PSK 16-17 Sep 2021
Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum practitioners how to apply Kanban practices to their work. Through theory, case studies, and hands-on exercises, participants will understand the importance of transparency and flow as it pertains to the Scrum framework.
Scrum is the defacto standard for how Agile teams work. Scrum exists only in its entirety and functions well as a container for other techniques and practices. Scrum Teams keep improving how they work, based on what they learn by inspecting and adapting on an ongoing basis.
In this class, students will learn how additional practices from Kanban can be introduced into their Scrum Teams without changing Scrum. They will learn how to add the right practices and the benefits that their Scrum Teams can achieve from using Scrum with Kanban.
The Professional Scrum with Kanban course is for all Scrum Practitioners, with an emphasis on Scrum Masters looking to add Flow techniques to their toolbox
In addition to the course, Scrum.org has released a number of assets to learn more about Scrum with Kanban in the Scrum.org Resource Center and read the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams. These assets provide best practices and guidance for Scrum Teams looking to add Kanban practices to how they work today.
Who should attend?
The Professional Scrum with Kanban course is an advanced course designed for experienced Scrum Practitioners who have a good understanding of the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for Scrum Masters.
Students will learn how their Scrum Teams can introduce complementary practises from Kanban while continuing the way they are already working with Scrum, all without changing Scrum. In this class, students will:
- Gain a clear understanding of how Flow works within the context of Scrum.
- Be introduced to Kanban practices that Scrum Teams can adapt to help improve their effectiveness and efficiency.
- Understand how to use appropriate Kanban practices without changing Scrum effectively.
- Learn a practical approach to improving transparency and visibility for their work.
- Get introduced with useful metrics to get more insight and improve your team’s Flow.
The training is divided into different modules. Of course, we will inspect and adapt based on your questions and experiences. The training consistent of:
- Debunking Common Scrum & Kanban Myths
- Professional Scrum Primer
- Kanban Theory, Principles and Practices
- Kanban in Practice
- Scrum with Kanban
- Agile Metrics
In this two-day class, we will be exploring the marriage between Scrum and Kanban. Therefore, to maximize your learning experience, we advise you to read:
After this course, you will have access to our virtual classroom page, where you will find the course material, links to useful resources such as exam tips, blogs, vlogs, books, and the material that we have used.
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.
Due to COVID-19, we’ve converted all our classes into virtual classes. For this class, we’ll be using Zoom in combination with Mural to give you the best possible experience.
If you have any questions with regards to the course, feel free to contact us.
About the trainers
Andy is a highly experienced agile practitioner, Scrum coach and Professional Scrum Trainer.
Over his 13 years of woking in both the private and public sector, he has developed an deep understanding of the challenges around organisational complexity and the impact on delivery teams and behaviour.
His first agile experience was working as part of a small development team within the British Computing Society. It was there that Andy learned the true value of how close stakeholder interaction with rapid feedback can lead to teams producing great results while retaining a significant focus on return on investment and business value.
Andy has worked with software delivery for both product and service organisations. He is an experienced Scrum Coach with recent examples of his ability to build up new Scrum teams through to becoming highly successful Scrum delivery practitioners.
A firm believer that great teams build great products, Andy strives for success and in doing so displays his experience and passion for agile in every engagement.
Jasper Alblas is a Professional Scrum Master since 2012 and Professional Scrum Trainer since 2018. He’s an expert on improving effective teamwork, with a certified team coach licence since 2020.
His experience comes from working as a developer and Professional Scrum Master in large utility companies, commercial companies and government for the past decade.
“As an individual in a team, whether I’m a Scrum Master or trainer in a group, I never put myself above others. My intent is that there is something to be learned from every individual.
I find the way we behave in groups and teams fascinating. It’s a constant way to learn; inspect and adapt based on the insights I discover from working with people and teams.”