Applying Professional Scrum Live Virtual Class, May 4-5, 2021
Solidify Your Knowledge Through Practice
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. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I certification exam (PSM I). This course was previously known as Professional Scrum Foundations.
What You Will Learn
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 learn how to use Scrum to address them. The events, roles, artifacts and principles of Scrum are leveraged during the exercises. By emphasizing the practical application of Scrum, the course also exposes common missteps and misunderstandings allowing students to develop an awareness of the associated symptoms and how to correct them. Students not only learn Scrum; they learn how to use Scrum well.
This class is taught both publicly and privately. In a public setting individual students, or multiple colleagues from the same company, will join other students and benefit from diverse experiences. Organizations can also contract trainers to hold a private class just for their staff. APS is designed to be industry and domain agnostic; our Professional Scrum Trainers will select one of several case studies to best meet the specific learning needs of the class. Students and teams building software products may want to consider our domain-specific course: Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development.
Applying Professional Scrum is excellent training for organizations, teams, and anyone wanting to experience using Scrum. The course also provides the foundational Scrum knowledge needed for those wishing to continue their education with role-focused (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developer, Leader) training classes. Whether you are getting started on your first Scrum effort or refreshing your knowledge, this course gives students the ability and direction to start using Scrum immediately after the class.
View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.
Who Should Attend
The Applying Professional Scrum course is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum. This course is for teams or anyone wanting to experience the Scrum way of working. APS provides the knowledge needed for anyone interested in taking role-focused training. We also suggest that you read through the APS Focus Areas.
- Learn about Agility and how Scrum differs from traditional plan-driven work models
- Learn (or relearn) the fundamentals of Scrum and how to apply them correctly
- Develop an understanding of what it is like to use Scrum and if it is right for your team
- Learn how to be a great Scrum Team member
- Leave the class with ways to identify common pitfalls and how to avoid them
- Agility as a new way of working
- Exploring the Scrum Framework
- Planning and forecasting with Scrum
- Getting started with Scrum
Certification & Assessments
All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment. The industry-recognized PSM I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. APS class participants who attempt the PSM 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.
You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM II assessment once passing PSM I. The industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the price?
The price includes course materials and the PSM I assessment and certification. You will also receive a 40% discount on the PSM II assessment.
How do I achieve the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification?
The PSM I certification is achieved by taking and passing an online assessment in your own time following the course. It can be taken from any internet-connected computer.
What is required to achieve the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification?
The PSM I assessment is comprised of 80 multiple choice questions that must be completed in 60 minutes. The pass mark is 85%. The course fee provides up to 2 attempts at the PSM I assessment.
What are the course hours?
Courses start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 each day.
How many people will attend?
Our courses are kept small to ensure a premium experience.
How should I prepare for the course?
The only preparation required is to read the Scrum Guide.
I'm not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
Email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk and we will advise you.
Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU's for attending a course.
Can I pay via credit/debit card?
Yes. Please select the 'Register now and pay via Credit Card' option when you register.
Can I register now and pay via invoice later?
Yes. Please select the 'Register now and pay later via Invoice' option when you register.
Where can I find more answers to common questions?
Visit our full FAQ page for more answers to frequently asked questions.
Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
You can email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk
Price: GBP 900
About The Trainer
Andy Hiles is a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer and experienced agile practitioner with over 13 years of experience.
A firm believer that great teams build great products, Andy strives for success and in doing so displays his experience and passion for agile in every engagement.
Andy is based in the UK. He is always happy to arrange private training for your company. Please get in touch to find out more.
What Clients Have To Say About The Trainer:
“Sometimes if you are lucky, you can meet on your path people who are the best in what they do. They are the best because they have the passion and they love what they do. Andy is the one of those. Just sit and let him talk.”
- Lukasz Sztygiel - Software consultant
"What is he good at? Andy is great at building high performing Agile development teams and able to to influence leaders and managers in a powerful and down to earth manner."
- Nana Bambara - Agility Coach
"I co-trained several Agile training courses with Andy delivering to IBM staff at practitioner and executive level. Andy's knowledge and experience of Scrum and the agile philosophy in general is excellent. His training delivery techniques are very strong and I learned a lot from him when co-training as he brings energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, experience and, above all, FUN to the training room."
- Tim Beattie - Global Head of Product at Red Hat Open Innovation Labs
Contact The Trainer:
This will be a Live Virtual Remote/Online Class. Find out more here:
Class hours will be 09:00-17:00 in the time zone listed above.
Full details on how to participate will be sent to you by email shortly before the class.
Live Virtual Class Requirements:
– Computer with an internet connection.
– Microphone and Speakers.
– Free install of Zoom.us
– We can assist you with the set up in the days before the class if required.
– The trainer will be available for 30 minutes each day before the course starts to offer any technical assistance required.