The 2-day Professional Scrum Master course covers the
principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, and
the role of the Scrum Master in it. This
course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises and teaches
what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement.
PSM is the cutting-edge course
for effective Scrum Masters and for anyone coaching a software development team
toward increased efficiency and effectiveness. The course includes advanced
thinking for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts. Throughout the course, students are challenged
to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when
returning to the workplace.
The PSM course is much more than just a set of slides and an
instructor. In this course, students
work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and
hands-on exercises and other exercises including based in real-life cases.
Scrum theory and principles
The Scrum framework: roles, rules and artifacts
Done and undone
Running a Scrum project
Working with people and teams
Scrum in your organization
The role of the Scrum Master
Students are challenged to think within
the Scrum framework and the underlying values and principles to better
understand what to do when returning to the workplace and facing complex
Students will have a clear understanding of the
mechanics of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum.
Students can act as a Scrum Master for Scrum
Teams and as stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership.
Students can effectively start up Scrum or increase
its effectiveness if already underway.
Who Should Attend
The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone involved
in software development using the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those
people within an organization accountable for getting the most out of Scrum,
including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.
Why Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs)
Each trainer candidate is put through a rigorous process to
ensure that they have the right set of capabilities to be a Professional Scrum
Trainer. The process includes a combination of interviews, assessments,
training, train-the-trainer events and more. It takes more than a solid
understanding of Scrum and a deep knowledge of the Scrum Guide to become a PST.
Successful candidates are skilled in software development and product
management. They are experts in Scrum and have extensive experience applying,
leading, teaching and coaching it. They have been servant-leaders at an
organizational level. They live Scrum daily.
Scrum.org continuously evaluates a trainer’s abilities while
the trainers also evaluate and improve themselves through the use of student
feedback and student assessments. Many spend a significant amount of their time
embedded in software Scrum Teams as coaches, Scrum Masters and other roles to
stay in tune with reality. Essentially, PSTs do more than just train; they walk
Assessment and Certification
All participants completing the
Professional Scrum Master course receive a password to take the PSM I
assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment. The industry-recognized PSM I certification
requires a minimum passing score on this rigorous assessment.
maintains a public list of all PSM I certificate holders.
Additional Course Offerings
Scrum.org offers five different training classes in public
and private settings.
Professional Scrum Foundations
Professional Scrum Developer
Professional Scrum Product Owner
Scaled Professional Scrum
Courses are provided around the world. Our PSTs can work
with you to plan a private course to meet your organization’s specific needs.
For globally distributed organizations, our PSTs work together to provide
training for your staff wherever they reside, ensuring that they are all
learning the same thing. Consistent training is critical for large scale
efforts where many teams are working together on the same products.