Professional Scrum Master II (Scrum.org)

PSM II

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. The PSM II class is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. This course is one step in that journey. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.

Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM II is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner and organization. The class then teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

Over the 2 days, students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master such as how the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how the Scrum Master can help change the environment of Scrum Teams, creating an environment for agility to thrive. The Scrum Master role is complex and often, a Scrum Master must be able to apply different stances in order to be effective, such as:

  • The Scrum Master as a Teacher
  • The Scrum Master as a Coach & Mentor
  • The Scrum Master as a Facilitator
  • The Scrum Master as a Change Agent

As a Scrum Master, being able to identify, and effectively apply, which stance would benefit your team the most depending on the situation or circumstance could prove to be the key to the success of your team.

As a Scrum Master, part of your role is to help management and other stakeholders across your organization understand the benefits of Scrum and Agile. Therefore, it is imperative that you have the information and background that is needed to gain credibility in order to be an effective change agent. Throughout the class, your PST will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources and more.

There will also be time in class for the Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) to provide coaching on challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or may in the future.

The Professional Scrum Master II course is an advanced course specifically designed for experienced Scrum Masters who have a thorough understanding of the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people with at least one year of Scrum Master experience.
  • 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 organization in support of their Scrum Teams
  • Effects on the organization of a successful Scrum Master
  • Dealing with complexity and servant leadership
  • Dealing with team conflict
  • Removing impediments
  • Facilitation techniques
  • The Importance of a “Done” Increment
  • The Sprint Goal
  • Refresh the purpose of the Scrum Events
  • The role of management in Scrum
  • Successful product delivery
  • Measurement in Scrum
  • How to support the Product Owner
  • Scrum Master as a change agent

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment. If you attempt the PSM II 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 Professional Scrum Master III (PSM III) assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.

Upcoming Courses

Date Location Title
Flame October 22-23, 2018 London, UK Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame October 25-26, 2018 London, UK Professional Scrum Master
Flame October 25-26, 2018 New York, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame October 29-30, 2018 London, UK Professional Scrum Master II
Flame October 29-30, 2018 Chicago, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame November 1-2, 2018 Seattle, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame November 5-6, 2018 Los Angeles, USA Professional Scrum Master II
Flame November 1-2, 2018 Palo Alto, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame November 8-9, 2018 Chicago, USA Professional Scrum Master II
Flame November 8-9, 2018 Washington DC, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame November 12-13, 2018 Zurich, Switzerland Professional Scrum Master
Flame November 12-13, 2018 New York, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame November 15-16, 2018 London, UK Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame November 15-16, 2018 Chicago, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame November 19-20, 2018 Zurich, Switzerland Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame November 19-20, 2018 Miami, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame November 22-23, 2018 Dublin, Ireland Professional Scrum Master
Flame November 26-27, 2018 Denver, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame November 29-30, 2018 Vancouver, Canada Professional Scrum Master
Flame November 29-30, 2018 New York, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame December 3-4, 2018 London, UK Professional Scrum Master
Flame December 3-4, 2018 Chicago, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame December 6-7, 2018 London, UK Professional Scrum Master II
Flame December 6-7, 2018 Los Angeles, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame December 9-10, 2018 Dubai, UAE Professional Scrum Master
Flame December 11-12, 2018 London, UK Professional Scrum Foundations
Flame December 10-11, 2018 Los Angeles, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame December 13-14, 2018 London, UK Scaled Professional Scrum
Flame December 17-18, 2018 London, UK Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame December 20-21, 2018 London, UK Professional Scrum Master
Flame January 3-4, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame January 3-4, 2019 New York, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame January 7-8, 2019 Los Angeles, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame January 7-8, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Master
Flame January 9-11, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Developer
Flame January 10-11, 2019 Los Angeles, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame January 14-15 2019 New York, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame January 14-15, 2019 Zurich, Switzerland Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame January 14-15, 2019 Houston, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame January 17-18, 2019 Zurich, Switzerland Professional Scrum Master
Flame January 21-22, 2019 London, UK Professional Agile Leadership Essentials
Flame January 21-22, 2019 Seattle, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame January 24-25, 2019 Milan, Italy Professional Scrum Master
Flame January 24-25, 2019 Seattle, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame January 28-29, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame January 28-29, 2019 New York, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame January 31-Febuary 1, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Master
Flame February 1-2, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Master
Flame February 4-5, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum With Kanban
Flame February 4-5th, 2019 Denver, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame February 7-8th, 2019 Denver, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame February 7-8th, 2019 Budapest, Hungary Professional Scrum Master
Flame February 11-12 2019 New York, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame February 14-15, 2019 Singapore Professional Scrum Master
Flame February 18-19, 2019 Hong Kong Professional Scrum Master
Flame February 18-19, 2019 Palo Alto, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame February 21-22, 2019 Palo Alto, USA Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame February 25-26, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame February 25-26, 2019 New York, USA Professional Scrum Master
Flame Febuary 28-March 1, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Master
Flame March 21-22, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Master
Flame March 25-26, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame March 14-15, 2019 Zurich, Switzerland Professional Scrum Product Owner
Flame March 18-19, 2019 Zurich, Switzerland Professional Scrum Master
Flame April 1-2, 2019 London, UK Professional Scrum Foundations

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