Advanced Professional Scrum Master (PSM II) Certification

Open Enrollment Schedule:

11/07-11/08/2018 New York City | 11/14/-11/15/2018 Miami | 04/23 - 04/24/2019 Munich (TBA)

The 2-day Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is an advanced class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development.

Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM II is an advanced course which helps students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader. The class dives deep into how Scrum Masters serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner, and the organization. The main contrasts are a focus Roles, Scrum Values, Getting to Done, Facilitation Techniques, Leadership Styles, Coaching, Mentoring, Organizational Design as well as an excursion into evidence-based management.

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 the conditions for agility to thrive. Students will also explore related practices and skills which will enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

Throughout the class, your trainer will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources, and more.

What You Will Learn

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

 Facilitation during PSM II Training

Facilitation during PSM II Training

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.  

The Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is an advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. After the class, students are eligible for the PSM II assessment certification. If you pass the assessment, you will gain the industry recognized PSM II certification. This certification will NEVER expire, and it makes you part of an smaller community of less than 1,800 PSM II badge holders worldwide that achieved the advanced professional Scrum level.

The 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 Scrum Team, Product Owner and organization. The class 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.

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.

Professional Scrum Master II Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment. You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment.

 Joe Krebs and Ken Schwaber at Scrum.org in Boston

Joe Krebs and Ken Schwaber at Scrum.org in Boston