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Prove Your Knowledge of Applying Scrum for Software Development

Course Description (Overview)

The Professional Scrum Developer™ (PSD) certification validates your knowledge of how to deliver quality software using the Scrum framework while working in Scrum Teams including the application of modern Agile and DevOps practices. Earning PSD proves that you have demonstrated an understanding of the fundamentals of applying the Scrum framework as it applies to software development.

You also have demonstrated your knowledge of self-managed development, design and architecture, documentation, programming, quality, testing, forecasting and release planning, and product value as you apply Scrum to deliver valuable software products.

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The one. The only. The Global Gold Standard. PMP®
Prove you work smarter. Gain a competitive edge. Get the recognition you deserve and the credibility you need. Earn your PMP® certification.

Globally recognized and highly demanded in all industries, the PMP certification, offered by the Project Management Institute USA, will position its earners with the perfect mastery over a range of project management methodologies including predictive, adaptive (agile, iterative, incremental) and hybrid, with the know-how on creating and leading high-performance teams, to achieve business results.

With a PMP behind your name, you seat and speak amongst Elite professionals and elevate your earning potential.

Course Syllabus

PSD includes questions from the following Focus Areas as defined in the Professional Scrum Competencies. Approximately 85% of the questions will be selected randomly from the following Focus Areas.

Additionally, approximately 15% of the questions will be selected randomly from the Focus Areas listed below. These questions are designed to validate your knowledge around the core concepts of Scrum.

Course Topics include

  • The Scrum Framework
  • Working within a Scrum Team
  • Definition of Done
  • Backlog management practices and slicing features
  • Code quality and Technical Debt
  • Agile architecture practices
  • Test Driven Development
  • Pair Programming
  • Agile Testing and other practices to ensure quality
  • Using DevOps with Scrum


Course Learning Objectives

  • Experience real collaboration between Developers, Product Owner and Scrum Master in the quest of building and delivering a high quality and valuable product.
  • Build and deliver working software by applying modern Agile engineering practices and supportive DevOps tools.
  • Understand the synergy between the various elements of Scrum and complementary practices.


Who Should Attend this class?

The APS for Software Development course is intended for all members of a Scrum Team involved in developing and delivering software based systems including: architects, analysts, programmers, database developers, testers, managers, IT-Operations and others, including Scrum Masters and Product Owners. 

This course provides greatest value if the whole Scrum Team (Developers, Scrum Master and Product Owner) attend together and experience the power of real teamwork. Teams that attend together are not only able to apply learnings to their work immediately, but are also able to recall their classroom experiences to overcome particularly challenging times.

Of course, this class is also valuable to individuals attending without their entire team. These students will experience working on a Scrum Team during the class and will be able to transfer their learnings to their teammates, often convincing their teammates of the advantages of using Scrum, Agile and DevOps practices.

Certification Details

  • $200 USD per attempt
  • Passing score: 85%
  • Time limit: 60 minutes 
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, True/False
  • Free Credly digital credential included
  • Practice assessments
  • Passwords have no expiration date, but are valid for one attempt only
  • Lifetime certification – no annual renewal fee required
  • Professional Scrum Certification. All participants completing the Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) assessment.


Our Statement – Your Confidence

Paraklete Institute has qualified, globally authorized and licensed instructors in project management and agile methodologies training, with decades of experiences in several industry areas. Paraklete Institute’s course delivery philosophy is anchored on 3 pillar objectives:

  1. Mastery and Hands-On Application – Paraklete Institute’s training is adapted to developing your professionalism through practical delivery methodology that gives you confidence to face lifelong real-world challenges and perform excellently in your project role.
  2. Sound Professional Industry and Career Orientation with Global Relevance and Impact and Opportunities. With hundreds and thousands of agile and scrum certifications in the market today, learners are often stuck with the choice to make that will guarantee their end-goals. Paraklete’s experienced Learning Advisors will help shorten this decision curve and dilemma.
  3. High Certification Exam Success Rate – we have turn-key course contents and exam-tuning assessment tools like exam simulators that deliver near-exam experience, and this has placed our pass rates at 99%.



