Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills
Live Virtual Class, April 19-20, 2023
This course will run over two consecutive 4 1/2-hour days, with ample breaks
8:00 am - 12:30 pm Los Angeles Time PDT zone
11:00 AM - 3:30 pm New York Time EDT zone
Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills™ is an interactive course designed to help Scrum teams and individuals develop proficiency in facilitation skills, learn when and how to select effective techniques for various circumstances, and enable better problem-solving, more effective Scrum events and greater team alignment, all leading to better outcomes.
While great Scrum Teams are self-managing and have skills to solve problems and deliver successful outcomes, team interactions don’t always go well. Sometimes team members lose sight of goals, don’t fully engage and/or can’t reach agreement. Effective facilitation can create an environment in which each Scrum Team member’s voice can be heard and guides the team toward their desired outcomes.
Participants will learn how to become better facilitators to improve interactions with their Scrum Teams, stakeholders and customers. Students will address a series of common Scrum-related scenarios by applying several facilitation techniques that they can add to their collection of agile practices.
High-level learning outcomes
- Develop facilitation skills and a facilitator’s mindset
- Learn the facilitation principles that experienced facilitators fall back on when interactions are difficult
- Understand the roles that facilitation principles and the Scrum Values play in enhancing healthy collaboration in Scrum Teams
- Explore how facilitation can address challenging scenarios most Scrum Teams encounter
- Apply facilitation skills and techniques to improve the Scrum events and other interactions
- Understand how to encourage diverse perspectives while bringing the team together to reach decisions
- Experience the elements of group dynamics and how they influence the decision-making process
- Leave class with a toolbox of facilitation techniques and understand how to apply them in different circumstances
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills assessment. PSFS class participants who attempt the PSFS assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.
Once you earn your PSFS certification, it will never expire, and you will never be asked to pay a renewal fee.
Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for:
- Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and any Scrum Team member interested in learning how to use facilitation to enhance their team’s success
- Scrum Coaches, Agile Coaches, and Consultants
This course is not suitable for professionals with little Scrum knowledge or experience.
Note about payments: once you register, we will send you an email with payment instructions.
We offer discounts to companies who want to send three or more students to a course; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Registration & Price
Your Professional Scrum Trainer (PST)
This course will be facilitated by Chris Belknap - Professional Scrum Trainers (PST)
Scrum.org maintains a defined curriculum for the Professional Scrum courses and selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver them. Each Professional Scrum Trainer is a practitioner and brings their experiences and areas of expertise to bear, but all students learn the same core course content. This consistency and quality help students effectively apply Scrum in their organizations.
What students say about Chris' courses:
Wow! Incredible teacher, fantastic content. Huge paradign shift! Scrum on!
Chris helped me gain a much stronger & more accurate understanding of the Scrum framework! The class was scheduled in the evening, which worked with my work schedule, too. The content was engaging, and well thought out. It included resources for Scrum Masters to function in this increasingly remote world. Before this class, I had MAJOR misconceptions on what was & was not "scrum" and Chris's teachings offered a welcomed paradigm shift from those ideas. He also offered reading material recommendations for improving one's Agile mindset & practices, which have been extremely useful. 5 Stars, all the way. Scrum On!
The Best training class I have ever taken
Chris Belknap's Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training class is the best training class I have ever taken and Chris is the best instructor I have ever had. This is THE training class to take if you want to become a certified Professional Scrum Master.
An Inspiring Class that Confirms my Career Calling as a Scrum Master/Agile Coach
Chris's class is informative and interactive. Chris's facilitating skills and the ability to read the room as a coach are inspiring. Just 3 days of taking his class has made me become a better scrum master for my team. What's more: Chris has inspired me to follow the path of being an agile coach in the future.
A Great Course and Coach!
A great course, led by a great coach! I've been "practicing" Scrum for several years, but as Chris stated in the beginning of this class...some of us found ourselves unlearning what we thought we knew, and absorbing the proper Scrum guidelines! I highly recommend this class, and Chris!
One of the things that this class teaches you is how to become a more effective Scrum Master and servant-leader by working through challenging exercises. You learn how Scrum principles and values guide the decisions you make while serving the Development Team, PO, and the organization. I left more confident than ever knowing that I am applying Scrum in the way it was intended. I also really liked learning about different ways of interacting by utilizing Liberating Structures. I can’t wait to introduce some of the things I learned in this class to my Team.
2 half days
Live instructor using Zoom
Upon registration students will be sent an email with the opportunity to pay via credit card, ACH bank transfer, or check.