class that much more impactful to my learning. I absolutely recommend John to anyone who is interested in learning how to cultivate high performing teams through the SCRUM framework.

Jared Blake, PMP, PSM I  Business Program Manager at Microsoft

John is an amazing trainer. One of the best Scrum Masters ever! Had the privilege of attending a course he taught and the quality and delivery was just phenomenal in terms of accuracy and brevity! One of the finest trainers out there. Highly recommend his trainings and do wish and plan to take some more.

Kavita Jain Senior Program Manager at Cisco

John is a very knowledgable instructor.  He provides a clear presentation with examples and insightful feedback into problems we are facing in our organization.  I look forward to attending more Scrum courses.                                        -Jose Awarado Senior Business Analyst at Shell

“John provided our group of 8 new Product Owners an excellent course. We discussed real-life scenarios, John's experiences, and how to put the classroom material together with his experience into our business model. It was an excellent experience. Additionally, this course provided the material and requirements necessary to pass the 80 questions Professional Scrum Product Owner I exam. I passed the exam one day after the course ended! Thanks for your expertise and for such a great course, John!”
- Peter Gorman. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

"I took the Professional Scrum Master certification training from John. This training is for folks who would like to understand the basics of scrum framework and dive deep in roles/responsibilities for a scrum master. John is an amazing teacher who focuses on explaining the course with examples and use cases. He is always open to questions and encourages them (either in class or over the email). He made the entire learning process very interactive, which made it so easy to understand. 
I highly recommend taking the class with him."
- Swati Gupta. Oracle

"John is a skilled Scrum instructor. His presentation makes everyone feel comfortable, no matter their skill level or experience; John's disarming charm accepts everyone where they are. He also has a deep well of real-life experience with project management that he humbly draws from to refresh whatever content he's dispensing. A skilled practitioner and trainer, making the world better one Scrum at a time."
- Tommy Poole. Scrum Master

"John was a very patient and informative instructor. He made sure that everyone understood every concept before moving forward, and took time to answer any questions that were asked with great detail. Thank you for the great class!"
- Hanna Heaps. PayScale Inc.

"John has an encyclopedic knowledge of what it takes to be a Scrum Master, as well as plenty of real-world examples to contextualize that knowledge. After spending the two days with John during his course, I was able to not only pass the PSM I exam but more importantly, I was able to bring his guidance back to my organization and help us improve our own practices. It also helps that he is a nice guy, a patient instructor, and impossible to stump with a question. I recommend John to anyone looking to improve their knowledge of Scrum."
- Bracken Hipp. Dataworks Development, Inc



All participants completing the Professional Scrum with Kanban course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK I) assessment. These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score.



  • is run by the co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber. He also maintains the Scrum Guide. The organization is run by folks who eat, sleep and breathe Scrum and it shows in the carefully crafted curriculum and examinations.
  • It ain't easy. Your certification will hold more credibility with employers because you don't receive it automatically after taking a course. You must pass the certification exam. Your PSK training gives you an excellent shot at achieving certification.
  •'s courseware is uniform and rigorously updated and fine-tuned to ensure every participant receives valuable and actionable training from Professional Scrum Trainers. To be clear, uniform doesn't mean boring! It means quality!



Our lead PSK trainer - John Gillespie has been helping teams complement Scrum with Kanban since 2011.  He consistently gets high reviews from his students and very much enjoys helping teams translate their classroom experience to real-world results.  Contact John for more information.


Contact John:

Phone:      +1 516-317-8301



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