Courses

Class

Professional Scrum Master

Taught by Ken Schwaber
May 13-14, 2013 in Boston, MA, United States

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course provides information and tools that you can use to ensure that Scrum is understood and enacted well by your team. This course covers Scrum basics, including the framework, mechanics, and roles of Scrum. But it also teaches how to use Scrum to optimize value, productivity, and the total cost of ownership of software products. Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think on their feet to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.

Ken Schwaber initially designed the PSM course in 2009 as a significant update of the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course that he created in 2002. Since 2009, the PSM course has been maintained and regularly enhanced by Scrum.org through contributions from Ken and other experts in the Scrum.org network of Professional Scrum Trainers.

Registration limited to 20 participants.

Ken has returned from his sabbatical, but he’ll be teaching only a few courses per year.

Registration for this class has closed.

Description

The purpose of the Professional Scrum Master course is to give students a solid grounding in Scrum and its core principles, from which they can make opportunistic decisions about how to use it best. Students learn why certain decisions are better than others, and why some support Agility while others ultimately lead back to waterfall. They will also learn how to use Scrum productivity metrics to monitor the results of their decisions and how to optimize those results.
Getting the most out of Scrum requires a solid knowledge of how it works and why. The Professional Scrum Master course will cover these as well as several advanced topics, like managing risk and optimizing total cost of ownership, that build on Scrum’s underlying principles.