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  • Massively increase your output of work
  • Use Team Foundation Service effectively with Scrum
  • Become "Scrum certified"
  • The only Microsoft approved course

This Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course is a unique and intensive three day experience for software developers. The course guides teams on how to turn product requirements into potentially shippable increments of software using the Scrum framework, Visual Studio 2017, and modern software engineering practices. Attendees will work in self-organizing, self-managing teams using a common instance of Azure DevOps to achieve this goal.

New to Scrum?

The 3 day course is aimed at people who already have a basic understanding of scrum, if you don't, check out our 5 day course which includes all the basic scrumdementals.

Course Objectives

Course attendees will learn to:

  • Form effective teams
  • Explore and understand legacy “Brownfield” architecture
  • Define quality attributes, acceptance criteria, and “done”
  • Create automated builds
  • How to handle software hotfixes
  • Verify existence and elimination of bugs
  • Plan releases and sprints
  • Estimate product backlog items
  • Create and manage a sprint backlog
  • Hold an effective sprint review
  • Improve your process by using Sprit Retrospectives
  • Use emergent architecture to avoid technical debt
  • Use Test Driven Development as a design tool
  • Setup and leverage continuous integration
  • Use Test Impact Analysis to decrease testing times
  • Use refactoring practices effectively
  • Create and manage test plans and cases
  • Create, run, record, and play back manual tests
  • Setup a branching strategy and branch code
  • Write more maintainable code
  • Identify and eliminate people and process dysfunctions
  • Inspect and improve your team’s software development process


This course is suitable for any member of a software development team:

  • architect
  • programmer
  • database developer
  • tester
  • Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and other stakeholders are welcome too. Keep in mind that everyone who attends will be expected to commit to work and pull their weight on the team.

What will be expected of you?

This is a unique course in that it's technically-focused, team-based, and employs timeboxes . It demands that the members of the teams self-organize and self-manage their own work to collaboratively develop increments of software.
All attendees must commit to:

  • Pay attention to all lectures and demonstrations
  • Participate in team and group discussions
  • Work collaboratively with other team members
  • Obey the timebox for each activity
  • Commit to work and do your best to deliver

All teams should have these skills:

  • A good working understanding of Scrum (from experience or a Professional Scrum Foundations course)
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio
  • C#, .NET 4.0 & ASP.NET 4.0 experience*
  • Software testing experience

Check with the instructor ahead of time for the exact technologies

Course Bookings

If you'd like to have this course run for your company, and have a minimum of 5 people, please call 02 9953 3000 or email [email protected] to schedule a course.

Location Venues

SSW Chapel Melbourne

Level 1
370 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne - VIC 3000


SSW Chapel Brisbane

Level 1
Unit 4/471 Adelaide Street
Brisbane - QLD 4000


SSW Chapel Sydney

Level 1
81 - 91 Military Road
Neutral Bay, Sydney - NSW 2089



Level 12
Aurora Building, 147 Pirie Street
Adelaide - SA 5000



Level 3
100 St Georges Terrace
Perth - WA 6000



Level 4
6 National Circuit, Barton
Barton - ACT 2600


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Course Details:


3 days


$2,995 + GST per person
(in a group or 5 or more)