Professional Scrum™ with Kanban Training (PSK)

Apply Kanban Practices and Improve Flow in Professional Scrum
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Course Introduction

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.

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

The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK I) certification exam.

Course Overview

There is a myth that teams need to choose between using Scrum or Kanban. There are many benefits to optimizing the flow of work in Scrum by leveraging Kanban practices. In this 2 day* training course, students will learn the benefits of using Scrum and Kanban together.

Students will learn how to optimize their workflow by adding four Kanban practices to Scrum:

  • Visualizing the Sprint Backlog workflow on a Kanban board
  • Limiting Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Actively managing work items in progress
  • Continually inspecting and adapting the way the team uses flow optimization

By leveraging these practices, teams improve transparency, collaboration and self-management, ultimately improving their ability to achieve Sprint Goals at a sustainable pace. In addition, this course has a focus on helping students track and manage flow metrics to provide more predictable delivery patterns, ultimately helping them to overcome common delivery challenges with getting to “Done”. Students will leave with a better understanding of what good Kanban looks like and how to implement it within a Professional Scrum environment.

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, including managing the world’s first project implementation of Kanban. Yuval, the author of "Holy Land Kanban" is a recipient of the Lean Kanban community Brickell Key Award for his work helping establish a strong Kanban community with several enterprise product developments in Israel and worldwide. In addition, all trainers of this class must have real-world experience in both Scrum and Kanban.

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

*  When offered in-person, this course is generally delivered over two consecutive days. When offered as a Live Virtual Class, the course may be broken up into more, shorter days.

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Course Learning Objectives

  • 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 visualize 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

Who Should Attend

The Professional Scrum with Kanban course is designed for experienced Scrum Practitioners who have a good understanding of Professional Scrum and a desire to learn how to implement Kanban practices with their Scrum Teams. Ideally, attendees have read the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and have passed the Scrum Open assessment. The 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 improve how they work in Scrum
  • 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

Assessment 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 Booking Enquiry

Contact us below to enquire about bookings. Use the contact form or WhatsApp us with the course/s that you're interested in along with the details requested below, and we'll get back to you with details on availability and cost.

Live Virtual Course dates

Professional Scrum Master (PSM-I)

14-15 Mar
13-14 Apr
16-17 May
30-31 May
13-14 Jun

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM-II)

4-5 Mar
25-26 Mar
18-19 Apr
30-31 May
13-14 Jun

Professional Product Owner (PSPO-I)

15-16 Apr
13-14 May
10-11 Jun

Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced (PSPO-A)

4-5 Apr
20-21 May
10-11 Jun

Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS)

22-23 Apr
17-18 May
17-18 Jun

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E)

4-5 Mar
2-3 Apr
13-14 May
3-4 Jun

PAL - Evidence Based Management (PAL-EBM)

17 Apr
1 May
26 Jun

Scaled Professional Scrum With Nexus (SPS)

14-15 Feb
21-22 Mar
29-30 Apr
23-24 May
20-21 Jun

Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills (PSFS)

17 Apr
10 May
17 Jun

Professional Scrum With User Experience (PSU)

25-26 Apr
13-14 May
20-21 Jun

Professional Scrum With Kanban (PSK)

7-8 Mar 2024
4-5 Apr
20-21 May
6-7 Jun

Professional Scrum With Product Backlog Management (PSPBM)

11 Mar
12 Apr
10 May
13 Jun

We ask for your country of location because it enables us to quote the correct prices in line with Scrum.org's pricing structure. Note also that VAT is dependent on your location too.
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Good to know

If you have any questions relating to this course or to the booking process that are not answer on this page, please get in touch.

What preparation should I do before the course?

This will depend on the level of the course you are taking. If you are planning to do one of the foundational courses, then apart from reading the Scrum Guide and being familiar with the content in that, it's entirely up to each student to determine what - if any - preparatory work that they wish to do.

