Applying Professional Scrum
Scrum for Teams
(APS) Live Virtual Learning Experience with Certification

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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

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) enables students to experience how professional Scrum and the Scrum framework improve their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods. Scrum provides a better way of working that highlights experimentation, incremental delivery of customer value, frequent feedback loops and the fostering of strong team dynamics.

The APS is the first course recommneded in the Professional Scrum seriese for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Leaders.

Unique to the Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is the introduction of a series of practical Sprints that allow students to experience what it’s like to use Scrum and how different team behaviours impact on the outcomes.

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

Our next available class is on
12 - 15 Dec, 2022
Virtual
~£936.50

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

There are a number of available case studies:

  • Minecraft Campsite (Recommended) – 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.
  • Animal Website
  • Marketing Campaign

The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is delivered as a flipped learning experience divided into learning blocks, each with presentations and lectures in the form of videos, reading material, and writing activities that are provided for self-study complemented by 1/2 day live virtual sessions delivered online using Microsoft Teams and Mural.

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Course Details

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) enables students to experience how professional Scrum and the Scrum framework improve their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods. Scrum provides a better way of working that highlights experimentation, incremental delivery of customer value, frequent feedback loops and the fostering of strong team dynamics.

The APS is the first course recommneded in the Professional Scrum seriese for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Leaders.

Unique to the Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is the introduction of a series of practical Sprints that allow students to experience what it's like to use Scrum and how different team behaviours impact on the outcomes.

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

Learning Objectives
  • 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
Who should attend?

The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Live Virtual Learning Experience 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) Online Flipped Learning Experience with Certification.

Course Prerequisites

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.
Assessments & Certification

All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Live Virtual Learning Experience 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.

Public training:
£936.50

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Corporate rates staring at:

£9,900

For up to 12 students.

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Public training in GBP for 2 Days Beginner training class delivered remotely over Microsoft Teams and Mural.

Program
Payment Terms

Deafult
£936.50

Alumni Program
Pay £655.55 which represents a 30% discount.
This program is exclusively for prior participants of training with us.

Rerun Program
To Rerun a training class that you have done before you pay £280.95, which represents a 70% discount.
You will be asked to provide evidence of previous participation for Scrum Alliance, or Scrum.org training of the same type with other trainers.

Retraining Program
You pay a deposit of £280.95 now and then £655.55 would be due when you get a job.
Payments can be split over any timeperiod as desired.

Charity/Non-Profit Program
We have a number of places in every class that are complimentary for Charity/Non-Profit organisations.

Custom Program
For people paying personaly we would be happy to split payments over a number of months. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Corporate Rates

Corporate Rates

Private training in GBP for 2 Days Beginner training class delivered remotely over Microsoft Teams and Mural.

Students
up to
Payment Terms

12
£9,900

16
£11,300

20
£12,800

24
£14,400

We highly discourage classes of larger than 12, or 24 depending on the course, and we can discuss a reduction to make multiple classes afordable for smaller organiastions.

Learning Experience

Flipped Learning Experience

Flipped Learning Experience

Flipped learning is an alternative format that moves some or all of the learning of theory away from the classroom, and reflecting and practising is done in the class (hence the name "Flipped Learning").

Benefits of flipped learning

  • Consuming content in smaller iterations helps learning stick
  • Multiple reflection cycles make the practical application of learning more impactful
  • Variations of learning environment cater better for personal learning styles
  • Continued access to learning materials

Flipped Learning Experience Overview

This class comes with 16 hours of live virtual classroom experience. The course content is divided into learning blocks, each with presentations and lectures in the form of videos, reading material, and writing activities that are provided for self-study complemented by 1/2 day live virtual sessions delivered online using Microsoft Teams and Mural. These live interactive workshops create a dynamic and interactive environment where we dive into the core concepts of Scrum for teams through group activities, interactions, and sharing experiences, all with the guidance of an expert Professional Scrum Trainer.

Obtaining new knowledge through self-study materials along with having an in-depth, rich engagement in a class allows students to enjoy learning that sticks. Students will complete the course ready to take the globally recognised Professional Scrum Master I certification exam which is included in the course fee.

Student will leave this course with an application for Applying Professional Scrum.

Prerequisites

  • Computer - Your computer will need to be fast enough to run both Microsoft Teams and Mural. We recommend 2 monitors so that you can see everyone and the work easily.
  • Webcam - Please consider your staging and presence; what others see when you are on video. Try to avoid backlighting that renders you in shadow, the up-nostril, the baldie, or the half-head. 80% of human communication comes from body language and other visual queues. Consider your camera angles and try to have a view that is as close to what you would expect in person across a table.
  • Internet - We recommend a strong internet to support high fidelity video both from you and with us.

Supporting people with disabilities

We do our best to support people with disabilities. Please ask us about what we can do. Closed Captioning - For persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, live captions allow to see what others are saying. Class Recording - A meeting recording can be helpful for people with cognitive difficulties, for example. You can go through the recording at your own pace as well as go back to double-check anything you might have missed.
Practitioners Community Membership

The League of Extraordinary Lean-Agile Practitioners

We are providing a Lean-Agile Community in Mighty Networks that anyone can join and participate in the conversations. If you attend a class with us you will get access to additional extraordinary content.

1-hour Coaching Session

1-hour Coaching Session

Every student gets a 1-hour complimentery remote Coaching Session with your trainer, worth £210, to help you integrate concepts into your context (at a mutually agreeable time following the course)

Use it for a 1on1 session, a group session with your team, or a chat with your leadership. 

Post Assessment Learning Review

Learning Review

Regardless of the outcome of your assessment, you get additional 1-on-1 help to focus your learning in the form of a 30 Minute Assessment Review worth £105

Discounts & Concessions

Alumni-Discount-of-30%

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 £655.55

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 £280.95 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 £280.95. Contact us with proof of participation in a previous class to claim your discount.

For Scrum.org classes from another trainer please provide your Scrum.org Profile URL showing that associated class. For Scrum Alliance, you will need to provide a receipt. Not sure? Contact us for a chat.

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 £187.30, depending on purchase region, per referal

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

What Applying Professional Scrum Students Say

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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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