Professional Scrum Master
Gloucester, July 4-5, 2023
This two-day, in-person course is widely regarded as the industry standard class to become a Scrum Master. You will learn the underpinning Scrum theory and how to apply it in real scenarios through engaging activities facilitated by our trainer. Fundamentally, you will take away the knowledge and skills to help your teams excel at Product delivery.
Don't take this class if you're looking to sit back and relax for two days. The PSM I course and associated assessment is tough, but we'll prepare you well. You can expect to be an active participant and to leave each day feeling tired but excited about what lies ahead for your practice. This is an immersive experience.
Throughout this class, you will learn why and how Scrum is used to deliver products in complex environments. Converse to popular thinking, Scrum is not just for software delivery- it can and is being leveraged for physical and service products too.
Attendance from 0900-1700 on both dates is required.
Registration & Price
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Who should attend?
This class is for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Developers, organisational managers who work with Scrum Teams, or anyone who wants to learn how Scrum can improve their value delivery. Despite the name of the class, it is not just for Scrum Masters.
There is no requirement for any knowledge of product or software delivery prior to participating, nor any experience of being in a Scrum Team.
What is the class?
You will learn the theory behind the Scrum framework and hear experiences from our trainer/s about how they’ve applied the principles in industry.
The areas of focus are:
- Empiricism – the evidence-based, decision-making theory that underpins the whole Scrum framework.
- Scrum Values – the five core values that provide the bedrock on which successful, self-managing Scrum Teams are built.
- Scrum Team – the three accountabilities and how they work together to produce a Done increment.
- Events – the opportunities Scrum provides to inspect and adapt, ensuring focus remains on value delivery.
- Artefacts – the transparent articles that are inspected throughout a Sprint and adapted as needed.
- Self-managing Teams – the qualities of good Scrum Teams and how they work together.
Also touched upon are; Done, facilitation styles, leadership styles, coaching and mentoring, forecasting and release planning, Product value, Product Backlog management, emergent software development, managing technical risk, and continuous quality.
By signing up for this class, you are eligible for some benefits offered by Scrum.org. These include:
- one free attempt at the PSM I assessment (a saving of $150)
- a second free attempt (if you try, and fail to meet the 85% passing mark within 14 days of the class finishing). If you pass on the first attempt, a second attempt will not be given
- if you require a third attempt, we'll split the bill with you. We'll cover 50% of the $150 cost of a third code.
- a 40% discount on a PSM II assessment purchase
- 14 PDUs that can be used to evidence your continued learning requirement for the Project Management Institute (PMI)
- upon successful completion of the PSM I assessment, lifetime certification for PSM I - it will never expire unlike other providers
Your Professional Scrum Trainer
Ryan is the primary trainer at Optilearn (optilearn.co.uk). He is an experienced Scrum Master, Agile Coach and educator. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer with scrum.org and offers official training courses using accredited material. He also holds Qualified Teacher Status in the UK.
He is an active consultant, working with clients primarily in the software domain, but has experience leveraging agile frameworks in a variety of product development environments. Ryan believes that the best teachers are the ones who practice what they teach, and so with Ryan as your trainer you can be assured he is speaking from experience.
Ryan is active on social media and welcomes connections via LinkedIn. Alongside this, he is also the co-creator of Scrum Lake, an innovative two-hour workshop that encourages participants to dive deeper into Scrum theory and real practice.
Meet Ryan here, with his short intro video.
If you have any questions, please contact Optilearn at:
The Holiday Inn Gloucester Cheltenham is a newly renovated location where we will base this training. If you wish to stay at the hotel at any time associated with this class we can arrange for a discount. Please contact us directly.
This booking will include lunch on both days and therefore please advise us as soon as possible if you have any dietary requirements.