Course Summary

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training is a 2-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory of Scrum and agility, the Scrum framework itself, and the specific role of the Scrum Master. The PSM 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 behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation, and scaling Scrum.

Who Should Attend

Professional Scrum Master is the premier training course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Course Outline

  • Scrum Theory and Principles
  • The Scrum Framework: Roles, Events, and Artifacts
  • Working with People and Teams
  • Coaching and Facilitation
  • The Role of the Scrum Master

Key Learning Outcomes

Following this training, participants will be able to:
  • Understand and apply the Scrum framework including the roles, events, and artifacts
  • Support teams to self-organize and leverage Scrum to build products
  • Facilitate Scrum events for a team
  • Articulate the value and benefits of Scrum

Details on the Professional Scrum Master Training

  • The Professional Scrum Master course has two associated credentials: Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I) and Professional Scrum Master Level II (PSM II). These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on their associated assessments. 
  • All participants completing the PSM course receive a password to take the online PSM I assessment, and are entitled to a discount on the PSM II assessment. maintains a public list of everyone holding the PSM I and PSM II credentials.
  • selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. They maintain the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.  
  • The PSM training workshop can accommodate up to 30 participants total
  • Courses are delivered at your facilities with students all in the same room 
  • This 2-day course includes numerous hands-on exercises and workshops


“I’ve used Vitality Chicago to train our team and found that the Professional Scrum Foundations Training course was a great foundation for everyone to really get a sense of what SCRUM is all about. The class was very engaging and everyone was able to participate no matter their background. I also took the Scrum Product Owner Training Course through Vitality Chicago and it was extremely complimentary to the PSF class.” 

— Tomas Jacobi, Deloitte (2016)