Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development™ (APS-SD)

Explore Scrum in this course specifically designed for (remote) software development teams.


Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS-SD) is the ideal course for software development teams - not just programmers, but anyone involved in the development process. The course teaches the organizational and technical fundamentals of how a team successfully develops software in short iterations using the Scrum framework. Through its hands-on approach, the APS-SD course is also a team-building event.

This course includes

  • 3 days of live training (4 days upon request)
  • APS-SD reference guide (English)
  • 2 attempts to the PSD I exam (additional PSM I exam upon request)
  • 2 hours of online coaching after the course
  • 21 PMI PDUs


Why you should come

Real Scrum

True to our motto "practice what you preach", the ASP-SD course teaches Scrum knowledge AND practical Scrum experience through a mix of theory, exercises and working on a case study.

Real software development

The heart of the ASP-SD course is a case study where participants can directly apply their Scrum knowledge by building real software in Sprints and reflecting on their experiences. This approach presents participants with many of the challenges they face in their daily lives as software developers, making it easier for them to transfer the learning from this course into their daily practice.

Real improvements

One of the core principles of Scrum is continuous improvement, which participants practice with every Sprint during this course. For software development teams, the APS-SD course is the perfect way to create a shared Scrum experience. Ideally, all members of the Scrum team, including the Product Owner and Scrum Master, will attend this course. The team will then be able to smoothly integrate the work rhythm established in the training into their daily routine.

Course Topics

  • The Scrum Framework
  • Working in a Scrum Team
  • Definition of Done
  • Software Development Practices
  • Testdriven Software Development
  • Pair-Progamming / Ensemble Programming
  • DevOps and Scrum
  • "hands-on" Sprints to develop real software

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.

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Why us?

  • Approved by

    Your Scrum Trainers Thomas Schissler and Johannes Geske were assessed and approved by, the home of Scrum.
  • Scrum Experience since 2005

    Your Scrum trainers have been practicing, teaching and coaching Scrum since 2005.
  • 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 2 hours 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-SD 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.

PSD I / PSM I assessments and certificates

After completing this APS-SD course, you will receive a password to attempt the PSD 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 Developer I (PSD I) certificate from Your PSD 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. Upon request, you can also take the PSM I assessment after attending this ASP-SD course.

Professional Development Units (PDU)

If you hold an active certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI), you can claim 21 professional development units (PDUs) after attending this APS-SD 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.

Special Needs

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

Questions about this APS-SD course?

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