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Deliver Quality Software Frequently

Scrum.org’s 3-Day Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS-SD) course provides hands-on training for individuals or teams looking to deliver quality software using Scrum with Agile and DevOps practices. It includes a combination of instruction and exercises within a case study where you’ll experience how the Scrum Framework can manage the complexity of software development.

Throughout the APS-SD course, you’ll participate as part of a Scrum Team utilizing the roles, events and artifacts of the Scrum Framework to build a realistic software system incrementally and iteratively. You’ll focus on key competencies such as emergent software development, managing technical risk and Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Delivery (CD) along with complementary practices to help enable continuous quality of your software and code.

The APS-SD course is available in .NET and Java specific technologies, along with a generic technology version. The .NET version was developed in partnership with Microsoft and is the official training solution for Microsoft Visual Studio. Madison Henry can work with you to define a specific technology stack that meets your needs in private classes for your organization.

After participating in this class, you'll receive credentials to attempt the PSD I assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSD I Certification.  Earning your PSM I Certification makes you part of an elite community of 13,000+ PSD I badge holders from around the globe and unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.

 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone working on or with a Scrum Team. This course is especially well suited to individuals or teams considering Scrum, beginning to utilize Scrum or currently struggling with Scrum.

Learning Objectives

Following the APS-SD course, you'll have learned how to perform the following:

  • Build and deliver working software by applying modern Agile engineering practices and supportive DevOps tools.
  • Master the quest of building and delivering a high quality and valuable product.
  • Understand the synergy between the various elements of Scrum and complementary practices.
  • Experience real collaboration between Developers, Product Owner and Scrum Master in the quest of building and delivering a high quality and valuable product.

 

Topics

The APS-SD course is a mix of lecture and interactive exercises within a case study as you collaborate with other students through a series of Sprints:

  • The Scrum Framework
    • What is Scrum?
    • The Scrum Guide.
    • The Elements and Rules of Scrum.
    • Complementary Practices.
  • Case Study
    • Exploring the Case Study Application.
    • Creating a Definition of Done.
    • Defining What Is and Isn’t a Bug.
    • Reporting a Bug Effectively.
  • Product Backlog Refinement
    • The Evolution of a Product Backlog Item.
    • Estimation Techniques.
    • Release Planning.
  • Sprint 1
  • DevOps
    • What is DevOps?
    • Learning about the Three Ways.
    • Understanding and Overcoming Common Challenges.
    • DevOps and Scrum.
  • Quality Software
    • Testing in the Real World.
    • Improving Quality Related Metrics.
    • Key Test Types
      • Development.
      • Acceptance.
      • Exploratory.
    • Tools and Strategies
      • Unit Testing.
      • Code Coverage.
    • Sprint 2
    • Emergent Architecture
      • Software Architecture and Software Design.
      • Reducing Risk.
      • When to Make Decisions?
      • How Much Up-Front Work?
      • Software Architecture in a Scrum Context.
      • Deciding and Validating Software Architecture.
      • Architecture and Quality Goals.
    • Quality Code
      • Developing and Coding.
      • Ensuring High Quality Code.
      • Coding Principles, Patterns and Practices.
      • Quality Code = Quality Software.
      • Clean Code.
      • Test-Driven Development (TDD).
      • Build Automation.
      • Continuous Integration and Feedback.
      • Technical Debt.
    • Sprint 3
    • Scrum Challenges
      • Overcoming Scrum Challenges and Development Team Dysfunctions.
      • Becoming a High-Performance Scrum Team.

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Scrum.org Certification

After completing an Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development course, you'll receive credentials to attempt the PSD I assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSD I Certification.  These credentials never expire, however should you attempt the PSD I assessment within 14 days after receiving your credentials and not receive a passing score, you'll be granted a 2nd attempt for no additional fee.  

Earning your PSD I Certification makes you part of an elite community of 13,000+ PSD I badge holders from around the globe and unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.

 

Public and Private Training

Please visit our public training schedule to find our upcoming public APS classes.

Interested in private on-site or Live Virtual Training?  If so, private classes are available with group discounts! Please contact us at training@madisonhenry.com or 844.BE.AGILE so we can discuss your needs.

 

PMI PDU Credits

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for earning a Scrum.org certification. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs here.

 

About Scrum.org

Scrum.org is the home of Scrum, leading the evolution and maturity of Scrum to improve the profession of software development.

In addition to defining industry-leading Scrum training for practitioners at all levels, Scrum.org provides all of the tools and resources needed by Scrum practitioners to deliver value using Scrum. It hosts the Scrum Guide in 30 languages, provides assessments to allow people to evaluate themselves and improve and hosts community blogs, forums and resources to foster discussion and knowledge transfer.

 

Why Train with Scrum.org?

  • Scrum Leadership – Scrum.org is led by the co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber.

  • Scrum Guide Alignment – Scrum.org's training is aligned with the Scrum Guide that is published and maintained by Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland.

  • Consistent Quality – Scrum.org has developed and regularly enhances 1 body of content for each of its courses in collaboration with Scrum.org's 300+ global Professional Scrum Trainer to help ensure consistency and high quality. Scrum.org's approach of integrating lectures with team-based case studies and interactive exercises helps enable a great learning experience and preparation to begin effectively applying Scrum.

  • Meaningful CertificationsScrum.org's Assessment & Certification Program includes rigorous assessments with the opportunity to examine your knowledge of Scrum, earn highly respected certifications and be recognized on Scrum.org. And unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.examine your knowledge of Scrum, earn highly respected certifications and be recognized on Scrum.org.

 

About Madison Henry  Scrum.org PST  Scrum.org PTN

The Madison Henry Group helps clients realize the benefits of agile software development and pursue organizational agility.

Founded in 2005, Madison Henry enables high performance and optimizes the value delivered by complex software through three lines of professional services: Agile Transformation with coaching and consulting across the enterprise; Training & Certification in partnership with industry leaders such as Scrum.org, Applying Professional Kanban and Scaled Agile (SAFe); and Staff Augmentation.

We are passionate about our work.  We value insight, commitment and innovation.  We maintain an unwavering pledge to client success and satisfaction. for the key roles of Scrum Masters, Scrum Developers and Kanban Delivery Managers.