Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Course
Date And Time
Monday, September 13, 2021, 9:00am CDT - 5:00pm CDT
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 9:00am CDT - 5:00pm CDT
- Requires students to join a Zoom meeting from a computer with video turned on.
Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum in a highly practical way. Students hit the ground running through instruction and team-based exercises.
Working in a series of Sprints, teams of students build a software application, thereby facing real-life problems. The mechanics, roles, principles and (empirical) process of Scrum are demonstrated. Common missteps and misunderstandings are discussed so students grow a higher awareness of their symptoms.
Applying Professional Scrum is THE training for teams and anyone wanting to experience the Scrum way of working. The course also provides the foundation of knowledge needed for role-focused training for Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Developers, as offered in Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Product Owner and Professional Scrum Development classes.
The class introduces the mechanics of Scrum, as well as provides insights into complexity, team-based collaboration and self-organization as essential elements in mastering Scrum. Students will experience how the Scrum framework improves product development efforts.
From its emphasis on practical application the course exposes common missteps, increases the awareness of the associated symptoms, and provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track.
Fundamentals to Scrum
The Scrum Framework (part 1 and part 2)
Planning with Scrum
Keeping Scrum healthy
Students are challenged to act in terms of Scrum. They take home an increased understanding of how to collaborate better and work as a team.
Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their coherence.
Students will learn how to use visual information radiators.
Students leave the class with a handful of tips to identify common pitfalls and dysfunctions.
Students can take part of a Scrum Team and be more effective.
Students can increase Scrum’s effectiveness if already underway.
The training may be interesting to all involved in software development using the Scrum framework.
It is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum, or anyone looking for hands-on insights in how Scrum actually works as a member of a Scrum Team, or as an existing Scrum Team.
Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, discussions and hands-on exercises.
Assessment and certification
The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) course has the Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) as associated credential.
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course receive a password to take the PSM I assessment.
This industry-recognized certification requires a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSM I credential.
I work with all levels of the organization to optimize your business to respond to change. I am passionate about moving organizations and people closer to agility.
My first experience with "agile", Scrum specifically, was in 2005. I was part of a global transformation team responsible for software customizations driven by a global consolidation of accounting software. We ran into typical implementation challenges and organizational impediments.
Around 2012, my passion for lean, agile, and continuous improvement grew. I left my traditional business analyst and project manager roles behind and evolved into an internal change agent kickstarting an agile transformation. Now in an advising role as an external change agent across many organizations, I promote organizational agility and positive pressure for change.
I am a speaker, trainer, and agile coach. I have been a Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team member. I have worked with enterprise companies to small start-ups. While working with many teams across many companies I have found that most problems are not technology problems, but are organizational structure, process, and people problems. As a trainer I bring storytelling, a broad array of experience, and collaborative approach to teaching.
I take a practical approach to teaching and coaching organizations how to respond to change and gain organizational agility. I love teaching and using Scrum, but use many other tools in the agile toolbox when the situation calls for it.