Applying Professional Scrum Live Virtual Class, Oct 18-19, 2021
Solidify Your Knowledge Through Practice
Applying Professional Scrum™ (APS) is a hands-on course in which professionals experience first-hand how the Scrum framework improves their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods. Scrum provides a better way of working that highlights experimentation, incremental delivery of customer value, frequent feedback loops, and the fostering of strong team dynamics. Teams that use Scrum have improved confidence and ability to deliver effective solutions.
The course provides an active learning environment for students to engage in discussion, team-based exercises, and individual reflection. Students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum during the course.
Price: GBP 950
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 solve complex problems, facing similar challenges that they face outside of class and learning how to use Scrum to address them. These Sprints enable students to see the practical application of Scrum and to understand the value of an Agile mindset. Additionally, they expose common missteps and misunderstandings in using Scrum, 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.
The Applying Professional Scrum course is the perfect introduction, reboot, or refresher to Scrum. It is excellent training for organizations, teams, and individuals wanting to experience the benefits of Scrum, or for those interested in continuing their learning with more advanced training.
- Learn about Agility and how Scrum differs from traditional plan-driven work models.
- Develop an Agile mindset by focusing on professionalism, experimentation, and outcomes.
- 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 or how to support a great Scrum Team.
- 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
Who should attend
Applying Professional Scrum is a course designed for anyone to deepen their understanding of what is important to be successful with Scrum. Whether this is your first time learning and experiencing Scrum or you're an active practitioner looking for a refresher, this course has something for you.
Come join us if you:
- Are in a company that is going agile, and you're trying to figure out how to fit into this new paradigm
- Have an ever-increasing amount of work, and it's not clear where to put your focus
- Are joining a team that is already using Scrum, and you want to understand how it works
- Believe there's a better way to work
- Want to sharpen the axe and improve your use of 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.
About your Trainers
Steve has over 20 years of IT experience in various roles, ranging from scrum master for various development teams, technical architect on high profile projects to a developer who is just happy to be coding away. During this time, Steve has worked for sector-leading companies BSkyB, Nestle UK and Procter & Gamble whilst also working for small to medium enterprises to help them to grow their business by supporting their development processes and the teams within.
In addition to being a trainer, Steve is a TOGAF certified architect and a former Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.
Steve has worked in various teams (Scrum and none Scrum) so comes packed with real life stories. From Start Ups building the next social media network up to large corporations handling thousands of transactions a second. If you want to learn from someone who has been there and done it, then Steve would be able to share experiences to help you on your way.
Andy is a highly experienced agile practitioner, Scrum coach and Professional Scrum Trainer.
Over his 13 years of working in both the private and public sector, he has developed an deep understanding of the challenges around organisational complexity and the impact on delivery teams and behaviour.
His first agile experience was working as part of a small development team within the British Computing Society. It was there that Andy learned the true value of how close stakeholder interaction with rapid feedback can lead to teams producing great results while retaining a significant focus on return on investment and business value.
Andy has worked with software delivery for both product and service organisations. He is an experienced Scrum Coach with recent examples of his ability to build up new Scrum teams through to becoming highly successful Scrum delivery practitioners.
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.
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