Applying Professional Kanban (APK)

9:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday, May 23, 2024 to Friday, May 24, 2024
Eastern Time (EST/EDT)

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About the Course

Modern agile teams often look to Kanban to improve their workflow. This course focuses on the essential Kanban practices, techniques, and concepts.

People are practicing Kanban to improve the flow and quality of work. The simplicity of Kanban provides just enough structure to keep everyone aligned and focused. Kanban is easy to pragmatically apply in day-to-day work.

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In this class, you will learn the principles of flow and how to use them to make processes more efficient, predictable, and effective.

Learning Outcomes

After attending the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of flow.
  • Describe the value of Work-in-Progress (WIP) limits.
  • Create a visual Kanban board to manage your work.
  • Capture and interpret key metrics to find improvement opportunities.
  • Explain why flow should be focused on value delivery.
  • Define, build, operate and continuously improve a Kanban system.
  • Discuss how tooling impacts your implementation.

Who Should Attend

The Applied Professional Kanban course is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to deliver value and be more effective. The learning outcomes are applicable at many levels: Personal Kanban, Team Kanban, and Organizational-level Kanban. Typical attendee roles include business analysts, team members, team leads, agile coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, project managers and product managers.

After taking the course, you will have an opportunity to validate that you understand core Kanban topics. We will invite you to take an online assessment that evaluates your understanding and provides you with guidance on areas to improve. This exclusive assessment is only available to class participants.

What You Need

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Quiet Place & Computer

Webcam is required. A good internet connection is important. Consider using headphones unless your room is quiet.
Open Mind

An Open Mind

A willing to experiment is invaluable. Openness to new tools and techniques leads to opportunity.

What You Get

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PK I Token + Discounts

All attendees get two attempts at PK I and alumni discounts on David’s future classes.
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Alumni Discounts

All alumni earn a lifetime of discounts for my future courses.
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Unlimited Reruns

The door is always open. Join my future sessions of this course at no charge. Redeem here.
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Earn PDUs

Earn credits for Project Management Institute® or other professional memberships.

What People Say

David is an exceptional trainer. Nobody should think twice if given a chance to take his classes.

PSU participant

David is an exceptional speaker and has an exceptionally high level of knowledge and experience.

Director of DevOps & Services, D+H Corporation

Very professional and knowledgeable instructor. It was an interactive class so never bored. I highly recommend for anyone and any level.

Senior Technology Executive

David is a knowledgeable teacher with a wealth of experience, and he is a caring coach who will help you understand how to use Scrum and grow as a professional.

Former Teacher, Transitioning to Scrum Master

David explains each concept in a manner that not only engages the participant but also encourages and challenges. I sincerely thank him for this wonderful and engaging material.

PSU participant

A must-take course with a must-have instructor to understand the core principles, fundamentals, and common pitfalls of Scrum. Fantastic course. Highly recommend.

Amazon, Global Customer Relations Executive

David is a great presenter. The tools he uses to deliver the content are brilliant. I really enjoyed it and will keep an eye out for future opportunities for my team.

Director Product Development, Deighton Associates

The simulation was a great help to experience Kanban. The discussion sections were interactive and David brought in real world examples and proactive steps that could be taken to help immediately back at work.

Sales Engineer

David is a brilliant, positive, uplifting individual who is just a joy to be around. He is one of the most inspiring teachers I’ve had the honour to learn from. Taking a course with David at the helm is a ticket to your future success.

Scrum Master, Georgian College

In over 25 years in business, I have taken dozens of professional development courses and seminars, including 16 courses as part of an executive MBA, and against that backdrop I would rank David among the most effective facilitators I have had.

Program Director, BMO

David is the epitome of what trainers should strive to be. David is a practicing trainer, where he not only provides world-class trainings but lives the Agile mindset in practice...I hold him in a very small number of trainers I have no hesitation recommending to my clients.

VP, Contino

Dave was a great instructor with vast knowledge. The insights provided help clarify some questions or confusion. The interactive tooling used in the class (Mural) was impressive and the scenario based group session really helped to solidify the material.

Forensics Security Engineer

I recommend the PSU course to someone that wants to learn about Scrum, UX practices and even some Product Backlog guidance. Hands on exercises in the class helps bring the concepts together. I enjoyed taking this course and will be applying learnings at my workplace.

Senior Manager, Development

David is one of the few experts that can blend the world of UX & Scrum. He calls upon his rich experience with design teams to share examples of how to improve performance. Exercises are spread out through the course giving the participants ample time to experience the learning.

VP Sales

A dynamic, content-packed, hands-on class with lots of scenarios and case studies. The instructor was open, committed, helpful, punctual, fun, and a true coach (Socratic in many great ways). It was great to hear examples of real life application from his expertise in the area, a great learning experience overall.

Customer Value Architect

My experience with David Sabine and his Professional Scrum Master (PSM) class was truly exceptional, owing to several key factors. Firstly, David’s profound knowledge and expertise in the realm of Scrum and agile methodologies were truly outstanding. He possessed the remarkable ability to elucidate intricate concepts in a manner that was both accessible and captivating, enabling me to grasp the fundamental principles of Scrum with ease.

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I have trained thousands of Scrum & Kanban practitioners worldwide.

As Professional Kanban Trainer (PKT) with and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with, I work to improve the profession of software delivery. I help organizations deliver products and services of the highest possible quality and value.

My career highlights the intersection of business, technology, and education. With broad experience, I help organizations and teams understand agility at all levels: practice and delivery, leadership and stewardship, organizational design and culture.

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