Professional Scrum Master (PSM) with Gunther Verheyen – 2 day Online Course – 18th/19th March 2021


Get trained by a world-leading Scrum trainer, Scrum coach and best-selling Scrum author… Gunther Verheyen, independent Scrum Caretaker. Enjoy a fantastic virtual and integral PSM online course with Gunther, who has 16+ years of Scrum experience, and has published two best-selling books on Scrum, in addition to being a close collaborator with Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum.

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Course Description

During this cutting-edge two day online training course, you will deepen your understanding of the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master in it. The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is perfect for Scrum Masters and anyone responsible for an effective introduction of the Scrum framework.

The interesting PSM course is a combination of lectures, interactive exercises, assignments and discussions, as well as engaging real-world case studies. Your remote instructor, Gunther Verheyen, is one of the world’s leading Scrum trainers who has extensive hands-on experience of practicing Scrum!

The PSM course 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.

Being online, the PSM course is suitable for trainees across the globe… the course runs on the 18th and 19th March 2021… each day starts at 9:00 am CET (8:00 am GMT) and finishes at 5:00 pm CET (4:00 pm GMT). This makes the course perfect for people across Europe in particular however due to Gunther’s world-wide following it is not uncommon for people around the world to join his courses!

Worldwide Course Timings - 8-00 to 4-00 GMT


What you will receive:

  1. Two days of high-quality interactive instruction from a world-leading Scrum coach and best-selling Scrum author, Gunther Verheyen;
  2. Official course materials;
  3. Two attempts at the PSM I assessment. Following the course, a password will be provided to the trainee to attempt the PSM I assessment (included in the cost of the course) and, if the trainee takes the aforementioned PSM I assessment within 14 days of the class end, and do not achieve the 85% certification score, they  will also get 1 additional free re-attempt;
  4. Professional Scrum Master I certificate signed by the co-creator of Scrum and founder of; Ken Schwaber (upon completion of the course and passing the official Professional Scrum Master I assessment);
  5. A voucher for 40% off the PSM II assessment;
  6. A printed copy of the best-selling Scrum book; Scrum – A Pocket Guide SIGNED by the author (and course trainer) Gunther Verheyen.

Who should attend the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course?

The training may be interesting to all involved in software development using the Scrum framework but has been specifically conceived for those responsible within an organization for running or introducing Scrum.

The class targets the people within an organization accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Organization leaders, Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.

Your Remote Trainer

Gunther Verheyen is a longtime Scrum practitioner (since 2003). After a longstanding career as a consultant, he partnered with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, and Director of the Professional Scrum series at (2013-2016). During his time, Gunther redesigned and substantially updated the PSM course material and the PSM assessments.

Gunther is also the author of the acclaimed book Scrum – A Pocket Guide in 2013 (a second edition was published in 2019). Ken Schwaber recommends that book as “…the best description of Scrum currently available” and “extraordinarily competent.”. Several translations of his work are available. In 2020, Gunther published the book “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know” with O’Reilly Media.

You can find out more about Gunther at his LinkedIn profile: Click here for LinkedIn profile.


Course Details

This Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course takes place online over two days sing state-of-the-art technology:

  • Thursday 18th March – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CET
  • Friday 19th March – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CET

Being online and interactive, this PSM course is specifically designed to cater to trainees across the globe, and particularly across Europe. Indeed, the timing of this course supports trainees attending from, for example; Edinburgh, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin.

Worldwide Course Timings - 8-00 to 4-00 GMT

Attendance on both days of the course (as listed above) is required.

The course includes regular breaks for comfort and effective learning.

Remote/Online Course Logistics

Gunther limits the use of technology and focuses on increasing the learning! However where required, this Professional Scrum Master (PSM) remote/online course utilises state-of-the-art technology in order to support communication and learning. The course uses a combination of the Zoom video and audio conferencing platform and Google Jamboard collaboration platform. However just as in the classroom environment, Gunther uses a physical flipchart for drawing core Scrum concepts.

Upon sign-up of the course, you will be sent a calendar invitation with Zoom video/audio conference details as well as information about Google Jamboard

It is recommended you download the Zoom app onto your PC for best learning experience.

Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Coverage

The Professional Scrum Master course covers:

  • Scrum theory and first principles;
  • The Scrum framework: roles, rules, and artifacts;
  • Product Delivery with Scrum;
  • Working with people and teams;
  • The role of the Scrum Master.


