Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

psm_program_200x200Professional Scrum Master (PSM) is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, the Scrum process and the role of the Scrum Master.
 
Course Description
Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness.
The Professional Scrum Master class introduces the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework. These are foundational insights upon which the rules and roles of Scrum are explored and discussed.
The focus on the Scrum Master role includes advanced thinking tools for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation, and scaling Scrum.
Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course.
Scrum.org maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.
 
Course Topics

  • Scrum theory and principles
  • The Scrum framework: roles, rules and artifacts
  • Working with people and teams
  • Coaching and facilitation
  • The role of the Scrum Master

Objectives
Students are challenged to think in terms of Scrum and the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.

  • Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their coherence from the empirical foundation of Scrum.
  • Students can act as a Scrum Master for Scrum Teams and stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership.
  • Students can effectively start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway.

 
Target Audience
The training may be interesting to all involved in software development using the Scrum framework, but has been specifically conceived for those responsible within an organization for running or introducing Scrum.
The class targets the people within an organization accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.
 
Format
Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, discussions and hands-on exercises.
 
Prerequisites
Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
  • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through having taken part in a Professional Scrum Foundations or similar course
  • Have been on or are closely involved in building or enhancing a software product or application using Scrum
  • Have read one of the Scrum books of Ken Schwaber or the book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” by Gunther Verheyen

Assessment and certification
The Professional Scrum Master course has two associated credentials: Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Master level II (PSM II).
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course receive a password to take the PSM I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment.
These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSM I and PSM II credential.
Microsoft® uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies.
 
Training cost:

  • € 1395,- p.p. (excl. BTW/VAT, incl. assessment)
  • For in-house trainings, please contact me at info@roneringa.com
Agile Coach Curriculum

The Agile Coach Curriculum is intended for Scrum Masters and Agile transformation leaders/owners who want to take their skills to the next level.
Organisations are more successful in their Agile transitions when they have their own champions who can lead the transition.
In this 10-module Curriculum you will get insight in what skills you can learn to be a better Agile Coach for your organisation.

Personal investment
The total Curriculum takes 1 year and for each module (1 month) the investment is 3 working days:

  • 1 Day training, followed by
  • 1 Day practical, on the job assignment
  • 1 Day coaching retreat

Prerequisites
In order to participate in the program, you need one of the following certifications:

  • PSM I / PSPO I / PSD I (Scrum.org) or
  • CSM / CSPO / CSD (Scrum Alliance ) and
  • At least 1 year of experience in the role of Scrum Master, Product Owner, Scrum Developer or Scrum coach

Cost

  • € 11.995,- p.p. (excl. BTW/VAT)
  • For subscription please contact me at info@roneringa.com
  • For info on hosting individual modules or inhouse-opportunities, please contact me at info@roneringa.com

The modules

  • Personal Dynamics & Leadership
    Facilitating a team towards self-organisation is hard, because self-organising teams do not arise suddenly over a one-night sleep.
    How do these teams find their direction and how can you help them with this search?
    It all starts by knowing how to find your own direction.
    This module gives you an insight into personal leadership and how to create a structural, empirical approach to continuous-self improvement.
    The insights gained can be used to give guidance to teams and individual team members.
  • Agile transformation management
    In this module we will share what factors are important in running an Agile transformation. We will share practices that can be used so participants will not have to reinvent the wheel themselves. Participants will also learn how they can influence the progress and speed of the transition.
  • Group Dynamics
    In this module you will discover what makes a team tick. You will discover visible & invisible processes that play a part in the daily routine of a team. After the introduction of a framework for group dynamics, you will be challenged to analyse your own team and come up with possible improvements.
  • Agile Product management
    In this module you will learn how to facilitate your Product Owners, Agile Product Managers or anyone from the business perspective (marketing, sales, operations, etc). You will discover the basic factors that will help you focus on a lean and mean value chain, that is optimised to continuously create value.
  • Professional Coaching
    Agile organisations are fundamentally different from traditional organisations. Teams will take over a lot of responsibilities of traditional leaders and the traditional leaders will become coaches. This module introduces a number of skills and techniques to get started as a coach. Participants will be challenged to apply these techniques on their peers.
  • Scaling
    Agile & Scrum are typical mechanisms that are implemented bottom up. We have reached a point where large corporates are implementing Scrum on a large scale in their organisation. As a result a number of scaling-frameworks have surfaced that are being used in different settings. In this module you will discover the different scaling frameworks and the difference between them. We will also explore the basics elements that should be present in any scaling implementation.
  • Organisation Dynamics
    Organisational culture cannot be duplicated, because it is determined by the human capital that defines it. In this module we will discover how organisational culture has evolved over time and which different systems can exist within organisations. We will explore which elements in an organisations governance structure determine an Agile Culture.
  • Agile leadership
    Scrum introduces a number of roles that are very different from traditional organisations. The shift in responsibilities will also change the role of the manager. In this module we will discuss the role shift from a traditional manager towards an Agile manager. You will discover how the Agile manager will be facing changes in disciplines such as HR, procurement, contracting, etc. We will also discuss the focus areas of an Agile manager.
  • Graphic facilitation
    Besides coaching, facilitation and mentoring an Agile transformation leader will be teaching his peers. Telling stories and explaining the principles and practices will better stick in peoples mind when the information is accompanied by good graphics. In this module we will explore how you can tell better stories by guiding them with good graphic facilitation skills.
  • Elective module
    Participants in the Agile Coach Curriculum will get the opportunity to choose the content of the last module. Dependant on the individual learning goals of the participants the last module will be put together by the whole group.
Agile People Development

