Certified Training

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Course

Live Virtual Class, 21 Mar - 23 May, 2024

Course Details



Live virtual training

21st March 2024

23rd May 2024

Immersive Learning Overview
10 weekly half-days

10:00-14:00 GMT

Course Trainer(s)
Joanna Płaskonka, Ph.D.

Trainer, Agile Coach, Agile Consultant


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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

Are you underemployed? Our Retraining Program provides favourable payment plans for those not currently working.
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 £240, 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) Course with Certification will be delivered as 10 sessions of 4h over 10 week(s).


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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

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)

Course Format

The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Course with Certification 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 for this APS

Our courses are traditionally interactive 2-day learning experiences within a classroom setting, emphasizing valuable, hands-on outcomes. Immersion Training offers a refreshing alternative, breaking the class into shorter sessions across several weeks. This format not only extends learning into real-world business applications but also incorporates reflective sessions for continuous improvement, making it a highly effective and practical approach.

Key Features of Immersion Training Classes:

  1. Incremental Classroom Learning: In Immersion Training, classes are concise, live sessions spanning several weeks. Each session introduces and practices a new concept, allowing students to digest the material at a comfortable pace and ensuring a deep understanding before moving forward. Sessions are capped at 4 hours to keep learners engaged and to foster an effective learning environment.
  2. Outcome-Based Assignments: These assignments, tied to each classroom session, are designed to directly apply the concepts learned. They focus on outcomes rather than outputs, catering to a variety of backgrounds and skill levels. The emphasis is on innovation and boundary-pushing, not just completion, making the assignments relevant for both new and seasoned learners.
  3. Facilitated Reflections: After the initial session, each class starts with a reflection period. Here, students and their Professional Scrum Trainer discuss the assignments, sharing challenges and successes. These sessions are vital for learning, encouraging peer interaction and actionable feedback, and fostering collective growth and understanding.
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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!