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Applying Professional Scrum Training Workshop (APS)

Applying Professional Scrum - Training Workshop for all Scrum team members and practitioners

The Scrum.org Applying Professional Scrum Training Workshop (APS) is a hands-on course that provides the foundational knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way.

The workshop combines instruction and team-based exercises. During the exercises, students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum. They experience first-hand how the Scrum framework improves their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I certification exam (PSM I).

This course was previously known as Professional Scrum Foundations.

What You Will Learn

  • During the class, students experience 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 build a product, facing the same problems they face outside of class and learn how to use Scrum to address them. The events, roles, artifacts and principles of Scrum are leveraged during the exercises. By emphasizing the practical application of Scrum, the course also exposes common missteps and misunderstandings 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.

Why Choose Scrum.org Scrum Training

Scrum.org provides the highest quality Scrum training, training materials and certified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) to teach them. Our training materials are created and maintained by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber, Scrum.org and the community of PSTs who teach the courses, helping to ensure that they are in tune with what’s happening in software development organizations and always up-to-date with the latest practices.

Professional Scrum Trainers bring their own style and experience to the courses but use the same materials so that students are learning from the same content regardless of who teaches the course or where it is taught around the world.  Read more about the differences.

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  • Applying Professional Scrum Training Course Objectives

    • Learn about Agility and how Scrum differs from traditional plan-driven work models
    • 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
    • Leave the class with ways to identify common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Applying Professional Scrum Training 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 Training Workshop?

    The Applying Professional Scrum course is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum. This course is for teams or anyone wanting to experience the Scrum way of working. APS provides the knowledge needed for anyone interested in taking role-focused training.  We also suggest that you read through the APS Focus Areas.

Certification Assessments

All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment.


Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Applying Professional Scrum (APS) course. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s “Education courses provided by other third-party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at https://ccrs.pmi.org.  Find instructions here.

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