For the more advanced courses, we would recommend that you make sure that you are up to date with your foundational knowledge. You may also wish to read about the course subject in advance - if you would like any recommendations on resources that we think would help you, feel free to contact us.

What payment options do you accept?

We accept either AED or USD via the following payment methods:

  • Invoice - note that all invoices will need to be paid in full at least 10 days prior to the course date. For bookings made within 10 days, invoices are payable immediately.
  • Using a bank card via our payment partner Stripe
  • PayPal
  • Bank transfer - transfers will need to be received at least 10 days prior to the course date.
  • Cryptocurrency - we accept USDC, Bitcoin and Ethereum. Contact us to arrange this.

If you have questions or requests to make related to payment, please get in touch.

Do you offer private courses or training courses on dates that work for me?

Yes, we do offer this. If you can't see a course date that works for you, or if you want to explore the option of having training course dedicated to you or your organisation/team, just get in touch.

Can I cancel or change my booking?

If you are more than 10 days away from the date on which your course is scheduled to take place, you can cancel a course booking at any stage and request a refund. However, there is a small administrative fee of $20, which will be deducted from your refund amount, which is to cover the fees we incur when processing payments and refunds. For cancellations within 10 days of the course date, a 50% refund will be issued.

For date changes for courses that not within the next 10 days, you can contact us at any time to request to move your booking to another date.

I've got some colleagues/friends that are interested in attending a course - can I refer them to you?

Yes, of course. We'd be happy to receive introductions to any of your friends or colleagues that are interested in attending a course run by Agility Arabia. As a thank you to anyone referring, we will pay out 10% of the invoice when your referred friends/colleagues make a booking. Just be sure to let us know before they make a booking. Referral pay-outs are not offered retrospectively, so if they have booked and paid before you've made the referral, then you will not be eligible for a payment.

What happens if Agility Arabia cancels my course?

Whilst we do all we can to avoid cancelling public courses, there is a minimum number of students required for each course to go ahead. This is to ensure that there are sufficient attendees to make the learning experience valuable for everyone - Scrum.org courses are collaborative learning experiences that require interaction between students.

So for courses that are currently below that minimum, the advertised course date is provisional. Once the course has reached the minimum number of required students, we will let you know. Should a course not reach that minimum number of required students, you will automatically be refunded in full or offered the chance to select an alternative date that works for you.

What does my training course payment cover?

For both remote and in-person courses, your fee covers the tuition and two attempts at the Scrum.org exam. Should you not pass first time, you will have a second opportunity to take the exam within 14 days of the first exam.

If you've booked an in-person course, you'll need to cover your travel costs and any expenses during the day (e.g. lunch and refreshments).

Do you offer discounts?

If you are looking to make a bulk booking for multiple students, please get in touch with us directly to discuss options.

For individuals that have taken a Scrum.org PSM or PSPO course can take advantage of a 40% discount on next level courses. For example, if you have taken a PSM-I course, you can get a 40% discount on a PSM-II course. Similarly, PSM-II course attendees can get 40% off a PSM-III course. And for PSPO-I course attendees, there is a 40% discount on a PSPO-II course.

Is the booking process secure?

Don't worry - we use a reputable, industry leading payment provider (Stripe) to process payments. That means that Agility Arabia does not have visibility or access to your payment details at any stage.

The only personal details we will store as a result of a course or meeting booking will be your name and contact details so that we can manage your course booking.

Do I need to pay VAT?

For students that either (1) live in, or (2) attend an in-person course in a country within the GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman), you will need to pay VAT of 5% on their bookings. For non-GCC residents who attend a course from outside the GCC, VAT is not charged.

If you need a VAT receipt, just let us know.

Is there any difference between a virtual course and an in-person course?

Regardless of whether you're attending a course in-person or virtually, there is no difference in the course content or the Scrum.org certificate that those that pass the exam will receive.

Why do you ask for my country of residence during the booking process?

Scrum.org offers different course pricing based on a person's country of residence. So in order to correctly charge students, we need to know what country each student is based in - and this will include a proof-of-address check.