Applying Professional Scrum

Scrum for Teams

Live Virtual Class, 18 Oct - 20 Dec, 2023

Course Details

Live virtual training

18th October 2023

20th December 2023

Immersive Learning Program
10 weekly half-days

09:00-13:00 EDT

Course Trainer(s)
Simon Bourk

Trainer, Agile Coach, Agile Consultant


More Information

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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.

Combine with our generous 20% Credit per Referral program.

Under / un-employed Program

Under / un-employed Program

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Pay a 30% deposit 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.

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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 £270, depending on class and purchase region, per referal

Combine with other coupons and discounts, like the Alumni Discount of 30%

This Applying Professional Scrum (APS) will be delivered as 10 sessions of 4h over 10 week(s).

To better connect the participants to the material on the APS, 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.


  • 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 & Plan for continuous learning and Improvement
    Debrief: Applying Professional Scrum as the next step
    Assignment: Take the PSM I assessment.





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APS Immersion (10 weeks)
Includes 10 weekly 4h live training, 10 assignments, and 1h of additional coaching.
£ 1,410 ex Tax
12 available
APS Immersive (10 weeks) + 4h Coaching
Include 10 weekly 4h live training, 10 assignments, and 4h of additional coaching.
£ 1,995 ex Tax
12 available

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Find more Applying Professional Scrum (APS) with Certification course dates or check the course schedule for other courses.

Course Overview

Welcome to the Applying Professional Scrum (APS) 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

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) 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)

Course Format

The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is broken into 1/2 day live virtual sessions delivered over Microsoft Team and Mural. These 1/2 day sessions may be offered in full-days or half-days over one or more weeks, depending on this class’s format, described below in the “Learning Experience” section.

Each 1/2 day live virtual session delivered by one of our lean-agile practitioner instructors is divided into learning blocks, each with presentations and lectures in the form of videos, reading material, and writing activities provided for self-study that complement the live session.

Learning Experience

All our courses prioritize valuable learning outcomes achieved through experiential learning in a classroom setting. These courses are typically delivered over multiple half-day sessions, ensuring a focused, immersive learning experience.

The Immersion Program offers an alternative format that goes beyond the confines of the classroom, allowing students to apply their newfound knowledge in real-world situations. This program takes experiential learning to the next level by incorporating retrospectives for continuous improvement, resulting in a highly effective and practical learning experience. What exactly is an Immersion Program? It is a learning method that actively engages students in the material and encourages them to apply their knowledge in real-world contexts over an extended period of time. The benefits of participating in an Immersion Program are manifold:

  1. Practical Experience: Students gain valuable practical experience by directly applying what they have learned to their real-world environments.
  2. Immediate Impact: Students have the opportunity to create positive changes in their immediate work settings right away.
  3. Enhanced Engagement: Real-world application of learning significantly increases student engagement, motivation, and personal investment, leading to more effective learning outcomes.
  4. Safe Practice Environment: Experiential classroom learning provides students with a safe space to practice and experiment before implementing their knowledge in their actual work contexts.
  5. Collaborative Learning: The Immersion Program fosters collaboration among students, creating a dynamic learning environment that exposes participants to diverse ideas and perspectives, deepening their understanding of the topics covered in class.
  6. Reflective Insights: Retrospectives enable students to reflect on their learning journey alongside their peers and the Professional Scrum Trainer, facilitating improvements and providing deeper insights.

When you enroll in an Immersion Program, you can expect:

  • Eight interactive group class sessions, each lasting half a day, guided by a knowledgeable Professional Scrum Trainer (PST).
  • The opportunity to attempt a Professional Scrum assessment, validating your understanding and skills.
  • Assignments designed to apply your learning in your real working environment, with the support of your peers and the guidance of your Professional Scrum Trainer.

