PSM – Professional Scrum Master

PSM – Professional Scrum Master

Course Description

This training is intended for individuals who wish to become effective Scrum Masters or are responsible for ensuring a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness. The two day in-person class dives deep into
the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the Scrum framework. These are the foundational insights upon which the rules and roles of Scrum are based.

Specific focus is centered around the Scrum Master role, including advanced tools for servant-leadership, behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching, facilitation, and scaling Scrum.

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

Objectives

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.

Prerequisites

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

Target Audiences

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 (Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members).

Assessment and Certification

The Professional Scrum Master course has two associated credentials: Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Master level II (PSM II).

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. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSM I and PSM II credential.