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Scrum.org Launches Professional Scrum Master II Training Course

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New advanced course for Scrum Masters helps them develop new skills
and enhance their existing ones

Scrum.org,
the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of
software delivery through training, certification assessments and
community, today announced at Agile 2018, the addition of its new,
advanced Scrum Master course, Professional
Scrum Master II (PSM II)
. PSM II is a 2-day course intended for
Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience, during which time
they have had the opportunity to learn how to use Scrum to increase
value, quality, productivity and user satisfaction.

The addition of this course is paramount to the company's mission
helping Scrum Masters to continuously improve by building experience,
knowledge and capabilities, as they help their teams and organizations
succeed.

"Taking on the role of the Scrum Master is a challenging one," said Ken
Schwaber, Scrum co-creator and Scrum.org Founder. "We have spent years
training people to become better Scrum Masters, and now it's time to
take what we've learned to help them continue improving. We are always
inspecting and adapting with Scrum, and Scrum Masters do the same,
gaining new techniques, insights and ideas. There is always room to grow
as both individuals and Scrum Masters, and it is part of our mission to
help them do so successfully."

Unlike the Scrum.org Professional
Scrum Master
(PSM) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the
Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM II is an advanced
course to help students improve their Scrum Master skills to support
their Scrum Teams.

Scrum is typically a change process, and as most Scrum Masters gain
experience through ongoing change, it creates new challenges. This
course helps them learn different ways to overcome those challenges. It
dives into the qualities that characterize an effective Scrum Master and
servant-leader, while diving deep into how they serve the Scrum Team,
and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters. It also covers how
the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the
decisions they make and how they can help change the environment of
Scrum Teams and the organization within which they operate, creating an
environment for agility to thrive.

"The PSM II course is an enriching experience where you can share and
learn about real life experiences with other professionals going through
similar challenges as Scrum Masters," said Richard Botros, Software
Development Manager at PTC. "I'm glad that Scrum.org is adding this
advanced course because the knowledge gained will help students grow in
both their roles as Scrum Masters and in life in general. You are able
to start applying what you learned in this class right away and begin
improving your skills as a Scrum Master."

Like all Scrum.org courses, the PSM II course is taught by our licensed
Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) around the world, who bring their own
style and experience to the courses, while leveraging common materials,
allowing students to learn from real experiences in a consistent manner
no matter which PST is teaching the course. There is time allotted in
this course for the PST to provide coaching on challenges that students
may be experiencing today or may in the future.

"To ensure that our students will derive the most value, we have been
teaching the course in select locations over the past several months to
obtain feedback and improve it," said Dave West, CEO, Scrum.org. "We now
feel confident that the PSM II course is ready to go live to the public
and I am excited to help Scrum Masters continue to improve how they
support their teams on our mission to improve the profession."

Public classes are currently being listed on the Scrum.org website
with the number of locations increasing over the coming weeks and
private classes for your organization are always available. You can
search by location here.
For the course description and more information click here.

About Scrum.org
Based on the values and principles of Scrum
and the Agile Manifesto, Scrum.org provides comprehensive training,
assessments and certifications to improve the profession of software
delivery. Throughout the world, our solutions and community of
Professional Scrum Trainers empower people and organizations to achieve
agility through Scrum. Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, founded
Scrum.org in 2009 as a global organization, dedicating himself to
improving the profession of software delivery by reducing the gaps so
the work and work products are dependable.

Visit Scrum.org
for further information on the organization's Professional Scrum
assessments, training and global community; follow us on Twitter @scrumdotorg
and read more from our community of experts on the Scrum.org
blog
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