Project Management Training Courses

Agile methods are making significant differences to project management and results. They introduce a more flexible, faster approach to complex projects and better reflect the nature of businesses today. As with any major change, though, implementing Agility for teams takes work. Project management training courses are a great way to get the whole team up to speed with the best methods.


The Need For Project Management Courses

Project management courses helping with transforming to an Agile way of working is no easy task. It requires knowledge, commitment, and supportive frameworks for change to work. Teams need to work and collaborate in different ways from traditional projects. Hierarchies are flatter, teams are largely self-managing, and project tasks need to be broken down and prioritised in a very different way.

For Agile methods to show the best results, everyone involved needs to be committed to the approach, working the same way and speaking the same language. Agile methods introduce an iterative approach to project progression. For this to work, everyone needs to be aware of the differences to their work, results and project measurement.

  • Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

    Agile techniques and management are changing the way organizations operate today. Evolving to realize that organizations are no longer static and structured entities is the key to unlocking new ways to achieve better results. Agility can work at the organization, team, and project level. But transforming to an Agile way of working is no easy task. It requires knowledge, commitment, and frameworks to lead change. Scrum is the leading framework for applying Agile techniques to complex projects.
  • Applying Professional Scrum Software Development (APS-SD)

    Agile techniques and the Scrum framework can have a real impact on any complex project or product development. Software development projects are perfect for taking advantage of Scrum techniques. Applying professional Scrum software development training is designed for software developers. It will teach the application of Agile techniques and the Scrum framework to the software production process – essential for any developer working on such Scrum projects.
  • Online Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E)

    The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) is a 2-day hands-on workshop that uses a combination of instruction and hands-on exercises to help managers and other leaders who work directly with agile teams understand how to best support, guide, and coach their teams to improve their agile capabilities.
  • Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF)

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    The Professional Scrum FoundationsTM (PSF) course is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum by experiencing what it’s like to deliver products using the Scrum framework. Working in a series of Sprints, students break into Scrum Teams fulfilling all of the roles on a team to deliver, simulating real-life problems.
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner Advanced (PSPO-A)

    The Product Owner plays an essential role within the Scrum framework. This is the single person who is responsible for the success of a Product and for maximizing the value of that product. This involves much more than just traditional project management. Maximizing the product's value includes collaboration, managing stakeholders, and delivering, maintaining, and marketing the product.
  • Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)

    The Scrum methodology is a leading framework for applying Agile techniques to complex projects or product development, including software development. It has been in us for over 25 years, on individual projects and in companies small and large. Its iterative working methods lead to faster results for teams and more visibility of stakeholder requirements. Scrum has evolved over its lifetime to bring this value to more projects – including larger multi-team projects.
  • PSPO

  • Online Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

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    PSPO I is the essential fundamental level for Product Ownership. Individuals that have passed PSPO I and achieved certification demonstrate an intermediate understanding of the Scrum framework, and how to apply it to maximize the value delivered with a product.
  • PSM I

  • Online Professional Scrum Master Training I (PSMI)

    2 Days
    The Live Virtual Class - Professional Scrum Master I™ (PSM I) training course provides the know-how and tools to ensure that Scrum is well understood and enacted by your team. This scrum master course covers the fundamentals of Scrum, comprising the framework, mechanics, and roles of Scrum.
  • PSM II

  • Online Professional Scrum Master Training II (PSMII)

    2 Days
    The Advanced Scrum Master Class Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. The PSM II course is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. This course is one step in that journey. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized PSM II Certification exam

Training in Agility

General training provides those involved with an introduction to the benefits and differences of Agility. Such training is also beneficial to other teams, project managers or stakeholders who interact with Agile teams. They may not need to understand implementation specifics but will benefit from understanding how Agile projects are different.

Professional agile leadership essentials (PAL-E) training is designed to help managers, and other leaders, understand how to approach an Agile transformation and to guide teams to be successful.

Scrum training for a practical approach

Most Agile teams use an established framework to implement Agility. Scrum is the most popular such framework and has been in use for over 25 years. It formalises Agility with projects following a fixed series of iterations or Sprints. Scrum uses well-established methods to break up work into distinct iterations and to produce usable results each time. Defined and robust team communication methods support this.

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) is an excellent introductory training course for anyone working on a Scrum project. It will teach the practical implementation of Scrum and how to work using Sprints.

There is no traditional project manager within Scrum. The framework does define specific key roles, though, and training can assist those who take on these. Professional Scrum Master I (PSMI) training helps train the Scrum Master. This is a role similar to a project facilitator, supporting the team with Scrum theory and project progression.

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) training teaches the skills and tools for the essential role of Product Owner. This includes defining and managing project tasks and interacting with project stakeholders.

More advanced Project Management Training Courses

For those that become more involved in Agile projects, additional training can take skills further. Some courses build on the core training by giving the chance to learn from new scenarios. In particular, there are courses available for the main roles within a Scrum project that aim to build up key skills – including Professional Scrum Master II (PSMII) and Professional Scrum Product Owner Advanced (PSPO-A).

Other courses introduce adapted Scrum methods for specific situations. Applying Professional Scrum – Software Development (APS-SD) introduces specifics of Scrum for software development projects. Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) shows how the Scrum framework can be modified for larger projects within multiple Scrum teams.

Beyond Scrum Theory

As active Agile Scrum Consultants, we not only teach the theory of Scrum but go far beyond, bringing real-life practical examples that teach students how to apply what they learn.

Students absorb concepts through live and past scenarios to embed Scrum theory into the muscle. By teaching out loud, we frequently debrief the training exercise so attendees pick up the facilitation techniques that we find so successful in the field.

Our students leave our training as confident, skilled practitioners with a deep understanding of Why they use Agile and the Scrum framework as well as HOW to apply it. This is why our students regularly rate us 5 stars on trust pilot for our Scrum Training.


Fractal Systems, Your professional trainers

Fractal Systems is a passionate professional Agile and Scrum Training company with extensive expertise and knowledge. As well as training teams in Agile and Scrum methodologies, Fractal Systems provides up to date knowledge through being currently active in the industry.

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