PSM – Professional Scrum Master Feb 19-20-Ashburn, VA

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PSM – Professional Scrum Master Feb 19-20-Ashburn, VA

Professional Scrum Trainer
  • PSM – Professional Scrum Master
    February 19, 2018 - February 20, 2018
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Professional Scrum Master (PSM) is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, the Scrum process and the role of the Scrum Master.

Course Description

Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness.

The Professional Scrum Master class introduces the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework. These are foundational insights upon which the rules and roles of Scrum are explored and discussed.

The focus on the Scrum Master role includes advanced thinking tools for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation, and scaling Scrum. selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.

Course Topics

  • Scrum theory and principles
  • The Scrum framework: roles, rules, and artifacts
  • Working with people and teams
  • Coaching and facilitation
  • The role of the Scrum Master


Students are challenged to think in terms of Scrum and the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.

  • Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their coherence from the empirical foundation of Scrum.
  • Students can act as a Scrum Master for Scrum Teams and stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership.
  • Students can effectively start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway.

Target Audience

The training may be interesting to all involved in software development using the Scrum framework but has been specifically conceived for those responsible within an organization for running or introducing Scrum.

The class targets the people within an organization accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.


Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, discussions, and hands-on exercises.


Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
  • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team or through having taken part in a Professional Scrum Foundations or similar course
  • Have been on or are closely involved in building or enhancing a software product or application using Scrum
  • Have read one of the Scrum books of Ken Schwaber or the book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” by Gunther Verheyen

Assessment and certification

The Professional Scrum Master course has two associated credentialsProfessional Scrum Master level I (PSM I), Professional Scrum Master level II (PSM II) and Professional Scrum Master level III (PSM III).

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course receive a password to take the PSM I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment.

These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSM I and PSM II credential.

Microsoft® uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies.


Trainer is John Gillespie MBA, PST.

John Gillespie is a technology and transformation executive with significant experience in data centers, solutions architecture, and continuous delivery including mobile application development and product management in financial institutions.  For the past 7 years, he has guided organizations in the adoption of Lean/Agile methodologies and has been integral in leading enterprise-wide transitions.  He earned an MBA specializing in finance and leadership from NYU Stern School of Business and an MS in Computer Science along with having founded two profitable technology companies.


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Venue Phone: 1-703-723-9300

20147 Lakeview Center Plaza, Ashburn, Virginia, 20147, United States

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