The Professional Scrum Master — A 2 day course
Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the RETIRED page for courses currently available in this subject area. Scrum.org has designed the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) program to have the utmost rigor. The program's courses, assessments, and certifications give participants the knowledge they need to use Scrum effectively and the credentials they need to communicate this ability in the marketplace. The Professional Scrum Master course is the first significant update of the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course that Ken Schwaber first created in 2002. 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 they are challenged to think on their feet to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces. Scrum.org maintains a defined curriculum for the Professional Scrum Master courses and selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver them. 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.
The Professional Scrum Master course covers Scrum basics, including the framework, mechanics, and roles of Scrum. But it also teaches how to use Scrum how to optimize value, productivity, and the total cost of ownership of software products. Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and they are challenged to think on their feet to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.
The Professional Scrum Master course is primarily targeted at those responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum in a project or enterprise.
- 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
Professional Scrum Master I measures knowledge of Scrum and its roles, rules, artifacts, and time-boxes. The exam is sat online post course. Delegates must book the exam directly with Scrum.org. There is a £100 fee for the exam which should be taken within 14 days of payment.
- Time limit: 60 minutes
- Minimum score: 85%
- Format: Multiple choice
- Study Materials: The Scrum Guide
- Practice Test: Scrum Open Assessment
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Outline Course Contents
- What is Scrum and how has it evolved?
- Why does Scrum work and what are its core principles?
- How the Scrum principles are 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 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?
- 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
- 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?