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Professional Scrum Master Certification - Chicago 10.26

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318 W. Adams St

Suite 1919

Chicago, IL 60606

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The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team's efficiency and effectiveness.


Robb Pieper is Principal Consultant and founder of Responsive Advisors, a management consulting firm focused on holistically improving organizations. He’s a certified trainer and coach having taught agility to thousands of people across the country.

In addition to helping Software Development teams, Robb has helped numerous clients increase agility in circuit board development, financial risk management, human resources, data warehousing, and business intelligence.

Robb solves problems often ignored in the agile community, like teaching managers how to work with agile teams and individuals how to work with their teammates on a human level. Robb knows that agility is a business problem, not just a software problem. Robb applies his passion and diverse background to building amazing cultures and learning organizations.


“Thank you again for a great class last week! I came back excited to share what I'd learned with the rest of the company - I'd argue that's not something that can't be said for most classes. Loved the small class size and open communication. Would definitely recommend to others at my organization.” 3/17/17

“A good balance between theory and examples vague enough to elicit great discussion and interactions, but relevant enough to get concrete knowledge to take home.” 2/17/17

“Busting some of the myths of what is and isn’t scrum was helpful. Lots of good guidance on how to maximize our use of Scrum. Good clarification on the purpose of many of the Scrum concepts.” 2/17/17


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The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone involved in software development 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

  • Scrum Team Members


Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required).

  • Have been closely involved or have a high interest with a project that builds or enhances a software product or application.


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.

Advanced tools for servant-leadership are provided to increase a Scrum Master’s effectiveness. These tools relate to behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation techniques, and addressing the organization.

Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.


Students are challenged to think within the Scrum Framework and the underlying values and principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace and facing complex decisions.

Theoretical and experiential training to provide:

  • The “WHY” and rules of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum

  • The ability to effectively start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway.

  • The ability to navigate the “grey areas” of a Scrum implementation

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All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master level I assessment, and are also entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment. The industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score on these rigorous assessments. maintains a public list of all PSM I certificate holders.

Students of courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), or Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) course and 21 PDUs after attending a three-day Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course.

Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI's "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at


Responsive Advisors is committed to providing quality training that is relevant and applicable in the real world. As consultants, Responsive Advisors trainers will provide up to two hour complimentary coaching sessions for every student who registers and completes any of our two-day public Professional Scrum training. Sessions can be divided into four 30 minute coaching sessions. Promotion available for all Regular and Early Bird tickets. Special discounted tickets are not elibible for promotional coaching.


Training will begin at 9:00AM sharp and will end at 5:00 PM on both days. Lunch will be provided.

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Chicago, IL 60606

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