Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A) certification course is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. The PSM-A class is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. This course is the next step in that journey and includes two attempts at the globally-recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.
Professional Scrum Master -Advanced (PSM-A) Course Details
Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework, and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM-A is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner, and organization. The class then teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.
Over the 2 days, students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master such as how the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how the Scrum Master can help change the environment of Scrum Teams, creating an environment for agility to thrive. The Scrum Master role is complex and often, a Scrum Master must be able to apply different stances in order to be effective, such as:
The Scrum Master as a Teacher
The Scrum Master as a Coach & Mentor
The Scrum Master as a Facilitator
The Scrum Master as a Change Agent
As a Scrum Master, being able to identify, and effectively apply, which stance would benefit your team the most depending on the situation or circumstance could prove to be the key to the success of your team.
As a Scrum Master, part of your role is to help management and other stakeholders across your organization understand the benefits of Scrum and Agile. Therefore, it is imperative that you have the information and background that is needed to gain credibility in order to be an effective change agent. Throughout the class, your PST will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources, and more.
There will also be time in class for the Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) to provide coaching on challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or may in the future.
Professional Scrum Master - Advanced (PSM-A) Learning Outcomes
Apply the practices, tools, skills, and stances that make an effective Scrum Master
Recognize how the Scrum principles and values help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make
Learn how servant-leadership can improve the impact of a Scrum Master
Support Development Teams and Product Owners to become more effective
Change the environment to make it more conducive to agility
Learn tips and techniques for the Scrum Master to work with the rest of the organization in support of their Scrum Teams
Who Is the Professional Scrum Master - Advanced (PSM-A) Course For?
The PSM-A course is an advanced course specifically designed for experienced Scrum Masters who have a thorough understanding of the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people with at least one year of Scrum Master experience.
Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Assessment & Certification
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master -Advanced course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment and are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.