Applying Professional Scrum Live Virtual Class, Apr 26-29, 2021

APS

Course Overview

 

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) with PSM I Certification

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To provide the most flexibility, this live, online class will take place using Zoom from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT on four consecutive part-time days, Monday, April 26 through Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Scrum.org has adapted its In Person method of course delivery to offer classes remotely with live Professional Scrum Trainers and a Virtual Classroom. The content and interactions have been thoughtfully redesigned to give you the best online learning experience. Prior to class, registered students will receive guidance to prepare for and participate in our APS class remotely. Please see our live virtual guidance to provide you with an outstanding experience. 

About the Course

Learn Scrum From Those Who Created and Maintain It

Scrum.org's Applying Professional ScrumTM (APS) is a hands-on course that provides the foundational knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way. The course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises. During the exercises, students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum. They experience first-hand how the Scrum framework improves their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods.

During the class, students experience Professional Scrum. They experience new, agile ways of working that enable teams to deliver more value, satisfy stakeholders and work better together. Students work together as a team in a series of Sprints to build a product, facing the same problems they face outside of class and learning how to use Scrum to address them.

Through a combination of instruction and exercises, you’ll learn the underlying theory and principles of the Scrum Framework with a focus on the role of Scrum Master and how Scrum can help manage changing priorities, increase productivity and accelerate product delivery. In addition, you'll be provided techniques and tools to facilitate behavioral change and cultivate servant leadership.

APS is designed to be industry and domain agnostic. During the simulated Sprints students will build a product unrelated to software development.

Four Day Part-Time Course

What is the difference between a two-day full-time class (whether in-person or virtual) and a four-day part-time class?

We cover ALL the same materials, and the class is consistent with the high-quality standards set by Scrum.org. Because the class is delivered virtually, many students appreciate the shorter days. At the end of the three days you receive:

  • The same high-quality content;
  • A manageable schedule that creates higher engagement and learning for you;
  • An opportunity to accommodate other commitments you might have at home or at work;

Zoom and Mural will be used to facilitate the activities. You'll receive a wealth of materials and dozens of techniques you can take back and use with your Scrum Teams right away to be an effective Scrum Master.

Target Audience

The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is appropriate for anyone working on or with a Scrum Team. The course is especially well-suited to companies, teams, or individuals investigating Scrum, those who are currently struggling with Scrum, or those beginning to utilize Scrum. We also welcome those managing Scrum Teams to learn how to help them be more effective,

Prerequisites

There is no required prior certificate, educational background, or work experience needed to participate in this APS course or to take the PSM I exam. The APS course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of the Scrum framework.  As such all backgrounds are welcome to join the APS course and achieve Professional Master Certification (PSM) I.

Attendees will be able to make the most of the class if they:

  • Have read the Scrum Guide (required)
  • Want to know more about how Scrum works, how to use it, and how to implement it in an organization
  • A webcam, web browser, and audio are required

Certification

After participating in this class, you'll receive a free password to attempt the PSM I assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSM I Certification. Earning your PSM I Certification makes you part of an elite community of 375,000+ PSM I badge holders from around the globe, and unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.

Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Each instructor lends his or her individual experience and expertise to the course, but all students learn the same core content. This improves their ability to pass the Professional Scrum Master assessments and use Scrum in the workplace.

What's Included:

  • Four intense part-time days (hours) of experiential learning.
  • 1 free attempt to earn your PSM I certification (a $150 value).  
  • If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. 
  • Unlike other certifications, there is never an additional fee or need to renew your PSM certification once you pass.
  • Access to full slide deck and complementary materials used during the course.
  • 40% discount on an attempt to earn your PSM II certification (a savings of $100).
  • Lifetime Scrum.org profile and membership.
  • 14 PDU credits for course attendance with Project Management Institute;

 

PSM I

 

Note about payments: we accept all major credit cards and Paypal. If you wish to pay for the course by check or via Venmo, please send an email to scrumoninfo@gmail.com.

We offer discounts to companies who want to send three or more students to a course, please email scrumoninfo@gmail.com for details.

Price: USD 1095

Course Details

Location

Live Virtual Class
 America/New York
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Date

Apr 26, 2021
Apr 29, 2021

More Information

Language: English

Course Objectives

Students are challenged to think within the Scrum Framework and the underlying values and principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace and facing complex decisions.

Theoretical and experiential training to provide:

  • The “WHY” and rules of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum

  • The ability to effectively start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway.

