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Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

APS delivers the foundational knowledge needed to be successful with Scrum.

Professional Scrum Trainers with Scrum.org

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is a 2-day course that delivers the foundational knowledge needed to be successful with Scrum, the most popular agile software development framework.

This class designed by Scrum.org is highly practical, with a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, where students experience how the Scrum framework improves product development efforts through building “done” software (not Lego or paper prototypes).

Thousands of people worldwide have taken this course and found it to be the best way learn Scrum. After the class, students are eligible for the PSM I assessment. If you pass the assessment, you will gain the industry recognised PSM I certification. This certification will NEVER expire, and make you part of an elite community of 60,000+ PSM I badge holders.

Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. It maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.

Course format: Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, discussions and hands-on exercises.


  • Duration: 2 days
  • Certification: PSM I by Scrum.org (after passing the exam)
  • Frequency: 2 public courses a year
  • Public Course Locations: London
  • Private Courses Available: Yes
  • Virtual/Remote Course Available: Yes
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Payment Formats: Credit Card, TransferWise, Paypal or by Invoice
  • Payment Currencies: GBP, EUR or USD
  • Contact: education@actineo.email
  • What’s included:
    • Slides in PDF format
    • Lunch on both days
    • Password to take the PSM I assessment
    • Access to the Actineo Newsletter
    • Access to the Actineo Slack channel
    • Membership of the Actineo Alumni Network including 20% discount on future courses

Course Contents

Learning Outcomes

Over the 2 days, students are introduced to the mechanics of Scrum, gaining insights into overcoming complexity, dealing with team based collaboration and self-organization as essential elements in mastering Scrum.

Students work together as a team in a series of Sprints to build a software application, thereby facing real-life problems. The mechanics, roles, and principles of Scrum are leveraged during the exercises. From its emphasis on the practical application of Scrum, the course exposes common missteps and misunderstandings so students grow a higher awareness of the associated symptoms. The course provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track and keep Scrum healthy.

Topic Areas

  • Fundamentals of Scrum
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Mastering Scrum
  • Planning with Scrum
  • Getting started with Scrum


Attendees make the most of the class if they:


This course is perfect for organisations looking to ensure that all members of a Scrum team, plus their stakeholders, have the same understanding of Scrum. Whether you’re looking to get your Scrum initiative off on the right start or looking for a refresher for your teams, this is the right class for you.

If you are looking to become a Scrum Master, then you may consider our Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course instead


The Applying Professional Scrum (APS) course is associated to the Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) credential by scrum.org.

All participants completing theApplying Professional Scrum (APS) course receive a password to take the PSM I assessment.

These industry-recognised certifications require a minimum passing score of 85% on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSM I credential.

If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days of receiving the password and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a second attempt at no additional cost.

Microsoft® uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies.

Scrum Alliance: 16 SEUs (Scrum Educational Units) towards your CSP (Certified Scrum Professional)

Project Management Institute (PMI): 16 PDUs (Professional Development Units).

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