Professional Scrum Master II
Live Virtual Class, March 11-12, 2023
About this Class:
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.
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.
Who should take this class:
Before participating in the Professional Scrum Master II class, students should have a thorough knowledge of the Scrum framework including the roles, artifacts and Scrum events. It is recommended that participants have at least one year of experience in the Scrum framework prior to participating in this class.
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.
What's Included in the Professional Scrum Master class:
- Two days of intense learning
- 1 free attempt to earn your PSM II certification
- Course Workbook
- Access to full slide deck and complementary materials used during the course
- 40% discount on an attempt to earn your PSM III certification
Registration & Price
About Mary Iqbal
A Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org, Mary has 20 years of experience at various Fortune 500 companies as well as experience in the healthcare, consumer products and business-to-business industries. From doubling the size of a line of business for a data processing organization to moving to a new technology for a consumer products company’s main business platform, she has successfully led teams to apply Scrum to solve difficult, time sensitive efforts while delivering value to the organization by helping teams work better together.
Training is a game changer
Training is where teams discover a new way of working and learn how to increase their skills. This is where individuals can ask the difficult questions and challenge their way of thinking. The courseware offered by Scrum.org is the best in the industry, because it is challenging, and it is consistent.
Here are what people are saying about classes taught by Mary:
- Excellent Course!
- Prior to this course a lot of what we were doing felt much more like a "Just do as I say, no problems here at all!" sort of setup, but during the training we had a moment where they acknowledged "This is going to be a shift, there will be bumpy roads, we understand it's not all sunshine" and that helped. I didn't feel invisible so much after that.
- I thought after the first day I had enough to take back with me and start Scrum Process. I was wrong. The 2nd day was good to see how much better we worked together!
Is Agile the right approach?
An agile approach flips the iron triangle on its head. Quality, cost and schedule are fixed, leaving only features left to flex. This results in incremental delivery early and often, which speeds up feedback, increases learning and delivers a better product. Scrum works best in complex environments where more is unknown than known. Waterfall works best when more is known than unknown. This is because Agile unleashes the creativity of individuals and provides teams with a better, more humane way of working which respects individual contributions and delivers better value to the customer.
What is Scrum?
Scrum, the most popular Agile framework, exposes problems and encourages teams to solve them by defining specific events, accountabilities and artifacts for teams to engage with. Teams who use Scrum as it is designed will continuously improve their way of working together and will always focus on the highest value work for their customer. I am often asked, can Scrum be used when you have hard deadlines? The answer is absolutely! Using the Scrum framework will increase your chances of meeting difficult deadlines by encouraging teams to prioritize the highest value work first.
This class will be fully remote and will be offered in a format of two full-day sessions. The class will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 2023, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST. You will receive an email immediately upon signup from email@example.com with zoom meeting information. Please be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure that this email is received. You will receive an email with additional information one week prior to the class.