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Applying Professional Kanban

3 Days


Cohort-based Course

Learn the basic principles of flow and how to use them to make your team process more efficient, predictable, and effective.

Hosted by

Marie Dingess and Betsy Irizarry

Experienced Agile Coaches passionate about improving ways of working

Course overview

Optimize flow to improve your team's ability to deliver value

Kanban is fast becoming the modern way to manage an organization’s delivery of customer value. In today’s always-on environment, you need a clear set of practices that don’t get in the way of your ability to continuously deliver but that provides enough structure to keep everyone aligned and focused. This three-day course will give you an in-depth introduction to improving your team’s effectiveness by applying Kanban flow principles.

In this class, you will learn the basic principles of flow and how to use them to make your team process more efficient, predictable, and effective. With an emphasis on the practical application of concepts, this course includes many hands-on exercises that will lead you through the steps of setting up and operating a Kanban system for continuous value delivery and improvement.

This course is delivered in 3 sessions of 5 hours each (12PM to 5PM EDT) over 3 consecutive days.

Validated Learning for Certification

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.

Who is this course for


Scrum Masters, Agile Delivery Leads, Agile Coaches


Team Members, Team Leads, Engineering Managers, Engineers


Product Owners, Product Managers

What you’ll get out of this course

Explain the basic principles of flow

Describe the value of WiP limits

Create a visual board to manage your work

Capture and interpret key flow metrics and analytics to find improvement opportunities

Explain why flow should be focused on value delivery
Define, build, operate and continuously improve a Kanban system

Course schedule

15 hours
  • Aug 22 - Aug 24, 2023

    12:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

Meet your instructor

Marie Dingess

Marie Dingess

Marie began her Tech career 22 years ago as an engineer with a Fortune 100 company. After many different roles within Technology, her passion for people, process, and technology led her to Agile Coaching and Portfolio Management.

Marie identifies organizational themes of taking on too much work, which actually slows product delivery. She is a certified ProKanban Trainer (PKT) and has a track record of helping organizations & teams achieve more throughput, sustainable pace, improved prioritization, and an increased ownership of their process.

In addition to speaking at various industry events, Marie gives back to the Agile community by mentoring Release Train Engineers and Scrum Masters to achieve their career goals.

Betsy Irizarry

Betsy Irizarry

Betsy Irizarry is a Business Agility and Organizational Effectiveness coach who works with teams and organizations as they pursue better customer outcomes and improved ways of working. She is a certified ProKanban Trainer (PKT) with a proven track record of working cross-functionally as a facilitator, trainer, and coach who helps align people, systems, and processes to achieve challenging goals. She founded FreshTilt in 2017 with a vision to help teams find their “fresh perspective.”

Betsy has a true passion for people and partnership: she seeks to get to know people and understand their context in order to collaboratively identify approaches that lead to the best outcomes.

What people are saying

        The flow between instruction, conversation, and activities was perfect. I was engaged the entire time, which is especially impressive for a virtual environment.

        It's so enjoyable to participate in a well-facilitated course. And while I've been working in agile environments for years, I've never really studied these concepts and would have failed if I tried to introduce it to an org—or perhaps even just tried to explain it to anyone. I learned a ton!

        I thought this course was exceptional and truly valuable. I'm already applying the concepts from the course!

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