Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training

Professional Scrum Master

In this 2-day Professional Scrum Master training you will learn how to get the best out of Scrum as a Scrum Master. The training is a unique mix of theory & practice, optimized for the best learning experience.
Unlike many unofficial Scrum trainings, this official helps you prepare for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) certification. View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.

This training is entirely based on flipcharts, videos, team cases\exercises & interactive discussions. The location & training room is shaped towards optimal collaboration between the participants. The maximum number of participants for this training is 12, to make sure that we have enough room for discussion and sharing thoughts.
Our community of community of Professional Scrum Trainers (PST’s) continuously updates the content of the PSM training. With over 190 PSTs around the world teaching the materials, that provides a fantastic number of people to provide excellent feedback to improve the content and quality of the courseware. We make sure that you are aligned with the content of the “PSM I”-assessment by always using the latest training material available


Upcoming Public Courses:

Date Location Language Partner
Mrt 05-06, 2020 Utrecht, Netherlands English Capgemini Register
Optional In-Company training Dutch or English Register

Participants will receive:

  • A digital version of the official slide deck
  • The book, “Scrum: A Pocket Guide” by Gunther Verheyen (PST trainer at
  • A notebook with printed illustrations of all flipcharts produced
  • After completion of the training: a code for an attempt to the “PSM I”-assessment
  • A 40% discount for an attempt on the “PSM II”-assessment
  • Lunch, during both training days


Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Study the Scrum Guide
  • Pass the Scrum Open Assessment
  • Possess a solid understanding of Scrum (have either worked on a Scrum team, or completed the Professional Scrum Foundation training, or similar course)
  • Participate in building\enhancing a software product or application using Scrum
  • Read any book on Scrum by Ken Schwaber


At the end of this training, you:

  • Are aware of the fundamental elements & principles to make Scrum successful
  • Gained a deep understanding of the Scrum Framework
  • Are aware of the skills & responsibilities for being a Professional Scrum Master
  • Gained insights on how to serve your Development Team on self-organization, high quality, removing impediments and creating value
  • Received several directly applicable, practical implementation-tips
  • Gained insights on how to serve your Product Owner, on effective Product Backlog management & maximizing value
  • Gained insights on how to serve the organization in their transformation, towards more Agility by implementing Scrum
  • Will be prepared for the certified “PSM I”-assessment

Note: Microsoft® uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies

Target audience

If you are involved in developing products using the Scrum framework training might be interesting for you. The training has been specifically conceived for those responsible 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.

Note that there are separate trainings for:

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Some statistics:

  • Students rated this training, with an average of 8,3 (on a scale of 1 to 10)
  • Students rated Ron as a trainer with an average of 8,4 (on a scale of 1 to 10)
  • In 2015 & 2016 Ron trained 236 students on PSM I
  • 56% Of those students actually did the assessment, after finishing the training
  • 84% Of the students who took the assessment succeeded
  • Students who succeeded, had an average score of 89% (85% is the score needed to get the PSM I certification)

What people say about this training:

  • “Good mix between theory & practice”
  • “Many practical examples”
  • “I was not bored at any moment!”
  • “Ron has a pleasant and enthusiastic way of presenting the materials”
  • “Trustworthy story, that clarified that we still have a lot to improve”
  • “Nice interaction in the group”

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