Applying Flow Metrics for Scrum (AFMS) class in English


Is your team answering the same three questions at the Daily Scrum but not seeing any work move? Are you overcommitting to every sprint and stuck with endless carry-overs? Do your retrospectives feel like the same conversations with little impact?

Then your Scrum Team needs Flow Metrics! In this course, you will learn how to leverage four simple data points to help your Scrum Team break the cycle of endless status and move towards informed decisions, accurate planning, and actionable improvements.

Applying Flow Metrics for Scrum will teach you not only how to identify how much work to plan but also how to accurately forecast when individual work will be done in a Scrum Team’s context. Predict delivery, and deliver on time.

Learning outcomes

After the course, learners will be able to:

  • Leverage metrics for accurate Sprint Planning
  • Use forecasts in Daily Scrum to organize around work-in-progress
  • Track progress toward critical dates and deliverables
  • Identify opportunities for measurable team improvements
  • Tools for Product Backlog Item refinement to increase flow

Who should attend

The Applying Flow Metrics for Scrum course is for anyone who wants to leverage data to improve their Scrum practices. This includes developers, testers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, or leaders who want better transparency into the health and performance of their team.


  • Flow Metrics: WIP, Work Item Age, Cycle Time, and Throughput
  • Application to Scrum Events (Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective)
  • Flow Analytics: Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFDs), Scatterplots and Monte Carlo
  • How to Get Started: What data to collect, how to mine your data


This class is taught by Louis-Philippe Carignan. Mr Carignan has a deep understanding of Kanban and Lean.  Louis-Philippe has 20 years of experience in the software industry, helping organizations align business needs with IT delivery. He not only teaches classes but is one of the top Kanban implementation consultants in the world.  

Louis-Philippe holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a business certificate from Sherbrooke University.

Validated learning

After taking the course, you will have an opportunity to validate that you understand Flow Metrics for Scrum topics. We will invite you to take an online assessment that evaluates your understanding and provides you with guidance on areas to improve. Should you pass the assessment, you will receive the “Professional Flow Metrics for Scrum” (PFMS) certification and will be issued credentials through Credly.


The class is marked at 1,000 CAD + taxes. This includes a try for the Professional Flow Metrics for Scrum (PFMS) assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is included in the price?
The price includes two days of training, including course materials, and the opportunity to take the PFMS assessment and certification after the course.

How should I prepare for the course?
While not mandatory, reading the Kanban Guide will accelerate your understanding of class content. You can try the Professional Kanban Open and Professional Applied Metrics Open before attending.

I'm not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
Email me at, and I will advise you.

Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU's for attending a course.

Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
You can email me at


VIrtual via zoom.


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