Applying Professional Scrum                                          

Need to Introduce, Refresh or Reboot Scrum?’s 2-day Applying Professional Scrum (APS) course provides hands-on foundational training for individuals or teams looking for an introduction, reboot or refresher to Scrum. It includes a combination of instruction and exercises within a case study where you’ll experience how the Scrum Framework can improve product delivery.

Throughout the APS course, you’ll participate as part of a Scrum Team utilizing the roles, events and artifacts of the Scrum Framework to build a product incrementally and iteratively. You’ll also experience the principles and values of Scrum while gaining insight on team-based collaboration, self-organization and overcoming complexity.

By emphasizing the practical application of Scrum, this course exposes common missteps and misunderstandings to help you develop an awareness of the associated symptoms and obtain prescriptive guidance to keep Scrum healthy and avoid going off track.

The Applying Professional Scrum course is recommended prior to role-based training for Leaders, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Developers.

After participating in this class, you'll receive credentials to attempt the PSM I assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSM I Certification.  Earning your PSM I Certification makes you part of an elite community of 300,000+ PSM 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 course, you'll have learned how to perform the following:

  • Apply Scrum as described in the Scrum Framework.
  • Effectively serve and deliver value as part of a Scrum Team.
  • Identify and overcome common pitfalls and dysfunctions of Scrum.



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

  • Sprint 1
  • Fundamentals of Scrum
    • The Complexity of Product Development.
    • Definition of Scrum.
    • Scrum Values.
  • Exploring the Scrum Framework
    • Empiricism in Product Development.
    • Accountability of Scrum Roles.
    • Purpose of Scrum Artifacts.
    • How Scrum Events Serve.
    • Definition of Done.
  • Sprint 2
  • Deeper into the Scrum Framework
    • Activities & Responsibilities of Scrum Roles.
    • Self-Organizing Teams.
    • Handling Impediments.
    • Helping Scrum Teams Achieve their Goals.
    • Effective Use of Scrum.
  • Sprint 3
  • Planning with Scrum
    • Guiding Principles.
    • Estimation Techniques.
    • Managing Product Backlogs.
    • Types of Release Planning.
  • Sprint 4
  • Getting Started
    • What’s Needed for Scrum
    • Getting Started or Tuning Up
    • Developing Backlog for Change Certification

After completing an Applying Professional Scrum course, you'll receive credentials to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSM I Certification.  These credentials never expire, however should you attempt the PSM 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 PSM I Certification will make you part of an elite community of 300,000+ PSM 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 or 844.BE.AGILE so we can discuss your needs.


PMI PDU Credits

Students of 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 certification. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs here.


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

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

  • Consistent Quality – has developed and regularly enhances 1 body of content for each of its courses in collaboration with's 300+ global Professional Scrum Trainer to help ensure consistency and high quality.'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's Assessment & Certification Program includes rigorous assessments with the opportunity to examine your knowledge of Scrum, earn highly respected certifications and be recognized on 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


About Madison Henry PST 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, 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.