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Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

Corresponds With PSM 1

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is a two-day course that teaches Scrum in a highly practical way, enabling you to hit the ground running through instruction and team-based exercises.

Working in a series of Sprints, teams of participants build a software application, exposing you to real-life problems. The mechanics, roles, principles and (empirical) process of Scrum are demonstrated. With an 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.

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’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. You will experience how the Scrum framework improves product development efforts.

Assessment and Certification

All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum course receive a password to take the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment, which requires a minimum passing score for certification.

Course Outline/Topics

Fundamentals of Scrum

The Scrum Framework (parts 1 and 2)

Mastering Scrum

Planning With Scrum

Getting Started

Keeping Scrum Healthy


Challenged to act in terms of Scrum, taking home an increased understanding of how to collaborate better and work as a team.

Obtain a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their coherence.

Learn how to use visual information radiators.

Leave the class with valuable tips to identify common pitfalls and dysfunctions.


Dates and locations to be announced.


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