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      Dec 2021 - Jan 2022
      Mar - Apr 2022
      Jun - Jul 2022
      Sep - Oct 2022


      Virtual Delivery
      Duration: 6 x 2.5-hour live virtual sessions


      Ionut Grecu


      Professional Kanban I 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.
      For inquiry about options for a tailor made in-company training solution please feel free to email us at support@smartcoach.ro.


      Course Overview

      Kanban is fast becoming the modern way to manage an organisation’s delivery of customer value. In today’s always-on environment, you need a clear set of practices that do not get in the way. Applying Professional Kanban will:

      • Generate a shared understanding of your work
      • Give you focus
      • Save you time
      • Answer the question, “How long will this take?”

      The Applying Professional Kanban (APK) course will give you an in-depth introduction to improving your team’s effectiveness by applying Kanban flow principles.

      During the 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.

      Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified Professional Kanban I (PK I).

      The class will run in Romanian or English.

      Learning Goals

      After this course, you should be able to:
      • 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
      • Discuss how tooling impacts your implementation
      • Discuss the diversity of flow/Kanban approaches and how Kanban Guide strives to not lack support for them. 
      • Understand that the organization can start with the most simple Kanban on the planet, without being simplistic, and allow for more sophisticated approaches where sophistication if needed

      What You’ll Get

      The class registration includes:
      • Preparation to take the Professional Kanban I (PK I) certification exam
      • Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP
      • Eligibility to apply for 15 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 Applied Professional Kanban course is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to deliver value and be more effective. Typical attendee roles include: 

      • anyone who is a Kanban system member in tech, e.g., developer, tester, business analyst, architect, UX researcher/designer
      • anyone who is a Kanban system member in non-tech, e.g., marketing, legal, HR, sciences
      • team members
      • team leads
      • agile coaches
      • Scrum Masters
      • flow managers
      • Product Owners
      • project managers
      • product managers
      • Managers
      • leaders
      • executives

      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).


      • Kanban theory, principles and practices
      • Applying Kanban
      • Workflow design and visualization
      • How to operate a Kanban system
      • How to get started

      Interested in taking up this course?

      What are you waiting for?



      12 spots available

      • 6 x 2.5-hour live virtual sessions
      • Preparation to take the Professional Kanban I (PK I) certification exam
      • 15 PDUs
      • Post training support
      • 20% discount on any other Course



      12 spots available

      • 6 x 2.5-hour live virtual sessions
      • Preparation to take the Professional Kanban I (PK I) certification exam
      • 15 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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