Applying Professional Scrum™ (APS)

About the training
Applying Professional ScrumTM (APS) is a hands-on, activity based course in which students experience how Professional Scrum and the Scrum framework improve their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods. Scrum provides a better way of working that highlights the use of experimentation, incremental delivery of customer value, frequent feedback loops and the fostering of strong team dynamics.
The course provides an active learning environment for students to engage in discussion, team-based exercises, and individual reflection. During the course, students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum.
The training program is accredited by
At the end of the training, participants will gain access to the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) exam and two attempts to pass the exam.
Training is useful for
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Developers
  • Leaders
  • 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
Training helps to:
  • learn to apply Professional Scrum. Students experience new, agile ways of working that enable teams to deliver more value, satisfy stakeholders and work better together.
  • work together as a team in a series of Sprints to solve complex problems, facing similar challenges that they face outside of class and learning how to use Scrum to address them.
  • expose common missteps and misunderstandings often seen while using Scrum, allowing students to develop an awareness of the associated symptoms and how to correct them.
  • not only learn Scrum, but they learn how to use Scrum well.
What you get as a participant
  • PSM I certificate
    Participants gain access to the exam Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) with two attempts to pass this exam. Please note that attending the course does not guarantee to pass the exam.
  • Post-pack
    A letter with additional materials, a list of articles and literature for self-study.
  • Access to Facilitation Tools
    You will get access to facilitation tools and PDF files with the results of exercises.
  • 16 hours of training
    Two days from 9 to 17 with a break for lunch, coffee breaks every hour and a half. The theory will be put into practice, working in small groups of 4-5 people.
  • PDU/SEU Points
    By attending this course you will be eligible to earn up to 15 Category C SEU Points and 14 PDU Points of continuing education.
    How can I get SEU?

In the program

  • Learn about Agility and how Scrum differs from traditional plan-driven work models;
  • Develop an Agile mindset by focusing on professionalism, experimentation, and outcomes;
  • 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, or how to support a great Scrum Team;
  • Leave the class with ways to identify common pitfalls and how to avoid them;
  • Students use a set of proven practices throughout the class that can be used to enhance their application of Scrum;
  • Leave with tools that help Identify first steps in applying Professional Scrum with your team.