Professional Scrum Master
Our Bundle of PSM 1 Training and Online Course
Benefit from the exclusive combination of live training and online course. With a Professional Scrum Master Training from the Agile Academy you have the opportunity to ...
- Start your own Scrum Master journey under the guidance of an accredited Professional Scrum Trainer (PST).
- Build a detailed understanding of Scrum and apply it directly through interactive exercises, case studies and discussions.
- To learn how to effectively apply Scrum in an agile development environment.
- Receive the official certification as Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) from Scrum.org.
- Deepen your knowledge even after the live training through the companion Scrum Master online course.
Online and live: The perfect training.
The benchmark for professional agile training.
Professional, friendly, competent.
Professional Scrum Master I
- Duration: 14-24 hours
- Certified by: Scrum.org
- Prerequisite: none
Scrum Master Online Course
Your online course matching the training. Repeat and deepen the training content with 24 hours of video + assignments
Our Professional Scrum Master Certificationwith Scrum.org Certificate
In an Agile Academy Scrum Master training, you will learn the skills and know-how to become an excellent Scrum Master. During the two- or three-day training, you will gain insight into the tools and methods that are relevant for this role.
Of course, it's not realistic to become an adept Scrum Master in just a few days. However, our outstanding trainers are known for guiding you in the right direction. In addition, we offer a companion online course that allows you to continue learning and deepening your knowledge even after completing the in-person course.
Scrum.org vs. Scrum Alliance Certification
At Agile Academy, we offer both Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) trainings and Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) trainings.
The choice between the two certifications depends mainly on your individual preferences and the desired focus. For example, in general, Scrum.org workshops are more focused on software development, while Scrum Alliance takes a more holistic approach. You can find out more about the differences in the FAQ section further down the page.
Agenda of the Professional Scrum Master 1
In our Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) trainings, we cover the following topics intensively:
1. Introduction to Scrum, theory and principles
What is Scrum exactly and how does it work? How does it differ from traditional project management approaches?
Get a comprehensive introduction to Scrum and learn the theoretical foundations and principles. You will understand how Scrum as an agile framework revolutionizes product development and is based on empirical process control to enable continuous improvement.
We use simple tools and models so you can grasp and explain them. In addition, we show you how value is created over time. Of course, our Professional Scrum Trainers also bring in real-world experience reports.
2. Roles, Meetings and Artifacts in Scrum
What specific roles, meetings and artifacts play a role in Scrum? How do the Scrum Master, the Product Owner and the development team work together? And what responsibilities do they have?
Learn about the different roles and how meetings like Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective serve to foster collaboration and transparency.
In this part of the training, we also explain the different Scrum artifacts that enable clear alignment with customer requirements.
3. Agile Practices and Coaching
How can proven agile practices like continuous integration, test-driven development, and pair programming be used effectively? And how can you effectively fulfill your role as a coach and mentor?
Now that we've learned about Scrum, this part of the training is about how to use agile practices and coaching techniques to build and continuously improve your skills as a Scrum Master.
You will learn about different agile practices that can increase productivity and quality, and gain valuable insights on how to coach and support the team as a Scrum Master.
4. Scaling Scrum
How can Scrum be applied to larger projects and organizations? How can scaling frameworks help you take advantage of Scrum in complex environments?
In this part of the training, we will look at scaling Scrum. You will gain insights into different scaling patterns and frameworks such as Nexus and LeSS that will help you apply Scrum to larger projects and organizations. You will understand how to maintain the core principles of Scrum while successfully addressing scaling challenges.
5. Additional topics (especially for three-day trainings)
Depending on the pace of the class driven by the experience of participants, the number of participants, and a few other factors, we might even address some of the topics below during a two-day course:
- Organizational change and transformation
- Product Backlog creation and prioritization
- Stakeholder management
- Facilitation techniques for aligning a group of people
- Kanban as an additional tool/technique for helping teams and organizations succeed
- And other topics based on your request
Bring Your Own Ideas & Questions
We encourage participants to bring their questions to the training. Any question and real-world example from your side will make everything you and others learn more tangible. It will also result in more energy throughout the training which is connected to better learning.
FAQ about the Professional Scrum Master
Certification for Teams & Companies
Professional Scrum Master I Trained In-house
An in-house training for PSM I is particularly suitable for companies or teams with a minimum number of 8 participants.
Advantages of an in-house training compared to one of our public trainings are:
- The training content can be adapted to the needs of your company.
- The participants go through an intensive learning process together to ensure that a common understanding emerges.
- In a protected space, participants can share their knowledge as well as different perspectives and experiences within the company.
- The development of a common corporate culture and the implementation of Scrum as a team are strengthened.
In addition, an in-house training with a sufficient number of participants can also offer cost efficiency, as the training costs can be distributed among more people.
We would be happy to provide you with an individual offer.
Professional Scrum Master Training with Volume Discount
Starting with a minimum of 3 participants, you and your colleagues can benefit from our volume discounts for public training offers at the Agile Academy and save money and your training budget.
Compared to our in-house training offers, these discounts provide you with a lot of flexibility and are also very economical if you cannot get enough participants for an in-house training in your own company.
Team members can individually select the training date that fits their schedules. This way, everyone can learn without jeopardizing the company's productivity if everyone is on training at the same time.
In essence, volume discounts offer a more cost-effective solution for high-quality Professional Scrum Master training that combines significant savings with convenient scheduling, making it an attractive choice for organizations striving to enable their Scrum Masters.
What is Next After PSM 1?
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Professional Scrum Master™ II
The Professional Scrum Master™ II (PSM II) certification is designed for experienced Scrum Masters who want to develop their skills in the effective practice of Scrum at an advanced level.
Professional Scrum Master™ III
The Professional Scrum Master™ III (PSM III) certification is designed for advanced Scrum Masters who want to demonstrate that they have a deep understanding of Scrum and are able to address complex challenges in agile product development.