Professional Scrum Developer London, Nov 6-8, 2019


Course Overview


Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) 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 Professional Scrum Developer certification exam (PSD).

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 Professional Scrum 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 PSD 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 Professional Scrum Developer course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) assessment. PSD 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. The industry-recognized PSD certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%.

    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.

    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 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 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 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

    Price: GBP 1995

    Course Details


    London, United Kingdom


    Nov 6, 2019
    Nov 8, 2019

    More Information

    Language: English

    About The Trainer

    Simon Kneafsey is a Professional Scrum Trainer with He is one of only a few Scrum trainers globally able to offer the full range of courses. Simon has 150+ LinkedIn recommendations from happy clients.

    Simon has 10+ years experience with Scrum and 20+ years of experience in IT. Simon led the development of the Times newspaper iPad app and He has been there, done it and has the scars to prove it. 

    Over the last 10 years, Simon has been helping organisations including Google, Microsoft, UK Government, Vodafone, Marks & Spencer and Pearson. Simon has trained 2000+ people in 500+ organisations across the world.

    He is based in London and offers Scrum training courses with certification all over the world. He trains and coaches Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Development Teams and organisations in their transition to Scrum and Agile.

    Simon is always happy to arrange private training for your company. Please get in touch to find out more.

    Simon’s Recent Training clients

    What Clients Have To Say About Simon:

    “He’s a phenomenal teacher of Scrum techniques and articulated the Scrum concepts professionally with classic real life examples. Simon has complete mastery about Scrum Framework and proficiently teaches on how it applies in Complex Projects. I think Simon is the best Scrum Trainer out there and I highly recommend him for all your Scrum Training needs”
    - Praisewin Dinakar. Sr. Staff Software Engineer at Motorola.

    I have been lucky enough to attend the Professional Scrum Master presented by Simon. I spent a lot of time searching for, and finding a good course presented by an experienced tutor. Simon lived up to his online profile for professional knowledge and experience and this ensured his course that I attended was both insightful and practical. His knowledge of Scrum theory and real world experiences ensured I received maximum value.
    - Chris Hall. Lead Software Engineer and Scrum Master at Kingfisher IT Services

    “If there is one man who knows about Scrum – it is Simon Kneafsey. Buckle up and hold tight as Simon will take you through everything you need to know about Scrum. Engaging, entertaining and drawing on both theory and practice, he is the only man for all your Scrum training needs.”
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    “How to teach about being a Scrum Master while acting as a great Scrum Master? That’s what Simon did. Experienced, precise with excellent communication skills, Simon kept the motivation of the audience and he met the deadline and goals of the course.”
    - Josep F. Barranco. Scrum Master at King.

    “Simon clearly has a mastery of what he teaches and made the course both enjoyable and simple to follow with real-world examples and good use of visuals. Simon has deep knowledge of Scrum and Agile frameworks having previously run leading edge projects prior to becoming a trainer. If you’re serious about Scrum, I recommended you attend one of Simon’s courses.”
    - Arun Malhotra. Engagement Leader at Pegasystems.

    “Simon is really passionate with what was explaining to us. He shared experiences and ideas that added great value to the course. Definitely Simon has lot of knowledge and was able to reply to all our questions and concerns.”
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