Students are challenged to think in terms of Scrum and the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when they return to their workplaces.

  • Students will have a clear understanding of the mechanics of Scrum and their coherence from the empirical foundation of Scrum;
  • Students can act as a Scrum Master for Scrum Teams and stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership;
  • Students can effectively start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway;

PSM II Understanding and Awareness

Gunther is a world-leading PST and teaches this course in a way that is good enough preparation for both the PSM and PSMII assessments.  Gunther’s examples/case-studies are deep-rooted, and his narrative allows people to understand Scrum to the same level as the PSMII assessment requires. Attendees will truly learn the WHY… which makes the what and how much easier to understand.

Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) Certification and Assessment Details

Attendees who attend the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course, and go on to pass the PSM I certification assessment will receive:

Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) certificate;

Professional Scrum Master 1 Certificate

Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) Exam Details

Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Time Limit: 60  Minutes
Number of Questions: 80
Passing Score: 85%
Difficulty: Intermediate

Assessment Cost

The first and second PSM I assessment attempts are FREE as they are INCLUDED in the cost of the course.  If trainees take the first PSM I assessment within 14 days of the end of the class, and do not achieve the 85% certification score, they get 1 free re-attempt.

Further PSM I assessment attempts would cost $150.

The PSM II assessment is an additional $250 however the course includes one 40% discount on this cost.

Inclusion in the list of Professional Scrum Certificate Holders

The industry-recognised PSM certifications require a challenging minimum passing score which ensures the certifications have true value in the marketplace.  If you pass the PSM certifications your name will be posted publicly for colleagues, managers, and potential employers to see.

Click here to see the Professional Scrum certification list.

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Certification and Assessment Details

Attendees who attend the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course, and go on to pass the PSM II certification assessment will receive:

Professional Scrum Master II certificate;

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Certificate

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) Exam Details

  • Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
  • Time Limit: 90 Minutes
  • Number of Questions: 30 (partial credit provide on some questions)
  • Difficulty: Advanced

Assessment Cost

The PSM II exam fee is $250 USD however the PSM course includes a $100 USD discount on the first attempt of the exam… therefore the cost for the first attempt is only $150.

Further PSM II assessment attempts would cost $250 USD.

Professional Scrum Master Course Prerequisites

Attendees make the most of the online course if they:

  • Have studied the Scrum Guide (required). You can find a link to the Scrum Guide here: The Scrum Guide;
  • Passed the Scrum Open assessment. You can find a link to the Scrum Open assessment here: Scrum Open Assessment;
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working on a Scrum Team, or through taking part in a Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) or similar course;
  • Have been on, or are closely involved in software or product development endeavours using Scrum.

Refunds/Cancellations Policy

For remote/online courses, your refund will be processed in the following scenario:

  1. Cancellation/Postponement By You – You may decide to cancel or postpone your course up to 72 hours before the first day of the remote/online course… no questions asked! You can either opt for alternative course date or ask for a full (100%) refund. The other course date is subject to our schedule and availability is not guaranteed. If we are unable to offer you your desired date, your money will be refunded.
  2. Cancellation/postponement By Edinburgh Agile – In the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your course, you will entitled to either an alternative course date or a full (100%). In such a scenario, all participants will be informed well in advance via email.
  3. Last Minute Cancellation or No-shows by You – No refund is offered if you do not contact us 72 hours (or more) in advance, or do not show up on the day, of the workshop. Informing one day before the class is also considered no-show and no refund is offered in such cases.
  4. Content/Trainer quality – For any of our remote/online training courses, you are offered the first 25% of the duration of the course to review and decide. If you feel that the trainer or training is unable to match up to your expectations regarding quality and delivery, directly notify the trainer by private message and then exit the session. You will be entitled to 100% of your money refuned.

Refund FAQs

Q. How soon will my refund be processed?
A. Your refund will be processed within 24 hours of your request, from the Edinburgh Agile side. Your bank may take 3-5 days.

Q. Do you contact me when I request a refund?
A. We may contact you to understand your feedback but never to persuade you against the refund.

Q. Can I buy future courses if I asked for a refund now?
A. Of course. There is no reason for not having you in our future courses! You are very welcome to join in any of our future courses!

Q. Will I keep getting the free content and support if I asked for a refund?
A. We won’t segregate or block you if you have asked for a refund. You will still be able to explore our free content, remain a member of our LinkedIn groups, and attend our webinars, offline free/paid events or workshops.