Scrum.org Introduces Scrum with Kanban Course, Enabling Greater Transparency Among Development Teams
New Class Demonstrates How Scrum Can Be Complemented with Kanban Practices to Improve Effectiveness and Efficiency
Boston/Ft. Lauderdale – February 26, 2018 – Scrum.org, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community, today announced at LeanAgileUS its new Scrum with Kanban course to teach individuals and teams how to use Scrum with Kanban practices, without changing Scrum. Scrum.org and its Professional Scrum Trainers worked with Daniel Vacanti, who in 2007 helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since, to create the course.
“I am excited to be working with Scrum.org on the creation of this new class,” said Daniel Vacanti, co-founder and CEO, ActionableAgile. “Teaching Scrum Teams how to improve how they work with some Kanban practices is a great step forward in building bridges across communities.”
Scrum Teams primarily use Scrum as a framework to address complex problems to deliver products of the highest possible value. As Scrum Teams evolve, they learn by constantly inspecting and adapting – the key pillars of Agile and Scrum – to improve how they work. This often leads teams to incorporate other practices, including some of those from Kanban, Continuous Delivery, Story Mapping and many others. The Scrum with Kanban course is specifically tailored to Scrum Teams who want to use Kanban to learn a practical approach to improving transparency, flow and visibility of their work, without changing Scrum.
“Scrum exists only in its entirety and functions well as a container for other techniques and practices,” said Dave West, CEO, Scrum.org. “For many organizations, Scrum, with added practices from Kanban, can improve the effectiveness of individuals and Scrum Teams working together on their shared goal of delivering greater value to customers. And that is why we created this course.”
Kanban’s practices don’t require changes to the Scrum framework as defined within the Scrum Guide, making them complementary for software delivery teams to further guide their empirical and adaptive processes. Unlike standard Kanban classes, Scrum with Kanban will show Scrum Teams how they can introduce additional practices from Kanban, while continuing to work within the Scrum framework.
“Scrum.org has long been trusted by individuals and teams who want to find new opportunities and development for improving how they work in a professional environment,” said Ian Ceicys, Technical Release Train Manager, Autodesk. “The Scrum with Kanban course is further proof of the continued commitment of Scrum.org to help strong Scrum Teams not toss out Scrum and lose its benefits, but rather increase the benefits of Scrum by embracing and extending Kanban thinking and processes.”
This 2-day course teaches Scrum practitioners how to apply Kanban practices while continuing the way they are already working today with Scrum, all without changing Scrum. Through theory, case studies and hands-on exercises, participants will understand the importance of transparency and flow as it pertains to the Scrum framework.
“This class is great for teams that want to add Kanban practices within their Scrum Teams’ context. I’m excited to see the Scrum.org community add this class to their portfolio,” said Jasper Sonnevelt, Director of Global, LeanKit Consulting Services at Planview. “The addition of Kanban principles and practices to the toolbox of teams gives them extra ways of improving the way they deliver products to their customers without having to let go of successful Scrum practices.”
In addition to the new course, Scrum.org has also released a number of assets to learn more about Scrum with Kanban in its Resource Center. These assets provide best practices and guidance for Scrum Teams looking to add Kanban practices to how they work today. Scrum with Kanban classes are now available privately for organizations and public classes will be listed on the website soon.
Based on the values and principles of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto, Scrum.org provides comprehensive training, assessments and certifications to improve the profession of software delivery. Throughout the world, our solutions and community of Professional Scrum Trainers empower people and organizations to achieve agility through Scrum. Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, founded Scrum.org in 2009 as a global organization, dedicating himself to improving the profession of software delivery by reducing the gaps so the work and work products are dependable.
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