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Applying Professional Scrum

Course Format and Duration

In Person:

2 days

Live Virtual:

3 sessions of 4.5 hours

About the Course

In this course, students learn to apply 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 solve complex problems, facing similar challenges that they face outside of class and learning how to use Scrum to address them. These Sprints enable students to see the practical application of Scrum and to understand the value of an Agile mindset. Additionally, these Sprints expose common missteps and misunderstandings often seen while using Scrum, 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.


This class is taught both publicly and privately. In a public setting, individual students, or multiple colleagues from the same company, will join other students and benefit from diverse experiences.

Learning Outcomes

During the course, learners will:

  • Learn about Agility and how Scrum differs from traditional plan-driven work models

  • Develop an Agile mindset by focusing on professionalism, experimentation, and outcomes

  • 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, or how to support a great Scrum Team

  • Leave the class with ways to identify common pitfalls and how to avoid them

  • Students use a set of proven practices throughout the class that can be used to enhance their application of Scrum

  • Leave with tools that help Identify first steps in applying Professional Scrum with your team

Who Should Attend?

The Applying Professional Scrum course is the perfect introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum. It is excellent training for organizations, teams, and individuals wanting to experience the benefits of Scrum, or for those interested in continuing their learning with more advanced training.


  • Professionals who are part of a team that currently uses Scrum, but desire a refresher so that they get the most out of their use of Scrum.

  • Professionals who are joining a team that currently uses Scrum.

  • Professionals that don't use Scrum directly but want to learn how to work with colleagues that do use Scrum.

  • Professionals that are investigating to see if Scrum makes sense for them and their colleagues.

  • Professionals that are part of an organization that intends to use Scrum in the near future.

  • Teams who are learning to use Scrum together in their organizations


The course also provides the foundational Scrum knowledge needed for those wishing to continue their education with role-focused (Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developer, Leader) training classes.


APS is not recommended for advanced Scrum professionals.

Attendee Benefits

  • Course materials in English

  • Membership to the 55 Degrees online slack community

  • 2 months free access to ActionableAgile Analytics Standalone (

  • 20% discount on training from 55 Degrees for the next 12 months


All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment. The industry-recognized PSM I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. APS class participants who attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

Take the open assessment for free at any time to gauge your current level of knowledge!

You are also entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment once passing PSM I.

Meet the Instructor

Julia Wester

Julia is a co-founder of 55 Degrees AB and Lean/Agile practice manager. She loves teaching about Kanban, Scrum, Metrics, and anything else that helps teams figure out how to do more with less stress!

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