Professional Scrum with Kanban

Increase predictability and efficiency in your product delivery

Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) is a 2-day course that introduces people to good Kanban practices in the context of a Scrum team. Students will leave with a better understanding of what good Kanban looks like and a reinforced understanding around the importance of Scrum rules. The course will equip students with practical knowledge to increase predictability and efficiency without adding more bureaucracy.   


Professional Scrum with Kanban will give you new ways to look at the events in Scrum and make them much more effective.  The course will also go over numerous flow based controls to make estimates quicker, easier, and significantly more reliable.

All of our classes are guaranteed to run.  We don’t cancel if we have students signed up.

Course Goal:

Through experiences, you’ll learn the positive impact of introducing flow to Scrum’s Events (including inside and outside of Sprints) and the value of adding Kanban from the perspective of Scrum’s Roles. By the end of this course, you will how Kanban can be useful in solving core flow issues and evolving towards a continuous flow of delivery while continuing to benefit from the Scrum Framework.



Who should attend?


The PSK course is for all Scrum Practitioners who have a basic understanding of the Scrum Framework. If you are new to Scrum, you should read the Scrum Guide (  The course is particularly beneficial experienced Scrum Masters, looking to take their Scrum team to the next level of efficiency.  This course is perfectly appropriate for non-IT professionals who are would like to apply Scrum and Kanban in their context.



Common myths debunked during class:

  • Kanban is a task board.
  • Work in process limits are immutable.
  • Kanban is a process change mechanism.
  • Scrum teams only benefit from Kanban within a sprint.
  • Kanban and Scrum cannot co-exist.
  • Kanban is for interrupt driven work, Scrum is for product delivery.


The PSK course is a mix of lecture, case studies, and interactive exercises as you collaborate with other students.

  • Scrum framework primer
    • Common misunderstandings in Scrum.
    • How Kanban can address Scrum misunderstandings.
  • Kanban theory, principles, and practices 
    • Kanban flow exercises.
    • Characteristics of a true Kanban board.
    • Limiting and managing flow.
  • Kanban in practice 
    • A hands-on Kanban Simulation.
    • Reading cycle time scatter plots.
    • Understanding a cumulative flow diagram.
  • Scrum with Kanban 
    • How to introduce Kanban into a Scrum process.
    • Identifying workflows and what to visualize in your Scrum process.
    • Improving predictability and reducing waste through flow metrics.
  • Introducing flow to Scrum’s events 
    • Using throughput metrics.
    • How a work item aging chart can identify what to work on next.
    • Managing flow and work in process in the daily scrums.
    • Monte Carlo simulations and predictability.
    • Picking the right WIP limit.
    • Using flow metrics in the Scrum events.
  • Kanban’s impact on Scrum roles and artifacts
    • What changes and what doesn’t when implementing Kanban.
    • Solving flow issues.
    • Evolving towards continuous delivery.


After completing a Professional Scrum with Kanban course, students receive credentials to take the Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK I) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSK I Certification.  Students take the assessment on their own after class.