Professional Scrum Master with Certification

Professional Scrum Master (PSM) is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team's efficiency and effectiveness. The Professional Scrum Master class introduces the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework. These are foundational insights upon which the rules and roles of Scrum are explored and discussed. The focus on the Scrum Master role includes advanced thinking tools for servant-leadership and behavioural shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation, and scaling Scrum.


    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?


    Those who will be Scrum Masters on a Scrum project, leaders, change agents, process owners, and anyone involved in helping the organization adopt 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 enterprise.


    Attendees will be able to make the most of the class if 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.
    • Read the Scrum Guide
    • Take the Scrum Open assessment and receive a score of 75% or more
    • 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.
    Maarten Hoppen
    Agile Coach

    Maarten Hoppen has been working in Agile environments since 2004. He has a background in development and management. For the last 10 years he has been a full time Agile Coach, a Professional Scrum Trainer at and Accredited Kanban Trainer at the Kanban University. He loves working with individuals, teams and organizations to help them adopt Agile and Lean thinking in their work, communication and collaboration. His goal is to improve productivity, create a pleasant workplace and unleash intrinsic motivation. The last years he can see a shift of focus in his work towards management consulting and optimizing the organization as a whole. In that perspective he believes Kanban is the best tool for optimizing the whole and addressing resistance in a company. That is also why he certified as an Evidence Based Management (EBMgt) Consultant at He is a pragmatic Agilist and always looks for the best combination of tools and frameworks to reach the goal we want to achieve.

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