Applying Professional Scrum
Live Virtual Class, December 19-20, 2022
Applying Professional Scrum (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. 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 consider the course: Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development.
Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Scrum.org maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.
- Fundamentals of Scrum
- The Scrum Framework (part 1 and part 2)
- Mastering Scrum
- Planning with Scrum
- Getting started
- Keeping Scrum healthy
Students are challenged to act in terms of Scrum. They take home an increased understanding of how to collaborate better and work as a team.
- 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
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. 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.
Students make the most of the class if they:
- Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
- Have Passed the Scrum Open Assessment
Assessment and certification
The Applying Professional Scrum course has the Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) as associated Scrum certification. All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum course receive a password to take the PSM I assessment. This industry-recognized scrum certification requires a minimum passing score on the associated assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSM I credential. Microsoft uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies.
If you need more information, check out following options: Check out the APS course description on the Scrum.org website.
Registration & Price
The Instructor Alasdair Macleod has been involved in agile transformations for UK Government, Utilities Companies and Financial Services. All of these Enterprise Organisations have been undergoing transformations to agile ways of working so that they can deliver better for their customers while ensuring there is a return on the investment to the organization.
This includes the wide transformation in the UK government to DIgital Services and moving away from traditional routes to provide government services that require large centers of people delivering services in an inefficient manner. To complete this Alasdair has been involved in the training of many teams that deliver work within digital delivery Centres and the managers who facilitate the relationship between these teams and the lines of business they deliver products for.
Due to COVID-19, this class will be held virtually. Please use the links below to contact the trainer for more details