Professional Scrum Master II LONDON, Dec 19-20, 2019

PSM II

Course Overview

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All ticket holders for PSM II will be vetted for event readiness. The standard to enter class is strong PSM I knowledge or equivalent (having the certificate does not guarantee that the trainer will be satisfied due to elapsed time since certification and other factors) + the quality of Scrum experience. PSM II is a class where attendees need to contribute value to each other. No vetting occurs ahead of registration.

Embrace uncertainty, by booking you improve the likelihood of the class proceeding:). Systems Thinkers would understand that point:).

VAT additional. Eventbrite fees absorbed except in the instance where attendee cancels, hence affecting any qualifying refund. VAT is treated automatically by Eventbrite. Location is not 100% confirmed, it is an approximate location. No responsibility is taken for costs resulting from cancellation/postponement. Please only book travel one week in advance and use no-commitment accommodation bookings that allow cancellation one week in advance without charges. WhatsApp John Coleman on +447908539437 or email johncolemanagile@gmail.com for more details. A minimum quorum is needed for this class to proceed. Embrace uncertainty, book to help ensure the class proceeds.

Professional Scrum Master (PSM) is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises.

Over an intensive 2 days, students will see why PSM is the cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and for anyone coaching a software development team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness. 

Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace. The PSM course is interactive, experiential, and uses techniques from "Training from the Back of the Room". In this course, students work on real-life cases with other class-mates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.

Be prepared for an invigorating and exhausting class! Class sizes are small unless we learn a little about scaling topics when many people help with learning outcomes that relate to scaling.

John Coleman is an active practitioner with 14 years of experience in growing sustainable agility, real true agility. Learn from John's breadth & depth of current case studies with the latest trends and some leading & not yet known patterns. At John's highly rated training, John explains how being faithful to agility is key to success. 

John Coleman is an Irish Professional Scrum Trainer who lives in London and travels all over the world. He is also a LeSS Friendly trainer, a Leadership Masterclass trainer, a Product Ownership for agility trainer, and one of the world's most prominent Scrum+Kanban trainers, Scrum with Kanban on the inside.  By completing John's classes, one is ready for a Scaled Professional Scrum class, a Certified LeSS Basics class, or a Certified LeSS Practitioner class by default, and join's the LeSS community.

John's clients, directly or indirectly, included Shell, BP, Barclaycard, Lloyds Banking Group, Vocalink, MBB consulting firms, Centrica / British Gas, the Musgrave Group, RR Donnelley, DELL, Nordic Aviation Services, and Ericsson. 

John's Scrum+Kanban case studies can be found on www.scrumcasestudies.com (international payments company, European bank). John is one of the world's busiest Scrum+Kanban practitioners & trainers, Scrum with Kanban on the inside.

John is part of Marshall Goldsmith's #payitforward campaign and in so doing, sometimes offers free training to a selection of potential agility chefs. John is a key member of the #MarshallGoldsmithLead60 group, a cohort from the 16,000+ #MarshallGoldsmith100CoachesApplicants.

John works at all levels, with teams, with programs & products/services, values streams and exec level. 

John Coleman's testimonials & ratings are midway down the homepage at www.ace.works

An Advanced Scrum Master Class

Professional Scrum Master IITM (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 (PSM) course 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 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.  

Why Scrum.org

Scrum.org provides the highest quality Scrum training, training materials and certified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) to teach them. Our training materials are created and maintained by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber, Scrum.org and the community of PSTs who teach the courses, helping to ensure that they are in tune with what’s happening in software development organizations and always up-to-date with the latest practices.

Professional Scrum Trainers bring their own style and experience to the courses, but use the same materials so that students are learning from the same content regardless of who teaches the course or where it is taught around the world.  Read more about the differences.

Our Course Steward Model

Each Scrum.org course is assigned 2 stewards.  The stewards are ultimately responsible for collecting input on the course materials, both those that exist and potentially additions to be made, review that input with the community along with Ken Schwaber and provide updates as required. 

Each course is stored in GitHub, allowing version control, feedback mechanisms, distribution and much more, not unlike the code that Scrum Teams deliver for their products.  Through GitHub capabilities, a PST can submit feedback on a course materials, its delivery content, speaker notes, exercises and much more.  With over 235 PSTs around the world teaching the materials, that provides a fantastic number of people to provide excellent feedback to improve the content and quality of the courseware. 

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

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.

