Professional Scrum Master
Live Virtual Class, March 7-April 4, 2023
Flipped Learning Edition
Learn Professional Scrum and How to be a Better Scrum Master
Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) is an interactive, activity-based course where students gain a strong understanding of Professional Scrum and the accountabilities of the Scrum Master. Through a combination of discussion and exercises, students develop a deep understanding of the underlying principles of Scrum and the Agile mindset while learning the practices applied by successful Scrum Teams.
The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification exam.
Flipped Learning Edition
This class is based in the Flipped Learning delivery format. The class is split in for blocks. Each block consists of a self-study part where students use provided material to learn and reflect on the theory of Professional Scrum and then get together with their peers and their Professional Scrum Trainer to deepen the learnings via group exercises and discussions.
Benefits of Flipped Learning:
- Consuming content in small iterations helps learning stick
- Multiple reflection cycles make the practical application of learning more impactful
- Variations of learning environments cater better for personal learning styles
- Lifetime access to all study materials.
You can read more about Flipped Learning here: https://www.scrum.org/courses/professional-scrum-master-flipped-learning-experiment
Registration & Price
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Check-In - March 7th
Welcome and course logistics
Learning Block 1 - Scrum Theory and Principles
Self Study - March 7th - March 14th
This learning block is an introduction into Scrum Theory and Principles. Students will have training videos and other self study materials provided before they attend the class room setting. These videos include key concepts and will help prepare students to start their collaborative learning journey with their peers.
Classroom - January 14th 13:00 - 17:00 UTC
In the first classroom setting, students will form teams and create a working agreement collaboratively. Logistics for the remainder of the course will be discussed and questions are welcome! Once this is done, it is time for a deep dive into the material! Students reflect, review, and put Scrum Theory and Principles into practice.
Learning Block 2 - The Scrum Framework
Self Study - March 15th - March 21st
After building a solid foundation from block 1, students will explore the Scrum framework in block 2. A range of videos and reading materials provide students with fundamental understanding of the accountabilities, events, and artifacts of the Scrum framework. Students also explore the Definition of Done before testing their knowledge of the Scrum framework with a quiz.
Classroom - March 21st 13:00 - 17:00 UTC
Students reflect on their Scrum knowledge. A thorough review takes place of the Scrum framework and students’ understanding of Scrum is put to the test by exploring how Scrum would guide actions in real life scenarios. Block 2 finishes with a deeper dive into the Definition of Done and what it means to deliver a Done Increment in their context.
Learning Block 3 - Product Delivery with Scrum
Self Study - March 22nd - March 28th
Halfway through the course, and students individually reflect on their insights so far before continuing on their learning journey toward understanding valuable product delivery using Scrum. Through self study materials provided, students explore Product vs Project mindset and ways to size their work into items of value that can be delivered incrementally.
Classroom - March 28th 13:00 - 17:00 UTC
Time for questions, review and to put learning in practice. Students work through a case study during which they will build and refine a Product Backlog using techniques for sizing and ordering. Students will dig deeper into forecasting, planning and reporting with Scrum.
Learning Block 4 - People and Teams, The Scrum Master
Self Study - March 29th - April 4th
What truly motivates people? What do self-managing teams look like and how can the Scrum Master help teams on their journey towards self-management? What are the accountabilities of a Scrum Master? What choices does a Scrum Master have in serving the team and organization towards greater agility? A great collection of videos are available to students to answer these and many other questions. And as the course is nearing to the end, it will be a good opportunity for students to test their knowledge with the Scrum Open assessment to identify gaps in understanding to take to the final classroom session.
Classroom - April 4th 13:00 - 17:00 UTC
Students reflect on their new knowledge to explore what the characteristics of a great team are. Students are presented with some common real-life challenges that Scrum teams and organizations face when it comes to organizing Scrum Teams. This is followed by a deep dive on the Scrum Master services to the Scrum Team and the wider organization. The self-study finishes with an exploration of the Scrum Master as a true leader, and the stances a Scrum Master may choose to take.
The final classroom session closes with some final preparation for the Professional Scrum certification.