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 Scrum.org, 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 ProKanban.org and collaborated to create, under creative commons, the Kanban Guide. This guide is freely available on kanbanguides.org and starts a new era of openness and respect between the Scrum & Kanban communities.
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
Professional Scrum with Kanban Syllabus
- Dispelling Common Myths
- Understanding Professional Scrum
- Kanban Theory, Principles and Practices
- Kanban in Practice
- Scrum with Kanban
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!