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Professional Scrum Developer course
Live Virtual Remote (London, UK time)
5-7th May 2020

£1,995 + VAT

Live Virtual (Remote) Class
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this class has been converted to a live virtual (remote) delivery. Find out more here.

Please contact Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk with any questions

Course Description

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).

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 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%.

Venue Location

The course will be a Live Virtual (remote/online) Class. Find out more here.

Attend online and link into a live online Trainer led class. Attendees will be able to see, hear and interact with the Trainer and the other attendees as if they were attending in person.

Attendees will interact during the sessions, joining in discussions and taking part in small and large group activities. Lessons will be broken down into short sections followed by a break to allow attendees time away from the screen.

The class will run from 0900 to 1700 each day in the time zone where the class was originally scheduled.

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.

Simon Kneafsey

About the Trainer

Simon Kneafsey is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org, the home of Scrum. He offers Scrum training courses with certification all over the world. Simon has trained 1000+ people in 100+ organisations.

Simon led the development of the Times newspaper iPad app and www.dailymail.co.uk. Over the last 10 years Simon has been helping organisations including Google, Microsoft, UK Government, Vodafone, Marks & Spencer and Pearson.

You can read more about Simon Kneafsey on LinkedIn, www.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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Feedback from recent courses

“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.”
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, 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.”
Juan A. Rico Lorente. PHP Developer & Scrum Master

“Simon taught a foundation scrum master course to a team of 15 people in an area embracing agile and the Scrum framework. He provided the best and most enjoyable course I’ve been on: offering practical and well thought out exercises combined with a relaxed and fun delivery of the content. I really enjoyed it and left with immediately usable tools and approaches.”
Jack Dance-Panas. Solutions Architect at Lloyds Banking Group