Professional Scrum Master II – Liberating Structures

Professional Scrum Master II and Liberating Structures Training with Michigan Technology Services

Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led Professional Scrum Master II and Liberating Structures training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses. Our training takes place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or onsite at your office anywhere throughout the United States.  We also have the ability to help those in Canada and in Europe.  Our Agile workshops and Agile coaching sessions can now be offered virtually, reducing your need to travel.

While many PST’s fly into metro Detroit to deliver Scrum and Agile classes at a hotel, and then leave, we live here and support the local Agile community.   We continue to sponsor regional Agile conferences and meetups. We have successfully run Agile and ScrumMaster and Product Owner courses for multiple teams from globally recognized organizations.

What is Professional Scrum Master II and Liberating Structures training?

Our Professional Scrum MasterTM II (PSM II) workshop is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master engagement designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development.  The PSM II workshop is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. It is one step in a journey.

Unlike our Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM) courses which focus on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM II is an advanced course that helps students understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while also diving deep into how they serve the Development Team, Product Owner and organization. The course then teaches you about related practices and skills to enable you to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

Workshop Description:

Over the 2 days, students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master. We will cover how principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how the Scrum Master can help change the environment of Scrum Teams, creating an environment for agility to thrive. The Scrum Master role is complex and often, a Scrum Master must be able to apply different stances in order to be effective, such as:

  • The Scrum Master as a Teacher
  • The Scrum Master as a Coach & Mentor
  • The Scrum Master as a Facilitator
  • The Scrum Master as a Change Agent

As a Scrum Master, being able to identify, and effectively apply, which stance would benefit your team the most depending on the situation or circumstance could prove to be the key to the success of your team.

As a Scrum Master, part of your role is to help management and other stakeholders across your organization understand the benefits of Scrum and Agile. Therefore, it is imperative that you have the information and background that is needed to gain credibility in order to be an effective change agent.  Throughout the class, your PST will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources and more.

There will also be time in class for the Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) to provide coaching on challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or may in the future.

Workshop Topics:

  • Effects on the organization of a successful Scrum Master
  • Dealing with complexity and servant leadership
  • Dealing with team conflict
  • Removing impediments
  • Facilitation techniques
  • The Importance of a “Done” Increment
  • The Sprint Goal
  • Refresh the purpose of the Scrum Events
  • The role of management in Scrum
  • Successful product delivery
  • Measurement in Scrum
  • How to support the Product Owner
  • Understanding the challenges of middle management
  • Scrum Master as a change agent

Your Workshop Leaders:

Ryan Ripley is Professional Scrum Trainer. He created the Professional Agile Leadership material and certification for Scrum.org. He hosts the popular podcast, “Agile for Humans,” is the co-author of the new book, “Fixing Your Scrum,” along with Todd Miller and is continuously invited to talk at numerous Agile conferences. He teaches and coaches agile teams all over the globe.
Todd Miller is a Professional Scrum Trainer. He has practical experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developer, and Agile coach on a variety of technical and creative projects across a multitude of industries. He presently coaches and trains enterprises and teams across the USA on the Scrum framework, enterprise Agile transformation, and professional software development.

Additional Benefits of taking our PSM II workshop

Participants are eligible for Scrum Educational and Professional Development Units

Schedule:

The next Fixing Your Scrum workshop is scheduled for April of 2021.  The regular course fee is $1,495/student, but early enrollment will be $1,395/student.

Want a PSM II and Liberating Structures workshop for your team?

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Contact us by email or call 248-489-0408 for details.

For complete information on Agile Leadership Training or to request a class date contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408

Who should attend this workshop?

The PSM II and Liberating Structures workshop is an advanced workshop for experienced ScrumMasters who have a deep understanding of the Scrum framework an at least a year’s experience working as a Scrum Master on a Scrum Team.

Prerequisites

We do not require you to be a Certified ScrumMaster or Professional Scrum Master to attend. We do, however, expect participants to have a core knowledge of Scrum.  Scrum Alliance CSMs can attend but note this is not a Scrum Alliance A-CSM workshop, it is a Scrum.org PSM II workshop.   You will, however, pick up valuable Scrum lessons and you can still earn the PSM II without having first taken the PSM I exam.

Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master II course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessment. PSM II class participants who attempt the PSM II assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment. These industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score.

Workshop Objectives

  • What practices, tools, skills and stances make an effective Scrum Master
  • How the Scrum principles and values help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make
  • How the Scrum Master acts as a servant-leader and improve their ability in this role
  • What the Scrum Master can do to support Development Teams and Product Owners to become more effective
  • Ways that the Scrum Master can help to change the environment making it more conducive for Scrum Teams to be successful with greater agility
  • Provide tips and techniques for the Scrum Master to work with the rest of the organization in support of their Scrum Teams

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