Scrum with Kanban

John Coleman Edinburgh Link
Type: Training Date: 2020-05-21 Start Time: 09:00 John Coleman

Language: English

Description:

Course Overview

Improving Flow for Scrum Teams

Professional ScrumTM 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.

What You Will Learn

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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.

Scrum.org and our Professional Scrum Trainers have worked with Daniel Vacanti and Yuval Yeret in the creation of this course, leveraging their Kanban expertise and knowledge.  In 2007 Daniel helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. He managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year, and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since.

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

View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.

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.

Professional Scrum with Kanban Certification

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.

Course Objectives

Courses are provided around the world. Our PSTs can work with you to plan a private course to meet your organization’s specific needs. For globally distributed organizations, our PSTs provide training for your staff wherever they reside, ensuring that they are all learning the same thing. Consistent training is critical for large scale efforts where many teams are working together on the same products.

Our trainers bring their own style and experience to courses, but all trainers use the same materials around the world so that students are learning from the same content regardless of where the course is taught and who is teaching it.

Students will learn how their Scrum Teams can introduce complementary practices 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 adopt to help improve their effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Understand how to effectively use the appropriate Kanban practices without changing Scrum.
  • Learn a practical approach to improving transparency and visibility for their work.

Course Description

The 2-day Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) course 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, methodologies 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 Scrum Teams can introduce additional practices from Kanban while continuing the way they are already working today with Scrum, all without changing Scrum.

Scrum.org and our Professional Scrum Trainers have worked with Daniel Vacanti in the creation of this course. In 2007 Daniel helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. He managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since.

 

Who Should Attend?

The Professional Scrum with Kanban course is for anyone doing Scrum. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organization who use Scrum to deliver products to the market including Product Owners, Development Team Members, and Scrum Masters.

 

Course Topics

• Dispelling Common Myths
• Understanding Professional Scrum
• Kanban Theory, Principles and Practices • Kanban in Practice
• Scrum with Kanban

 

Assessment Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum with Kanban course will receive a password to attempt the PSK assessment. The industry-recognized PSK certification requires a minimum passing score on this rigorous assessment.


Are you ready?

Attendees of Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF), Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I), and Professional Scrum Product Owner(PSPO) are expected to prepare themselves. In fact, regardless of the workshop, basic, intermediate or advanced, the advice to prepare is to watch: 

and slowly & carefully read:

Arriving at a workshop without having slowly and carefully read the Scrum Guide shows disrespect to other attendees. Respect is one of the five Scrum Values.

Special preparation is required for PSK, PSU, and PAL-E workshops

One should not register for John Coleman's PSK, PSU, or PAL-E workshops without basic Scrum knowledge, something many people underestimate. Ticket holders will be vetted for event readiness. The standard for those workshops specifically, to not hold back the workshop, is PSM-I-level knowledge or equivalent (having the certificate does not guarantee that the trainer will be satisfied due to elapsed time since certification and other factors). 

To self-assess your knowledge, please do the Scrum.org open assessments for Scrum Open, Product Owner Open, Nexus Open, Leadership Open at https://www.scrum.org/open-assessments. Please also do LeSS Scrum Test at https://less.works/less/test/scrum.html. When you get 100% in the Scrum.org assessments within 6 minutes per assessment and you get 100% in the LeSS Scrum Test, your chances of passing the vetting increase considerably.

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Why John Coleman?

Every PST has his/her own strengths. John Coleman is one of the few LeSS-Friendly Scrum Trainers. John is a prolific blogger on advanced topics, and he leads on content creation for Scrum, Lean UX, measurement, Kanban, scaling, de-scaling, Executives, people & change. John teaches Marshall Goldsmith's techniques at all of his workshops in a #payitforward fashion. All of John's workshops feature Liberating Structures. John Coleman offers a number of practice tests where they are needed. John's client base consists mainly of non-native English speakers (English is the 3rd/4th language) in continental Europe. John's clients give rave reviews on Trustpilot, Google, and VocalReferences, and they get great results as long as they also put the effort in.

