Scrum.org Certified Training

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Course

A hands on training course designed for all team members, and those involced with them, to understand how complexity impacts on their work and how to adapt to it effectively.
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Enables all members of the Scrum Team to learn Scrum while doing it, experiencing what it is like to deliver products using the Scrum framework

Course Overview

Welcome to the Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Course with Certification course. This transformative learning journey is designed specifically for Team Members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Managers keen to grasp and infuse Scrum values and principles into their work through practical case studies leveraging the engaging medium of Minecraft.

The product landscape keeps evolving, and a comprehensive understanding of Scrum is beneficial and crucial for contemporary teams. Agile practices empower organisations to be more flexible, responsive, and efficient amidst fluctuating market dynamics.

Learning Objectives

This course aims to help participants:

  • Discover the Concept of Agility: Explore the essence of agility and how Scrum stands apart from traditional plan-driven work models, using Minecraft as an engaging and illustrative medium.
  • Cultivate an Agile Mindset: Develop an Agile mindset by emphasizing professionalism, experimentation, and outcomes through creative building and problem-solving scenarios within Minecraft.
  • Grasp the Essentials of Scrum: Learn or refresh your knowledge of the fundamentals of Scrum and understand how to apply them accurately through in-game Scrum simulations in Minecraft.
  • Experience Scrum in Action: Gain insights into what it feels like to utilize Scrum by participating in Minecraft-based collaborative projects, and evaluate if Scrum is the appropriate approach for your team.
  • Excel as a Scrum Team Member: Learn how to become an exceptional member of a Scrum Team or facilitate a high-performing Scrum Team through teamwork, communication, and planning challenges in Minecraft.
  • Identify and Evade Common Pitfalls: Conclude the class with the ability to recognize common Scrum pitfalls and learn strategies to circumvent them, illustrated through Minecraft scenarios.
  • Employ Proven Practices: Engage in a set of tried-and-tested practices within the Minecraft environment during the class that can be transferred to enhance your real-life application of Scrum.
  • Take Away Practical Tools: Depart the course equipped with practical tools and strategies to assist in identifying the initial steps in applying Professional Scrum with your team.

Course Features:

  • Expert Facilitation: The course is led by seasoned Agile practitioners who bring their real-world experience and provide insights into practical applications of Agile methodologies.
  • Immersive Learning: This course employs a blend of lectures, case studies, group discussions, and interactive exercises in Minecraft to establish a dynamic learning environment.
  • Certification: Upon completing the course and completing the assessment, participants will receive the Professional Scrum Master I certificate from Scrum.org.

This course is not merely an introduction to Scrum; it’s a comprehensive exploration of Scrum’s capacity to revolutionise your delivery style, team, and entire organisation through empirical practices. It’s vital training for those wishing to harness the potency of Scrum to augment their effectiveness and adaptability in an increasingly complex business environment.

Join the Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Course with Certification with Minecraft course and arm yourself with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to lead in the Agile world.

Why do we use Minecraft?

To create a level playing field while maintaining a complex environment for teams to experience Sprints in the context of Scrum, we use Minecraft for Education. Minecraft allows team members to practice Scrum in the complex and chaotic environment of Minecraft to experience the high-variance world of complex product development. We use Minecraft Education Edition to bring complexity to life in a scenario everyone can experience regardless of their technical ability.

The course also includes two free attempts at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I certification exam (PSM I)

There are currently no public APS classes scheduled! Check the course schedule for all available classes or contact us for private APS classes.

Learning Experience Options

Our primary method of increasing Scrum for teams knowledge is a deliberate developmental experience divided into learning blocks, each with four hours of live virtual classroom training with a qualified trainer-practitioner complemented with presentations and lectures in the form of videos, reading material, and writing activities provided for self-study. Live sessions are delivered online using Microsoft Teams and Mural, with Mighty Networks provides the self-study portal.