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
  • Understanding the challenges of middle management
  • 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. PSM II class participants who attempt the PSM II assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.. You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.

PMI PDU Credits

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) class. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI's "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at https://ccrs.pmi.org.

Price: GBP 1150

Course Details

Location

LONDON, United Kingdom

Date

Dec 19, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

More Information

Language: English

Collect PDUs or other education units from John Coleman's Scrum.org classes. The credentials don't expire! The credentials have a higher standard than any competitive offering in the marketplace. There is a high mark to pass, and fewer attempts are available. Scrum.org has more consistent training. Would you prefer a credential that is easier to attain and possibly less valuable or a credential that sets a higher standard, and sets you apart? Virtually all of John's students get through after their 1st assessment, with 1 to spare. And the scrum.org community is a lovely community that embraces the Scrum values in its actions, not just in words. 

Be prepared for an invigorating and exhausting class! Class sizes are small unless we learn a little about scaling topics when many people help with learning outcomes that relate to scaling.

John Coleman is an active practitioner with 14 years of experience in growing sustainable agility, real true agility. Learn from John's breadth & depth of current case studies with the latest trends and some leading & not yet known patterns. At John's highly rated training, John explains how being faithful to agility is key to success. 

John Coleman is an Irish Professional Scrum Trainer, a candidate LeSS trainer / LeSS Friendly Scrum Trainer, organizer of ELNA (Executive Leadership Network for Adaptiveness), and Europe’s most prominent Professional Scrum with Kanban trainer. John practices with team, leaders, execs more than 80% of the time, so while that might make John less polished as a trainer, he can answer all sorts of up to date practical questions with ease. John coaches, teaches, consults for sustainable growth of agility in non-software as well as software. He created Broad and Deep agility (BaDa) on top of the shoulders of existing theory & practice.

John helps to reinvigorate in-flight agility growth and helps to start new growth. 

John is a systems thinker who happens to be a huge fan of Cynefin and sees the benefits of both. Most importantly, John takes an independent view. But John is also a people thinker; he specialises in Spiral Dynamics Integral, Viral Change & other models.

John's Scrum+Kanban case studies can be found on www.scrumcasestudies.com (international payments company, European bank).

 By completing John's classes, one is ready for a Scaled Professional Scrum class, a Certified LeSS Basics class, or a Certified LeSS Practitioner class by default, and join's the LeSS community.

John's clients, directly or indirectly, included Shell, BP, Barclaycard, Lloyds Banking Group, Vocalink, MBB consulting firms, Centrica / British Gas, the Musgrave Group, RR Donnelley, DELL, Nordic Aviation Services, TDS, 84.51, and Ericsson. 

John's Scrum+Kanban case studies can be found on www.scrumcasestudies.com (international payments company, European bank). John is one of the world's busiest Scrum+Kanban practitioners. 

"ACe agility chefs" is a brand for developing agility chefs. John helps to develop new agility chefs, budding experts in both agility and transformation, two separate bodies of knowledge. John helps to reinvigorate in flight transformations and helps to start new ones. 

John is part of Marshall Goldsmith's #payitforward campaign and in so doing, sometimes offers free training to a selection of potential agility chefs. John is a key member of the #MarshallGoldsmithLead60 group, a cohort from the 16,000+ #MarshallGoldsmith100CoachesApplicants.

The marketplace is changing, and Scrum.org is leading the way. Learn from the very best and most current and practising trainers right now! Who knows, maybe you'll also be an agility chef at some point in the future!

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John Coleman PSM video testimonial

John Coleman's PSK trailer (sometimes with Daniel Vacanti) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qra35U_RM9Y 

John Coleman's seminal blog posts on Kanban, Nexus Vs LeSS are available at https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog?uid=217428. John blogs prolifically at ace.works, valueglide.com, Medium, CIO Water Cooler and The Digital Transformation People.

See John Coleman's Professional Scrum Master courses listed as LeSS Friendly Scrum courses, as well as john's Certified LeSS Basics training at less.works.

John Coleman's testimonials & ratings are available at https://www.vocalreferences.com/large-scale-scrum-scrum-kanban-training/orderly-disruption-limited-ace-works/20770.html and https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.ace.works

Venue

etc.Venues - The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N 8HN, United Kingdom. Nearest station Farringdon.

Classes are usually small, and even if not, John Coleman uses techniques that make a large class run very well, to a limit. John Coleman does not train class sizes over his operational limit so attendees can rightly get the full benefit of his classes.

