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Applying Professional Scrum For Software Development Course
Live Virtual, UK/London time
6-8th July 2022

504 Reviews

£1,995 + VAT. When is VAT added?

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).

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. You can download the course datasheet for offline reading.

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
  • 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 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.

Venue Location

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

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 the same 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 exercises. Lessons are be broken down into short sections followed by a break to allow regular time away from the screen.

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, Speakers & Webcam.
  • Free install of Zoom.
  • We can assist you with the set up if required.
  • The trainer will be available before the course starts to offer technical assistance.
Simon Kneafsey

About The Trainer

Simon Kneafsey is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org & TheScrumMaster.co.uk. He is on a mission to simplify Scrum for 1 million people. He has helped 10,000+ people in 1000+ organisations in 35+ countries so far, and he can help you too!

Simon’s courses come highly recommended with 500+ personal LinkedIn recommendations. He is 5 star rated on Trustpilot & Google. His clients include Google, NASA, the United Nations, Toyota, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Roche, GSK and many, many more.

You can read more about Simon Kneafsey on LinkedIn, TheScrumMaster.co.uk 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 in the country/time zone listed.

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 much does the Professional Scrum Developer I (PSD I) certification cost?
The price of the PSD I assessment and certification is included in the course fee.

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

Why learn with TheScrumMaster.co.uk?
We have helped 10,000+ people learn Scrum and we can help you!
Free resources to help you learn Scrum fast! 
Exclusive practice assessments to get you certified fast!
Join our community and keep learning after your course. 
Free online coaching and consultations.
Regular chances to attend another course for free!
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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 Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk 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 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 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 Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk.

Do I need to pay VAT?
For Live & Online Courses, VAT is added if you are in the UK. VAT will not be added if you are in the EU or the rest of the world.

For In-Person Courses, VAT is added if the course is taking place in the UK or EU. VAT will be removed if you supply an EU VAT number and are outside 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 Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk.

Course Feedback

500 LinkedIn Reviews

% Star Trustpilot Reviews

5 Star Google Reviews

All round a perfect live-online training experience. Simon was so good, he literally spoiled all other live-online trainings for me - seriously he is so good! I have had other live-online trainings since that I regretted taking. However, Simon's class was by far the best educational investment and I would be surprised, if you were not to feel the same.

I chose Simon off the reviews that I had read about his training. I'm not one for online learning, however this course changed my mind, the facilitation was superb we had space to think and reflect on the huge amount of information given to us over the 2 days

I had a two-day course with Simon and it was a really great experience. He is an amazing teacher and I have learned a lot from him. I recommend him to all the people that want to learn about Scrum.

I recently joined the training with Simon as our instructor. It was one of the most efficient 2-days training I have ever attended. Collaboration, discussion, efficient communication and his ability to convey knowledge seamlessly, made the training exciting!

This is the second course I have attended with Simon, and I purposely selected him for this one as the first one was so good, and this did not let me down. Simon is super knowledgeable on everything scrum and more - using the group exercises and real world examples really brings home each course you attend, and I would recommend to anyone. My first course was in person and this one virtual and all i can say is this did not affect anything in the way of learning or interacting with the group and 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.
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.”
Davin Mac Ananey. Head of Online / Senior Digital Professional

“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.”
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