Applying Professional Scrum
Live Virtual Class, October 23-24, 2023
This event takes place online
This live virtual class runs 23-24 October 2023, 09:00-17.00 BST.
Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is a 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 where students experience how the Scrum framework improves product delivery efforts.
Over the 2 days, students experience Professional Scrum: learning the framework and gaining insights into overcoming complexity, with team-based collaboration and self-organization as essential elements in mastering Scrum. Students work together as a team in a series of Sprints to build a product, thereby facing real-life problems. The rules, roles, and principles of Scrum are leveraged during the exercises. From its emphasis on the practical application of Scrum, the course exposes common missteps and misunderstandings so students grow a higher awareness of the associated symptoms. The course provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track and keep Scrum healthy.
Applying Professional Scrum is excellent training for organizations, teams and anyone wanting to experience the way of working in Scrum. The course also provides the foundation of knowledge needed for role-focused training for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, and Leaders within the organization. Whether you are getting started on your first Scrum effort or refreshing your knowledge, this course gives students the knowledge and direction to start using Scrum immediately after the class.
- Fundamentals of Scrum
- Exploring the Scrum Framework
- Deeper into the Scrum Framework
- Planning with Scrum
- Getting started
All experience levels are welcome. No previous Scrum training or experience is required, though it is recommended that participants read the Scrum Guide before the course.
For all of our live virtual classes, we use Zoom as our conference tool. Zoom is very secure. It uses end-to-end encryption and delegates can only access the conference via an admin controlled waiting room. Activities are carried out with Mural. No software is required to be pre-installed for these tools, though you may need to check that there are no security policies that block the use of these tools if you are joining us through a corporate network. We ask you to try to ensure a steady internet connection (for example by connecting through cable rather than with WiFi).
Certification and Assessment
All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment. APS class participants who attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score the pass mark of at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.
What else is included?
- Course eBook
- Membership to the Red Tangerine Slack channel giving access to our alumni community
"Great class, very engaging and a good mix between theory & interactive activities!"
- Tamara Dabbas, Senior Manager
"I love the training that I had with David... he is AMAZING!"
- Melat Tekeste, Information Technology and Cyber Security Student
"The class was fun, engaging, and informative. You will leave knowing more about scrum and wanting to learn more!"
- Frank Lopez Chaparro, Software Developer
"A thorough and interactive 2 day session on Scrum, and how to apply it. David is an engaging and relaxed trainer who puts his class at ease from the word go. I would recommend this course to everyone interested in Scrum."
- Kenny Sime, Scrum Master
About the Trainer
David's professional experience spans roles of; Agile Trainer, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Kanban Service Delivery Manager, Team Leader and Software Developer in a variety of industries, including finance, eCommerce, social housing and education. He is a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), a Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP), and an ICAgile Authorized Instructor. David is also the co-author of the book Adopting Agile Across Borders published by Apress.
David believes in servant leadership, and he values environments where empowerment, autonomy and flexibility enable teams to do the best work possible. He is committed to continuous learning and development in himself and others. He is passionate about getting the best out of teams and seeing people reach their full potential.
David is active in the global Agile community, including blogging, and speaking at conferences and meetups around the world.
David enjoys travelling, keeping fit, the outdoors and spending quality time with his guitar.