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Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development

Shildon, May 24-26, 2023

Class Overview

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Why Scrum?

Why learn Applying Professional Scrum - Software Developer?

Applying Professional Scrum – Software Developer (APS-SD) is a 3-day hands-on course where you will experience how to deliver quality software using Scrum with Agile and DevOps practices. Students will work as a Scrum Team or multiple Scrum Teams depending on class size, creating real code on a realistic software system. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized certification exam (APS-SD).

What You Will Learn

Over the 3 days, students gain a real-world view of what it is like to build software with Scrum. Throughout the course, students collaborate over a series of Sprints. They apply modern engineering practices, and use the Scrum framework to cope with changes. There is a key focus on having students learn how to develop and deliver increments of potentially releasable functionality from a realistic Product Backlog. By doing so, students will experience real-world challenges and issues and will learn how to handle them by continuously improving during the Sprint cycles.

The course teaches how Agile engineering practices and supportive DevOps tools improve a team's capabilities even more.

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.

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

Who Should Attend

The Applying Professional Scrum – Software Developer course is intended for all members of a Scrum Team; architects, analysts, programmers, database developers, testers, IT-Operations and others, including Scrum Masters and Product Owners. The class focuses on using technology to deliver software in Increments. Experiencing this class with your whole Scrum Team will improve your way of working. We also suggest that you read through the APS-SD Subject Areas.

Course Objectives

  • Understand how modern Agile engineering practices and supportive DevOps tools improve a team's capability to deliver working software.
  • Learn the different aspects of a Scrum Team and how to work together as a team to get work done.
  • Gain knowledge of how to leverage modern software development tools and practices.

Course Topics

  • Using Scrum
  • Working within a Scrum Team
  • Definition of Done
  • Development Practices
  • Agile architecture practices to slice features
  • Test Driven Development
  • Pairing
  • Code Review
  • Agile requirement management practices
  • Using DevOps tools with Scrum

Certification & Assessments

All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum – Software Developer course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Developer (APS-SD) assessment. APS-SD class participants who attempt the APS-SD 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. The industry-recognized APS-SD certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How do I achieve the Professional Scrum Developer (APS-SD) certification?
The APS-SD 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 (APS-SD) certification?
The APS-SD 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 APS-SD assessment.

What are the course hours?
Courses start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 each day.

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

How should I prepare for the course?
The best preparation is to read the Scrum Guide, attempt the Scrum Open & the Open Scrum Developer assessments.

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.

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 email and we will send you a pro-forma invoice.

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


Class Details



Delivery Method

In Person Class
Location: Shildon, United Kingdom (venue details)


Start: May 24, 2023
End: May 26, 2023


Scrum Evolution

Registration & Price

Price: GBP 1650
Early Bird Price: GBP 1300 (until April 24, 2023)
Price does not include VAT if you live in the UK then VAT will be added during checkout


This course is being run in tandem as a hybrid course allowing in person and virtual attendance at the same time.  The in person group venue is our dedicated interactive training room, created specifically for hybrid software development teams and the way they work.