Applying Professional Scrum

Agile techniques and management frameworks are changing the way organisations operate. Evolving to realise that organisations are no longer static and structured entities is the key to unlocking new ways to achieve better results. Agile can be utilised at an organisation, team, and project level. Transforming to an Agile way of working requires knowledge, commitment, and frameworks to lead change. The Applying Professional Scrum training teaches key implementation techniques and Scrum frameworks.

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Course Description

Applying Professional Scrum Training ONLINE

Getting results with the Scrum framework

Scrum is the most used Agile framework for complex product development and project management. It is a proven system, in use for over 25 years by companies large and small. Scrum training introduces an iterative and incremental approach to product or project development – aiming to reduce complexity and achieve results faster.

A Scrum team works simultaneously rather than sequentially, with more flexibility. Scrum teams learn to work better together, delivering more value for project stakeholders.

Applying professional scrum training

The Applying professional Scrum (APS) course introduces the Scrum framework and demonstrates its power over traditional approaches to project or product development. It is an interactive course that aims to familiarise participants with its iterative and 'Sprint' based methodology.

The Scrum framework is commonly used in software development but is relevant in any industry or to any complex project.

Course contents and key objectives

The course will teach participants how to apply Professional Scrum and the Scrum framework. It is appropriate for anyone, whether or not they have previous exposure to Scrum. Contents of the two-day course include:

  • Understanding more about Agile development and the value that an Agile mindset can bring.

  • Explain how Scrum differs from traditional work models and the advantages this offers.

  • Explain the details of the Scrum methodology and its practical application.

  • Understand how to apply Scrum to projects and teamwork. This includes the concepts of the Scrum team, Sprints, Sprint reviews, and the Daily Scrum.

Course attendees will work in Scrum teams to simulate a Scrum project. This will involve a series of 'sprints' to solve complex problems and demonstrate the Scrum approach's power. Such Sprints are key to the Scrum framework. They bring in the iterative way of working, giving teams the chance to review success and quickly adapt to meet business requirements.

As part of this practical approach, participants will learn to recognize and understand common missteps and misunderstandings when using Scrum.

Expected Outcomes from Applying professional scrum training

Applying professional scrum training will teach attendees what Scrum is, the value it can deliver, and how to implement it.

The practical and example-based nature of the course will help develop a thorough understanding of the Scrum framework. Experience is the key to implementing it in practice. As such, the course is designed to mimic this and teach the problems to look out for and their solution. Participants will emerge as proficient Scrum practitioners – ready to transform the development of their projects.

Who Should Attend This Course?

Scrum is beneficial for any company, or individual, with complex projects or products. This course provides an introduction and solid grounding in Scrum, enabling participants to work effectively within the Scrum team and to go on to further training if desired. It is ideal for anyone:

  • Working in or joining a team that uses Scrum.
  • Considering the use of Scrum or investigating its benefits.
  • Working alongside or managing Scrum teams – even if not using the methodology directly.

Your Professional Scrum Trainer

Meet Jay, founder of Fractal Systems and a dedicated Professional Scrum Trainer. With over 20 years of experience in team and leadership roles, Jay is well-versed in delivering continuous value. His unique teaching approach involves zero PowerPoint and instead relies on engaging, experience-based sessions using techniques from Liberating Structures and Neuro Linguistic Programming. Jay's expertise lies in business transformations, offering training, mentoring, coaching, and consulting to foster success through collaborative efforts. Rapid learning and practical application are the hallmarks of his approach.

Jay & the entire Fractal team are invested in your learning journey and are here to support you from start to end, including offering additional valuable support:

  • Free practice assessments for certification success
  • Free resource bundle to master Scrum
  • Free exam revision sheets
  • Free access to an exam simulator
  • Free exam coaching sessions for first-time success
  • Free 1:1 coaching to excel at work

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