What I learned from Professional Scrum with Kanban

Mads Troels Hansen
Aug 21, 2018 · 2 min read

What I learned from Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) course from Scrum.org.

PSK TTT course

The PSK course is an advanced course about how to use Kanban techniques and principles together with Scrum.

Early in 2018, I participated in a Train-The-Trainer class together with many other PST’s from Scrum.org.

Before joining the class, I read the first beta version of the new (at that time not yet published) Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams from scrum.org.

My learning with this class, can be categorized in the following areas:

  1. Before, by reading the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams from scrum.org.
  2. During, by the content of the class, exercises, more advanced Scrum topics and much better understanding of flow and flow metrics
  3. After, by studying the material again, reading blog posts and reading the books by Daniel Vacanti (Actionable Agile Metrics) and Yuval Yeret (Holy Land Kanban). Students on a PSK course, will get a eBook versions. And taking the PSK assessment for certification.

I managed to get my PSK notes down to a 2 page mindmap:

So, what did I learn?

Well, first of all so much more about flow efficiency and Lean thinking that I wish I knew in the past.

How to measure in a much better way using flow metrics like

How to use and communicate SLE forecasts.

The key thing is the “Definition of Workflow” and how to use it together with Scrum.

And, of course also how using a flow-based perspective can enhance Scrum events.

And much more…

I wish every experienced Scrum team will learn about Scrum with Kanban and how it can help them in their work.

What can you do?

Originally published at https://madstroelshansen.com on August 21, 2018.

Mads Troels Hansen

Written by

I help organizations to achieve more Agility and unlock their true potential to get better results and greater employee happiness.

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade