Professional Scrum™ Training

Applying Professional Scrum™

Applying Professional ScrumTM (APS) is a hands-on, activity based course in which students experience how Professional Scrum and the Scrum framework improve their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods. The course provides an active learning environment for students to engage in discussion, team-based exercises, and individual reflection. During the course, students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum. 



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Applying Professional Scrum™ for Software Development

Applying Professional ScrumTM for Software Development (APS-SD) course is a 3- day course teaching all members of the Scrum Team how to deliver quality software using the Scrum framework. Students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum. They collaborate to deliver a realistic software system applying modern Agile and DevOps practices, and using the Scrum framework to manage the complexity of software development.


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Professional Scrum Master™

Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) is an interactive, activity-based course where students gain a strong understanding of Professional Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master. Through a combination of discussion and exercises, students develop a deep understanding of the underlying principles of Scrum and the Agile mindset while learning the practices applied by successful Scrum Teams.  Students leave the PSM course feeling both challenged and excited by the opportunity that Professional Scrum will provide them and their teams.

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Professional Scrum Master™ II

The Professional Scrum Master IITM (PSM II) course is a 2-day Advanced Scrum Master course designed to support experienced Scrum Masters in their professional journeys.  This course is a combination of instruction and facilitated exercises looking at the challenges that Scrum Masters face and how the principles and values of Scrum help them to deal with those situations. 

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Professional Scrum Product Owner™

Professional Scrum Product Owner™ (PSPO) is an hands-on, activity-based course where students explore Professional Scrum and the role of the Product Owner.  Through a combination of discussion and exercises, students develop an understanding of the pivotal role the Product Owner plays on the Scrum Team and learn skills and practices necessary to execute those responsibilities effectively. 

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Professional Scrum Product Owner™ - Advanced

Professional Scrum Product Owner™ - Advanced (PSPO-A),  is a hands-on, activity-based course that focuses on helping experienced Product Owners and Product Managers expand their ability to establish a vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders.

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Professional Agile Leadership Essentials™

The Professional Agile LeadershipTM (PAL) Essentials is a 2-day hands-on course hands-on, activity based class in which managers and leaders of agile teams gain a strong understanding of how to best support, guide, and coach their teams to create the conditions for great agility.

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Professional Agile Leadership™ - Evidence-Based Management™

Professional Agile LeadershipTM – Evidence-Based ManagementTM (PAL-EBM) is a 1-day course where participants learn about the EBM framework through a series of hands-on, activity-based exercises to help leaders guide their teams toward continuously improving customer outcomes, organizational capabilities, and business results.

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Scaled Professional Scrum™ with Nexus

The Scaled Professional ScrumTM (SPS) with Nexus The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) with Nexus course is designed as an activity-based course where students develop a collection of skills that can be applied to overcome challenges when scaling Scrum. In this two day class*, students work together in a Nexus to organize and simulate a scaled product development project. 

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Professional Scrum™ with Kanban

Professional Scrum™ with Kanban (PSK) is an interactive, activity-based training course that teaches experienced Scrum Masters and other Scrum Team members how to improve the way they are working by applying Kanban practices in the context of Professional Scrum. Through theory, case studies and hands-on exercises, students will understand the importance of flow and how Kanban practices can help Scrum Teams enhance how they work.

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Professional Scrum™ with User Experience

Professional Scrum with User Experience™ (PSU) is a hands-on, activity based course where students experience how Scrum and User Experience (UX) align and integrate to create cross-functional teams that connect more closely with end users and customers, ultimately delivering more value and improving outcomes.

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Tailor Training Plans for Your Organizational Needs

PSMPO Course LogoWhile the catalog of Professional Scrum Training is comprehensive, we realize it may not completely match the unique needs of the people and teams within every organization. As a result, we have additional courses that are available only for use within private training events sponsored by an organization.

Consider options like the combined Professional Scrum Master and Product Owner 3-day course, or find a Professional Scrum Trainer who can develop a customized training plan designed to meet your specific needs.