Every participant on every option receives:

  • Two attempts at the industry-recognised Scrum.org Assessments.
  • A 30m learning review, generally delivered between assessment attempts.
  • A 60m one-on-one coaching session

At a minimum, we deliver the Professional Scrum Master over 4 ½ days (16 hours). We can provide this over four intensive consecutive days in one wee or four non-consecutive days over two weeks. Each of the four 210-minute sessions included a 70m Sprint within which the participants can practice in a safe space to experiment and learn:

  • Session 1: Fundamentals of Scrum & Sprint 1
  • Session 2: Exploring the Scrum Framework & Sprint 2
  • Session 3: Deeper into Scrum & Sprint 3
  • Session 4: Planning, Getting Started, & Sprint 4

Although several case studies are available on request, we primarily recommend the Minecraft Campsite case study as it provides the best experience for students and more connections to the way they work currently. Practice Scrum in the complex and chaotic environment of Minecraft to experience the high-variance world of complex product development. We use Minecraft for Education to bring complexity to life in a scenario that everyone can experience regardless of their technical ability. Find out more on Learn Scrum with Minecraft Education Edition  

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In addition to #1 and to better connect the participants to the material on the , we deliver the course as an immersive 10-week interactive activity-based course over ten sessions of 4 hours. At the end of each session, participants are given assignments to practice and experience their day-to-day roles. With the instructor-practitioner, participants debrief assignments at the beginning of the group’s next session.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Kickoff / Sprint 1 Assignment: Understand how we work
  • Week 2: Fundamentals of Scrum Debrief: Understand how we work Assignment: Becoming more agile
  • Week 3: Exploring the Scrum Framework Debrief: Becoming more agile Assignment: Scrum exists only in its entirety
  • Week 4: Sprint 2 Debrief: Scrum exists only in its entirety Assignment: Boundaries are important for self-management
  • Week 5: Deeper into the Scrum Framework Debrief: Boundaries are important for self-management Assignment:  Improving the conduct of Scrum Events
  • Week 6: Sprint 3 Debrief: Improving the conduct of Scrum Events Assignment: Collaboration is key in a self-managing team
  • Week 7: Planning with Scrum Debrief: Collaboration is key in a self-managing team Assignment: Agile planning in working empirically
  • Week 8: Sprint 4 Debrief: Agile planning in working empirically Assignment: Agile planning in working empirically
  • Week 9: Getting Started and Next Steps Debrief: Continuous improvement in a Scrum Team Assignment: Applying Professional Scrum as the next step
  • Week 10: Closing Debrief: Applying Professional Scrum as the next step Assignment: Take the PSM I assessment. Plan for continuous learning and improvement

 

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  • 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 the first steps in applying Professional Scrum with your team

The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Course with Certification course is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum. It is excellent training for organizations, teams, and individuals wanting to experience the benefits of Scrum, or for those interested in continuing their learning with more advanced training.

  • 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

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. APS is not recommended for advanced Scrum professionals. This course is designed to be domain-agnostic; it conveys the use of Scrum in any domain or industry with complex problems to solve. Trainers typically have experience in multiple industries and may be able to tailor the course to the needs of your team. Students and teams building software products may want to consider our domain-specific course: Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS-SD) with Certification.

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
  • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment
  • Have been closely involved or have a high interest in a project that builds or enhances a product or application.

All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Course with Certification 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 discount on the PSM II assessment once passing PSM I.

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Alumni Discount of 30%

Have you been through a class with us before? As an Alumni you get a 30% discount on all of our classes.

The Alimni discount for this class would bring it down to £590

Combine with our generous 20% Credit per Referral program.

Under / un-employed Program

Under / un-employed Program

Are you underemployed? Our Retraining Program provides favourable payment plans for those not currently working.
Pay a 30% deposit of £255 now, and the rest when you are working.

Unlimited Reruns for 70% discount

Unlimited Reruns for 70% discount

Reruns allow you to participate in a class that you have already taken for any reason at a low cost.

Have you participated in this class with us or an equivalent from another vendor? We are intent on enabling your continuous learning so we offer you a Rerun discount of 70% to take it again with our trainers.

The Rerun discount for this class would bring it down to £255. Contact us with proof of participation in a previous class to claim your discount.

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20% Credit per Referral

20% Credit per Referral

Our Advocates Program allows you to gain 20% for each referral* as a credit towards future classes! This is a cash equivelent so can be added to any other discount.

*up to £170, depending on purchase region, per referal

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Enables all members of the Scrum Team to learn Scrum while doing it, experiencing what it is like to deliver products using the Scrum framework

 

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