Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) training

Professional Scrum Master II

Professional Scrum Master II™ (PSM II) course is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master class. It is designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course, this course does not focus on how to use Scrum and the Scrum framework. PSM II is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master. It helps you understand how Scrum Masters can be a servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Development Team, 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. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment.

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.
View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.

Upcoming Public Courses:

Date Location Language Partner
Jan 16-17, 2019 Den Bosch, Netherlands English Grow Agile Register
Optional In-Company training Dutch or English Register

Prerequisites

Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Are certified with a “PSM I” License
  • Have at least one year of experience in the role of Scrum Master
  • Participated in building or enhancing a software product or application using Scrum
  • Read any book on Scrum by Ken Schwaber
PSM II Interaction

Takeaways

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

  • Teacher
  • Coach & Mentor
  • Facilitator
  • Change Agent

Target audience

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.

Other training

For a list of my other trainings, see this link.