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Professional Scrum Master II

Istanbul, November 27-28, 2023

Class Overview

Get trained by Gunther Verheyen, independent Scrum Caretaker and Scrum practitioner since 2003, in this in-person PSM-II class (Advanced "Professional Scrum Master II").

Notice: this particular session is specifically organized for ACM in Istanbul, Turkey 🇹🇷. The session is in-person only and registration is to be done on the website of ACM.

The advanced Professional Scrum Master II class is the cutting-edge course to deepen your understanding of the accountability of the Scrum Master as intended and designed in the Scrum framework. It is the class for awesome Scrum Masters and for anyone aspiring to grasp the nature and implementation of servant-leadership.

A professional Scrum Master offers various ‘services’ to the peer roles within the Scrum Team (team of Developers, Product Owner) and to the organization (anyone beyond the Scrum Team who wants to know more about Scrum). The advanced Professional Scrum Master II class introduces not just the type of services that are offered by a professional Scrum Master, but also tools and approaches to deliver these different services. The advanced Professional Scrum Master II class thus goes to the essence of the role of Scrum Master in the sense of being accountable to support and facilitate an ecosystem with a focus on product delivery with Scrum, and to work, coach and facilitate people, teams and the wider organization. selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course and maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide. All materials used and presented in the class are in sync with the 2020 update of the Scrum Guide.



Class Details



Delivery Method

In Person Class
Location: Istanbul, Türkiye


Start: November 27, 2023
End: November 28, 2023

Class Format




Registration & Price

Price: EUR 1100

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More Information

Gunther calls himself an independent Scrum Caretaker on a journey of humanizing the workplace (with Scrum). He is a world-leading Scrum expert. He started applying Scrum in 2003, has published two best-selling books on Scrum ("Scrum - A Pocket Guide" and "97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know") and has closely collaborated with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum.

Course topics

  • The Scrum Scrum Master
  • Services to the Scrum Team
  • Services to the Product Owner
  • Services to the organization


Students are challenged to think as a Scrum Master and enact according to a Scrum Master's accountability as designed and intended in the Scrum framework.

  • Students will have a clear understanding of the role and accountability of a professional Scrum Master.
  • Students can act as a Scrum Master for Scrum Teams and the wider organization from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership.


Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).
  • Have solid experience as a Scrum Master (at least one year).
  • Holding the PSM I and/or PSPO I credential (preferred). 
  • Have attended a PSM and/or PSPO class by Gunther Verheyen (preferred).
  • Have read one of the Scrum books of Ken Schwaber or the book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” by Gunther Verheyen (optional).

Target Audience

The advanced 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. This course is one step in their journey of professional development.


Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, discussions and hands-on exercises. This course will be taught in English. The course does not address the Scrum framework (much), and we assume people have a proper understanding of the Scrum framework.

Assessment and Certification

The Professional Scrum Master II course has the Professional Scrum Master level II (PSM II) certification as associated credential. All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course receive a password to take the PSM II assessment. If participants take the PSM II assessment within 14 days after the class, and do not achieve the 85% certification score, they get 1 free re-attempt.

Additionally, all participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course are entitled to a discount of 200 $ on the PSM III assessment (regular price: 500 $).

These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. maintains a public list with everyone holding Professional Scrum credentials.


Gunther Verheyen is a longtime Scrum practitioner (2003). After a longstanding career as a consultant, he partnered with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, and Director of the Professional Scrum series at (2013-2016). During his time, Gunther redesigned and substantially updated the PSM course material and the PSM assessments.

Since 2016, Gunther is engaging with people and organizations as an independent Scrum Caretaker.

Gunther is the author of the acclaimed book Scrum – A Pocket Guide in 2013, and a second edition was published in 2019. Ken Schwaber recommends that book as “...the best description of Scrum currently available” and “extraordinarily competent.” Several translations of his work are available. In 2020, Gunther published the book "97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know" with O'Reilly Media. 

When not travelling for Scrum and humanizing the workplace, Gunther lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.