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Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development

Live Virtual Class, November 16-18, 2022

Class Overview APSSD

Applying Professional Scrum™ for Software Development (APS-SD) is a 3-day hands-on course where students experience how to deliver quality software using Scrum with Agile and DevOps practices. Students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints, creating code on a realistic software system to learn Scrum while using Scrum. The course, formerly known as Professional Scrum Developer, includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Developer I certification exam (PSD I).

What You Will Learn

Over the 3 days, students gain a real-world view of what it is like to build software with Scrum. They collaborate over a series of Sprints applying modern engineering practices, and using the Scrum framework to manage complexity. The key focus of the class is on how to develop and deliver increments of releasable functionality. Students will experience real-world challenges and issues, and through a series of Sprints will learn how to continuously improve the way they perform their work.

The course teaches how Agile engineering practices and supportive DevOps tools complement Scrum and further advance a team's capabilities.

The course is available in .NET and Java specific technologies, along with a generic technology course. Professional Scrum Trainers can work with you to define a specific technology stack that meets your needs in private classes for your organization.

The .NET version was developed in partnership with Microsoft® and is the official training solution for Microsoft Visual Studio.

View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.

    Who Should Attend

    The APS for Software Development course is intended for all members of a Scrum Team involved in developing and delivering software based systems including: architects, analysts, programmers, database developers, testers, managers, IT-Operations and others, including Scrum Masters and Product Owners. 

    This course provides greatest value if the whole Scrum Team (Developers, Scrum Master and Product Owner) attend together and experience the power of real teamwork. Teams that attend together are not only able to apply learnings to their work immediately, but are also able to recall their classroom experiences to overcome particularly challenging times.

    Of course, this class is also valuable to individuals attending without their entire team. These students will experience working on a Scrum Team during the class and will be able to transfer their learnings to their teammates, often convincing their teammates of the advantages of using Scrum, Agile and DevOps practices.

    Course Objectives

    • Experience real collaboration between Developers, Product Owner and Scrum Master in the quest of building and delivering a high quality and valuable product.
    • Build and deliver working software by applying modern Agile engineering practices and supportive DevOps tools.
    • Understand the synergy between the various elements of Scrum and complementary practices.

    Course Topics

    • The Scrum Framework
    • Working within a Scrum Team
    • Definition of Done
    • Backlog management practices and slicing features
    • Code quality and Technical Debt
    • Agile architecture practices
    • Test Driven Development
    • Pair Programming
    • Agile Testing and other practices to ensure quality
    • Using DevOps with Scrum

    Certification & Assessments

    All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) assessment. APS-SD class participants who attempt the PSD I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

    You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM I assessment once passing PSD I. The industry-recognized Professional Scrum certifications require a minimum passing score.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is included in the price?
    The price includes course materials, the PSD assessment and lifetime certification from

    How do I achieve the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) certification?
    The PSD 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 Developer (PSD) certification?
    The PSD 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 PSD assessment.

    Why learn with
    We have helped 10,000+ people learn Scrum and we can help you!
    We have 500+ LinkedIn recommendations and are 5 star rated on Trustpilot & Google!
    We provide exclusive learning resources and practice assessments to get you certified fast!
    Join our community and keep learning after your course. Free online coaching and consultations.
    You will receive regular chances to attend another course at no cost.
    You can join our Affiliate program and earn free course places. 

    What are the course hours?
    The course hours are shown further down this page.

    Can I attend from my country?
    Yes. Everyone is welcome at all of our courses. You can attend from anywhere!

    Can I attend on a different date?
    Yes. We run courses regularly and you can find all our upcoming dates on our public course page.

    How many people will attend?
    Our courses are kept small to ensure a premium experience.

    How should I prepare for the course?
    The only preparation required is to read the Scrum Guide. We provide a range of free additional resources to help you learn more in advance if you wish.

    I'm not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
    Email us at and we will advise you.

    Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
    Yes. You can claim 14 PDU's for attending a course.

    Do I need to pay VAT?
    It depends where you live. If you are outside the UK then usually not! Find out more.

    Do you offer discounts?
    We usually offer discounts for group bookings, not for profit organisations and hardship cases. Find out more at our Discounts page.

    Can I pay via credit/debit card?
    Yes. Please select the 'Register now and pay via Credit Card' option when you register.

    Can I register now and pay via invoice later?
    Yes. Please select the 'Register now and pay later via Invoice' option when you register.

    Where can I find more answers to common questions?
    Visit our full FAQ page for more answers to frequently asked questions.

    Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
    You can email us at

    Class Details



    Delivery Method

    Live Virtual Class
    Time Zone: America/New York
    Start/End Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    Start: November 16, 2022
    End: November 18, 2022

    Registration & Price

    Price: USD 2495

    Registration for this class has closed

    More Information

    About The Trainer

    John Riley is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) lues and purposes of agility. He believes in the simple principles of continuous learning, a test-first mindset, and enabling teams to be self-organising to foster creativity and continuously deliver the highest value to users.

    John’s background in manufacturing and software delivery allows him to lead by example to coach individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve their highest abilities.

    What Clients Have To Say About The Trainer:

    "John is a highly skilled agilest, with an in-depth knowledge of all things agile and who is very active in the local agile community. John is also one of the most gifted presenters that I have worked with. His passion for the material, his direct and friendly communication style, combined with his deep knowledge base and his uncanny ability to read the room and adjust his presentation accordingly, are legendary. John drove the creation of our Agile Training material and he was the lead presenter as we rolled out the training to our various teams. He knows what he is talking about and his enthusiasm is contagious."
    Bryan Butler Learn Scrum

    Contact The Trainer:

    Phone:      +44 7547 341 301



     This will be a Live Virtual Remote/Online Course. Find out more about our online courses.

    Course hours are listed further up this page.

    Full details on how to participate will be sent to you by email shortly before the class.

    Live Virtual Course Requirements:
    – Computer with an internet connection, Microphone, Speakers & Webcam
    – Free install of Zoom
    – We can assist you with the set-up on the days before the class if required.
    – The trainer will be available for 30 minutes each day before the course starts to offer any technical assistance required.