Introduction to PgMP credential exam

  • PgMP credential exam overview
  • Overview of application process
  • Tips for Effective and Efficient learning
  • Understanding the SPMv4 -standard and ECO (Examination Content Outline)

Introduction to Program Management

  • Organization Vision and Mission
  • Business value
  • Organization Strategic planning
  • Portfolios, Programs, Projects and Operations
  • Decision making –Portfolio/Program/Project/Operations
  • Program and Project distinctions
  • Program Management
  • Program Manager skills and competencies
  • Program Management Office
  • Introduction to Exam Content Outline (ECO)
  • Practice questions

Program Management Performance Domains And Program Life Cycle

  • Program Life Cycle
  • Program Life Cycle gate pass criteria.
  • Program management performance domains
  • Program Management –Change cycle
  • Practice questions

Program Strategic Alignment

  • Introduction to Program strategic alignment
  • Organizational strategy and program alignment
  • Program selection by portfolio
  • Strategic Plan
  • Program Sponsor
  • Program Definition phase dataflow and strategic alignment –dataflow
  • Program Business case
  • Program Charter
  • Program Roadmap
  • Environmental Factors Impact assessments
  • Risk strategy alignment
  • Strategic alignment -ECO tasks analysis and mapping
  • Practice questions

Program Benefit management

  • Outputs, Capability, Outcome, Benefit and dis-benefits
  • Types of benefits
  • Benefit delivery models
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Architecting the program
  • Benefit management life cycle and program life cycle
  • Benefit Identification phase
  • Identifying Data, Metrics, Indicators, KPA, KPIs
  • Benefit analysis and planning phase
  • Benefit realization plan
  • Benefit register
  • Benefit delivery phase
  • Benefits transition phase
  • Benefit Sustenance phase
  • Practice questions

Program Governance

  • What is Program governance
  • Differencebetween Governance and Management
  • Program Governance -Responsibilities
  • Typical program organisation set-up
  • Program Governance -plan
  • Change management
  • Issue escalation
  • Providing management oversight -Phase gate, health check and other decision point reviews
  • Component Initiation andtransition
  • Governance of components
  • Practice questions
  • ECO mapping to the Standard

Program Stakeholder engagement

  • Program Stakeholder engagement
  • Wants, needs and expectations
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Stakeholder engagement planning
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Resistancetriangle and pyramid
  • Practice questions

Program Integration

  • Review of Program Life cycle
  • Program selection
  • Program definition phase integration activities
  • Program delivery phase integration activities
  • Program closure phase integration activities

Program Management Supportive processes

  • Program Communication management
  • Program finance management
  • Program resource management
  • Program procurement management
  • Program quality management
  • Program scope management
  • Program schedule management
  • Program risk management
  • Program information management
  • Program change management

Exam Strategy / Analysis Workshop

  • PgMP Exam application writing –Guidelines and tips
  • Understanding ECO for exam
  • Critical thinking skills and Exam question analysis
  • Exam –Help points and Tips
  • Exam taking –Strategy (per individual)
  • Support throughout the engagement
  • Question & Answer sessions (online, in groups)
  • Mail / Phone Support

The PgMP Certification Requirement

Why is the PgMP Exam Different?

After your application is approved and payment is received, a panel of volunteer PgMP-certified program managers will assess your professional experience based on your responses to the Program Management Experience Summaries on the PgMP application.

Certification Details and Criteria

Eligibility for the PgMP Exam

Do you have real-world program management experience that’s led to success? Great—you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet one of the following sets of PgMP Certification requirements:

PgMP certification is an essential professional requirement for senior project manager roles across all industries. The eligibility requirements for PgMP certification are:

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PgMP certification exam fees for PMI members and non-members

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Delivery Approaches

  • Self-paced e-learning Path
  • Online Bootcamp Virtual Instructor-led Package: 1month Accelerated (3weekends, Saturday & Sunday, 4pm -8:30pm)
  • Online Virtual Instructor-led Comprehensive Mentorship Path: 3months (1 class/wk, 3 hours each)
  • Onsite (In-Person; face-to-face) Bootcamp 1month Accelerated (3weekends, Saturday & Sunday, 4pm -8:30pm)
  • Onsite (3-month) comprehensive Master Class Mentorship Path: 1 class session of 3hrs/week
  • Onsite 4 day prep course
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Next Cohort Starts

Saturday of Every Weekend New Class Begin

Program Duration
Training Method

Online Instructor led

Learning Option

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PMP certification is an essential professional requirement for senior project manager roles W across all industries. The eligibility requirements for PMP certification are:



Project Management Experience

5 years/7500 hours

Project Management Education

35 hours


Project Management Experience

3 years/4500 hours

Project Management Education

35 hours

Course Fee

We strive to make our programs accessible. We aim to help budget for this program and offer a variety of financing options to make it more economical.

Related Courses

  1. PMP: Project Management Professional
  2. CAPM: Certified Associate in Project Management
  3. PMI-PgMP: Program Management Professional
  4. PMI-PfMP: Portfolio Management Professional
  5. PMI-PBA: Professional in Business Analysis
  6. PMI-RMP: Risk Management Professional
  7. PMI-ACP: Agile Certified Practitioner
  8. PMI-SP: Scheduling Professional
  9. PMI-DA: Disciplined Agile
  10. PMI-CP: Construction Professional
  11. PMI-OT: Organizational Transformation.

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