How to prepare for Professional Scrum.Org Courses

Make the Most Out of Scrum.org Courses by Preparing in Advance

Make the Most Out of Scrum.org Courses by Preparing in Advance

We wanted to ensure that you will be ready for the class, and for that reason we have prepared a short checklist for you to consider. Please ensure you are meeting the technical prerequisites and get acquainted with the environments we will be using during the course.

 

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Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

Please visit the page Applying Professional Scrum (APS) for a detailed description of the course.

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Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS-SD)

Please visit the page Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS-SD) for a detailed description of the course.

Technical Prerequisites for Online Classes

Please ensure you are meeting following technical prerequisites when atteding an online class:

  • You are taking part in an interactive hands-on course so please have a computer at your disposal.
  • Screen size matters. Though you can run the training on a typical laptop, it is advised to use a large screen especially for Mural exercises.
  • Please ensure you have a good internet connection. We recommend using a wired instead of wireless connection if possible.
  • You need to have a high-quality camera. Make sure to have sufficient lighting so that everybody can see you well.
  • You need to have headphones with microphone which help to keep the background noise to a minimum. Try to find a quiet space.
  • We will be communicating and sharing screens and video all the times. Be prepared to actively participate, share screen and present some of the exercises.

Tools and Environments for Online Classes

This class will be held online using a combination of Microsoft Teams and Mural and Azure DevOps.
Please get acquainted with these using the below-listed instructions.
All credentials will be provided to you by the trainers during the class.

Microsoft Teams

We recommend installing MS Teams locally. The web interface has less features.

Watch MS Teams Getting Started videos. Pay attention to videos about Channels and Channels Chats.

Mural

Get to know how Mural works.

Azure DevOps

Watch Azure DevOps Getting Started videos. Pay attention to videos about the overall platform and Azure Boards.

Case Study

All instructions and tools for working on the case study will be provided during the course.

Getting Familiar with Scrum

The course is based on the newest version of The Scrum Guide released on 18th November 2020, so study this guide.
For more insights, you can take a look at the previous version of the Scrum Guide from 2017 as well.

Check out info on Professional Scrum Competencies and different focus areas covered within this class and other Scrum.org classes. Inform yourself about the suggested learning paths for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Team Members, and Agile Leaders.

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Prepare for APS

No particular knowledge is required.

You can make most out of the course if you:

Watch videos about the course:

Read the article "What is Scrum?"

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Prepare for APS-SD

You should be familiar with Scrum.

You can make most out of the course if you:

Watch videos about the course:

Please Bring Your Questions

Do you already have any questions about solving complex problems using Scrum? Please bring all of them and they will get answered during the training!