Professional Scrum Master II Training

Professional Scrum Master IITM (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 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 and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Development Team, 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.

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General Manager of Technology, Yapı Kredi

Everybody developed an awareness of Agile. We understood that the jobs we did can also be done in some other way-. This made us question how we can we do our job in a better and simpler way . Another gain was start of establishment of the value-oriented perspective while realizing the projects ACM guided us on how the transformation can be done. Click to read more.

General Manager of Technology, Yapı Kredi

I had prejudices about Scrum when I attended the Agile Project Management and Scrum Management, then I got rid of my prejudices with through training. I think it’s the philosophy that best emphasizes the importance of being a team.

What You Will Learn

Over the 2 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 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 Objectives

  • What practices, tools, skills and stances make an effective Scrum Master
  • How the Scrum principles and values help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make
  • How the Scrum Master acts as a servant-leader and improve their ability in this role
  • What the Scrum Master can do to support Development Teams and Product Owners to become more effective
  • Ways that the Scrum Master can help to change the environment making it more conducive for Scrum Teams to be successful with greater agility
  • Provide tips and techniques for the Scrum Master to work with the rest of the organization in support of their Scrum Teams

Course Topics

  • 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

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.

Certification Assessments

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

Vice President, Fraud Management at BKM

In the Product Backlog Management Training I participated in, I saw many processes that are being wrongly implemented . I got an idea about the critical points in Backlog management and management of Scrum teams.

Project Manager, Yemeksepeti

We received the training 1.5 year ago with the entire IT team. The training met our expectations, it conveyed us the necessary knowledge and mindset to start the process change.

Basic Banking Business Development, Denizbank

I had previously participated in the Scrum training organized by another educational institution . While the things told in the training sounded very logical, I had a lot of difficulty in putting into practice what I learned since no information was given on how Scrum can be implemented in real life. Thanks to the ACM training I participated in a while later, I learnt from end to end how Scrum should be implemented in a project and the errors frequently made during the implementation. Now, I can recommend implementing Scrum in all our projects to the management without hesitation.