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Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

In this two day class* students are challenged to explore the Agile and Scrum principles so they can better understand what to do when applying Scrum to support their teams and organizations. The course, developed by, uses a combination of instructor-led and activity-based learning where students work together in teams.


Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) bring their own Scrum Master experiences and stories to the class and use their skills as professional trainers to deliver the material using their own unique delivery style. The result is an engaging, enjoyable learning experience where students gain a deep understanding of Scrum theory and principles, the Scrum Master accountabilities and why each element of the Scrum framework is important.

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Students leave this course with an appreciation for Professional Scrum, the agile mindset and how to deal with common myths and impediments to agility. They gain the knowledge and understanding about how to choose and apply the appropriate practices and techniques that will be most beneficial for their Scrum Teams.

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Course Details

What You Will Learn
  • Help Scrum Teams deliver value to their organization

  • Understand the theory and principles behind Scrum and empiricism

  • Understand how each part of the Scrum framework ties back to the principles and theory

  • Understand uncertainty and complexity in product delivery

  • Understand the meaning and importance of the Scrum values

  • Learn what Done means and why it is crucial to transparency

  • Know how to use the Product Backlog to plan with agility

  • Understand the importance of self-managing teams, interpersonal skills needed, and the Scrum Master role

  • Clarify the leadership role a Scrum Master plays on the team

  • Learn the skills, traits, and behavior shifts required to be a Scrum Master

Who Should Attend this class?

This course is appropriate for students in any industry where teams work to solve complex problems. The Professional Scrum Master course is for:

  • Practitioners that are interested in starting a career as a Scrum Master

  • Scrum Masters, Agile/Scrum Coaches, and consultants looking to improve their use of Scrum

  • Anyone involved in product delivery using Scrum

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