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Professional Scrum with Kanban

Live Virtual Class, July 15-16, 2024

Class Overview

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Apply Kanban Practices and Improve Flow in Professional Scrum 

Professional Scrum™ with Kanban (PSK) is an interactive, activity-based training course that teaches experienced Scrum Masters and other Scrum practitioners how to improve the way they work by applying Kanban practices in the context of Professional Scrum. Through theory, case studies and hands-on exercises, students will learn how Kanban practices can help Scrum Teams achieve better outcomes by improving the flow of work.

Organizations using DevOps, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) will find adding flow to their application of Scrum to be a natural complement.

The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK I) certification exam.

Course Overview

There is a myth that teams need to choose between using Scrum or Kanban. There are many benefits to optimizing the flow of work in Scrum by leveraging Kanban practices. In this 2 day* training course, students will learn the benefits of using Scrum and Kanban together.

Students will learn how to optimize their workflow by adding four Kanban practices to Scrum:

  • Visualizing the Sprint Backlog workflow on a Kanban board
  • Limiting Work in Progress (WIP) 
  • Actively managing work items in progress 
  • Continually inspecting and adapting the way the team uses flow optimization

By leveraging these practices, teams improve transparency, collaboration and self-management, ultimately improving their ability to achieve Sprint Goals at a sustainable pace. In addition, this course has a focus on helping students track and manage flow metrics to provide more predictable delivery patterns, ultimately helping them to overcome common delivery challenges with getting to “Done”. Students will leave with a better understanding of what good Kanban looks like and how to implement it within a Professional Scrum environment.

Scrum.org and our Professional Scrum Trainers have worked with Daniel Vacanti and Yuval Yeret in the creation of this course, leveraging their Kanban expertise and knowledge.  In 2007, Daniel helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work, including managing the world’s first project implementation of Kanban. Yuval, the author of "Holy Land Kanban" is a recipient of the Lean Kanban community Brickell Key Award for his work helping establish a strong Kanban community with several enterprise product developments in Israel and worldwide. In addition, all trainers of this class must have real-world experience in both Scrum and Kanban.

View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.

*  When offered in-person, this course is generally delivered over two consecutive days. When offered as a Live Virtual Class, the course may be broken up into more, shorter days.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Understand flow and Kanban practices from the perspective of the Scrum Team
  • Explain how Kanban practices can be used to improve flow within a Sprint
  • Increase transparency by helping the Scrum Team visualize their Workflow
  • Use data to create a Scrum Team’s Service Level Expectation (SLE) for use in improving delivery predictability 
  • Apply the concept of flow and Kanban practices during Scrum Events
  • Assist the team in overcoming common flow challenges by actively managing WIP

Who Should Attend this class?

The Professional Scrum with Kanban course is designed for experienced Scrum Practitioners who have a good understanding of Professional Scrum and a desire to learn how to implement Kanban practices with their Scrum Teams. Ideally, attendees have read the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and have passed the Scrum Open assessment. The course is particularly beneficial for:

  • Scrum Masters who want to learn how flow, flow metrics and other Kanban practices can help them and their Scrum Teams improve how they work in Scrum 
  • Professional Scrum Practitioners with a desire to improve their current practices and who are interested in learning how Kanban practices can help them and their teams improve

Professional Scrum Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum with Kanban course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum with Kanban I (PSK I) assessment. PSK class participants who attempt the PSK I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

Next steps 

After registering for the PSK training, you will receive a confirmation email with practical information. A week before the training we will share literature if there's a need to prepare. See you soon!

Where can I contact the trainer with further questions or wish to arrange a private class?
You can email us at Nichervan.Fazel@scrumtrainer.co.uk

Class Details

Language

English

Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: Europe/London
Start/End Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Date

Start: July 15, 2024
End: July 16, 2024

Class Format

Traditional

Partner

Scrum Trainer

Registration & Price

Price: GBP 950
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More Information

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us at: info@scrumtrainer.co.uk

For more information you can also visit our website at www.scrumtrainer.co.uk 

Can I  pay via invoice?
Yes. Please send us your company details and we will issue you an invoice and book your a place.

Is this course online?
Yes, this course has been converted from a face to face training course to a "virtual" training experience.  You can take this training from the comfort of your own home, but means you need to have an internet connection. 

How does the online experience differ from the face to face training?
We all adjusting to this new reality and the need for social distance.  We've been surprised how similar the online experience is to the face to face one and how engaged the students have been throughout the day.  The feedback has been excellent from students who've taken the online training, along with the assessment results.

What is included in the price?
The price includes course materials, 2 attempts at the PSK I assessment.

How do I achieve the Professional Scrum with Kanban I (PSK I) certification?
The PSK I certification is achieved by taking and passing an online assessment in your own time following the course. It can be taken from any internet connected computer.

What is required to achieve the Professional Scrum with Kanban I (PSK I) certification?

  • Passing score: 85%
  • Time limit: 60 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, True/False

How many people will attend?
Our courses are kept small to ensure a premium experience.

Should I prepare for the course?

We recommend participants to read the Scrum Guide and additional learning material can be found at Scrum Trainer.

https://www.scrumguides.org/index.html

Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU's for attending a course.

Venue

Live Online 

Registration

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