Professional Scrum Master II Live Virtual Class, Mar 15-16, 2021
Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. The PSM II class 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.
Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM II is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner and organization. The class then teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.
What You Will Learn
Over the 2 days, students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master such as how the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how the Scrum Master can help change the environment of Scrum Teams, creating an environment for agility to thrive. The Scrum Master role is complex and often, 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 & 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 to 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 class, your PST will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources and more.
There will also be time in class for the Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) to provide coaching on challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or may in the future.
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.
- What practices, tools, skills and stances make an effective Scrum Master
- How the Scrum principles and values help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make
- How the Scrum Master acts as a servant-leader and improve their ability in this role
- What the Scrum Master can do to support Development Teams and Product Owners to become more effective
- Ways that the Scrum Master can help to change the environment making it more conducive for Scrum Teams to be successful with greater agility
- Provide tips and techniques for the Scrum Master to work with the rest of the organization in support of their Scrum Teams
- Effects on the organization of a successful Scrum Master
- Dealing with complexity and servant leadership
- Dealing with team conflict
- Removing impediments
- Facilitation techniques
- The Importance of a "Done" Increment
- The Sprint Goal
- Refresh the purpose of the Scrum Events
- The role of management in Scrum
- Successful product delivery
- Measurement in Scrum
- How to support the Product Owner
- Scrum Master as a change agent
Certification & Assessments
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment. PSM II class participants who attempt the PSM II assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.
Frequently Asked Questions
What experience do I need to attend?
This an advanced course specifically designed for experienced Scrum Masters who have a thorough understanding of the Scrum framework. At least one year of Scrum Master experience is suggested.
What is included in the price?
The price includes course materials, the PSM II assessment, lifetime certification from Scrum.org and a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment.
How do I achieve the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM II) certification?
The PSM II certification is achieved by taking and passing an online assessment in your own time following the course. It can be taken from any internet-connected computer.
What is required to achieve the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification?
The PSM II assessment is comprised of 30 multiple choice questions that must be completed in 90 minutes. The pass mark is 85%.
What are the course hours?
Courses start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 each day.
How many people will attend?
Our courses are kept small to ensure a premium experience.
How should I prepare for the course?
The only preparation required is to read the Scrum Guide.
I'm not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
Email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk and we will advise you.
Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU's for attending a course.
Can I pay via credit/debit card?
Yes. Please select the 'Register now and pay via Credit Card' option when you register.
Can I register now and pay via invoice later?
Yes. Please select the 'Register now and pay later via Invoice' option when you register.
Where can I find more answers to common questions?
Visit our full FAQ page for more answers to frequently asked questions.
Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
You can email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk
Price: GBP 1295
About The Trainer
Andy Hiles is a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer and experienced agile practitioner with over 13 years of experience.
A firm believer that great teams build great products, Andy strives for success and in doing so displays his experience and passion for agile in every engagement.
Andy is based in the UK. He is always happy to arrange private training for your company. Please get in touch to find out more.
What Clients Have To Say About The Trainer:
“Sometimes if you are lucky, you can meet on your path people who are the best in what they do. They are the best because they have the passion and they love what they do. Andy is the one of those. Just sit and let him talk.”
- Lukasz Sztygiel - Software consultant
"What is he good at? Andy is great at building high performing Agile development teams and able to to influence leaders and managers in a powerful and down to earth manner."
- Nana Bambara - Agility Coach
"I co-trained several Agile training courses with Andy delivering to IBM staff at practitioner and executive level. Andy's knowledge and experience of Scrum and the agile philosophy in general is excellent. His training delivery techniques are very strong and I learned a lot from him when co-training as he brings energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, experience and, above all, FUN to the training room."
- Tim Beattie - Global Head of Product at Red Hat Open Innovation Labs
Contact The Trainer:
This will be a Live Virtual Remote/Online Class. Find out more here:
Class hours will be 09:00-17:00 in the time zone listed above.
Full details on how to participate will be sent to you by email shortly before the class.
Live Virtual Class Requirements:
– Computer with an internet connection.
– Microphone and Speakers.
– Free install of Zoom.us
– We can assist you with the set up in the days before the class if required.
– The trainer will be available for 30 minutes each day before the course starts to offer any technical assistance required.