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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.

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Course Description

Apply Kanban Practices and Improve Flow in Professional Scrum 

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.

Prove Your Knowledge of Using Scrum with Kanban

The Professional Scrum with Kanban™ (PSK I) certification validates your knowledge of how Scrum Teams can use Scrum with Kanban to support value creation and delivery. 

PSK I ensures that you understand how Scrum Teams can use Kanban.  Many questions ask you to think about or interpret scenarios based on theory from the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and the Scrum Guide.

Course Syllabus

PSK I is grounded in the Professional Scrum with Kanban subject areas: 

  • Understanding and Applying the Scrum Framework:
    • How Scrum and Kanban can be used together for greater benefit without compromising the core tenets of either Scrum or Kanban
  • Complementary Practices:
    • Kanban Practices
      • Knowledge of the Kanban practices listed in the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams
    • Agile Metrics for Kanban
      • Knowledge of the required metrics listed in the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and how to use them effectively

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 this class?

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

Certification Details

  • Fee: $200 USD per attempt
  • Passing score: 85%
  • Time limit: 60 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
  • Free Credly digital credential included
  • Practice assessments: Scrum with Kanban Open
  • Lifetime certification – no annual renewal fee required
  • Passwords have no expiration date, but are valid for one attempt only

Introduction to PgMP credential exam

  • PgMP credential exam overview
  • Overview of application process
  • Tips for Effective and Efficient learning
  • Understanding the SPMv4 -standard and ECO (Examination Content Outline)

Introduction to Program Management

  • Organization Vision and Mission
  • Business value
  • Organization Strategic planning
  • Portfolios, Programs, Projects and Operations
  • Decision making –Portfolio/Program/Project/Operations
  • Program and Project distinctions
  • Program Management
  • Program Manager skills and competencies
  • Program Management Office
  • Introduction to Exam Content Outline (ECO)
  • Practice questions

Program Management Performance Domains And Program Life Cycle

  • Program Life Cycle
  • Program Life Cycle gate pass criteria.
  • Program management performance domains
  • Program Management –Change cycle
  • Practice questions

Program Strategic Alignment

  • Introduction to Program strategic alignment
  • Organizational strategy and program alignment
  • Program selection by portfolio
  • Strategic Plan
  • Program Sponsor
  • Program Definition phase dataflow and strategic alignment –dataflow
  • Program Business case
  • Program Charter
  • Program Roadmap
  • Environmental Factors Impact assessments
  • Risk strategy alignment
  • Strategic alignment -ECO tasks analysis and mapping
  • Practice questions

Program Benefit management

  • Outputs, Capability, Outcome, Benefit and dis-benefits
  • Types of benefits
  • Benefit delivery models
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Architecting the program
  • Benefit management life cycle and program life cycle
  • Benefit Identification phase
  • Identifying Data, Metrics, Indicators, KPA, KPIs
  • Benefit analysis and planning phase
  • Benefit realization plan
  • Benefit register
  • Benefit delivery phase
  • Benefits transition phase
  • Benefit Sustenance phase
  • Practice questions

Program Governance

  • What is Program governance
  • Differencebetween Governance and Management
  • Program Governance -Responsibilities
  • Typical program organisation set-up
  • Program Governance -plan
  • Change management
  • Issue escalation
  • Providing management oversight -Phase gate, health check and other decision point reviews
  • Component Initiation andtransition
  • Governance of components
  • Practice questions
  • ECO mapping to the Standard

Program Stakeholder engagement

  • Program Stakeholder engagement
  • Wants, needs and expectations
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Stakeholder engagement planning
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Resistancetriangle and pyramid
  • Practice questions

Program Integration

  • Review of Program Life cycle
  • Program selection
  • Program definition phase integration activities
  • Program delivery phase integration activities
  • Program closure phase integration activities

Program Management Supportive processes

  • Program Communication management
  • Program finance management
  • Program resource management
  • Program procurement management
  • Program quality management
  • Program scope management
  • Program schedule management
  • Program risk management
  • Program information management
  • Program change management

Exam Strategy / Analysis Workshop

  • PgMP Exam application writing –Guidelines and tips
  • Understanding ECO for exam
  • Critical thinking skills and Exam question analysis
  • Exam –Help points and Tips
  • Exam taking –Strategy (per individual)
  • Support throughout the engagement
  • Question & Answer sessions (online, in groups)
  • Mail / Phone Support

The PgMP Certification Requirement

Why is the PgMP Exam Different?

