Applying Professional Scrum

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Applying Professional Scrum

With APS, experience new, agile ways of working that enable teams to deliver more value, satisfy stakeholders and work better together

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Online

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About this event

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What is unique about SmoothApps workshops?

  • Free Test Prep: Two 60- minute certification test prep sessions scheduled in the weeks after the workshop
  • Slack Alumni Community: Exchange tips, challenges and get ongoing support from SmoothApps trainers
  • Certified ROI Professional: Integrates ROI-based learning techniques into the training
  • Co-Active Institute Trained Coach: Integrates co-active coaching techniques into the training
  • Certified Trainer for Sharon Bowman’s “Training from the Back of the Room": Integrates brain-friendly learning into the training
  • Real-World Experience: Integrates success and horror stories from real-world Scrum adoptions in companies ranging from 10 people to 10,000 people
  • Humor & Story Telling: Brings ideas to life and keeps learners engaged
  • Shorter 3-day vs 2-day courses: Reduces Zoom fatigue, allows more time to discuss real-world examples and to catch up on work each day before and after the training

Solidify Your Knowledge Through Practice

Applying Professional ScrumTM (APS) is a hands-on, activity based course in which students 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 the use of experimentation, incremental delivery of customer value, frequent feedback loops and the fostering of strong team dynamics.

The course provides an active learning environment for students to engage in discussion, team-based exercises, and individual reflection. During the course, students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum.

What You Will Learn:

In this class, students learn to apply Professional Scrum. They experience new, agile ways of working that enable teams to deliver more value, satisfy stakeholders and work better together. Students work together as a team in a series of Sprints to solve complex problems, facing similar challenges that they face outside of class and learning how to use Scrum to address them. These Sprints enable students to see the practical application of Scrum and to understand the value of an Agile mindset. Additionally, these Sprints expose common missteps and misunderstandings often seen while using Scrum, allowing students to develop an awareness of the associated symptoms and how to correct them. Students not only learn Scrum; they learn how to use Scrum well.

Course 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 first steps in applying Professional Scrum with your team

Course Topics:

  • Agility as a new way of working
  • Exploring the Scrum Framework
  • Planning and forecasting with Scrum
  • Getting started with Scrum

Who Should Attend:

The Applying Professional Scrum 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.

Professional Scrum Master Certification:

All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum 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.

Schedule and Logistics:

  • Training will be online and begin at 9:30 AM sharp and will end around 3:30 PM on all 3 days. There will be a lunch break around noon, but times may vary (All times US Central)
  • Students should login 5-10 minutes prior to start of each session to work through any technical issues.
  • All students should be able to use Zoom and Mural.
  • A Prework email with up to 2 hours of prework will be sent prior to class start date. Our messages tend to fall into spam, so please check there and contact us at janie.purvis@smoothapps.com if you do not receive a message from us at least 1 week prior to class.

Participation Agreement:

  • All students must complete the Pre-work by the deadline to join the class.
  • All students should keep their cameras turned on throughout the training.
  • Any student who misses more than 30 minutes of the training will neither receive the certificate of course participation nor will they receive the free password for taking the assessment.
  • All students must stay focused and engaged and should not multi-task during class.
  • All students must behave in alignment with the working agreement co-created by all students in class.