The Immersion Program is designed for individuals who have the opportunity to work with a real team on an actual product while participating in the program. If this opportunity is not available to you, you can either find a partner to collaborate with or consider attending a traditional class. It is important to note that Immersion Programs are not intended to replace our existing course offerings but rather to provide an extension and additional options. We understand that learners have different preferences and unique circumstances, and we aim to cater to these diverse needs by offering a wider variety of course delivery methods. To help you determine the learning method that best suits you, consider the following characteristics of learners:

  • Immersion Program learners are committed to applying their learning and are willing to conduct small experiments at work throughout the program. They find it easier to accommodate a half-day classroom session each week in their schedule and are comfortable independently focusing on intersession assignments. These learners thrive on hands-on experience, preferring to gain knowledge, practice in a safe environment, and then apply their learnings in real-world situations, inspecting and adapting along the way.
  • Traditional and Flipped course learners, on the other hand, are fully dedicated to taking ownership of their learning experience, which requires full and active participation over a shorter time frame. They find it more feasible to fully immerse themselves in the class and focus on learning intensively for two consecutive days. These learners excel in engaging in discussions and conversations with their peers and instructor, aiming to gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter, using it as a foundation for further independent learning.

We believe that by offering various learning methods, we can cater to the diverse needs and preferences of our learners, empowering them to make the most of their educational journey.

More infor on Immersive Learning Program

Venue Details

Join us for a virtual experience via Microsoft Teams and Mural!

Virtual Classroom Details

  • Each session lasts between 60-75 minutes with short breaks of 5-10 minutes.
  • We've chosen not to record the workshop to foster an open environment.
  • We cap our workshop at 12 participants for a more intimate experience.
  • Tools you'll be using: Microsoft Teams, Mural, and Mighty Networks.
  • Online learning is almost on par with in-person sessions. Just remember, collaborating online might take a tad longer.

Golden Rules

  • Keep those cameras and mics on.
  • Punctuality is key.
  • No multitasking with meetings, calls, or emails during sessions.
  • Stay aware and let others have their moment.
  • Stick to the agenda. If you need extra guidance, there's a free coaching session for each participant.

Inclusive Features

  • Live captions are available in any language supported by Microsoft Teams for our hearing-impaired friends and those who need a little extra help.
  • After the class, join the "naked Agility with Martin Hinshelwood Community" to connect with like-minded individuals.

Payment & Cancellation

  • Payment is upfront, with no exceptions.
  • UK clients, please note there's an additional VAT.
  • We're not liable for any costs from cancellations or rescheduling.
  • We need a certain number of participants to run the class.
  • Rarely, courses might be cancelled due to insufficient participants. We're not responsible for any related costs.
  • You can cancel up to the online ticketing deadline. Refunds might have some deductions.
  • Postponing? Give us at least three business days' notice. Otherwise, it's considered a cancellation with no refund.
  • Electronic manuals and assessment fees are covered. Physical manuals? Not so much.

Setting Up Your Virtual Space

Participating in virtual classes requires some prep. Here's what we recommend:

  • Equipment: A computer that can run Mural and a device for Microsoft Teams. Multiple monitors are a plus but not a must.
  • MS Teams: Install it from here. It's best to use the app on Mac, Windows, or mobile rather than the web interface.
  • Appearance: We've seen it all - shadows, half-faces, up-nose, and more. Being visible and present is crucial. Think of how you'd present yourself in a physical meeting.
  • Camera: A good quality one is essential. The Elgato Facecam comes highly recommended.
  • Lighting: Ensure you're well-lit. Consider getting a face light, especially if you're in darker environments.
  • Microphone: Laptop mics aren't the best. Consider investing in a quality one, like the Elgato Wave or Yeti Blue Microphone. Use Krisp Noise Canceling to prevent background noise.
  • Background: A wall behind you works best if you're using a virtual background. Curious about my background? Just ask!
  • Attire: Wear what makes you comfortable. Whether it's formal wear, casuals, or even jammies, as long as it's appropriate, you're good to go.

Remember, the key is to be present and engaged. Let's make the most of this virtual experience together!