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Kanban for Agile/Scrum Practitioners

by Michael Krasowski

If you are challenged with continually delivering high-quality value to your customers, and are struggling with waterfall, Agile/Scrum, or other approaches to managing the development of your software, then Kanban may be for you.

What you'll learn

In this course, Kanban for Agile/Scrum Practitioners, you will learn the skills, approaches, and techniques to advance your essential Kanban capabilities to the next level. First, you'll learn that Kanban is not a process in and of itself but is a practice that symbolizes a principle and is flexible and adaptable based on the challenge at hand and the necessary resources. Next, you'll explore different approaches to moving from both waterfall and Agile/Scrum to Kanban. For those with traditional development skills (waterfall), we will point out how Kanban alleviates all the CONs of waterfall by improving the efficiency and flexibility of feature development and provide you the necessary knowledge to help you adapt and transition from your traditional or waterfall application development methods to Kanban. Though Agile/Scrum greatly improves development over waterfall you'll discover how Kanban takes it a step further in improving product delivery. You'll also compare Scrum events with Kanban events and how Kanban will increase the workflow and productivity of development. Then, you'll go into detail on defining your value stream, managing work types, understanding what “done” means, limiting work in progress, adapting to variabilities, the benefits of cumulative flow diagrams, how to forecast future work, dealing with bottlenecks, blockers, and spikes. Finally, the course will take you through the process of implementing Kanban at your workplace. This will include developing a pilot, applying metrics, and provide the awareness to challenges that may obstruct or impede your adoption of Kanban and offer recommendations and techniques to mitigate them. When you have completed this course, you will have the skills and knowledge on how to design, execute, and deliver high-quality Kanban systems.

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About the author

Michael is a consultant and Pluralsight author. He recently traded the corporate world of Accenture back into his passion: IT professional development and authoring for Pluralsight. Previous to Accenture, Michael was General Manager of Fairway Technologies Inc. at the Orange County offices located in Irvine, California. In 2017, Fairway Technologies acquired PDSA Inc., where Michael was Vice President/COO at PDSA, Inc. His responsibilities were to manage all projects and personnel while ensurin... more

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