Professional Scrum Master II Prague, Nov 26-27, 2019
Professional Scrum Master II (PSM-II) is a 2-day advanced class for practicing Scrum Masters to support their further professional development.
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.
Who should attend
Scrum Masters with a thorough understanding of Scrum framework who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. It is particularly beneficial for those with at least 1 year of experience.
You will be challenged to think within the Scrum framework, the underlying principles and values, and how they help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make. You will also explore what practices, tools, skills, and stances make an effective Scrum Master.
What you will learn
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.
- What makes an effective Scrum Master
- Servant Leadership
- How to support the Scrum Team
- Dealing with team conflict
- How to support the Product Owner
- How to support the organization
- Understanding the challenges of middle management
- Dealing with complexity and impediments
- Measurement in Scrum
- Successful product delivery and Definition of “Done”
- The Sprint Goal
- Facilitation techniques
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the PSM II assessment. If you attempt the assessment within 14 days after receiving the password and fail to pass, you will receive one more attempt free of charge.
What you take away
- Training materials hand outs
- Scrum Values poster
- Pictures of all drawings and materials created during the class
- Password to attempt Professional Scrum Master II assessment
- Discount for PSM III assessment
- 14 PMI PDU credits
About the trainer
The course is delivered by Karel Smutný, Enterprise Agile Coach and Professional Scrum Trainer™ (PST) at Scrum.org. Karel has almost 10 years of experience helping companies with Scrum adoptions and agile transformations. He worked with more than 70 teams in dozens of companies of various sizes and industries. He has a strong background in Large Scale Scrum, Scrum Patterns and Extreme Programming.