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Professional Scrum Master

Live Virtual Class, December 17-19, 2024

Class Overview

Professional Scrum Master (PSM) I

About the Course

Learn Scrum From Those Who Created and Maintain It's Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course was initially developed in 2009 by the co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber, and has evolved over the years under Ken's leadership with the contributions of's 350+ Professional Scrum Trainers across the world. 

Our latest version of the PSM course provides cutting-edge training for Scrum Masters and anyone dedicated to helping individuals and teams realize the benefits of Scrum. Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

Through a combination of instruction and exercises, you’ll learn the underlying theory and principles of the Scrum Framework with a focus on the role of Scrum Master and how Scrum can help manage changing priorities, increase productivity and accelerate product delivery. In addition, you'll be provided techniques and tools to facilitate behavioral change and cultivate servant leadership.


After participating in this class, you'll receive a free password to attempt the PSM I assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSM I Certification. Earning your PSM I Certification makes you part of an elite community of 600,000+ PSM I badge holders from around the globe, and unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees. selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Each instructor lends his or her individual experience and expertise to the course, but all students learn the same core content. This improves their ability to pass the Professional Scrum Master assessments and use Scrum in the workplace.

Three Day Part-Time Course

What is the difference between a two-day full-time class (whether in-person or virtual) and a three-day part-time class?

We cover ALL the same materials, and the class is consistent with the high-quality standards set by Because the class is delivered virtually with ample breaks, many students appreciate the shorter days. At the end of the three days you receive:

  • The same high-quality content;
  • A manageable schedule that creates higher engagement and learning for you;
  • An opportunity to accommodate other commitments you might have at home or at work;

Zoom and Mural will be used to facilitate the activities. You'll receive a wealth of materials and dozens of techniques you can take back and use with your Scrum Teams right away to be an effective Scrum Master.

What's Included:

  • Three intense days of experiential learning.
  • 1 free attempt to earn your PSM I certification (a $200 value per attempt).  
  • If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. 
  • Unlike other certifications, there is never an additional fee or need to renew your PSM certification once you pass.
  • Access to full slide deck and complementary materials used during the course.
  • 40% discount on an attempt to earn your PSM II certification (a savings of $100).
  • $100 Savings when you sign up for a future course offered by Chris Belknap.
  • Lifetime profile and membership.
  • 14 PDU credits for course attendance with Project Management Institute.

Professional Scrum Master PSM I Certification

Note about payments: we accept all major credit cards and Paypal. If you wish to pay for the course by check, invoice, or via Venmo, please send an email to

We offer discounts to companies who want to send three or more students to a course, please email for details.

Class Details



Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: America/New York
Start/End Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Start: December 17, 2024
End: December 19, 2024
3 Shorter Days

Class Format



Scrum On

Registration & Price

Price: USD 1195
Early Bird Price: USD 1095 (until December 3, 2024)

Group discounts for 3 or more students; for prices email


More Information

Your Professional Scrum Trainer (PST)

This course will be facilitated by Chris Belknap - Professional Scrum Trainers (PST) 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!

Confidence booster!

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.

Target Audience

The Professional Scrum Master course is targeted to Scrum Masters and anyone else responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum. Any team member, team manager, or person who is looking to know how to lead in an agile organization can benefit from this course. We have found this very valuable for:

  • Project and Product Managers
  • Development and QA Managers
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Existing Scrum Masters who want to improve their skill set
  • Business Analysts
  • Product Owners
  • Developers, QA / Testers
  • Team Leads and Architects


There is no required prior certificate, educational background, or work experience needed to participate in this PSM I course or to take the PSM I exam. The PSM I course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of the Scrum framework, and the role of the Scrum Master in it. As such all backgrounds are welcome to join and achieve Professional Master Certification (PSM) I.

Attendees will be able to make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
  • Have taken the Scrum Open (free online assessment)
  • Have been on or closely involved with a project that builds or enhances a product
  • Want to know more about how Scrum works, how to use it, and how to implement it in an organization
  • A webcam and audio are required

Course Objectives

  • Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their coherence from the empirical foundation of Scrum
  • Students can act as a Scrum Master for Scrum Teams and stakeholders based on an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership
  • Students can effectively start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway

Course Topics

The PSM course is a mix of lecture, case studies and interactive exercises as you collaborate with other students:

  • Scrum Theory & Principles
    • How variables can lead to complexity.
    • Relating complexity and management styles.
    • Predictive and empirical approaches to problems.
    • Exploring the advantages of Agility.
    • Scrum and the three legs of empiricism.
  • The Scrum Framework
    • What's needed for Scrum?
    • Exploring accountability.
    • Scrum roles, events and artifacts.
    • Examining the value of time-boxing. 
    • Scrum values and empiricism.
  • Done and Undone
    • Can quality become a habit?
    • Technical debt and addressing its effect.
    • Understanding the importance of Done.
    • Defining "potentially releasable".
    • Impacts of not defining Done.
  • Product Delivery with Scrum
    • Why Plan Product Development with Scrum?
    • Techniques for Product Backlog ordering and valuation.
    • Methods of Product Backlog organization.
    • Techniques for estimating size of Product Backlog Items.
    • Planning and forecasting.
    • Monitoring and reporting progress. 
  • People and Teams
    • Great teams.
    • Intrinsic motivation.
    • Cross-functionality.
    • Scrum Values.
    • Stages of Group Development.
  • The Scrum Master
    • Experiencing positive leadership.
    • Choices of servant leaders.
    • How will you help others improve?
    • Responsibilities of a Scrum Master.
    • Scrum Master skills and traits.

About Scrum On 

Additionally, Scrum On is officially recognized as a member of the Professional Training Network. This means we align with the Scrum Values, have trainers who teach a qualifying number of Professional Scrum classes, and are committed to improving the profession of software delivery in part by providing training. Professional Training Network

Certification Assessments

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment, and are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM II assessment. The industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.  If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. 

The PSM exam assessment is taken outside of the course and can be taken anywhere the student has an internet connection (i.e. your home, office, etc.). In other words, you do not have to travel to an exam center.


Students of courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s “Education courses provided by other third-party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at


  • is run by the co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber. He also maintains the Scrum Guide. The organization is run by folks who eat, sleep and breathe Scrum and it shows in the carefully crafted curriculum and examinations.
  • It ain't easy. Your certification will hold more credibility with employers because you don't receive it automatically after taking a course. You must pass the certification exam. Your PSM training gives you an excellent shot at achieving certification.
  • Once you receive a Professional Scrum certification by passing the assessment, you keep that certification and remain listed on our website as being a Professional forever. You do not need to retest as you have already proved your knowledge, nor do you need to pay additional money to retain that certification. 
  •'s courseware is uniform and rigorously updated and fine-tuned to ensure every participant receives valuable and actionable training from Professional Scrum Trainers. To be clear, uniform doesn't mean boring! It means quality!

Note about payments: we accept all major credit cards and Paypal. If you wish to pay for the course by check or via Venmo, please send an email to

We offer discounts to companies who want to send three or more students to a course, please email for details.