Certified Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK)

Professional Scrum with Kanban is designed to help Scrum Teams continue improving and strengthening their work without compromising the use of Scrum. Combining the power of Kanban and its Flow Metrics with Scrum can help Scrum teams achieve improved levels of self-organisation, quality of work and predictability. You will learn that Kanban is Scrum's best kept secret.

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Kanban is Scrum's best kept secret. Contrary to the commonly held opinion, it does not have to be Scrum or Kanban. Indeed, it can be Scrum with Kanban. By using Professional Scrum with Kanban will:

Boost your self-management capabilities
Provide focus on getting to Done
Help the Scrum Events be efficient as possible
Give you answers to your stakeholder's questions

The Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) course is certified by Scrum.org. You will learn how to apply Kanban practices to Scrum. Participants will use theory, case studies, and hands-on exercises to understand how to use Kanban when applying the Scrum Framework. Scrum.org created this course with Daniel Vacanti (author of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability).

Learning Outcomes 

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how Kanban improves Scrum
  • Explain how Kanban impacts the Scrum Events
  • Implement the Kanban practices from the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams
  • Use flow metrics to improve Scrum Events
  • Analyse a scrum implementation with flow thinking and suggest improvements based on the Kanban practices.
  • Explain the basic principles of flow


Module 1
Kanban and the Scrum Events
The WiP Game (TWiG) Kanban Simulation Round 1
Exploring Kanban
Scrum Refresher

Module 2
Using Kanban during a Sprint
Flow Metrics
Little's Law
Definition of Workflow

Module 3
Estimating Work
Actively Management of Work Items in Progress
The WiP Game (TWiG) Kanban Simulation Round 2
The Implications of Kanban for Scrum

Module 4
Kanban Board Design
Kanban and Scrum Events
Visualising a Sprint Backlog
Using Scrum with Kanban


The Professional Scrum with Kanban course is for anyone using the Scrum Framework. Typical attendee roles for Professional Scrum with Kanban include:

Scrum Masters
Product Owners
Agile Coaches & Practitioners


PSK Badge

The Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) course is associated to the Professional Scrum with Kanban level I (PSK I) certification from scrum.org.

All participants completing the Professional Scrum with Kanban course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum with Kanban I (PSK I) assessment. The industry-recognized PSK I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. If you attempt the PSK I assessment within 14 days of receiving the password and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a second attempt at no additional cost.

What's included:
Course Workbook in PDF format
eBooks by Daniel Vacanti and Yuval Yeret
Professional Scrum with Kanban I certification exam token
14 PDUs for Project Management Institute and 14 SEUs for Scrum Alliance
Access to the Actineo Newsletter
Access to the Actineo Slack channel
Invites to exclusive Actineo Events
Membership of the Actineo Alumni Network including 20% discount on future courses


Participants on this class need to have read the Scrum Guide and the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams. The PSK class assumes a working knowledge of Scrum


  • Duration: 4 x 3 hr live virtual sessions
  • Certification: PSK I by Scrum.org (after passing the exam)
  • Frequency: 6 public courses a year
  • Languages: English or Spanish

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