SEP 17-18 - Advanced Scrum Master Certification (New York)

SEP 17-18 - Advanced Scrum Master Certification (New York)

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Schedule / Location

2 Days: New York City: SEP 17 - 18 , 2019..


Jochen (Joe) Krebs

Jochen (Joe) Krebs is a certified Professional Scrum Trainer from New York City. Joe is the founder of Incrementor where he serves as a coach and trainer. Over the years, he has trained thousands in Scrum and the agile mindset. He has co-delivered the Scrum Power Pack with Ken Schwaber, co-delivered Scrum trainings with Jeff Sutherland, and pioneered the topic of Agile Portfolio Management by releasing the first book.

He is also the host of the Agile.FM podcast and he occasionally speaks at local user group and has keynoted large international conferences. Prior to founding Incrementor, Joe has filled several director level positions with media and financial institutions where he led people and agile transformations.

Advanced Scrum Master Certification

Men in Black - Joe Krebs and Ken Schwaber during a Scrum Power Pack in Miami

Professional Scrum Master IITM (PSM II) course is a 2-day 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 and 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.

What You Will Learn

Joe Krebs and Ken Schwaber at the Birthplace of Scrum in Burlington, MA

Over the 2 days, 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 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

Course Topics

Effects on the organization of a successful Scrum Master

  • Dealing with complexity and servant leadership

  • Dealing with team conflict

  • Removing impediments

  • Facilitation techniques

  • The Importance of a "Done" Increment

  • The Sprint Goal

  • Refresh the purpose of the Scrum Events

  • The role of management in Scrum

  • Successful product delivery

  • Measurement in Scrum

  • How to support the Product Owner

  • Understanding the challenges of middle management

  • Scrum Master as a change agent

Who Should Attend?

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.

Certification Assessment

Advanced Scrum Master Certification

Advanced Scrum Master 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.

PMI / PDU Credit

Students of courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) class. 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 PMI.