In this 2-day training you will learn the difference between traditional Human Resource management and the development of Agile employees. The training will deal with the following topics:

  • Understanding the expected benefits of Agile vs traditional HR approaches
  • How to create a transition from traditional HR approaches to an Agile HR approach
  • Facilitation of self-organization, personal leadership & team leadership
  • Behavioral changes that Agile organizations will face with respect to employee development
  • Characteristics and competence models of the roles required in Scrum
  • The development path of the Scrum Master role, since this role is a crucial part of getting self-organized teams in place
  • In-depth explanation of the role of an Agile manager and the differences with a traditional management role
  • Required changes in traditional HR processes & practices to facilitate Agility

The training will be highly interactive with a mix of theory, cases, simulations and interactive discussions.

Intended audience:

  • HR professionals
  • (Agile) Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile coaches

Course prerequisites:
None required

Training cost:

Group Dynamics

Course Description
The goal of this training is intended for people who work with and within teams. The training creates insight in how to bring a team to a higher level of collaboration.

Course Topics
This course uses a number of theories on group dynamics to explain the visible & invisible processes that play a part in the daily routine of a team.
We do this by making participants aware of these processes in a highly interactive way and letting them experience the dynamics of the training group.

Objectives
We deal with the following topics:

  • Become aware of the group dynamic processes
  • How to create a successful team intervention?
  • What is the best answer to the current situation in my team?
  • How to create a long lasting effect as a result of a team intervention?

Target Audience
Trainers, coaches, Scrum Masters, leaders, HR-professionals

Format
Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, highly interactive discussions & hands-on exercises.

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

pspo_program_200x200Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a 2-day course that covers the role and accountability of the Product Owner on a Scrum Team and within the organization.
 
Course Description
Professional Scrum Product Owner is THE cutting-edge course for effective Product Ownership. It explores the worldwide challenge that many Scrum implementations run into, i.e. how should business people and product managers engage in Scrum and collaborate with Scrum Development Teams?
The Professional Scrum Product Owner class focuses on the core expectation for Product Owners to maximize the value of the work done for a software product, thereby serving customers, users and the organization.
Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course.
Scrum.org maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.
 
Course Topics

  • Agile Product Management
  • The Scrum Product Owner
  • Managing Requirements, Products and Releases
  • Value-Driven Development

 

Objectives
Students are challenged to think in terms of Scrum and the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.

  • Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and how the role of the Product Owner fits in
  • Students can act as a Product Owner for Scrum Teams and stakeholders
  • Students can effectively increase the business agility of their organization

 

Target Audience
The training may be interesting to all involved in software development upon the Scrum framework, but has been specifically conceived for those responsible over products from a business perspective and taking up the highly accountable role of Scrum Product Owner.
 
Format
Students work in teams. They learn through team assignments, discussions and hands-on exercises.
 
Prerequisites
Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
  • Have passed the Scrum Open assessment
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through having taken part in a Professional Scrum Foundations or similar course
  • Have been on or are closely involved in building or enhancing a software product or application using Scrum
  • Have read one of the Scrum books of Ken Schwaber or the book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” by Gunther Verheyen

Assessment and certification
The Professional Scrum Product Owner course has two associated credentials: Professional Scrum Product Owner level I (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Product Owner level II (PSM II).
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Product Owner course receive a password to take the PSPO I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSPO II assessment.
These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding a PSPO I and PSPO II credential.
 
Training cost:

  • € 1395,- p.p. (excl. BTW/VAT)
  • For in-house trainings, please contact me at info@roneringa.com
Agile People Development

In this 2-day training you will learn the difference between traditional Human Resource management and the development of Agile employees. The training will deal with the following topics:

  • Understanding the expected benefits of Agile vs traditional HR approaches
  • How to create a transition from traditional HR approaches to an Agile HR approach
  • Facilitation of self-organization, personal leadership & team leadership
  • Behavioral changes that Agile organizations will face with respect to employee development
  • Characteristics and competence models of the roles required in Scrum
  • The development path of the Scrum Master role, since this role is a crucial part of getting self-organized teams in place
  • In-depth explanation of the role of an Agile manager and the differences with a traditional management role
  • Required changes in traditional HR processes & practices to facilitate Agility

The training will be highly interactive with a mix of theory, cases, simulations and interactive discussions.

Intended audience:

  • HR professionals
  • (Agile) Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile coaches

Course prerequisites:
None required

Training cost: