Professional Kanban Trainer for Applying Professional Kanban



The Scrum Guide only contains the minimum necessary to create an empirical process control system for managing risk. The new Kanban Guide reflects the minimum that you need to do to create a strategy for optimizing the flow of value through a visual, pull-based system.

With the integration of the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams into the world of, I had been waiting for Daniel Vacanti and co to release more around Professional Kanban. It was my very first thought when I attended the beta teach of the Professional Scrum with Kanban training in Burlington, Masatusis in January 2018.

I did not have to wait long.

Daniel has founded and collaborated to create, under creative commons, the Kanban Guide. This guide is freely available on and starts a new era of openness and respect between the Scrum & Kanban communities.

As part of this, I have become the 20th Professional Kanban Trainer at and I am now able to teach the Applying Professional Kanban training class.

Becoming a Professional Kanban Trainer

The journey to become a Professional Kanban Trainer is documented on the Pro Kanban site and involves applications, interviews, asssessments, and training.

If you want to become a trainer then please reach out to them. Daniel and Colleen are amazing.

Applying Professional Kanban with Certification

In the Professional Scrum with Kanban training, we spend the first day on Kanban and then the second on how Kanban interfaces with the Scrum Framework. In Applying Professional Kanban training, we spend two whole days on Kanban:

Applying Professional Kanban Syllabus

  • Kanban theory, principles and practices
  • Applying Kanban
  • Workflow design and visualization
  • How to operate a Kanban system
  • How to get started

Applying Professional Kanban Training with Certification

Professional Scrum with Kanban Syllabus

  • Dispelling Common Myths 
  • Understanding Professional Scrum
  • Kanban Theory, Principles and Practices
  • Kanban in Practice
  • Scrum with Kanban

Professional Scrum with Kanban Training with Certification

These two are very different classes that are founded on the same core theory, principals, and practices to create the same outcome. I love teaching Scrum & Kanban together, and I am really looking forward to teaching Kanban on its own!

Study Guide for Professional Kanban I Assessment

You don’t have to take the Applying Professional Kanban training to take the assessment. They are decoupled and they have an excellent Kanban Learning Resources page that will help you get started. I have forked that resource and will be adding some of my own items on the Study Guide for Professional Kanban.

Join us in the world of Professional Kanban!

Upcoming Training Opportunities

These are the next five classes we have, and you can check out our full public schedule of classes.

Live virtual Professional Scrum with UX online on 5th December over four half-days
Virtual Advanced 5
5 - 8 Dec, 2022
09:30-13:00 GMT
Live Virtual Applying Professional Scrum Minecraft on  12th December 2022
Virtual Beginner 12
12 - 15 Dec, 2022
14:00-17:30 GMT

We can deliver any of our courses as private in-house training over Microsoft Teams & Mural. We also recommend training based on your accountabilities or role, you can go directly to recommended courses for Scrum MastersProduct OwnersDevelopers and Agile Leaders.

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