Who is this course aimed at?
Scrum Masters with at least six months experience serving a team.
What are the prerequisites for attending the course?
Experience of the Scrum Master role is a prerequisite as the course is very much student-led with students swapping their thoughts, insight and opinions from their experience as a Scrum Master.
What's included in the price?
The price includes 2 days live virtual training, up to two attempts at the PSM II Assessment and a 40% discount on the PSM III Assessment should you wish to attempt it. You can also claim 14 PMI PDU credits for attending the course.
How many people will be in the training?
At least 4 and usually no more than around 8 people to ensure maximum engagement for everyone who attends.
What time does the training run from and until?
Nine to half past five both days with frequent breaks and an hour for lunch.
What does the course cover?
What makes an effective Scrum Master
How the Scrum Master supports the Scrum Team
How the Scrum Master supports the organisation
How to effectively communicate with leadership teams and management
Dealing with complexity and impediments
Measurement in Scrum and the effective use of metrics
Successful product delivery with Scrum
Facilitation techniques and which events they might be best suited to
How do I obtain the PSM II (Professional Scrum Master) Certification?
The course includes up to two free attempts at the PSM II on-line Assessment. You can take this in your own time. All you need is a computer with an internet connection and a web browser and the assessment password, which is supplied by Scrum.org after you have completed the course. It is an "open book" exam meaning you can have the Scrum Guide open and Google available but you need to answer 30 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes and the pass mark is 85%.
Students that attempt the assessment within 14 days but do not pass will be given a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.
Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II
A Two Day Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master training course
This is a two day course specifically aimed at existing Scrum Masters with at least six months experience to support them in their professional development.
Unlike the PSM course, this course assumes working knowledge of Scrum and focuses on facilitation techniques, developing a deeper understanding of what is required to be effective with Scrum and various stances a Scrum Master can take when coaching their team/s.
More than just a set of slides and an instructor!
Up to two attempts at Scrum.org PSM II Assessment included.
Course Formats: Physical Classroom / Live Virtual Classes
Live Virtual Classes
This training is now available from your office or the comfort of your own home, assuming you have internet. A collaborative classroom experience is provided with video conferencing, breakout rooms and white-boarding.
Can a "Live Virtual Class" really compare to "in person" training?
I'll admit, I was sceptical at first! But once I started running my first Live Virtual Class I almost forgot that we weren't in the same room. And feedback from my students has been excellent. But we're all inspecting and adapting. One of my students noted there were some issues with the online collaboration tool so I've setup a step by step tutorial for students to take before the class so the technology doesn't get in the way of the learning. The overall feedback has been that the Live Virtual Class is an incredible opportunity to spend time with like-minded individuals for two days whilst exploring Scrum within the structure of the class!
What do students say about my Live Virtual PSM Classes?
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 organisation in support of their Scrum Teams