PSM-I (Professional Scrum Master – I)

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is the market leading Scrum Master training developed by Scrum.org and Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum. After the class, students are eligible for the PSM I assessment certification. Passing the assessment will give you the industry recognized PSM I certification. This certification will NEVER expire, and it makes you part of an elite community of 100,000+ PSM I badge holders.

PSM is the cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and for anyone coaching a software development team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness. The course includes advanced thinking for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts.

Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

The PSM course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.

Learning Objectives

  • Students are challenged to think within the Scrum Framework and the underlying values and principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace and facing complex decisions.

  • Have a clear understanding of the rules of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum. Students can act as a Scrum Master for Scrum Teams as well as stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership. Effectively be able to start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway.

Who should attend

  • The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone involved in software development using the Scrum Framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organization accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Format and Material

To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of various kinds of case studies throughout the course. A lively simulation help reinforce concepts learned. There will be practice questions to prepare you for the exam.

Participants will need to be prepared for a high level of participation.

Course Contents

  • Scrum theory and principles

  • The Scrum Framework

  • The Definition of Done

  • Running a Scrum project

  • Working with people and teams

  • Scrum in your organization

  • The role of the Scrum Master

Exam & Certification

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the PSM I assessment, and are also entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment. The industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score on these rigorous assessments.​

Voucher to take the PSM I assessment is included in the course.

PDU Credits

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending the two-day Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at https://ccrs.pmi.org.