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Scrum Master II (SM II)

Agile professionals have long waited for the next step, one that would build on the skills learned during Scrum Master certification. Since working as Scrum master you likely have realized that there is more to it than what was covered in basic Scrum Master class. This Scrum Master II (PSM II) training explores agile facilitation & coaching skills and how you as Scrum master use these to enhance performance and satisfaction in teams. Successful completion of this course grants you skills for these and prepares you for passing Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification test.


Location
Helsinki

Training formats
Classroom
Remote

Duration
2 päivää

Price
1690 €

Certificate
Kyllä

Target Group

Scrum Masters, agile coaches, team leaders, team coaches, team leads, technical managers, technical leads

Goal

This advanced-level, very hands-on and fast-paced course is designed to develop your Scrum master skills from good to great, to go beyond the basics of the Scrum master by providing you skills to:

  • Facilitate better dialogue between Product Owners, scrum team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives
  • Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people
  • Increase engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in
  • Serve better Product Owners to deliver value to customers and users
  • Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team

Prerequisites

When taking PSM II, you should have work experience as a Scrum Master and a strong understanding of the fundamentals of scrum. Having basic level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM) is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended.

Scrum Master II (SM II) course content

1. Towards Mastery

  • ShuHaRi

2. Lean, Agile, & Scrum

Agile and Lean Values, Principles, and Worldview

  • Agile Manifesto and Scrum
  • Historical outline of Scrum and Agile
  • Other Lean/Agile development frameworks
  • ScrumMaster rectifying violation of Agile principles
  • Personality traits of an excellent ScrumMaster

Empirical Process Control

  • Inspect-and-adapt process in Scrum events
  • When does transparency, inspection, and adaption not work effectively?

3. Scrum Master Core Competencies

Facilitation

  • Facilitative listening techniques
  • Multiple frames of reference
  • Divergent thinking and convergent thinking
  • Contents and agenda
  • Recused Scrum Master
  • Obstacles to clear communication
  • Working agreement

Coaching

  • Coaching Stance
  • Coaching Techniques
  • Coaching Let’s do it

Training

  • Explain Scrum to a Business Stakeholder

4. Service to the Development Team

Definition of Done

  • Definition of Done for a non-software product
  • Improving “Done.”
  • Creating Definition of Done

Self-Organization

  • Coaching to foster greater self-organization
  • Self-organizing team and challenges during a retrospective
  • Countermeasures to challenges

Team Dynamics

  • A working group vs. a team
  • Team formation and development
  • Attributes of effective teams
  • Improving team performance

Value of Development Practices

5. Services to the Product Owner

Coaching the Product Owner

  • From Product Vision to Product Backlog
  • Facilitating the creation of the Product Vision
  • Creating Product Backlog items
  • Facilitating a Product Backlog refinement session
  • Product Owner in the retrospective

6. Service to the Organization

Resolving Impediments

  • Addressing typical impediments for a Scrum Team
  • Impediment evaluation in depth
  • Identify a root cause(s) of an impediment

Scaling Scrum

  • Why scaling might not be such a great idea
  • Techniques for handling dependencies
  • Scaling frameworks

Organizational Change

  • Change in an organization

7. Scrum Mastery

Personal Development

  • Personal fulfillment of the five Scrum Values
  • Your driving factors
  • Destructive conflict
  • Responding to a conflict

Servant Leadership

  • Goals and attributes of a servant leader
  • Resolving an organizational impediment

Certification

  • This training prepares you for passing Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification test by Scrum.org
  • Taking the test one time is included in the training fee
  • You take the certification test online at your computer at the time most convenient to you
  • Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) test:
    • Passing score: 85%
    • Time limit: 90 minutes
    • Number of Questions: 30 (partial credit provided on some questions)
  • After passing the exam, you are listed as Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) in the web-page of Scrum.org 
  • Free Credly digital credential included
  • Lifetime certification - no annual renewal fee required

Training material


The training material and certification test are in English. The training is run in Finnish or in English, see the information next to the training date.

Scrum master training package

If you are an experienced Scrum master without a certification, you can simultaneously buy both Scrum Master I and Scrum Master II training courses at a reduced price of 2745 eur + vat (normally 3180 eur + vat). To claim the benefit, mention "Scrum Master combined" in the additional information field of the enrollment form. 

Schedule

Course days begin at 9:00 and end approx. at 16:30, breakfast available from 8:15 a.m forwards.

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