Professional Scrum Master II

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This course is delivered as a Virtual Classroom course and as an In Class course. You can find more information about our virtual classroom here

 

A discount is available when:
  • a single customer proceeds with more than three registrations for a particular session;
  • a learner is not currently employed.
Please contact us to receive your discount coupon if you meet any of the above-mentioned criteria.

Please also note that the upcoming sessions are guaranteed to run once they have a minimum number of learners registered.
Total price:
960.001,070.00 final price

Available Sessions

DateTimezoneTraining TypeWeekend-WeekdayDescriptionPrice 
17 - 18/9/2024, 10:00 am-6:00 pm (EEST)Europe/AthensLive VirtualWeekdayInstructor: John Coleman 960.001,070.00 final price
11 - 12/11/2024, 10:00 am-6:00 pm (EET)Europe/AthensLive VirtualWeekdayInstructor: Anastasios Psarros960.001,070.00 final price

Professional Scrum Master II™ (PSM II) course is a 2-day (or 4 half 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.


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 participants to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Development Team, Product Owner and organization. The course also teaches participants 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.

The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.

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

There are no prerequisites but it is recommended to:

  • Have passed the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) exam
  • Have one year (minimum) work experience as an Agile Team lead or Scrum Master

What will you learn

Over the course, participants 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 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.

Course topics include:

  • Effects on the organization of a successful Scrum Master
  • Dealing with complexity and servant leadership
  • Dealing with team conflict
  • Removing impediments
  • Facilitation techniques
  • The Importance of a “Done” Increment
  • The Sprint Goal
  • Refresh the purpose of the Scrum Events
  • The role of management in Scrum
  • Successful product delivery
  • Measurement in Scrum
  • How to support the Product Owner
  • Understanding the challenges of middle management
  • Scrum Master as a change agent

Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment. If you attempt the PSM II assessment within 14 days of the class and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.

About the instructor

John Coleman

John Coleman, founder of Orderly Disruption, Thinkers360 top 10 agility thought leader, Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer co-author of Kanban Guide and Prokanban.org Professional Kanban Trainer, LeSS Friendly Scrum Trainer, founder and host of Xagility™ and Daily Flow podcasts.

John co-authored Kanban Guide and authored Kanplexity™. He coaches and consults in tech and non-tech.

John is Irish, living in the English countryside. John has four offspring and a dog. When John isn’t writing content, he’s either out and about walking or on dirt trails on his full-suspension mountain bike.

Anastasios Psarros

Anastasios Psarros (MSc Information Management) is an Entrepreneur, Management Consultant, Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer, and the current Scrum.org Professional Scrum Product Owner course Steward.

He has significant professional experience in various international sectors, e.g., IT, insurance, energy, retail, and finance, as a Product Owner, Scrum Master, Manager, and Managing Director. Anastasios has experienced the power of diverse, motivated teams during his tenures in Germany, USA, and Netherlands. He is passionate about helping companies on all continents unlock their full potential throughout their Agile journey, especially Managers, Leaders and Product Owners. To help lay the ground for an Agile world, he has been a lecturer for Agility and Scrum at the University of Applied Science in Koblenz, Germany since 2016.

Anastasios has helped the community by organizing one of the biggest Agile conferences in Germany, Scrum Deutschland, since 2015, and co-written two books on Scrum & Management and Responsive Enterprises.

PMI PDU Credits

Participants of Scrum.org courses are able to claim 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) class. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Participants can claim PDUs under PMI’s “Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at https://ccrs.pmi.org.

 

Date

17 – 18/9/2024, 10:00 am-6:00 pm (EEST), 11 – 12/11/2024, 10:00 am-6:00 pm (EET)

Timezone

Training Type

Weekend-Weekday

How it works

Registration

You may enroll in the course by providing your full name and email address through our website's 'add to cart' feature or by sending an email to hello@learningactors.com. We treat your personal data, including your full name and email address, with strict confidentiality.

Payment Options

We offer multiple payment methods, including credit cardbank transfer, and PayPal. To receive your invoice, please provide your VAT number (when applicable), address, and zip code. Again, you may provide us with this information either through our website's 'add to cart' feature or by sending an email to hello@learningactors.com. Please note that you can typically expect to receive your invoice on the first day of training, unless there are exceptional circumstances that necessitate a different approach. We’re happy to provide you with a pro-forma invoice if this meets your needs.

Expectations

Following registration, you can anticipate an info email from us approximately one week before the course start date. This email will contain course details, such as the title, date, and time, along with a request to complete a pre-course form. Additionally, we will provide the relevant Zoom link, which is  applicable for all our virtual-live courses, and will invite you to the course's Slack channel on the LA Slack workspace (learningactors.slack.com). For specific courses, you will also receive a preparation email that will set you ready for the course.
Finally, after the session concludes, we kindly request that you take a moment to provide us with your feedback, as it is of great importance to us. Additionally, we will ensure that you receive the learning material through Slack, which will be instrumental in keeping your learning journey on track!

Reminders

  • Discounts are available in two scenarios: when a single customer registers for more than three sessions or if the customer is currently unemployed. Contact the LA team to receive a discount coupon if you meet these criteria.
  • All upcoming sessions displayed on our website are guaranteed to proceed once the minimum required number of learners register. In the case that we must cancel a session, a full refund will be issued to those who have pre-paid for that specific session.