Applying Professional Scrum Live Virtual Class, Nov 8-9, 2021
This class will be a two-day class offered remotely via Zoom.
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.
Price: USD 1495
Early Bird Price: USD 1295 until Nov 5, 2021
About Mary Iqbal
A Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org, Mary has 20 years of experience at various Fortune 500 companies as well as experience in the healthcare, consumer products and business-to-business industries. From doubling the size of a line of business for a data processing organization to moving to a new technology for a consumer products company’s main business platform, she has successfully led teams to apply Scrum to solve difficult, time sensitive efforts while delivering value to the organization by helping teams work better together.
Training is a game changer
Training is where teams discover a new way of working and learn how to increase their skills. This is where individuals can ask the difficult questions and challenge their way of thinking. The courseware offered by Scrum.org is the best in the industry, because it is challenging, and it is consistent.
Here are what people are saying about classes taught by Mary:
- Excellent Course!
- Prior to this course a lot of what we were doing felt much more like a "Just do as I say, no problems here at all!" sort of setup, but during the training we had a moment where they acknowledged "This is going to be a shift, there will be bumpy roads, we understand it's not all sunshine" and that helped. I didn't feel invisible so much after that.
- I thought after the first day I had enough to take back with me and start Scrum Process. I was wrong. The 2nd day was good to see how much better we worked together!
Is Agile the right approach?
An agile approach flips the iron triangle on its head. Quality, cost and schedule are fixed, leaving only features left to flex. This results in incremental delivery early and often, which speeds up feedback, increases learning and delivers a better product. Scrum works best in complex environments where more is unknown than known. Waterfall works best when more is known than unknown. This is because Agile unleashes the creativity of individuals and provides teams with a better, more humane way of working which respects individual contributions and delivers better value to the customer.
What is Scrum?
Scrum, the most popular Agile framework, exposes problems and encourages teams to solve them by defining specific events, accountabilities and artifacts for teams to engage with. Teams who use Scrum as it is designed will continuously improve their way of working together and will always focus on the highest value work for their customer. I am often asked, can Scrum be used when you have hard deadlines? The answer is absolutely! Using the Scrum framework will increase your chances of meeting difficult deadlines by encouraging teams to prioritize the highest value work first.
This class will be offered remotely in Zoom. You will receive an email containing the meeting information after registering for the class.