After your application is approved and payment is received, a panel of volunteer PgMP-certified program managers will assess your professional experience based on your responses to the Program Management Experience Summaries on the PgMP application.

Certification Details and Criteria

Eligibility for the PgMP Exam

Do you have real-world program management experience that’s led to success? Great—you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet one of the following sets of PgMP Certification requirements:

PgMP certification is an essential professional requirement for senior project manager roles across all industries. The eligibility requirements for PgMP certification are:

EducationProject Management ExperienceProgram Management Experience Program Management Education
Nongraduates48 months or PMP84 months within last 15yearshours
Graduates48 months or PMP48 months within last 15yearshours

PgMP certification exam fees for PMI members and non-members

PgMP Certification/MembershipFee
PgMP certification exam fee with PMI membership$560
PgMP certification exam fee without PMI membership$700
PMI membership fee$109
PMI membership renewal fee$99 per year
Reexamination fee for PMI members$455
Reexamination fee for non-members$595

Delivery Approaches

  • Self-paced e-learning Path
  • Online Bootcamp Virtual Instructor-led Package: 1month Accelerated (3weekends, Saturday & Sunday, 4pm -8:30pm)
  • Online Virtual Instructor-led Comprehensive Mentorship Path: 3months (1 class/wk, 3 hours each)
  • Onsite (In-Person; face-to-face) Bootcamp 1month Accelerated (3weekends, Saturday & Sunday, 4pm -8:30pm)
  • Onsite (3-month) comprehensive Master Class Mentorship Path: 1 class session of 3hrs/week
  • Onsite 4 day prep course
Learning Packages / Learning ElementsDuration & FrequencyKey featureFEES / $
Self-paced e-learning 12 months access learning platformAll videos, slides, scenario exercises, 1 standard Simulator1,195
Self-paced e-learning + instructor1 live session (4hours max)
+ 2 follow up mentorship Support sessions (with application process audit review)
$1,395
Blended Learning Model (Online + Onsite)e-Learning Access (digital courseware e.g. slides)
video lessons covering all program modules
4 Class Sessions (blended-onsite/online)
24 PDU accomplishment certificate co-endorsed by PMI USA through us (ATP#5299)
$1,395
Online Bootcamp
Virtual Instructor-led Package
1month (3 weekends: Saturday & Sunday: 4pm – 8pm)Full package + 1month post-training mentorship support$1,695
Online Comprehensive Mentorship Path: 3months (12 class sessions of 3hrs/week)Full package + 1month post-training mentorship support$1,995
Onsite Bootcamp (In-Person; face-to-face) 1month (3 weekends: Saturday & Sunday: 4pm – 8pm)Full package + 1month post-training mentorship support$2,295
Onsite comprehensive Mentorship Learning Package: 1 class session of 3hrs/week3-months All learning package features included$2,995
PgMP Readiness AssessmentConducted by a certified Expert1 or 2 reviews before PMI panel review$249
PMI-PgMP Standard Mock Exam Simulators12months access4 standard exams$195
Next Cohort Starts

Saturday of Every Weekend New Class Begin

Program Duration
Training Method

Online Instructor led

Learning Option

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Eligibility

PMP certification is an essential professional requirement for senior project manager roles W across all industries. The eligibility requirements for PMP certification are:

Education

Nongraduates

Project Management Experience

5 years/7500 hours

Project Management Education

35 hours

Graduates

Project Management Experience

3 years/4500 hours

Project Management Education

35 hours

Course Fee

We strive to make our programs accessible. We aim to help budget for this program and offer a variety of financing options to make it more economical.
Free

Related Courses

  1. PMP: Project Management Professional
  2. CAPM: Certified Associate in Project Management
  3. PMI-PgMP: Program Management Professional
  4. PMI-PfMP: Portfolio Management Professional
  5. PMI-PBA: Professional in Business Analysis
  6. PMI-RMP: Risk Management Professional
  7. PMI-ACP: Agile Certified Practitioner
  8. PMI-SP: Scheduling Professional
  9. PMI-DA: Disciplined Agile
  10. PMI-CP: Construction Professional
  11. PMI-OT: Organizational Transformation.

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