The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training is a two day course, which addresses the theory and principles of Scrum. The use of Scrum within and outside of software development is still growing. The focus for this course is knowing and applying the power of Scrum. Connecting theory to practice is there for very important. After this course you will know what Scrum is (and isn’t) and how to start applying it in your organization and/or team.
After the training you will have two attempts at the online PSMI assessment which leads to the world wide acknowledged PSMI certification.
The course language is by default in Dutch. If we have a non-Dutch speaking participants we will evaluate, to provide the course in English. None the less, it is useful for participants to master a basic level of English as a lot of the Scrum language is English.
Who should take the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training?
People with a lot of different (current) roles find value in this course. You don’t have to be a Scrum Master per se. You could be a project manager, team lead, IT development manager, Product Manager, Test manager, business analyst, architect, developer or tester. Having some experience with Scrum is useful, but not necessary.
For people new to Scrum the Professional Scrum Master training is an excellent starting point.
Focus and learning objectives
The focus for this training lies within the theory behind Scrum and the basic principles within this framework. The training is a mix of theory and practical assignments, mostly formed into a workshop to maximize learning.
After this training:
- It will be clear what Scrum is;
- You will understand the principles and values of Scrum;
- You will know more about servant leadership as Scrum Master to your Development Team, Product Owner and organization;
- You will be able to start with Scrum within your team, to increase effectivity and collaboration;
- You will be able to facilitate different Scrum events;
- You will know what roles and responsibilities are important and how they should be applied within Scrum.
How the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) 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:
- Theory and principles of Scrum
- Scrum Framework
- The importance of Done (and undone)
- Product Delivery
- People and teams
- The role of the Scrum Master
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.
After the training you will receive an assessment code from Scrum.org support to take the PSM I 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.