Professional Scrum Master™ II (PSM II) course is a 3-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 while diving deep into how they serve the Developers, 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.
Over the 3 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 →
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.
View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.
Receive a $100 discount for each Scrum.Org Professional Scrum assessment you have already passed (Scrum.org profile link will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive discount code for registration)
Two 60-minute certification test prep sessions scheduled in the weeks after the workshop
Exchange tips, challenges and get ongoing support from SmoothApps trainers
Integrates ROI-based learning techniques into the training
Integrates co-active coaching techniques into the training
Integrates brain-friendly learning into the training
Integrates success and horror stories from real-world Scrum adoptions in companies ranging from 10 people to 10,000 people
Brings ideas to life and keeps learners engaged
Reduces Zoom fatigue, allows time to discuss real-world examples and to catch up on work each day before and after the training
Explore resources that will help you develop your Agile skills and inspire you to make a greater impact in your organization.