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Applying Professional Scrum

GUARANTEED TO RUN! Applying Professional Scrum (APS) prepares you to begin effectively using Scrum immediately by building software in a series of Sprints. The framework, mechanics, and roles of Scrum are emphasized with importance placed on practical application, and common missteps and misunderstandings are discussed, so you have a higher awareness of the associated symptoms. After the class, you will get a passcode to take the PSM I assessment.

Description

APS LogoDue to popular demand, this class is guaranteed to run!

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) prepares you to begin effectively using Scrum immediately by building software in a series of Sprints. The framework, mechanics, and roles of Scrum are emphasized with importance placed on practical application, and common missteps and misunderstandings are discussed, so you have a higher awareness of the associated symptoms.

You will learn how to apply Scrum by actively:

  • Working with a realistic Product Backlog
  • Decomposing requirements into actionable Backlog Items
  • Estimating Backlog Items and planning a Sprint
  • Reviewing the work done in a Sprint
  • Retrospecting to find valuable improvements

Whether your team needs a flawless Scrum launch or needs to reboot a struggling Scrum implementation, this course lays the foundation for an effective Scrum team. Applying Professional Scrum also provides the foundations of knowledge needed for role-focused training such as Professional Scrum Product Owner and Professional Scrum Master.

This highly interactive class is delivered virtually over four half-day sessions, which our students love! Our half-day sessions allow you to balance the course with your work, while enabling high focus and deep learning during class time.

Subject Areas

  • Scrum theory and principles
  • The Scrum framework: roles, rules, and artifacts
  • Mastering Scrum
  • Planning with Scrum
  • Getting started

Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their coherence from the empirical foundation of Scrum
  • Grow an understanding of the critical elements of mastering Scrum
  • Prepare to be effective members of a Scrum Team or able to support those who are on a Scrum Team

Who Should Attend

Applying Professional Scrum is appropriate for anyone working on or with a Scrum Team. The course is especially well-suited to companies or teams investigating Scrum, those currently struggling with Scrum, or those beginning to utilize Scrum.

Assessment & Certification

Upon course completion, attendees have the opportunity to take an online assessment of their skills and earn their Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification.

In class, you will learn the importance of inspection, adaptation, and fast feedback cycles. To reinforce those concepts, if you attend this Scrum.org class and attempt the PSM I certification assessment within 14 days but do not achieve a score of at least 85%, you will be given a 2nd attempt at no cost.

What Is Included

  • Soft copy of course materials
  • One free attempt at the PSM I assessment (does not expire) - a $150 value
    • If you attend this Scrum.org class and attempt the PSM I certification assessment within 14 days but do not achieve a score of at least 85%, you will be given a 2nd attempt at no cost

About the Trainer

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Scrum.org maintains a defined curriculum for the Professional Scrum courses and selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver them. Each Professional Scrum Trainer is a practitioner and brings their experiences and areas of expertise to bear, but all students learn the same core course content. This consistency and quality helps students effectively apply Scrum in their organizations.

Unstuck Careers LogoAdditionally, Unstuck Careers is officially recognized as a member of the Scrum.org Professional Training Network. This means we align with the Scrum Values, have Scrum.org trainers who teach a qualifying number of Scrum.org Professional Scrum classes, and are committed to improving the profession of software delivery in part by providing Scrum.org training.

Mark Wavle has been licensed to teach Scrum.org courses since 2016, having taken the PSM class from Ken Schwaber. Since then, he has taught thousands of students in hundreds of Scrum.org classes: Applying Professional Scrum (APS), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II), Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E), and Professional Agile Leadership - Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM) - excellent, impactful courses that are well-maintained by the community of trainers.

He's been an employee in and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, regional organizations, and non-profits, working as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Trainer, course designer, Leadership Coach, Practice Manager, and National Agile Lead. The diverse industries include medical decide manufacturing, medical insurance, P&C insurance, retail, banking, PLM software, and utilities.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • "Extremely useful materials I will take back to my teams."
  • "Loved the exercises! They kept the learning real and applicable."
  • "My favorite part was that the instructor could accommodate all levels of learning - novice to expert."
  • "Real-life examples were so helpful and showed how to solve problems while staying true to the framework."

Group Registration Discount

When registering 3 or more students for this class within the same order, you will get a 10% discount!

Also, if you register for 3 or more classes within the same order, you will get a 10% discount!

Private classes are also available! Contact mark@unstuckcareers.com to discuss your situation.

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