Applying Professional Scrum
Live Virtual Class, November 30-December 1, 2023
Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is a 2-day 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 development efforts.
Whether you’re new to Scrum or an old pro, this training will refresh your agile way of working. Get your team members on the same page, with Scrum terminology and concepts.
Is Applying Professional Scrum (APS) training right for me?
- Yes - if you work with a development team, product owner, or Scrum Master new to working with Scrum
- Yes - if you are a development manager and/or stakeholder working with Scrum Teams and want to improve your understanding of the framework
- Yes - if you are an individual designer, programmer, tester, or other specialists who work with or inside a Scrum development team
This course is designed to be domain-agnostic; it conveys the use of Scrum in any domain or industry with complex problems to solve.
10% group booking discount for 3 or more and will be automatically applied.
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Price excludes VAT. For virtual courses, VAT is added for UK customers only
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What You Will Learn
Over the 2 days, students are introduced to the mechanics of Scrum, gaining insights into overcoming complexity, dealing with team based collaboration and self-organisation as essential elements in mastering Scrum. Students work together as a team in a series of Sprints to build a software application, thereby facing real-life problems. The mechanics, 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.
Who Should Attend
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.
- Professionals who are part of a team that currently uses Scrum, but desire a refresher so that they get the most out of their use of Scrum.
- Professionals who are joining a team that currently uses Scrum.
- Professionals that don’t use Scrum directly but want to learn how to work with colleagues that do use Scrum.
- Professionals that are investigating to see if Scrum makes sense for them and their colleagues.
- Professionals that are part of an organization that intends to use Scrum in the near future.
- Teams who are learning to use Scrum together in their organizations
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. APS is not recommended for advanced Scrum professionals.
- 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-recognised PSM I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course online?
Yes, this course has been converted from a face to face training course to a "virtual" training experience. You can take this training from the comfort of your own home, but means you need to have an internet connection.
How does the online experience differ from the face to face training?
We all adjusting to this new reality and need to social distance. We've been surprised how similar the online experience is to the face to face one and how engaged the students have been throughout the day. The feedback has been excellent from students who've taken the online training, along with the assessment results.
What is included in the price?
The price includes course materials, 2 attempts at the PSM I assessment, a lifetime certification from Scrum.org and 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. A second attempt is offered if the 1st attempt is taking within 14 days after the course and failed to pass.
What are the course hours?
Courses start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 each day.
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 the trainer at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will advise you.
How can I pay for the course?
Upon registering you have several payment options to you: Credit/Debit Card, Register now and pay by invoice, and PayPal. Or simply contact us at email@example.com for direct assistance.
Can I register without paying VAT?
Yes for virtual format courses and for those who live outside the UK. Upon registering, you'll be able to redirect yourself to the registration page to make a payment without UK VAT or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU's for attending a course.
Where can I find your course booking and cancellation policies?
Visit our public course policy page.
Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
You can email them at email@example.com
This training course is a virtual one and will take place from the comfort of your own home. You’ll only need a computer or tablet with a camera and microphone that's it.
With the use of video conferencing, online collaboration tools, and a combination of cameras on our side, to obtain an interactive learning environment you would get in a physical in-person training. The delivery & outcome of the virtual classes have far surpassed our own expectations.
For more information on live virtual classes contact b-agile directly at firstname.lastname@example.org