BOSTON & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scrum.org, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community, today announced at Agile 2018, the addition of its new, advanced Scrum Master course, Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II). PSM II is a 2-day course intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience, during which time they have had the opportunity to learn how to use Scrum to increase value, quality, productivity and user satisfaction.
The addition of this course is paramount to the company’s mission helping Scrum Masters to continuously improve by building experience, knowledge and capabilities, as they help their teams and organizations succeed.
“Taking on the role of the Scrum Master is a challenging one,” said Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator and Scrum.org Founder. “We have spent years training people to become better Scrum Masters, and now it’s time to take what we’ve learned to help them continue improving. We are always inspecting and adapting with Scrum, and Scrum Masters do the same, gaining new techniques, insights and ideas. There is always room to grow as both individuals and Scrum Masters, and it is part of our mission to help them do so successfully.”
Unlike the Scrum.org 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 to help students improve their Scrum Master skills to support their Scrum Teams.
Scrum is typically a change process, and as most Scrum Masters gain experience through ongoing change, it creates new challenges. This course helps them learn different ways to overcome those challenges. It dives into the qualities that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader, while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team, and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters. It also covers how the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how they can help change the environment of Scrum Teams and the organization within which they operate, creating an environment for agility to thrive.
"The PSM II course is an enriching experience where you can share and learn about real life experiences with other professionals going through similar challenges as Scrum Masters," said Richard Botros, Software Development Manager at PTC. "I'm glad that Scrum.org is adding this advanced course because the knowledge gained will help students grow in both their roles as Scrum Masters and in life in general. You are able to start applying what you learned in this class right away and begin improving your skills as a Scrum Master."
Like all Scrum.org courses, the PSM II course is taught by our licensed Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) around the world, who bring their own style and experience to the courses, while leveraging common materials, allowing students to learn from real experiences in a consistent manner no matter which PST is teaching the course. There is time allotted in this course for the PST to provide coaching on challenges that students may be experiencing today or may in the future.
“To ensure that our students will derive the most value, we have been teaching the course in select locations over the past several months to obtain feedback and improve it,” said Dave West, CEO, Scrum.org. “We now feel confident that the PSM II course is ready to go live to the public and I am excited to help Scrum Masters continue to improve how they support their teams on our mission to improve the profession.”
Public classes are currently being listed on the Scrum.org website with the number of locations increasing over the coming weeks and private classes for your organization are always available. You can search by location here. For the course description and more information click here.
Based on the values and principles of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto, Scrum.org provides comprehensive training, assessments and certifications to improve the profession of software delivery. Throughout the world, our solutions and community of Professional Scrum Trainers empower people and organizations to achieve agility through Scrum. Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, founded Scrum.org in 2009 as a global organization, dedicating himself to improving the profession of software delivery by reducing the gaps so the work and work products are dependable.
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