Review & Ratings for John Coleman of Orderly Disruption on Google, VocalReferences & Trustpilot

Reviews & Ratings for all of John Coleman's workshops are available on: 

It's not just about Reviews & Ratings 

Reviews & ratings are limited by nature. John needs to understand if the learning made a real difference back in the office. So, John checks in up to 12-18 months later. He sees a pattern of improvement and regularly gets pleasant vibes from successful agility inspired by ideas on the workshops. For example, see this experience report.

 

All-year-round offers

12-month vouchers for bulk-buy 2/10/25/50/100 or single ticketds for Diversity & Inclusion (including Women in Agile )

Before you buy, please check out the great value voucher offers for bulk buy or individual tickets for Diversity & Inclusion as per the definition at https://www.emccouncil.org/quality/diversity/. Go to https://ace.works/current-offers or email info@ace.works with the subject line "vouchers".

 

Pricing excludes UK VAT. If you enter your organization's VAT number, Eventbrite should treat VAT automatically. If you are unsatisfied with Eventbrite's automatic VAT treatment of your ticket(s) then before (and only before) you proceed with Eventbrite processing it's ok to request a manual invoice. To request a manual invoice simply email info@ace.works with the subject "manual invoice" -- payment would then be made via an electronic transfer, a Paypal transaction, or an over the phone card payment. Without exception, all seats for a booking must be prepaid to confirm that booking.


Voucher Scheme

Before you buy, please check out the great value voucher offers for bulk buy or individual tickets for Diversity & Inclusion as per the definition at https://www.emccouncil.org/quality/diversity/. Go to https://ace.works/current-offers or email info@ace.works with the subject line "vouchers".

Workshop Environment

Classes are usually small, and even if not, John Coleman uses techniques that make a large class run very well, to a limit. John Coleman does not train class sizes over his operational limit so attendees can rightly get the full benefit of his classes.

Teas/coffees/snacks are provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Lunch is not provided and attendees have one hour for lunch. 

Assessment preparation tends not to be covered in the workshop. The workshop focuses on attendees getting ready to apply new skills back at work immediately after the workshop. There is an expectation that attendees will attend some free post-workshop Zoom calls and watch recordings of their own group (or previous groups) doing tough practice tests, sometimes including John Coleman's own practice tests which address the same learning outcomes, albeit from a different angle. John has an expectation that attendees will attend the calls, as assessment preparation does not scale on a 1:1 basis. Signing up to . this workshop is effectively signing up to attend these calls.

Sometimes, John Coleman will have a co-trainer, someone who is already qualified or who is building up experience. Some classes may have an assistant who speaks a local language. Please let John Coleman know in advance if you need him to bring an assistant trainer who speaks your language via john@ace.works; economics will hopefully be in our favor to allow that if there is enough demand.

If you have specific requirements, e.g., you require a free place for an assistant, you require wheelchair accessible venue/room set-up etc., please let John Coleman know in advance via john@ace.works.

The delivery content is a combination of slides, flip charts, and exercises. The focus is more on flip charts and exercises. The approach is a combination of experiential training and Training From The Back of The Room, regardless of the training course, while sticking to the Scrum.org learning objectives. Many practical problems get discussed. and more often than not, options to solve problems are presented. But some problems need sessions in themselves, and it would be unfair to distract the class if the entire class doesn't want to take that path and/or the trainer is getting concerned that the learning objectives might not be attained within the training course timebox. In addition, some topics could be completely outside the scope of the training class. To that end, some topics may need to be "parked". Some topics could be completely outside the scope of the training class. Best efforts are made to address "parked" topics during the workshop and/or subsequent video conference calls.

