Applying Professional Scrum™ (APS)

Explore Scrum in this training designed specifically for (remote) Scrum teams.


This Scrum training is for anyone who wants to gain practical experience with professional Scrum, such as (to-be) Scrum teams and their managers, product managers and project managers. In this 2-day Scrum course you will get the foundational skills and knowledge you need to use professional Scrum. You will learn about the Scrum accountabilities, events, artifacts and values by participating in a series of Sprints to build a product. This way you will get hands-on Scrum experience that you can put to use right after the training.

This course includes

  • 2 days of training
  • APS reference guide (English)
  • 2 attempts to the PSM I exam
  • 14 PMI PDUs

Why you should come

This course is for

  • Teams that are about to adopt Scrum in their workplace
  • People looking for their first hands-on Scrum experience
  • People involved in hiring and leading Scrum Masters
  • People who want the foundational knowledge of Scrum before taking on further training for more specific roles such as Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developer or Agile Leader

What you will learn

After this course you will be able to

  • Start using Scrum immediately after the class
  • Understand and apply the underlying principles that are the foundations of Scrum

Course Topics

  • Fundamentals of Scrum
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Mastering Scrum
  • Planning with Scrum
  • Getting started
  • Keeping Scrum healthy

Questions about this course?

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have a question about this course or would like to talk with us personally.

Let's talk!

Why us?

  • Approved by

    Your Scrum Trainer Johannes Geske was assessed and approved by, the home of Scrum.
  • Scrum experience since 2005

    Your Scrum trainer Johannes Geske has been practicing, teaching and coaching Scrum since 2005.
  • 100% successful students

    100% of our students who have taken the PSM I exam have passed with an average passing score of 90%.
  • No lecturing!

    We create an engaging and fun learning experience through exercises, discussions and reflections.
  • Online Coaching

    We help you get started. Take advantage of 3x1 hour of online coaching after this course at no additional cost.

What participants say

★★★★★ Trustpilot review: "Practice-oriented, quickly comprehensible and communicated with fun"

"The goal of participating in the SCRUM training of our team was to develop a common understanding of the framework and the starting point change our way of working within the team.

We had originally planned a face-to-face training, but due to Covid-19 this was not possible. Johannes came up with the idea to do it remotely with us which was a big plus in the end because this is how our team works daily.

We were guided through the theoretical topics in a very structured and competent way and were then able to test our knowledge in practical tasks. In the process we also sharpened our team structure and communication with each other. The tools used for the training were very well chosen and well coordinated by Johannes.

Johannes made the whole training very varied, interactive and with a strong practical focus. This is exactly what helps us now to modify our way of working and to really apply the acquired knowledge. Already during the training we were able to name some of our impediments more concretely and also decide together - with the support of Johannes - how to approach them.
Johannes managed very well to mix work with a good portion of fun which was also very motivating!

I am very happy that Johannes will continue to support us and I can highly recommend working together with him – not only in trainings but also as a coach."

Doerte Witkovsky


★★★★★ Trustpilot review: "Experiencing Scrum through..."

"Experiencing Scrum through a series of Sprints was excellent! We even increased the complexity. Another thing I particularly liked was the breadth of aspects, ranging from values to practices. Johannes created beautiful posters, and provided a great handout for self-study and recommend other resources. Last but not least, without giving away too much here: The beginning was a big surprise! All I say is "Beware of raw chicken…". Thank you, Johannes!"

Eleonore Soei-Winkels


★★★★★ Trustpilot review: "This Scrum training was quite an experience!"

"This Scrum training was quite an experience, I learnt many things, but I like to share this one: Doing sprints in a training setup was for me an eye-opener on what not Done really means, and by this, I have a better notion of how to deliver something that is Done. Thank you for this great experience!"

Sidney Moulin


More information

How you can prepare for this APS course

We recommend that you read the Scrum Guide and take notes of all your questions before you come to this class. You can download the Scrum Guide for free.

PSM I exam and PSM I certificate

After completing this APS course, you will receive a password to attempt the PSM I exam. The exam is a 60-minute online test (English) with 80 questions (multiple choice, multiple answer, true/false). The passing grade is 85%. After passing the exam, you will receive the industry-recognized Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certificate from Your PSM I certificate does not expire and has no renewal fee. If you take the exam within 14 days after this course and do not pass, you can retake the exam for free. After you have passed the PSM I exam, you are eligible to a 40% discount for the PSM II exam.

Professional Development Units (PDU)

If you hold an active certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI), you can claim 14 professional development units (PDUs) after attending this APS course.

Training Method

We use "Training from the back of the room" (TBR) to create a rich learning experience for you. With clear and concise concepts, joyful exercises, surprising changes of perspective and lots of exchange with your trainer and fellow participants. This way you will learn about Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master in a memorable and professional way.

APS as an online course (live)

If we run this APS course in a virtual setting (live virtual class), we will create an immersive virtual learning experience by using HD video conferencing, online break-out rooms, collaborative digital whiteboards and special facilitation techniques. For more information, please have a look at our list of frequently asked questions about virtual training.

Special needs

Please reach out to us if you have special needs or require support to participate in this APS course. We aim to make this APS course accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Questions about this APS course?

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have a question about this APS course or would like to talk with us personally.