Scrum Developer Certification Training (Prepare for the PSD I)

Duration: 3 Days


  • Software Engineers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Technical Leads
  • DevOps
  • QA engineers
  • Test Automation engineers

About the course:

This course is intended primarily for software engineers who are developing software in a Scrum environment. By providing training on Agile software engineering best practices development teams will improve their ability to develop high-quality software in the iterative and incremental fashion. These practies are core to the field of Agile software engineering.

  • The Scrum Framework
  • Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • The Product Backlog
  • Agile Testing Techniques
  • Emergent Architecture and Design
  • Quality Code Practices
  • Implementing Scrum

Course Content:

This course is based upon a combination of slide-based lecture and interactive exercises and case studies.

Participants receive a course workbook that covers the details of each topic to assist during the course and serve as a tool for future reference and taking action when returning to the workplace.

Course Outline:

    1. The Scrum Framework
      • Scrum Roles
      • Scrum Artifacts
      • Scrum Events
    2. Application Lifecycle Management: Four pillars of ALM
      • Process
      • Quality Control
      • Tracking
      • Collaboration
    3. The Product Backlog
      • Defining Ready
      • Definition of Done
      • DEEP
      • INVEST
      • Agile Estimation
    4. Agile Testing

      • Whole Team
      • Parallel Teams
      • On-site Customer
      • Real Time Defect Management
      • Agile Test Environments
      • Test Driven Development (TDD)
      • Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)
      • Reviews and Inspections
      • Exploratory Testing
      • Hardening Iterations
      • Automated Testing
    5. Quality Code

      • SOLID Principles
      • Code and Test Smells
      • Static Code Analysis
      • Dynamic Code Analysis
      • Code Metrics
      • Continuous Integration (CI)
      • Build Automation
      • Continuous Feedback and Related Tools
      • Refactoring
      • Technical Debt Management
    6. Implementing Scrum
      • Scrum Anti-patterns
      • A planned approach
      • Adressing Change


Free access to our Scrum Developer Certification Practice Exam.  If you are planning to get your Professional Scrum Developer certification (PSD 1) from , our 80 question practice exam is a perfect way to prepare. All class participants receive free 30 day access to this practice exam.

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About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, PMP, PMI-ACP

Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile as the primary approach for developing and implementing software. Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project teams and leadership to an Agile environment.

Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations. With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Professional Scrum Developer.