Would you like to learn how to successfully use Scrum in a challenging project or organization?
The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is Ken Schwaber’s first significant update of the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course that he introduced and shared in 2002. ScrumWell is proud to teach the PSM courses as the first company in Finland.
Next Professional Scrum Master courses
- Contact us for a private course for your organization.
- See available public courses in Finland and Europe.
As in the original CSM course, the framework, mechanics, and roles of Scrum are covered. The course then teaches students how to use Scrum to optimize value, productivity, and the total cost of ownership of systems and products. Students will learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and will be challenged to think on their feet to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.
- 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.
- 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?
The Professional Scrum Master course is primarily targeted at those responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum in a project or organization. Attendees will make the most of the class when they:
- Understand the basics of project management.
- Understand requirements and requirements decomposition.
- Have been on or closely involved with a project that builds or enhances a product.
- Have studied the Scrum Guide.
- Have read one of the Scrum books.
- Want to know more about how Scrum works, how to use it, and how to implement it in an organization.
Scrum.org maintains a defined curriculum for the Professional Scrum Master courses and selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver the course. Each instructor brings his or her individual experiences and areas of expertise to bear, but all students learn the same core course content. This improves their ability to pass the Professional Scrum Master assessments and apply Scrum in their workplaces.
Assessment and Certification
Certification should be available to all those who possess a particular level of knowledge, not only to those who have taken a class. As a result, Scrum.org offers the option of Professional Scrum Master certification to the public, and not only to those who have taken the course. The Professional Scrum Master program features two assessments and two levels of certification. The PSM I assessment is included in the course price, and conducted online outside of the class, typically after the class has ended.
Pricing and Availability
Private PSM courses are held in the customer’s premises for maximum of 30 participants. The course is available in English or Finnish language and includes a printed course book in English, and the PSM I online assessment. You can make a tentative query below.