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Professional Scrum Master – Advanced

Corresponds With Scrum.org PSM II Certification

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is a two-day advanced Scrum Master course designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. The PSM II course is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. This course is one step in that journey. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.

The PSM II is an advanced course designed to help you understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how to serve the Development Team, Product Owner and organization. The course then explores related practices and skills to enable you to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

Assessment and Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment and are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.

Who Should Attend

The Professional Scrum Master II course is an advanced course specifically designed for experienced Scrum Masters who have a thorough understanding of the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people with at least one year of Scrum Master experience.

Course Outline/Topics

Over the two days, you will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master such as how the principles and values of Scrum help guide your decision-making and how as the Scrum Master, you can help change the environment of Scrum teams, creating an environment for agility to thrive. The Scrum Master role is complex and a Scrum Master must be able to apply different stances in order to be effective, such as:

  • The Scrum Master as a Teacher.
  • The Scrum Master as a Coach and Mentor.
  • The Scrum Master as a Facilitator.
  • The Scrum Master as a Change Agent.

As a Scrum Master, being able to identify, and effectively apply, which stance would benefit your team the most depending on the situation or circumstance could prove to be the key to the success of your team.

As a Scrum Master, part of your role is to help management and other stakeholders across your organization understand the benefits of Scrum and Agile. Therefore, it is imperative that you have the information and background that is needed to gain credibility in order to be an effective change agent. Throughout the course, your Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources and more.

There will also be time in class for the PST to provide coaching on challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or in the future.

Dates and locations to be announced.

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