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This course will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts of Scrumban, its origins, and its place within Agile and Lean methodologies.


  • Date: 06/01/2024 08:00 - 06/01/2024 17:30
  • Location Online Event

Description

Professional Scrumban I (PSB I) - Foundations and Principles

Course Overview: 

This course will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts of Scrumban, its origins, and its place within Agile and Lean methodologies.

Goals:

  • Understand the history and evolution of Scrumban.
  • Learn the basic principles and practices of Scrumban.
  • Recognize the role of management and team organization within Scrumban.
  • Apply systems thinking to Scrumban practices.
  • Begin to integrate Scrumban into existing Scrum or Agile workflows.


Agenda:

Session 1: Introduction to Scrumban

  • Lecture: Origins of Scrumban and its evolution from Scrum and Kanban.
  • Exercise: Reflection and discussion on current Agile practices and challenges.

Session 2: Understanding Systems Thinking in Scrumban

  • Lecture: Introduction to systems thinking and its relevance to Scrumban.
  • Exercise: Group activity to identify systems within the participants' organizations.

Session 3: Scrumban Principles

  • Lecture: Core Scrumban principles including flow management, visualization, and WIP limits.
  • Exercise: Create a basic Scrumban board for a hypothetical project.

Session 4: Scrumban Practices

  • Lecture: Daily routines, ceremonies, and the use of metrics in Scrumban.
  • Exercise: Role-playing a Scrumban daily stand-up and retrospective.

Session 5: Implementing Scrumban

  • Lecture: Strategies for adopting Scrumban within Scrum teams.
  • Exercise: Mapping out a transition strategy for participants' real projects.

Session 6: The Role of Leadership in Scrumban

  • Lecture: How leadership and management function in a Scrumban environment.
  • Exercise: Discussion on shifting roles from traditional Scrum to Scrumban.

Session 7: Continuous Improvement with Scrumban

  • Lecture: Kaizen and the importance of continuous improvement in Scrumban.
  • Exercise: Identifying areas of improvement for a given case study.

Course Conclusion and Next Steps

  • Final Q&A session.
  • Instructions on how to apply for the Scrumban certification.
  • Resources for further learning.

Homework and Self-Study:

  • Reading assignments from "The Scrumban [R]Evolution."
  • Reflective journaling on how Scrumban principles can be applied in their work environment.

Anecdotes and Stories:

  • Share real-world success stories of teams that have transitioned to Scrumban.
  • Discuss common pitfalls and how they were overcome by various organizations.

Tests and Quizzes:

  • Weekly quizzes to reinforce learning.
  • A final test to evaluate the participants’ readiness for the Professional Scrumban I certification.


Who should attend ?

The course is well-suited for individuals who are just beginning their journey in Agile methodologies, as well as seasoned practitioners of Scrum or Kanban who seek a deeper comprehension of how these methodologies converge or diverge. As a foundational course, the Scrumban class is applicable to a wide array of roles and professionals across teams, including:

  • Software Developers
  • Quality Assurance Specialists
  • System and Solution Architects
  • Business Analysts
  • User Experience Designers
  • Managers with Functional Responsibilities
  • Project Management Professionals
  • Product Management Executives
  • Scrum Masters

This course was created for a variety of audiences. Lean-Agile consultants and coaches will find the content informative across a variety of issues, from understanding the foundational science and principles upon which Scrumban is based to expanding their knowledge on how to help teams and organizations acquire and apply metrics to make better informed decisions around their work and continuous improvement efforts. Similarly, IT workers, managers and executive leaders will learn why it takes more than simply learning and adopting specific practices to achieve real results and real agility in the marketplace.  Throughout thecourses we’ve identified specific areas where effective management and leadership is critical to supporting high performance and improved outcomes. More importantly, we’ve tried to provide pragmatic guidance on how to develop and nurture effective management / leadership skills at all levels. At the end of the day, however, one of the fundamental purposes behind these courses is to provide a comprehensive and holistic understanding of context -- understanding the “why” and increasing awareness of options so all can appreciate that simply putting certain practices into place does not necessarily lead to better performance.


Assurance of Satisfaction and Refund Policy

We stand firmly behind the quality of our class and assure complete satisfaction. Should you find the class not aligning with your expectations, please inform us by the midpoint of the training day, and we will issue a complete refund.

Cancellation Flexibility

For cancellations made with a minimum of two calendar days' notice before the commencement of the class, we guarantee a full refund of 100%. For all other cancellations, we will extend a credit equal to the full value for enrollment in a subsequent class.

In the event that the class is canceled by the organizer for any reason, participants are entitled to a full refund, ensuring a 100% reimbursement.

Questions are Welcome

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