Professional Scrum Master PSM

2 days


This two-day course trains delegates in all the key aspects of the Scrum Methodology leading to the participant taking the online Professional ScrumMaster exam at in their own time.


The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone using the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organisation accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.

Typical attendance includes:

  • Product Managers
  • Product Directors
  • Founders
  • Product VP
  • Program Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Product Designers
  • Lead Developers
  • Anyone responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum in a project or enterprise.

Skills Gained

By the end of this course participants will:

  • Be able to readily recognise, define, and work with the concepts, advantages and challenges of the Scrum framework
  • Be prepared to play the role of Scrum Master in their organisations and help their organisations adopt the Scrum Framework. Furthermore, participants will develop an understanding of the other roles in Scrum
  • Gain knowledge to be able to effectively anticipate issues related to the practical implementation of Scrum
  • Be armed with the proper tools to address, resolve, and take the lead on Scrum issues in their organisations

Course Outline

  • The course is designed to ensure the delegate has in-depth knowledge of the core concepts of the Agile values and principles and the specific Scrum practices
  • Agile History and Background:
  • Scrum Origins
  • DSDM Atern - explanation of DSDM Atern which is like Scrum at the team level but with a PRINCE2-type governance layer and roles.
  • Extreme Programming - explanation of the key Extreme Programming techniques of Pair Programming, Continuous Integration and Test-Driven-Development, Refactoring and Technical Debt.
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Why Agile:
  • Empirical Process Control - Scrum is based on Empirical Process Control where the solution emerges during the project
  • MoSCow Prioritisation and the 'Iron Triangle' of Time, Cost, Features (and Quality) and how we can use these for planning and estimating.
  • Scrum Framework:
  • Roles:
  • Product Owner - representing the voice of the customer and responsible for ROI
  • ScrumMaster - responsible for facilitating and coaching the Scrum Team
  • Development Team - self-managing and cross-functional and responsible for delivering 'Done' work during the sprint
  • Artefacts
  • Product backlog - a prioritised list of requirements in the form of User Stories
  • Sprint backlog - a list of tasks the team will deliver during the sprint
  • Release/Sprint Burndown - charts tracking progress during the project or sprint
  • Ceremonies:
  • Release Planning - how to create a high-level plan for what will be delivered and when
  • Sprint Planning - to plan what will be delivered during the sprint
  • Sprint - a period from 1 week to 1 month during which the team produce potentially shippable product
  • Daily Scrum - a 15-minute daily meeting for the development team.
  • Sprint Review - held at the end of the sprint to show that business what has been achieved.
  • Sprint Retrospective - held at the end of the sprint for the team to continuously improve.
  • Release Planning Exercise:
  • The delegates will create a product backlog of high-level User Stories. They will then prioritise and estimate the backlog and create a Release Plan that can be used to set the project timeframe, resource costs and major deliverables.
  • Enterprise Scrum:
  • How to scale Scrum in large organisations.

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Midlands Birmingham2 1500 £1500 2019-10-03
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Devon Exeter2 1500 £1500 2019-10-03
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Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-10-14
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-10-26
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-11-07
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-11-14
London London2 1500 £1500 2019-11-18
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-11-18
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-11-28
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-12-03
Bristol Bristol2 1500 £1500 2019-12-05
Midlands Birmingham2 1500 £1500 2019-12-05
Devon Exeter2 1500 £1500 2019-12-05
Edinburgh Edinburgh2 1500 £1500 2019-12-05
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-12-05
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-12-07
London London2 1500 £1500 2019-12-09
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2019-12-12
Onsite Onsite1 1500 £1500 2020-01-20
London London2 1500 £1500 2020-02-20