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Professional Scrum Master II

Live Virtual Class, July 4-5, 2022

Class Overview

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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 course 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.

The 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 Development Team, Product Owner and organization. The course 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 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.

While it is recommended, you do not have to have a PSM I certification or have attended a PSM I class beforehand. Your hands-on experience as a Scrum Master and strong knowledge of Scrum is a must to get the most out of this course.

Course Objectives

  • 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

Course Topics

  • 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 and 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 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 II (PSM II) certification?
The PSM I 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 I assessment is comprised of 30 multiple choice questions that must be completed in 90 minutes. The pass mark is 85%. The course fee provides up to 2 attempts at the PSM II assessment.

What are the course hours?
Training will begin promptly at the posted class hours on all 2 days.

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.

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.

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.

Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
You can email us at iscottadams.agilesphere@gmail.com

Class Details

Language

English

Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: America/New York
Start/End Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Date

Start: July 4, 2022
End: July 5, 2022

Partner

Agile Sphere

Registration & Price

Price: USD 1495

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About The Trainer

Scott Adams is a Professional Scrum Trainer, Grand Scrum Master, and an ambassador for change that works with large enterprises to small start-ups.  From his experiences of working with many teams across different domains, he builds best-in-company teams not by design but as an outcome of empowering every member of the scrum team, thru diversification/inclusion and having no tolerance for anything that stands in their way of delivering extraordinary value to the customer.  He has a collaborative approach to training that is enhanced thru storytelling and group sharing.  Scott is based in the USA. He is always happy to arrange private training for your company.  Please get in touch to find out more.

Committed to continuous learning and development, Scott is passionate about helping individuals and scrum teams reach their full potential.  He is an international speaker who brings awareness to impediments that could be holding you and/or your team from being phenomenal.  Most recently, Scott has presented at the following Events: 

 

  • The Agile Wire Podcast - "People who look like me"

 

  • Lean Agile Global Conference -  "Scrum Team Diversity and Inclusion"

 

  • Blacks in Technology Foundation - "Increase Personal Brand Value as a Scrum Master"  

 

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Venue

This will be a Live Virtual Remote/Online Class. 

Training will begin promptly at the posted class hours on all 2 days.

Full details on how to participate will be sent to you 1 week before the class and the same day if you register during the last week until course registration ends.