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Applying Professional Scrum course
Live Virtual (London, UK time)
12-13th April

£900 + VAT

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is a hands-on 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. During the exercises, students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum. They experience first-hand how the Scrum framework improves their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognised Professional Scrum Master I certification exam (PSM I). This course was previously known as Professional Scrum Foundations.

During the class, students experience Professional Scrum. They experience new, agile ways of working that enable teams to deliver more value, satisfy stakeholders and work better together. Students work together as a team in a series of Sprints to build a product, facing the same problems they face outside of class and learn how to use Scrum to address them. The events, roles, artifacts and principles of Scrum are leveraged during the exercises. By emphasizing the practical application of Scrum, the course also exposes common missteps and misunderstandings allowing students to develop an awareness of the associated symptoms and how to correct them. Students not only learn Scrum; they learn how to use Scrum well.

This class is taught both publicly and privately. In a public setting individual students or multiple colleagues from the same company, will join other students and benefit from diverse experiences. Organizations can also contract trainers to hold a private class just for their staff. APS is designed to be industry and domain agnostic; our Professional Scrum Trainers will select one of several case studies to best meet the specific learning needs of the class. Students and teams building software products may want to consider our domain-specific course: Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development.

Applying Professional Scrum is excellent training for organizations, teams, and anyone wanting to experience using Scrum. 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. Whether you are getting started on your first Scrum effort or refreshing your knowledge, this course gives students the ability and direction to start using Scrum immediately after the class.

Who Should Attend

The Applying Professional Scrum course is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum. This course is for teams or anyone wanting to experience the Scrum way of working. APS provides the knowledge needed for anyone interested in taking role-focused training. We also suggest that you read through the APS Focus Areas.

Course Objectives

  • 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
Course Topics

  • Agility as a new way of working
  • Exploring the Scrum Framework
  • Mastering Scrum
  • 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-recognized PSM I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. APS class participants who attempt the PSM 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 II assessment assessment once passing PSM I. The industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.

Venue Location

This will be a Live Virtual Remote / Online class. You can find out more here.

You will attend online and be able to see, hear and interact with the trainer and the other attendees. The format and structure of the course remain unchanged and we cover all the same material and topics as if you were attending in person.

Attendees will interact throughout joining in discussions and taking part in group activities and exercises. Lessons are be broken down into short sections followed by a break to allow regular time away from the screen.

The class will run from 09:00 to 17:00 each day in the time zone where the class is scheduled.

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

Live Virtual Class Requirements:

– Computer with an internet connection.
– Microphone and Speakers.
– Webcam
– Free install of Zoom.us
– We can assist you with the setup in the days before the class if required. Get in touch.
– The trainer will be available for 30 minutes each day before the course starts to offer any technical assistance to get you set up.

Andy Hiles

About The Trainer

Andy Hiles is a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer and experienced agile practitioner with over 13 years of experience.

A firm believer that great teams build great products, Andy strives for success and in doing so displays his experience and passion for agile in every engagement.

You can read more about Andy Hiles on LinkedIn and you can contact him here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there still spaces available on this course?
If you can see the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page then there is space available.

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

How much does the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification cost?
The price of the PSM I assessment and certification is included in the course fee. You will also receive 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 in the days/weeks 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.

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.

What do I need to bring with me?
You should bring a laptop with your normal development tools installed.

I’m not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
Email us at [email protected] 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 click the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page, then select the ‘Register now and pay via Credit Card’ option.

Can I pay via Invoice?
Yes. Please click the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page, then select the ‘Register now and pay later via Invoice’ option. Alternatively email us at [email protected].

When is VAT payable?
VAT will be removed if you supply an EU VAT number and are outside the UK. VAT is not payable for courses located outside the UK & EU. VAT is always payable for in-person courses in the UK.

Where can I find your course booking policies?
Visit our course policy page.

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?
Email us at [email protected].

Course Feedback

“The training provided by TheScrumMaster.co.uk was thoroughly enjoyable and educational providing me with sufficient knowledge to pass the PSM examination on the first try. I will be recommending then to others wishing to become Scrum Masters.”
Chris Connor. UK Police

“I had a Scrum training course from TheScrumMaster.co.uk. The instructor clearly knows his stuff and how to teach it. I would recommend him to anyone considering Scrum training as he not only delivers the core course contents but wraps it around his extensive industry knowledge.”
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Mariyan Tashev. Team Lead at VMware

“I would like to thank you for the PSM I Training course and mentoring received early in June. All your tips were very valuable and I have been able to pass the exam with a high score despite being new to Scrum.”
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Bertrand Godde. Product Owner

“Really enjoyed the Professional Scrum Master Course with TheScrumMaster.co.uk this July. They explained everything very clearly and got us to work in groups to make sure we understood all the concepts.”
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Tim Marlow. Director

“Thanks TheScrumMaster.co.uk for a great two day course learning about the Professional Scrum Master role. It’s a course I’d recommend and it was great value.”
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