Professional Scrum Master II
Amersfoort, June 20-21, 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 a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.
Unlike the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) 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 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
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.
During this training we'll also be introducing practical coaching techniques, methods and practices to help you think, listen, talk and act as a coach to help your team and organisation.
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.
Registration & Price
Cheehong is a Dutch-born Singaporean scrum.org trainer and one of the few globally vetted to teach all the scrum.org official courses. He learned Scrum from Jeff Sutherland in 2006 and has used it since.
He is a freelance Agility Consultant & ICF Coach with over 15+ years of experience in helping individuals, teams and organisations deliver more value while going through an agile transformation. His experience comes from working with numerous organizations in Europe and Asia. He helps and coaches scrum teams, middle management and C-level executives in the art of servant leadership, empirical thinking, bottom-up intelligence, the power of self-organization, evidence-based management and validate-learning.
His mission is to improve the profession of product delivery and coaching organizations in their Agile transformation journey. He uses Scrum combined with Kanban, Lean, and Extreme Programming practices while respecting the underlying Agile values and principles.
As a licensed Scrum trainer, he combines his two passion: Scrum & travelling. In 2011 he founded Scrumtraveller and started travelling worldwide to meet other experts and teach professional Scrum. During his travels, he facilitates professionals on a journey of discovering the underlying values and principles behind Scrum and challenges students to re-imagining the true potential of Scrum. He encapsulates all these experiences in his class while keeping it fun, engaging, and interactive.
Cheehong is the cofounder of Scrum Facilitators in the Netherlands, a Dutch-based training organization with seven trainers spread over The Netherlands and the UK. The mission of this company is to help professionals become awesome Scrum facilitators through training, meetups and product development. Cheehong has taught Scrum in numerous countries such as Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and many more.
Jasper Alblas has been a Professional Scrum Master since 2012 and Professional Scrum Trainer since 2018. He’s an expert on improving effective teamwork, with a certified team coach license since 2020.
His experience comes from working as a developer and Professional Scrum Master in large utility companies, commercial companies, and government for the past decade.
“As an individual in a team, whether I’m a Scrum Master or trainer in a group, I never put myself above others. My intent is that there is something to be learned from every individual.
I find the way we behave in groups and teams fascinating. It’s a constant way to learn, inspect and adapt based on the insights I discover from working with people and teams.”