Improve Your Capabilities as a Professional training classes are consistently led by expert Professional Scrum TrainersTM (PSTs) to foster experiential learning though instruction, exercises, group activities, real-world examples and discussion, all based on a set of Professional Scrum Competencies. Our training materials are created and maintained by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber, and the PST community members who teach the courses, helping to ensure that they are in tune with what’s happening in organizations and always up-to-date with the latest practices.  

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Professional Scrum Trainers bring their own style and experience to the courses, but use the same materials so that students are learning from the same content regardless of who teaches the course or where it is taught around the world. The result is a tremendously mature and capable set of training materials combined with Scrum experts who work together to realize our shared mission of helping people and teams solve complex problems.

Certification and Assessments

Each class includes a free attempt at the corresponding certification assessment. In your Professional Scrum class, you will learn the importance of inspection, adaptation, and fast feedback cycles. To reinforce those concepts, if you take a class and attempt the certification assessment within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

Earning a certification is decoupled from attending the class and delivered in the form of an online assessment test. The decoupling of assessments from training not only ensures an objective measurement for the student, it also allows students to be assessed on their incoming knowledge and experience, and allows to gather feedback to fine tune training materials and their delivery. Students will be provided with additional study materials following the class which are valuable in helping to pass the certification test.

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Competency Model Based

Each course, certification assessment test and broader learning journey is based on a validated and proven competency model. Each competency has a set of Focus Areas that are used to drive an individual's learning, course material creation and assessment questions. View the competencies.

Training training provides a hands-on, activity-based learning experience using a consistent set of materials around the world no matter which of our Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) is teaching the course. Each course explores real-world challenges to help students apply what they learn in their roles once back at work.

Each course is assigned 2 stewards who work with the PST community to crowdsource the maintenance of the courseware. The stewards are ultimately responsible for collecting input on the course materials, both those that exist and potentially additions to be made and provide updates as required. 

On their path to becoming a PST, they must have several years of Scrum experience. Once PST candidates apply, they then go through an extensive process that includes: interviews, validation of knowledge, training, peer reviews and more.

PSTs bring their own style and experiences with a consistent delivery of training around the world, so you know each course we teach is aligned with Professional Scrum, and all of your teammates are learning from the same course materials.

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To receive Professional Scrum certification, you need to prove your knowledge, understanding and ability to apply Scrum in the real-world. Tests are decoupled from training to validate people’s understanding whether learned in a class or in other ways. Although each training class includes a free attempt at a certification, you still need to prove your knowledge by passing the assessment test with a score of 85% or better to receive the associated Professional certification.

Once you receive a Professional Scrum certification by passing the assessment, you keep that certification and remain listed on our website as being certified forever. You do not need to retest as you have already proved your knowledge, nor do you need to pay additional money to retain that certification.   

Global Reach and Recognition has over 350 Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) and more than 100 training partner organizations around the world who have taught more than 325,700 students. Our Professional Scrum certifications are globally recognized as evidence of the highest level of Scrum knowledge with more than 684,000 people certified.

Ongoing Learning provides free ongoing learning resources to help people and teams continue their growth over time at their own pace.  These resources are organized in multiple ways to help people learn in the way they can the most value whether that is one of our role-based learning paths, resource searching or automated alerts.  These resources include blogs, videos, webinars, whitepapers, case studies and more.  

Each course is stored in GitHub, allowing version control, feedback mechanisms, distribution and much more, not unlike the code that Scrum Teams deliver for their products.  Through GitHub capabilities, a PST can submit feedback on a course materials, its delivery content, speaker notes, exercises and much more.  With PSTs around the world teaching the materials, that provides a fantastic number of people to provide excellent feedback to improve the content and quality of the courseware.   

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PMI Course Credit

Students of courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Applying Professional Scrum (APS), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II), Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) and Professional Scrum Product Owner Advanced (PSPO-A), Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK), Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E), or Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) course and 21 PDUs after attending a three-day Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS-SD) course. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI's "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at

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