A Scrum Reset is often needed in the workshop

If the class attendees demonstrate additional ability, bonus content may get covered. However, the class pace can get set to a slower pace by even one attendee who has not prepared for class, as per pre-class communications. While John Coleman's style is to assume zero knowledge, some attendees may have negative knowledge, preconceived ideas that are incorrect according to Scrum.org.

Negative knowledge creates drag for a training class, hence John Coleman sometimes performs pre-training-screening-calls. While there are no formal pre-requisites for Scrum.org classes, the trainer may request in pre-training phone calls that some attendees go to Profesional Scrum Foundations/Scrum Master (by any Scrum.org trainer) to ensure a smooth learning experience, even if the booked class ticket needs to be postponed to another date, refunding if necessary less banking fees. Either way at the beginning of each workshop, some kind of Scrum reset takes place to align attendees and reduce the potential for learning drag later.

Payment, fees & cancellation

Payment in advance is required, no exceptions. VAT plus online ticketing charges, if applicable, are additional. All documentation requirements for invoice payment by the training date must be declared at the outset. VAT is treated automatically by the online ticket provider, if applicable. 

VAT additional. Eventbrite fees absorbed except in the instance where attendee cancels, hence affecting any qualifying refund. VAT is treated automatically by Eventbrite. No responsibility is taken for costs resulting from cancellation/postponement. WhatsApp John Coleman on +447908539437 or email johncolemanagile@gmail.com for more details. A minimum quorum is needed for this class to proceed.

Location is not 100% confirmed, it is an approximate location. Location cannot be finally booked until final numbers are known. It's unusual for courses to get canceled. Some classes require a minimum number of attendees. No responsibility is taken for costs resulting from cancellation/postponement.

Let's err on the side of caution to cover all eventualities. Please only book travel one week in advance and use low-commitment accommodation bookings that allow cancellation 24 hours in advance without charges. Most accommodation booking websites allow 24-hour cancellation in advance, please select that option. Please book travel at the last responsible moment (one week to go, confirming with John Coleman at john@ace.works). For example, for flight, consider using low-cost booking services such as Skyscanner or Kayak. 

You may cancel up to the specified online ticketing deadline, and if so, depending on the payment engine/approach, the refund could have deductions for bank transfer fees.

You may postpone your ticket with a minimum of three business days notice, thereafter your lack of attendance at the booked date will be treated as a cancellation with zero refund (due to planning & venue costs for class numbers). Best efforts would be made to fit you into a later workshop.

Electronic manuals and Scrum.org assessment fees are included. Physical manuals are usually not provided. Teas/coffees/water & snacks are included, but special dietary needs may not be addressed by the snacks unless you advise me (hopefully the location can oblige). Neither breakfast nor lunch is included.

 


GDPR etc.


Subject to GDPR or other regulations:

Attendees may be asked to optionally consent to receive communications, e.g., follow-up email newsletters.

A booking is not a guarantee of attendance. The trainer may need to contact attendees to assess their readiness for the training class. It is possible the trainer will recommend additional training / reading before you can be accepted into the booked class.

In order to get an assessment, the trainer must submit your name and email address to Scrum.org; Scrum.org may in turn send you regular newsletters. 

Attendees will be invited to a slack channel for the class to enable communications before, during, and after the class.

Photographs and/or video permission will be requested in class for follow up marketing purposes. Review sites are useful but can be prone to fake reviews, and hence less crediblity, even if very well accepted. To that end, Orderly Disruption is migrating to TrustPilot. Reviews & Testimonials will be requested in class; you can add the same review and star rating to each of VocalReferences, TrustPilot, and Google, to be performed optionally in class. Attendees may also be asked to provide feedback to Scrum.org. For these requests, regardless of the response, additional bonus learning content will be delivered.

A limited number of free of charge post training Zoom calls are offered. To book, attendees can arrange to meet me via Doodle on https://doodle.com/JohnColemanIRL

Attendees may be asked to join compatible communities, e.g., the LeSS community, the ACe community, the ELNA community.

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