Professional Scrum Master II
Live Virtual Class, February 29-March 1, 2024
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 two free attempts at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.
Who should take the Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM II) training?
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.
Focus and learning objectives
Over two 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 Professional Scrum Trainers 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.
How the Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM II) training is set up
The training is divided into different modules. Of course we will inspect and adapt based on your questions and experiences. The training consists of:
- Difference between a Scrum Master and a Professional Scrum Master
- How to support the Development Team
- How to support the Product Owner
- How to support the Organization
- practical coaching techniques, methods and practices
Preparation in advance
To maximize your learning experience, we advise you to read the Scrum Guide (at least once) and write down your questions and remarks. You can also take the free online Open Scrum assessment on the Scrum.org website.
After the training, you will have access to the classroom page which will have a lot of material to be able to review and read more in-depth information.
Additionally, you will receive an invite to the Scrum Facilitators Slack community where you can ask other professionals for help and also receive discounts for products and other courses.
After the training, you will receive an assessment code from Scrum.org support to take the PSM II assessment. There is no expiration date on this assessment code. However, when you take your first attempt within two weeks after the training and do not pass the 85% marker, you will automatically receive a new code to do a second attempt.
Steve is an experienced Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Trainer with 20 years plus of experience in delivering complex products in many different business sectors. He started his career as a software developer, working for Nestle before moving on to work for Sky building applications & websites for many of the English Premier League football teams.
Previously being a developer, Steve has worked in various teams (Scrum and none Scrum) so comes packed with real-life stories. From Start-Ups building the next social media network, up to large corporations handling thousands of transactions a second. If you want to learn from someone who has been there, then Steve would be able to share experiences to help you on your way.
In May 2004 and after spending 6 months working on a very demanding & soul destroying project Steve decided to look for a better way to deliver products. It was either that or leave the industry. This led him to look into Agile approaches and in particular Scrum - his aim was to know to empower teams and individuals to make the right choices at the appropriate time.
Over 16 years later on from 2004, Steve's focus is still on helping individuals & teams to reach their full potential through professional development coaching and professional training.
Andy is a highly experienced Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org and a Professional Kanban Trainer with ProKanban. He wrote the book "Applying Scrum with Kanban"... so he knows a few things or two.
Andy's career has taken him on a journey from late 90’s web development through professional organisations such as Nokia and IBM to now, where Andy is a professional trainer, coach and consultant. Along the way Andy learned XP, Scrum and Kanban ‘hands-on’, through leading teams of people developing complicated solutions in complex product and service delivery environments.
Andy now works with teams of people at every level to help them work smarter towards achieving their goals. Whether that's through professional personal and group coaching; or coaching Kanban with Professional Scrum, it's always based upon client and customer outcomes in mind.
Andy also has a family with two little boys and a dog called Rocky in Bristol, as you can well imagine, that keeps him pretty busy one way or another.