Chicago Scrum Master Certification Training

Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

psm course overview

The Professional Scrum Master course (PSM) is a 2-day Scrum Master training for those wanting to learn the principles and theory of Scrum and how to practically apply Scrum in real-world scenarios. You'll also learn the knowledge and tools to apply Scrum effectively in your organization. This course will prepare you to confidently gain an industry-recognized Scrum Master certification, the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) from Scrum.org. We also offer an Advanced Scrum Master PSM II course.

Who Should Attend?

The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone involved in Agile software delivery using Scrum. This training is especially helpful for anyone working in an organization that is focused on applying Scrum more effectively. This is the ideal course for anyone looking to prepare for Scrum Master certification assessments from Scrum.org and obtain Agile certification.

 

  • New Scrum Masters looking to solidify their understanding of Scrum and gain credibility
  • Experienced Scrum Masters who want to gain deeper insights into Scrum and gain hands-on experience with applying it in real-world scenarios
  • Project managers that have used Scrum by doing it but want to learn how to apply it more effectively
  • Project managers that are looking to gain a competitive advantage by learning deep insights about Scrum
  • Managers who are responsible for implementing Scrum or managing Scrum teams
  • Developers who want to learn how to apply Scrum effectively in their context

Course Objectives

  • Obtain a clear understanding of the rules of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum
  • Learn how to act as Scrum Masters for Scrum Teams and stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership
  • Discover how to use Scrum effectively from the start
  • Learn ways to increase the effectiveness of an existing Scrum implementation

What You'll Learn

  • The history of Scrum
  • The theory and principles of Scrum
  • Why done in Scrum is such an important concept and how to apply it with a Definition of Done
  • How to run a Scrum project
  • How to effectively work with people and teams in a Scrum environment
  • How to apply Scrum in your organization
  • What the Scrum Master is and how to apply the role
  • Useful practices that are commonly used with Scrum
  • How to be a Professional Scrum Master

Professional Scrum Master Certification (PSM)

Professional Scrum Masters have shown that they understand Scrum and can apply it to real-world situations. Attending the Professional Scrum Master course from Responsive Advisors is a great way to prepare for becoming a Professional Scrum Master. Every attendee of our Professional Scrum Master course receives a free attempt at the Professional Scrum Master I certification (PSM I) from Scrum.org. With a passing score of 85% or above, attendees will become Scrum.org PSM I certified.

Attendees will also receive a discount on the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.

Certification Retake Policy

Attendees that take the PSM I certification exam within two weeks of attending Professional Scrum Master training and do not pass will receive one free additional attempt at passing the PSM I certification exam. Learn more about the exam retake policy.

Chicago River in the Loop

Getting to Our Chicago TRAINING CENTER

Responsive Advisors is headquartered in downtown Chicago in the Loop across the street from the Willis (Sears) Tower. Our training room is on the 19th floor of Level Office West Loop. Students will be able to enjoy the view of Chicago’s downtown. Our office is stocked with beverages including soda and coffee to ensure you stay hydrated during training. Lunch is provided from local restaurants each day of training.

 

Easily Accessible by Car and Public Transit

Most of our attendees from the Chicago area take a train to our office, and there are plenty of parking garages nearby as well. We are two blocks away from the Quincy/Wells stop serving the Brown, Purple, Orange, and Pink lines. If you're traveling from out of town, our office is easily accessible by CTA from O’Hare and Midway International Airports.

Finding Parking

Most of our attendees from the Chicago area take a train to our office, and there are plenty of parking garages nearby as well. We are two blocks away from the Quincy/Wells stop serving the Brown, Purple, Orange, and Pink lines. If you're traveling from out of town, our office is easily accessible by CTA from O’Hare and Midway International Airports.

Chicago night life

Chicago is home to the 2016 World Series Champions Cubs, Wrigley Field, the Bean, steel-framed skyscrapers, deep-dish pizza, Navy Pier, and much more. Whether you live here or are traveling from out of town, the Windy City offers a great backdrop for Professional Scrum training. Our Scrum classes provide a pragmatic mix of theory and practical skills to ensure our students are prepared to practice Scrum in the real world and demonstrate their knowledge by becoming Professional Scrum certified.

Staying in Chicago

Hotels

There are plenty of fantastic hotels in the Loop within walking distance of our office. Below are a few nearby options we recommend for business travel.

Club Quarters Hotel Central Loop
JW Marriott Chicago
Residence Inn Chicago Loop
Hotel Blake

Things to Do

Chicago offers a wide range of dining options and activities for those looking to explore the city after Scrum training. Check out TimeOut Chicago to see what’s going on during your stay.

Chicago Agile Meetups

Meetups are a great way to network and meet other like-minded people interested in Scrum, Agile practices, and technology. Here are a few we recommend!

People Side of Software
Chicago Agile Open Space
Built in Chicago

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Our trainers are Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers, ensuring you'll receive the most up-to-date and accurate picture of what Scrum is and how it can be applied.

Scrum.org Professional Training Network Member

Responsive Advisors is a proud member of Scrum.org's Professional Training Network (PTN).