Sometimes, John Coleman will have a co-trainer, someone who is already qualified or who is building up experience. Some classes may have an assistant who speaks a local language. Please let John Coleman know in advance if you need him to bring an assistant trainer who speaks your language via john@ace.works; economics will hopefully be in our favour to allow that if there is enough demand.

Payment in advance is required, no exceptions. VAT plus online ticketing charges, if applicable, are additional. All documentation requirements for invoice payment by the training date must be declared at the outset. VAT is treated automatically by the online ticket provider, if applicable. 

Location is not 100% confirmed, it is an approximate location. Location cannot be finally booked until final numbers are known. It's unusual for courses to get cancelled. Some classes require a minimum number of attendees. No responsibility is taken for costs resulting from cancellation/postponement.

Please only book travel one week in advance and use low-commitment accommodation bookings that allow cancellation one week in advance without charges. Most accommodation booking websites allow 24-hour cancellation in advance, please select that option. Please book travel at the last responsible moment (one week to go) using low-cost booking services such as Skyscanner or Kayak. 

You may cancel up to the specified online ticketing deadline, or 7 days in advance, and if so, the refund would have deductions for bank transfer fees, therefore it's an almost full refund.

You may postpone your ticket with a minimum of three business days notice, thereafter your lack of attendance at the booked date will be treated as a cancellation with zero refund (due to planning & venue costs for class numbers).

Electronic manuals and Scrum.org assessment fees are included. Physical manuals are usually not provided. Teas/coffees/water & snacks are included, but special dietary needs may not be addressed by the snacks unless you advise me (hopefully the location can oblige). Neither breakfast nor lunch is included.

If the class attendees demonstrate additional ability, bonus content may get covered. However, the class pace can get set to a slower pace by even one attendee who has not prepared for class, as per pre-class communications. While John Coleman's style is to assume zero knowledge, some attendees may have negative knowledge, preconceived ideas that are incorrect according to Scrum.org.

Negative knowledge creates drag for a training class, hence John Coleman sometimes performs pre-training-screening-calls. While there are no formal pre-requisites for Scrum.org classes, the trainer may request in pre-training phone calls that some attendees go to Profesional Scrum Foundations/Scrum Master (by any Scrum.org trainer) to ensure a smooth learning experience, even if the booked class ticket needs to be postponed to another date, refunding if necessary less banking fees.

Wheelchair accessible venue/room set-up... If you have specific disability requirements, e.g., you require a free place for an assistant, please let John Coleman know in advance via john@ace.works.

The delivery content is a combination of slides, flip charts, and exercises. The focus is more on flip charts and exercises. The approach is a combination of experiential training and Training From The Back of The Room, regardless of the training course, while sticking to the Scrum.org learning objectives. Many practical problems get discussed. and more often than not, options to solve problems are presented. But some problems need sessions in themselves, and it would be unfair to distract the class if the entire class doesn't want to take that path and/or the trainer is getting concerned that the learning objectives might not be attained within the training course timebox. In addition, some topics could be completely outside the scope of the training class. To that end, some topics may need to be "parked". Some topics could be completely outside the scope of the training class.


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Attendees may be asked to optionally consent to receive communications, e.g., follow-up email newsletters.

A booking is not a guarantee of attendance. The trainer may need to contact attendees to assess their readiness for the training class. It is possible the trainer will recommend additional training / reading before you can be accepted into the booked class.

In order to get an assessment, the trainer must submit your name and email address to Scrum.org; Scrum.org may in turn send you regular newsletters. 

Attendees will be invited to a slack channel for the class to enable communications before, during, and after the class.

Photographs and/or video permission will be requested in class for follow up marketing purposes. Review sites are useful but can be prone to fake revews, and hence less crediblity, even if very well accepted. To that end, Orderly Disruption is migrating to TrustPilot. Reviews & Testimonials will be requested in class; you can add the same review and star rating to each of VocalReferences, TrustPilot, and Google, to be performed optionally in class. Attendees may also be asked to provide feedback to Scrum.org. For these requests, regardless of the response, additional bonus learning content will be delivered.

A limited number of free of charge post training Zoom calls are offered. To book, attendees can arrange to meet me via Doodle on https://doodle.com/JohnColemanIRL

Attendees may be asked to join compatible communities, e.g., the LeSS community, the ACe community, the ELNA community.

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