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      Jan - Feb 2022
      Apr - May 2022
      Oct - Nov 2022


      Virtual Delivery
      Duration: 5 x 2.5-hour live virtual sessions


      Ionut Grecu


      Professional Applied Metrics by ProKanban.org (after passing the exam)

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      All courses offered by S.M.A.R.T. Coaching & Training are also available in-company. This might be of interest to you if you need to train several colleagues at once, or if you would like to gear the training to your specific situation. Furthermore, an in-company training is ideal for creating support or if you want everyone in your organization to quickly adopt the same line.
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      Course Overview

      “When will it be done?” “How many items will I get in the next release?” “When will all of the items in the backlog be completed?” Those are some of the first questions that your customers will ask you once you start work for them. 

      This hands-on workshop will provide you with the tools you need to answer those questions predictably. In this workshop, you will learn what metrics are necessary for accurate forecasting, how to visualize those metrics in appropriate analytics, how to use those analytics to make reliable forecasts and understand risk, and, finally, how to make meaningful interventions for overall process improvement.

      Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified Professional Applied Metrics (PAM).

      The class will run in Romanian or English.

      Learning Goals

      After attending the course, learners will have:
      • An understanding of what Lean-Agile metrics are necessary for predictability
      • An ability to make accurate forecasts for single items including how to forecast when an individual story, epic, or feature will be done
      • An ability to make accurate forecasts for multiple items including how to know when all items remaining in a backlog will be done or an ability to project how many items will be completed by a given release date and the risks associated with each
      • An understanding of how to use flow metrics and analytics to achieve a stable process including an understanding of why a stable process is necessary for accurate forecasting

      What You’ll Get

      The class registration includes:
      • Preparation to take the Professional Applied Metrics (PAM) certification exam
      • Eligibility to apply for 12 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP
      • Eligibility to apply for 12 Scrum Alliance SEUs upon completion of the course
      • Post training support
      • 20% discount on future courses offered by S.M.A.R.T. Coaching and Training

      Who Should Attend

      The Applying Metrics for Predictability class is for anyone who wants/needs to provide forecasts on work and helps improve systems. Typical attendee roles include:

      • Anyone who has been asked to answer “When Will It Be Done?” or otherwise had to give an estimate for a User Story, Epic, Feature, Project, and/or Release
      • Executives, managers, or team members who want better understanding and transparency into the health and performance of their process
      • Anyone who currently uses Agile or Lean Methodologies and is interested in how to improve the overall predictability and efficiency of their current practices

      Interested in taking up this course?

      What are you waiting for?


      1Is the course confirmed?
      The course needs 10 attendees as a minimum to be able to be confirmed. If it has not reached the minimum number 10 days prior the course date, the attendees will be informed about.
      2What do I need to bring to class?
      Just yourself and your desire to learn! We will provide everything else you need.
      3Do I have to pay extra for the exam?
      No. All participants completing the Applying Professional Kanban course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Kanban I (PK I) assessment. The industry-recognized PK I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. APK class participants who attempt the PK I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.
      4What if I can only attend part of the class?
      Due to the interactive nature of our class, missing large portions not only impacts your own learning, but that of your teammates as well. For this reason, we strongly recommend that students make arrangements so they can attend class in its entirety.
      5Will this course run?
      When you register for this class, we take your commitment seriously and will do everything we can to ensure your class will run. Although we do reserve the right to cancel or reschedule courses due to unforeseen events (such as illness, family emergency or inclement travel weather), it is extremely rare that we do so. In the event that we do find it necessary to cancel or reschedule your class, you will be given the option of rescheduling your attendance to a future class or receiving a full refund.
      6How do I guarantee my seat in the class?
      Our classes often sell out. You must provide payment in order to guarantee your your seat in the class. If the class reaches capacity and we have not yet received your payment, you will be moved to a waitlist and notified if a seat becomes available.
      1Do you offer group discounts?
      Yes. Please email us at support@smartcoach.ro to let us know how many individuals are in your group so we can provide you with the appropriate discount.
      2I am unemployed / student. Can I get a discount?
      Yes. Please email us at support@smartcoach.ro to let us know more about your situation so we can work with you.
      3Do you offer other discounts?
      We offer quite a few discounts, including Group discounts, Early Bird specials and a Transition discount for those between jobs. Please email us at support@smartcoach.ro for more information.
      4Can I reschedule my attendance to a different class?
      We understand that life can be unpredictable, so we are happy to reschedule your course attendance to another course if necessary. However, rescheduling within 2 business days of your scheduled course will be subject to a $100 rescheduling fee. If you need to reschedule, please email us at support@smartcoach.ro.
      5Can I transfer my registration to a different person?
      Yes. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to commencement of the class. There is no charge for this service. If you would like to transfer your registration to another person, please email us at support@smartcoach.ro.
      6Can I take the class again?
      Yes, you can. We reserves three complimentary seats at each of our public courses for students who have successfully completed a previous course from us, but would like to take it a second time to brush up on their learning. This offer is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and must be used for the same type of course as the original. This offer is only available within the first 12 months following the original course. If you would like to take advantage of this offer email us at support@smartcoach.ro to reserve your seat.


      Ionut Grecu

      Ionut is a passionate Agile realist, organizational change advocate and corporate cultural renovator who brings a decade of experience in leading teams and organizations in Agile transformations. He translates his enthusiasm for and understanding of Lean-Agile values and principles to help organizations implement effective ways to manage work, transform theirs corporate cultures to survive in the 21st century, and engage people, with a focus on delivering genuine business value.

      Drawing from Lean Thinking and Psychology, Ionut teaches teams to practically apply an Agile mindset, and in the process, find joy in their work again. For him, helping others improve their working life isn’t simply a job but a social responsibility.

      He concurrently holds some of the top certifications in the industry: Professional Kanban Trainer (PKT), Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP), Kanban Management Professional (KMP), Certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), ICAgile Certified Professional - Coaching Agile Transitions (ICP-CAT), Professional Scrum Master III (PSM III).


      • Flow Metrics: a deep dive into WIP, Cycle Time, and Throughput—including why you need to track them, how they are related through Little’s Law, and why they are important for forecasting
      • Flow Analytics: an introduction to Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs), Scatterplots, Histograms, and other supporting charts—including a detailed discussion of what they are, how to generate them correctly, and how to utilize them for better predictability
      • Forecasting Using Monte Carlo Simulation: how to use flow metrics to answer “When will it be done?”—including an introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation and statistical sampling methods for forecasting (no advanced mathematics required!)
      • Quantifying Risk and Risk Management: how an understanding of risk is crucial to developing accurate forecasts—including how to quantify risk in the different analytics’ charts and how changing forecast inputs can help to develop an overall risk profile
      • How to Get Started: how to immediately apply these techniques to your current project or process to achieve the results you are looking for—including what data to collect, how to mine your data, and how much data you need to begin

      Interested in taking up this course?

      What are you waiting for?



      12 spots available

      • 5 x 2.5-hour live virtual sessions
      • Preparation to take the Professional Applied Metrics (PAM) certification exam
      • 12 PDUs
      • Post training support
      • 20% discount on any other Course



      12 spots available

      • 5 x 2.5-hour live virtual sessions
      • Preparation to take the Professional Applied Metrics (PAM) certification exam
      • 12 PDUs
      • Post training support
      • 20% discount on any other Course

      Cancellation Policy

      S.M.A.R.T. Coaching & Training reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient registrations or if presenters are unable to attend. In these circumstances, you will be notified no later than 10 days prior to the event with a full refund.
      We offer a 100% refund if you cancel your place more than 15 working days before the event.

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