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Professional Scrum Master

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A two day Live Virtual Class for anyone who wants to:

- Understand Professional Scrum from first principles

- Learn how to start-up Scrum in an organisation

- Increase the effectiveness of existing Scrum Teams

What will you learn?

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Scrum Theory and the purpose of each part of the Scrum Framework

The benefits (and challenges!) of using Scrum "in the real world" and the value proposition of using an Agile approach for complex work

Which projects are a "good fit" for Scrum... and which are not!

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Learn how to use Professional Scrum to get more out of your team and deliver more business value

The traits, skills and stances required to become a great Scrum Master

And finally, you'll have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning by becoming a PSM I Professional Scrum Master

Why you should attend one of my classes!


​This class is aimed at helping you understand how to make Scrum work in the real world. There's a lot more to it than just the certification...

...but passing the assessment is probably important to you too. The PSM Certification validates your learning and allows you to demonstrate that fundamental understanding. So I've created bonus quizzes, a mock assessment and I offer an additional "exam prep" session after the class, for anyone who is interested!

I also commit to answering all of your questions (time permitting) because I want you to leave this class believing that you really understand Professional Scrum.

Professional Scrum Master Training with Agile Skills

When I'm running a Professional Scrum Master training course I try to link all the theory we talk about to my experiences from over 30 years of building complex products and building teams.


I want you to have the lightbulb moments that I had... and maybe even learn from my mistakes.

Here are just some of my Trustpilot Reviews...

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Jan, 2021

Duncan is an adept trainer


Able to bring Scrum to life and apply it to the real world.

Lots of insights even for a seasoned professional.

Highly recommended!

Frequently Asked Questions

What language is the class delivered in?


What is the format?

This is a two day "Live Virtual Class"

Who is this class aimed at?

Anyone who wants to understand Professional Scrum. There are no prerequisites.

How many students will be in the class?

Typically at least 4 and no more than around 8 to 10 people to ensure maximum engagement for everyone who attends.

What times does the class run from and until?

Live Virtual Classes typically run from 9:00am - 5:00pm GMT/BST with lots of breaks and an hour for lunch.

What exactly is a Live Virtual Class?

A collaborative experience is provided in a Live Virtual Class with video conferencing, breakout rooms and white-boarding.


You can join from your office or the comfort of your own home. All you need is a good internet connection and a computer with a webcam and microphone.

Can a "Live Virtual Class" really compare to "in person" training?

Yes! Once I started running my first Live Virtual Classes I was convinced.


The energy in the breakout room discussions is often amazing and I love that students are able to make real connections with one another and their shared experiences. The overall feedback has been that the Live Virtual Class is great way to learn about Professional Scrum... and some students even prefer it!

How do I obtain the PSM I (Professional Scrum Master) Certification?

The course includes up to two free attempts at the PSM I on-line Assessment, which you take in your own time after the class.


All you need is a computer with an internet connection, a web browser and the assessment password which is supplied by after you have completed the course. The PSM is an "open book" assessment meaning you can have the Scrum Guide open and Google available but you need to answer 80 multiple choice questions in 60 minutes and the pass mark is 85%.

Your assessment password never expires but students who attempt the assessment within 14 days of the class and don't pass are automatically sent a second assessment password at no additional cost. This password also never expires!

Training Course Agenda

  • An introduction to Scrum from "first principles", how Scrum relates to "Agile" and a discussion of how ​trust, transparency, and culture play a pivotal role in being successful with Scrum

  • A comprehensive discussion of the events, artifacts and team accountabilities detailed in the Scrum Framework including what "good" looks like for Sprint Planning, the Daily Scrum, the Sprint Review and the Sprint Retrospective

  • The importance of working towards a "done" integrated, useable increment each and every Sprint

  • Transforming a product vision into specific Product Goals and then creating a Product Backlog

  • The role of the Scrum Master as a coach for the team and a "true leader" who serves the wider organisation as well as the precise accountabilities of the Scrum Team, the Developers, the Product Owner and the Scrum Master

  • The advantages and challenges of self-managing teams and an introduction to leadership styles and common team dysfunctions

And of course, how to take all of this learning and start applying it in the real world whether your organisation is already using Scrum or completely new to Scrum!

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