  • The ability to navigate the “grey areas” of a Scrum implementation

Course Topics

The APS course is a mix of lecture and interactive exercises within a case study as you collaborate with other students through a series of Sprints:

  • Fundamentals of Scrum
    • The Complexity of Product Development.
    • Definition of Scrum.
    • Scrum Values.
  • Exploring the Scrum Framework
    • Empiricism in Product Development.
    • Accountability of Scrum Roles.
    • Purpose of Scrum Artifacts.
    • How Scrum Events Serve.
    • Definition of Done.
  • Deeper into the Scrum Framework
    • Activities & Responsibilities of Scrum Roles.
    • Self-Organizing Teams.
    • Handling Impediments.
    • Helping Scrum Teams Achieve their Goals.
    • Effective Use of Scrum.
  • Planning with Scrum
    • Guiding Principles.
    • Estimation Techniques.
    • Managing Product Backlogs.
    • Types of Release Planning.
  • Getting Started
    • What’s Needed for Scrum.
    • Getting Started or Tuning Up.
    • Developing Backlog for Change.

Your Professional Scrum Trainer (PST)

This course will be facilitated by Chris Belknap - Professional Scrum Trainers (PST)

Scrum.org maintains a defined curriculum for the Professional Scrum courses and selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver them. Each Professional Scrum Trainer is a practitioner and brings their experiences and areas of expertise to bear, but all students learn the same core course content. This consistency and quality help students effectively apply Scrum in their organizations.                                                     

https://www.scrum.org/chris-belknap   

What students say about Chris' courses:

Wow! Incredible teacher, fantastic content. Huge paradign shift! Scrum on!

Chris helped me gain a much stronger & more accurate understanding of the Scrum framework! The class was scheduled in the evening, which worked with my work schedule, too. The content was engaging, and well thought out. It included resources for Scrum Masters to function in this increasingly remote world. Before this class, I had MAJOR misconceptions on what was & was not "scrum" and Chris's teachings offered a welcomed paradigm shift from those ideas. He also offered reading material recommendations for improving one's Agile mindset & practices, which have been extremely useful. 5 Stars, all the way. Scrum On!

A Great Course and Coach!

A great course, led by a great coach! I've been "practicing" Scrum for several years, but as Chris stated in the beginning of this class...some of us found ourselves unlearning what we thought we knew, and absorbing the proper Scrum guidelines! I highly recommend this class, and Chris!

Confidence booster!

One of the things that this class teaches you is how to become a more effective Scrum Master and servant-leader by working through challenging exercises. You learn how Scrum principles and values guide the decisions you make while serving the Development Team, PO, and the organization. I left more confident than ever knowing that I am applying Scrum in the way it was intended. I also really liked learning about different ways of interacting by utilizing Liberating Structures. I can’t wait to introduce some of the things I learned in this class to my Team.

The Best training class I have ever taken

Chris Belknap's Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training class is the best training class I have ever taken and Chris is the best instructor I have ever had. This is THE training class to take if you want to become a certified Professional Scrum Master.

    ​​​About Scrum On 

    Additionally, Scrum On is officially recognized as a member of the Scrum.org Professional Training Network. This means we align with the Scrum Values, have Scrum.org trainers who teach a qualifying number of Scrum.org Professional Scrum classes, and are committed to improving the profession of software delivery in part by providing Scrum.org training.

    Scrum.org Professional Training Network

    Certification Assessments

    All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment and are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM II assessment. The industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.  If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. 

    The PSM exam assessment is taken outside of the course and can be taken anywhere the student has an internet connection (i.e. your home, office, etc.). In other words, you do not have to travel to an exam center.

    PMI PDU CREDITS

    Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s “Education courses provided by other third-party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at https://ccrs.pmi.org.

    WHY SCRUM.ORG TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION?

    • Scrum.org is run by the co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber. He also maintains the Scrum Guide. The organization is run by folks who eat, sleep and breathe Scrum and it shows in the carefully crafted curriculum and examinations.
    • It ain't easy. Your Scrum.org certification will hold more credibility with employers because you don't receive it automatically after taking a course. You must pass the certification exam. Your PSM training gives you an excellent shot at achieving certification.
    • Once you receive a Professional Scrum certification by passing the assessment, you keep that certification and remain listed on our website as being a Professional 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. 
    • Scrum.org's courseware is uniform and rigorously updated and fine-tuned to ensure every participant receives valuable and actionable training from Professional Scrum Trainers. To be clear, uniform doesn't mean boring! It means quality!

    Note about payments: we accept all major credit cards and Paypal. If you wish to pay for the course by check or via Venmo, please send an email to scrumoninfo@gmail.com.

    We offer discounts to companies who want to send three or more students to a course, please email scrumoninfo@gmail.com for details.

    Venue

    Four sessions Live and online, 4 hours per session, using Zoom and Mural.

    Professional Training Network Provider

    Scrum On

    Registration