Apply Kanban Practices and Improve Flow in Professional Scrum

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Description

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

Learning Outcomes

What you will learn:

  • 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 visualise 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

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required to attend this course, however it is recommended that participants:

  • Read the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams
  • Pass the Scrum Open assessment.
  • Have experience performing the Scrum Master role.

Topics Covered

During the course, you will cover the following lesson topics:

  • Kanban Practices - Visualising the Sprint Backlog workflow on a Kanban board and limiting Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Scrum with Kanban - integrating Kanban practices into Scrum
  • Actively managing work items in progress
  • Continually inspecting and adapting the way the team uses flow optimisation.
  • Track and manage flow metrics.

What's Included?

  • All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master with Kanban course receive a password to take the Professional Scrum Master with Kanban (PSK) assessment.
  • Lifetime certification - no annual renewal fee required.
  • Eligibility to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day PSK course.

Who will benefit?

The Professional Scrum with Kanban 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
  • 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.

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