PSM-II 8-9 Dec 2021
Professional Scrum Master II (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 two free attempts at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.
Live Virtual classes
Price: EUR 1295,- excluding VAT
Language: Live Virtual Classes are default English. If all participants speak Dutch, the course could be given in Dutch. In any case, a basic level of English is preferred, since the assessment and a lot of Scrum terminology is in English.
NOTE: regional discount might apply. If you live outside the Netherlands, please contact one of the trainers.
Who should take the Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM II) training?
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.
Focus and learning objectives
Over two 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 Professional Scrum Trainers 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.
How the Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM II) training is set up
The training is divided into different modules. Of course we will inspect and adapt based on your questions and experiences. The training consists of:
- Difference between a Scrum Master and a Professional Scrum Master
- How to support the Development Team
- How to support the Product Owner
- How to support the Organization
- practical coaching techniques, methods and practices
Preparation in advance
To maximize your learning experience, we advise you to read the Scrum Guide (at least once) and write down your questions and remarks. You can also take the free online Open Scrum assessment on the Scrum.org website.
After the training, you will have access to the classroom page which will have a lot of material to be able to review and read more in-depth information.
Additionally, you will receive an invite to the Scrum Facilitators Slack community where you can ask other professionals for help and also receive discounts for products and other courses.
After the training, you will receive an assessment code from Scrum.org support to take the PSM II assessment. There is no expiration date on this assessment code. However, when you take your first attempt within two weeks after the training and do not pass the 85% marker, you will automatically receive a new code to do a second attempt.
About the trainers
Jasper Alblas is a Professional Scrum Master since 2012 and Professional Scrum Trainer since 2018. He’s an expert on improving effective teamwork, with a certified teamcoach licence since 2020.
His experience comes from working as a developer and Professional Scrum Master in large utility companies, commercial companies and government for the past decade.
“As an individual in a team, whether I’m a Scrum Master or trainer in a group, I never put myself above others. My intent is that there is something to be learned from every individual.
I find the way we behave in groups and teams fascinating. It’s a constant way to learn; inspect and adapt based on the insights I discover from working with people and teams.”
Sjoerd Kranendonk is an active Scrum practitioner who started out as a full stack software developer. In those early days he was already trying to support collaboration and improve stakeholder interactions (circa 2012).
From there things escalated quickly. After discovering Scrum and seeing the challenges and potential of the Scrum Master role, Sjoerd quickly grew in the role and became licensed as a Professional Scrum Trainer in 2017. From the outset Sjoerd collaborated with(in) teams, building valuable products while collaborating with stakeholders beyond the team. Sharing knowledge and helping others share theirs is his favorite way of learning and helping others learn. This approach can be found in his Scrum Master and Agile Coaching assignments, his projects and the classes, like the one you are looking at now.
Sjoerd has always had a keen interest in the human side of Product Management and applying empiricism to discover what is valuable to the relevant Stakeholders involved. Scrum and empiricism help us get assumptions clear and validate or dispel them as a team. This helps us make better decisions, improve our way of working and effectively create valuable products and services.