Scrumban

The Scrumban training course is a combination of Scrum and Kanban. The course begins with a basic introduction to Scrum, then moves on to teaching you how delivering software functionality using Kanban is radically different from traditional waterfall project management.

Rather than plan, instruct and direct, Kanban utilizes a Lean “pull” implementation to guide the work through the process. Using Scrum and Kanban together will enhance your organization’s agility, improve the visibility of work flow, and will provide greater transparency for problems that inhibit throughput. You will learn how to implement Scrumban, and all of the controls and reporting necessary to monitor the flow of work.

Our instructors use labs, case studies, and examples to show how to implement Scrumban. In addition to these training curriculum labs, an optional day is available for our instructor to work with your organization to design a roadmap for implementing Scrumban using the existing processes. This bonus session culminates with a Scrumban board that can be used immediately for making work visible.

Prior exposure to Agile software development framework is recommended.

Course Summary

Purpose: 
Learn to use Scrum-Kanban tools to improve work flow and agility.
Skill Level: 
Learning Style: 

Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

Hands On help
Duration: 
3 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Grasp the origins and fundamentals of Agile
  • Comprehend how Scrum works, the roles involved, and the artifacts needed
  • Understand the origins of Kanban and the theory behind it
  • Grasp how Kanban and Scrum coexist in software development
  • Know how to complete a “Value Stream Mapping” and what to include
  • Comprehend throughput and how to organize the work
  • Grasp how to manage the process and the input queue
  • Understand options for tuning the Kanban implementation
  • Comprehend relevance and implementation of key metrics

What You'll Learn

In the Scrumban training course you’ll learn:

  • Agile Overview
    • The Agile Potential
    • The Agile Manifesto
    • Can Agile fail?
    • THE Best Agile
  • Scrum Overview
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Scrum Overview
    • Scrum Artifacts
    • Scrum Values & Rules
    • Other Keys to Success
  • Product Backlog
    • Defining the Product Backlog
    • User Stories
    • Roles & Personas
    • Spikes & Special Stories
    • Prioritizing the Product Backlog
  • Kanban Overview and Introduction
    • House of Lean
    • Defining Kanban
    • Motivation for Kanban
    • Kanban as an “Agile plugin”
    • Managing Quality
    • Work In Progress (WIP)
    • How to Prioritize
    • Demand vs. Throughput
    • Sources of Variability
  • Value Stream Mapping (seeing the big picture) 

    • The Value Stream
    • Making Work Visible
    • Value Stream Lab (Part 1- Defining the Start and the End)
    • Card Walls
    • Demand Analysis
    • Allocating Capacity
    • The Work Card
    • Value Stream Lab (Part 2- Designing the Card Wall)
  • Throughput
    • Identifying Work Item Types
    • Sizing Work Items
    • Building User Stories
    • User Story Lab
    • Visual Control
    • Pull vs. Push
    • Theory of Constraints
    • Service Levels: Class of Service
    • Throughput Application Lab (Incorporating Class of Service into the Card Wall)
  • Managing The Process
    • Daily Standup Meetings
    • After Meetings
    • Queue Replenishment Meetings
    • Release Planning Meetings
    • Triage
    • Geographically Dispersed Teams
  • Improving The Process
    • The Importance of Cadence
    • Limiting Work-In-Progress
    • Identifying Bottlenecks
    • Lab – Refactoring Work-In-Progress Lab for Bottlenecks
  • Key Metrics Review
    • WIP
    • Lead Time Throughput and Measuring Flow
    • Blocked Work
    • Quality
    • Failure Load
  • Day Four – Optional
    • Summary Session
    • Lab – Putting It Altogether: This lab is devoted to incorporating specific Scrumban principles to current in-house issues. You will provide real examples of work flow and work with the instructor
      to get the foundation for Scrumban setup.
    • Deliverable: Card wall the students can begin using immediately.

Contact us to learn more

Not all training courses are created equal. Let the customization process begin! We'll work with you to design a custom Scrumban training course that meets your specific needs.

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