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Professional Scrum Master II

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is a 16-hour advanced Scrum Master class designed to support you in your ongoing professional development.  The PSM II class is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. After the class, you will get a passcode to take the PSM II assessment.

Description

The Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) course is designed with fresh perspectives and innovative interaction techniques that facilitate learning about areas critical to Scrum Master success. You will explore how the principles and values of Scrum help guide you in the decisions you make to create an environment for agility to thrive.

PSM II LogoThe Scrum Master role is complex and requires the Scrum Master to be able to effectively apply various stances to the benefit of the team and organization:

  • 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

Throughout the class, your Professional Scrum Trainer will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), and resources to help Scrum Masters enable agility, value delivery, and improved team health. Additionally, you can apply the collaboration techniques used throughout the class in your teams and Scrum Master communities.

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 that dives deeper into how a Scrum Master can improve your effectiveness in serving the Scrum Team, Product Owner and organization. Through innovative interactions, you will explore related practices and skills to enable the right types of conversations and apply them to become a better Scrum Master.

This highly interactive class is delivered virtually over four half-day sessions, which our students love! Our half-day sessions allow you to balance the course with your work, while enabling high focus and deep learning during class time.

Subject Areas

  • What makes an effective Scrum Master
  • How to support the Scrum Team
  • How to support the organization
  • Challenges of middle management
  • Dealing with complexity and impediments
  • Measurement in Scrum
  • Successful product delivery and “Done”
  • Facilitation techniques

Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Practice practices, tools, skills and stances that an effective Scrum Master needs
  • Apply the Scrum principles and values to help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make
  • Understand what the Scrum Master can do to support Development Teams and Product Owners to become more effective
  • Explore ways that the Scrum Master can help to change the environment making it more conducive for Scrum Teams to be successful with greater agility
  • Discover tips and techniques for the Scrum Master to work with the rest of the organization in support of their Scrum Teams

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.

Prerequisites

Students will be able to make the most of the class if they:

  • Have been a Scrum Master for at least a year; the content assumes a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Scrum
  • Have re-read and studied the Scrum Guide
  • Have taken the Scrum Open (free online assessment)
  • Have read one of the Scrum books
  • Want to expand their capabilities as a Scrum Master, to the benefit of their organization

Assessment & Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment, included in the cost of the course. If you attend this Scrum.org class and attempt the PSM II certification assessment within 14 days but do not achieve a score of at least 85% you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no cost.

You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the Professional Scrum Master III (PSM III) assessment.

These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.

What Is Included

  • Soft copy of course materials
  • One free attempt at the PSM II assessment (does not expire) - a $250 value
    • If you attend this Scrum.org class and attempt the PSM II certification assessment within 14 days but do not achieve a score of at least 85%, you will be given a 2nd attempt at no cost
  • One discounted attempt at the PSM III assessment (does not expire) - normally $500, discounted to $300

About the Trainer

 

Picture of Mark WavleMark Wavle has been licensed to teach Scrum.org courses since 2016, having taken the PSM class from Ken Schwaber. Since then, he has taught thousands of students in hundreds of Scrum.org classes: Applying Professional Scrum (APS), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II), Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E), and Professional Agile Leadership - Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM) - excellent, impactful courses that are well-maintained by the community of trainers.

He's been an employee in and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, regional organizations, and non-profits, working as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Trainer, course designer, Leadership Coach, Practice Manager, and National Agile Lead. The diverse industries include medical decide manufacturing, medical insurance, P&C insurance, retail, banking, PLM software, and utilities.

Unstuck Careers LogoAdditionally, Unstuck Careers is officially recognized as a member of the Scrum.org Professional Training Network. This means we align with the Scrum Values, have Scrum.org trainers who teach a qualifying number of Scrum.org Professional Scrum classes, and are committed to improving the profession of product delivery in part by providing Scrum.org training.

Scrum.org maintains a defined curriculum for the Professional Scrum courses and selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver them. Each Professional Scrum Trainer is a practitioner and brings their experiences and areas of expertise to bear, but all students learn the same core course content. This consistency and quality helps students effectively apply Scrum in their organizations.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • "Extremely useful materials I will take back to my teams."
  • "Loved the exercises! They kept the learning real and applicable."
  • "My favorite part was that the instructor could accommodate all levels of learning - novice to expert."
  • "Real life examples were so helpful and showed how to solve problems while staying true to the framework."

Group Registration Discount

When registering 3 or more students for this class within the same order, you will get a 10% discount!

Also, if you register for 3 or more classes within the same order, you will get a 10% discount!

Private classes are also available! Contact mark@unstuckcareers.com to discuss your situation.

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