Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, and teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement.
Over the 2 days, students will see why PSM is the cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and for anyone coaching a software development team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness. The course includes advanced thinking for servant-leadership and behavioural shifts.
Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.
The PSM course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.
View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others. You can download the course datasheet for offline reading.
Who Should Attend
The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone involved in product delivery using the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organization accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.
No pre-existing knowledge of Scrum is required to attend.
Clear understanding of the rules of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum
Act as Scrum Masters for Scrum Teams and stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership
Effectively start using Scrum
Increase the effectiveness of Scrum underway
Scrum theory and principles
The Scrum Framework
The Definition of Done
Running a Scrum project
Working with people and teams
Scrum in your organization
The role of the Scrum Master
Assessment & Certifications
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment. If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM II assessment once passing PSM I.
The industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.
You will attend online and be able to see, hear and interact with the trainer and the other attendees. The format and structure of the course remain the same and we cover all the same material and topics as if you were attending in person.
Attendees will interact throughout, joining in discussions and taking part in group exercises. Lessons are be broken down into short sections followed by a break to allow regular time away from the screen.
Full details on how to participate will be sent to you by email shortly before the class.
Live Virtual Class Requirements:
Computer with an internet connection, Microphone, Speakers & Webcam.
The trainer will be available before the course starts to offer technical assistance.
About The Trainer
Simon Kneafsey is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org & TheScrumMaster.co.uk. He is on a mission to simplify Scrum for 1 million people. He has helped 10,000+ people in 1000+ organisations in 35+ countries so far, and he can help you too!
Are there still spaces available on this course?
If you can see the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page then there is space available.
What are the course hours?
Courses start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 each day in the country/time zone listed.
Can I attend from my country?
Yes. Everyone is welcome at all of our courses. You can attend from anywhere!
Can I attend on a different date?
Yes. We run courses regularly and you can find all our upcoming dates on our public course page.
How much does the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification cost?
The price of the PSM I assessment and certification is included in the course fee. You will also receive a 40% discount on the PSM II assessment.
How do I achieve the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification?
The PSM I certification is achieved by taking and passing an online assessment in your own time in the days/weeks following the course. It can be taken from any internet-connected computer.
What is required to achieve the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certification?
The PSM I assessment is comprised of 80 multiple choice questions that must be completed in 60 minutes. The pass mark is 85%. The course fee provides up to 2 attempts at the PSM I assessment.
How many people will attend?
Our courses are kept small to ensure a premium experience.
How should I prepare for the course?
The only preparation required is to read the Scrum Guide. We provide a range of free additional resources to help you learn more in advance if you wish.
I’m not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
Email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk and we will advise you.
Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU’s for attending a course.
Do you offer discounts?
We usually offer discounts for group bookings, not for profit organisations and hardship cases. Find out more at our Discounts page.
Can I pay via Credit/Debit card?
Yes. Please click the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page, then select the ‘Register now and pay via Credit Card’ option.
Can I pay via Invoice?
Yes. Please click the ‘Register’ button at the top of the page, then select the ‘Register now and pay later via Invoice’ option. Alternatively email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk.
Do I need to pay VAT?
For Live & Online Courses, VAT is added if you are in the UK. VAT will not be added if you are in the EU or the rest of the world.
For In-Person Courses, VAT is added if the course is taking place in the UK or EU. VAT will be removed if you supply an EU VAT number and are outside the UK.
“He’s a phenomenal teacher of Scrum techniques and articulated the Scrum concepts professionally with classic real life examples. Simon has complete mastery about Scrum Framework and proficiently teaches on how it applies in Complex Projects. I think Simon is the best Scrum Trainer out there and I highly recommend him for all your Scrum Training needs” Praisewin Dinakar. Sr. Staff Software Engineer at Motorola
“I have been lucky enough to attend the Professional Scrum Master presented by Simon. I spent a lot of time searching for, and finding a good course presented by an experienced tutor. Simon lived up to his online profile for professional knowledge and experience and this ensured his course that I attended was both insightful and practical. Chris Hall. Lead Software Engineer and Scrum Master at Kingfisher IT Services
“If there is one man who knows about Scrum – it is Simon Kneafsey. Buckle up and hold tight as Simon will take you through everything you need to know about Scrum. Engaging, entertaining and drawing on both theory and practice, he is the only man for all your Scrum training needs.” Davin Mac Ananey. Head of Online / Senior Digital Professional
“How to teach about being a Scrum Master while acting as a great Scrum Master? That’s what Simon did. Experienced, precise with excellent communication skills.” Josep F. Barranco. Scrum Master at King
“Simon clearly has a mastery of what he teaches and made the course both enjoyable and simple to follow with real-world examples and good use of visuals. Simon has deep knowledge of Scrum and Agile frameworks having previously run leading edge projects prior to becoming a trainer. If you’re serious about Scrum, I recommended you attend one of Simon’s courses.” Arun Malhotra. Engagement Leader at Pegasystems
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