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Professional Scrum Master II

Professional Scrum Master II is an advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Online

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

What is unique about SmoothApps workshops?

  • Discount for passed assessments: Receive a $100 discount for each Scrum.Org Professional Scrum assessment you have already passed (Scrum.org profile link will need to be sent to janie.purvis@smoothapps.com in order to receive discount code for registration)
  • Free Test Prep: Two 60-minute certification test prep sessions scheduled in the weeks after the workshop
  • Slack Alumni Community: Exchange tips, challenges and get ongoing support from SmoothApps trainers
  • Certified ROI Professional: Integrates ROI-based learning techniques into the training
  • Co-Active Institute Trained Coach: Integrates co-active coaching techniques into the training
  • Certified Trainer for Sharon Bowman’s “Training from the Back of the Room": Integrates brain-friendly learning into the training
  • Real-World Experience: Integrates success and horror stories from real-world Scrum adoptions in companies ranging from 10 people to 10,000 people
  • Humor & Story Telling: Brings ideas to life and keeps learners engaged
  • Shorter 3-day vs 2-day courses: Reduces Zoom fatigue, allows time to discuss real-world examples and to catch up on work each day before and after the training

An Advanced Scrum Master Class

Professional Scrum MasterTM II (PSM II) course is an advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. The PSM II course 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 while diving deep into how they serve the Developers, Product Owner and organization. The course 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.

What You Will Learn

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.

Course Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Improve effects on the organization of a successful Scrum Master
  • Dealing with team conflict
  • Removing impediments
  • Communicating the importance of a "Done" Increment
  • How to support the Scrum Team
  • Understanding the challenges of middle management

What You Will Learn

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.

Professional Scrum Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment. PSM II class participants who attempt the PSM II assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.

Schedule and Logistics:

Training will be online and begin at 9:30 AM sharp and will end around 3:30 PM on all 3 days. There will be a lunch break. (All times US Central)

Students should login 5-10 minutes prior to start of each session to work through any technical issues.

All students should be able to use Zoom and Mural.

***A prework email will be sent prior to class start date. Our messages tend to fall into spam, so please check there and contact us at janie.purvis@smoothapps.com if you do not receive a message from us at least 1 week prior to class. ***

Participation Agreement:

  • All students must complete the prework by the deadline to join the class.
  • All students should keep their cameras turned on throughout the training.
  • Any student who misses more than 30 minutes of the training will neither receive the certificate of course participation nor will they receive the free password for taking the assessment.
  • All students must stay focused and engaged and should not multi-task during class.
  • All students must behave in alignment with the working agreement co-created by all students in class.
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