Suggested Reading: Professional Scrum with Kanban

Delivering products is complex work and for more than 20 years, people have been using Scrum to do so.  Scrum is a framework in which you add practices that make sense for your Scrum Team or organization to build and define your overall process. Kanban can be used to enhance that overall process and improve how your Scrum Team works. Here are some resources for learning more about Professional Scrum with Kanban and preparing for the Professional Scrum with Kanban I (PSK I) certification assessment.

PSK I Assessment Subject Areas

Kanban Practices Questions in this category test your knowledge of the Kanban practices listed in the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams. The questions test your understanding of the practices and how to use them effectively.
Agile Metrics Questions in this category test your knowledge of the required metrics listed in the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams. The questions test your understanding of the metrics and how to use them effectively.
Scrum Framework Questions in this category test your knowledge of how Scrum and Kanban can be used together for greater benefit without compromising the core tenets of either Scrum or Kanban. In addition this category tests your knowledge of the Scrum Framework including the three roles, five events, and three artifacts; as well as additional related concepts described in the Scrum Guide.

Course

  • Professional Scrum with Kanban training

Study Material

  • Take the Scrum with Kanban Open Assessment to get a baseline of your knowledge and take it again until you are comfortable with the content. It is a learning tool, and thus does not have the same level of difficulty as the certification assessment. Feedback is provided when you see your results in the Open.
  • Begin by becoming familiar with the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams
  • Read the Scrum Guide, which lays out the overall Scrum framework.

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Practice

Build your Scrum muscle memory by engaging in discussions and practicing Scrum fundamentals with your team.

  • Practice Assessments
    • Take the Scrum with Kanban Open Assessment to get a baseline of your knowledge and take it again until you are comfortable with the content. It is a learning tool, and thus does not have the same level of difficulty as the certification assessment. Feedback is provided when you see your results in the Open.
    • Take the Scrum Open Assessment until you are comfortable with the content. The Scrum Open assessment is a learning tool, and thus feedback is provided during the test.
    • If you are a developer, also take the Scrum Developer Open Assessment. This assessment looks at a number of software development practices and techniques that support building high-quality and high-value products in a Scrum Team. 
    • If you are responsible for maximizing the value of a product, take the Product Owner Open Assessment. This assessment helps strengthen knowledge on the role of the Product Owner in Scrum.
  • Apply Scrum in your workplace. As you do, stop to reflect on whether you’re taking advantage of all of the opportunities that the Scrum framework offers, or if you’re using ScrumBut.
  • Be conscious of your decisions as you adapt and evolve with projects complexity and team member's old habits. Think about why Scrum is structured the way it is, and how the Scrum framework differs from traditional management practices.

Assess

All Scrum.org assessments use the most recent version of the English Scrum Guide as the source for questions regarding the rules, artifacts, events, and roles of Scrum. However, reading the Scrum Guide alone is not enough for someone to pass a Professional Scrum Assessment. Questions often ask test-takers to interpret information and apply it to challenging situations, so knowledge gained from personal experience and other sources is typically needed.

Once you have solidified your Scrum knowledge and understanding, you're ready to validate it with an Assessment!