Professional Scrum Master PSM Training Course

Learn to employ Scrum to increase value, improve productivity, and optimise the total cost of ownership of software products.

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The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training course provides the know-how and tools to ensure that Scrum is understood and enacted well by your team.

This course covers the fundamentals of Scrum, comprising the framework, mechanics, and roles of Scrum.

The PSM course will teach you how to employ Scrum to increase value, improve productivity, and optimise the total cost of ownership of software products.

Course delegates learn through instructor-led presentations and guidance, and also team-based exercises which are aimed at making sure the techniques are tangible and can be properly implemented in the real world. maintains the defined curriculum and materials for the Professional Scrum Master course and selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Each instructor lends his or her individual experience and expertise to the course, but all students learn the same core content. This improves their ability to pass the Professional Scrum Master assessments and use Scrum in the workplace.

Meet your instructor

Simon Reindl heads up our Scrum squad, and is responsible for having helped many large organisations gain traction and maintain velocity in large-scale Scrum implementations.

In addition to 7+ years as an Agile, Scrum & Kanban coach, Simon has donned the Scrum Developer, Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner hats for a wide variety of successful Agile projects.

He has a great wealth of experience working with people from all levels in order to maximise value and quality in their software product delivery.

He's a thoroughly nice chap too!

Scrum Master Certification

Unlike other Scrum certifications that require only class attendance, certification requires a minimum score on a rigorous assessment. The Professional Scrum Master course has two associated assessments with two levels of certification: PSM I and PSM II.

If you complete the Professional Scrum Master course you will receive a password to take the PSM I assessment one time within a 14-day period following the course. If you pass this assessment you will receive the industry-recognized "PSM I" certification and your name will be posted on the Professional Scrum Master I certification list.

In addition to the opportunity to take the PSM1 exam, the PSM workshop will also allow you to claim 8 Personal Development Units towards PMI certification.

By the end of this course, you will have learnt about:

  • The Fundamental roles, events and artefacts of Scrum and Agile
  • Scrum Planning
  • Keeping Scrum Healthy
  • Getting Started with Scrum

Who should attend

The Professional Scrum Master course is specifically targeted to Scrum Masters, but the lessons are applicable to anyone in a role that supports a software development team's efficiency, effectiveness, and continual improvement. If you are responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum in a project or enterprise, this course is likely to be a good fit.


In order to get the most value from the PSM training course, we recommend that prior to attendance, delegates:

On-site PSM Training

We have a great track-record delivering PSM training for a number of blue-chip organisations. Please give us a call or drop us a line if you would like to discuss having this course delivered at your offices. It can be very beneficial for teams to undertake this training all together prior to commencing the first Scrum.

Professional Scrum Master Training Course Syllabus

Scrum Basics

  • What is Scrum and how has it evolved?

Scrum Theory

  • Why does Scrum work and what are its core principles?
  • How are the Scrum principles different from those of more traditional software development approaches, and what is the impact?

Scrum Framework and Meetings

  • How Scrum theory is implemented using time-boxes, roles, rules, and artifacts.
  • How can these be used most effectively and how can they fall apart?

Scrum and Change

  • Scrum is different: what does this mean to my project and my organization?
  • How do I best adopt Scrum given the change that is expected?

Scrum and Total Cost of Ownership

  • A system isn’t just developed, it is also sustained, maintained and enhanced.
  • How is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of our systems or products measured and optimized?

Scrum Teams

  • Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional; this is different from traditional development groups.
  • How do we start with Scrum teams and how do we ensure their success?

Scrum Planning

  • Plan a project and estimate its cost and completion date.

Predictability, Risk Management, and Reporting

  • Scrum is empirical. How can predictions be made, risk be controlled, and progress be tracked using Scrum.
  • Discussion starts with "Done and Undone" and continues with Quality Assurance in Scrum.

Scaling Scrum

  • Scrum works great with one team. It also works better than anything else for projects or product releases that involve hundreds or thousands of globally dispersed team members.
  • How is scaling best accomplished using Scrum?

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