Episode 96

97: PSM II An Advanced Scrum Master Course


August 7th, 2018

28 mins 52 secs

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About this Episode

Dave West (@davidjwest) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss scrum.org’s new offering:  PSM-II – An Advanced Scrum Master Course.

[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]Dave West CEO of Scrum.org[/featured-image]

Dave is the CEO/product owner at Scrum.org. He is a frequent speaker and widely published author of articles and his acclaimed book, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and worked with Ivar Jacobson to run the North American business for IJI. Dave managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director. Prior to joining Scrum.org, Dave was chief product officer at Tasktop, where he was responsible for product management, engineering, and architecture.

Professional Scrum Master II™ (PSM II) is an advanced course helping students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner, and organization. The class then teaches students about related practices and skills to enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

I’m personally excited about this course. PSM-II is a mind changer and is what’s needed for the world to get to the next level. I am excited for how much I will learn by teaching this course and for the immense impact it will have on improving the profession of software delivery.

I (Ryan Ripley) am teaming up with fellow Professional Scrum Trainer, Todd Miller to teach the PSM-II this year:

  • Indianapolis, IN on October 3-4
  • Denver, CO on October 17-18
  • Johannesburg, South Africa on November 15-16
  • Washington D.C. on December 6-7
  • Tampa, Fl on December 11-12

Find a location near you and join us. Whether you are a CSM or a PSM-I, this Advanced Scrum Master Course is the next step on the Scrum master journey, created and present by trainers from scrum.org – The Home of Scrum™.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How scrum.org’s Advanced Scrum Master Course was created
  • Why scrum.org is focusing on ScrumAnd
  • Insights into the scrum.org trainer community

Links from the show:

  • PSM II – An Advanced Scrum Master Course

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