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Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK)

Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK)

Professional Scrum with Kanban is designed to help Scrum Teams continue improving and strengthening their work without compromising the use of Scrum. Combining the power of Kanban and its Flow Metrics with Scrum can help Scrum teams achieve improved levels of self-organisation, quality of work and predictability. You will learn that Kanban is Scrum's best kept secret.

What Are the Benefits of Professional Scrum with Kanban?

Professional Scrum With Kanban

Kanban is Scrum's best kept secret. Contrary to the commonly held opinion, it does not have to be Scrum or Kanban. Indeed, it can be Scrum with Kanban. By using Professional Scrum with Kanban will:

  • Boost your self-management capabilities
  • Provide focus on getting to Done
  • Help the Scrum Events be efficient as possible
  • Give you answers to your stakeholder's questions

The Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) course is certified by Scrum.org. You will learn how to apply Kanban practices to Scrum. Participants will use theory, case studies, and hands-on exercises to understand how to use Kanban when applying the Scrum Framework. Scrum.org created this course with Daniel Vacanti (author of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability).

Learning Outcomes of Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK)

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how Kanban improves Scrum
  • Explain how Kanban impacts the Scrum Events
  • Implement the Kanban practices from the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams
  • Use flow metrics to improve Scrum Events
  • Analyse a scrum implementation with flow thinking and suggest improvements based on the Kanban practices.
  • Explain the basic principles of flow

Agenda

Module 1

  • Kanban and the Scrum Events
  • The WiP Game (TWiG) Kanban Simulation Round 1
  • Exploring Kanban
  • Scrum Refresher

Module 2

  • Using Kanban during a Sprint
  • Flow Metrics
  • Little's Law
  • Definition of Workflow

Module 3

  • Estimating Work
  • Actively Management of Work Items in Progress
  • The WiP Game (TWiG) Kanban Simulation Round 2
  • The Implications of Kanban for Scrum

Module 4

  • Kanban Board Design
  • Kanban and Scrum Events
  • Visualising a Sprint Backlog
  • Using Scrum with Kanban

Certification

The Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) course is associated to the Professional Scrum with Kanban level I (PSK I) certification from scrum.org.

All participants completing the Professional Scrum with Kanban course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum with Kanban I (PSK I) assessment. The industry-recognized PSK I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. If you attempt the PSK I assessment within 14 days of receiving the password and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a second attempt at no additional cost.

Audience

The Professional Scrum with Kanban course is for anyone using the Scrum Framework. Typical attendee roles for Professional Scrum with Kanban include:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Developers
  • Agile Coaches & Practitioners

Prerequisites

Participants on this class need to have read the Scrum Guide and the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams. The PSK class assumes a working knowledge of Scrum

Summary

  • Duration: 4 x 3 hr live virtual sessions
  • Certification: PSK I by Scrum.org (after passing the exam)
  • Frequency: 6 public courses a year
  • Private Courses Available: Yes
  • Languages: English or Spanish
  • Payment Formats: Credit Card, TransferWise or by Invoice
  • Payment Currencies: GBP, EUR or USD
  • Contact: education@actineo.email
  • What's included:
    • Course Workbook in PDF format
    • eBooks by Daniel Vacanti and Yuval Yeret
    • Professional Scrum with Kanban I certification exam token
    • 14 PDUs for Project Management Institute and 14 SEUs for Scrum Alliance
    • Access to the Actineo Newsletter
    • Access to the Actineo Slack channel
    • Invites to exclusive Actineo Events
    • Membership of the Actineo Alumni Network including 20% discount on future courses

Why Choose Actineo for Professional Scrum with Kanban Training?

Kanban Course Attendees Trained

1,425

Kanban Courses Delivered

150

Years of Combined Kanban Training Experience

14+

Our Actineo Team includes industry-leading trainers who are also Kanban experts. We have spent time mastering the art of practicing Kanban, so we have great experience from the trenches. We bring concepts like Flow and Business Efficiency to life, because we bring stories as well as theory to our Professional Scrum with Kanban Training. Don't just take our word for it.

What our attendees say

PSK is an excellent course for experienced Scrum practitioners who seek to explore how kanban techniques and empirical data can be used to help improve predictability and self organisation in development teams. A fun and engaging course. Never a dull moment!

Rachel Etherton
Scrum Master, UK.

“Very informative course with great teachers who managed to get the most out of the participants by asking the right questions, challenging the appropriate answers, and teaching valuable lessons.”

Jose Moran
Senior Consultant and Project Manager, UK.

“Applying kanban practices in Scrum is a shaky, foggy area with some strong opinion in the agile community on the pros and cons. This pragmatic course proves that the two “worlds” perfectly fit together, and Scrum can be done professionally by enhancing it with kanban practices and flow metrics. Highly recommended!”

György Tokovicz
Agile Consultant/Coach/Trainer, Hungary.


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