Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills

Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills™ is an interactive course designed to help Scrum practitioners develop a facilitator’s mindset, proficiency in facilitation skills, and learn when and how to select effective techniques for various circumstances. Strong facilitation skills enable better problem-solving, more effective Scrum events and greater team alignment, all leading to better outcomes.

Trainer

Michal Epstein

Michal is a senior partner in Ajimeh, an experienced Agile coach, Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) by scrum.org.

Syllabus

  • Introductions
  • Facilitation Principles and Scrum
  • Applying Facilitation Skills and Techniques
  • Improving Facilitation Skills
  • Closing

Learning Objectives

  • Develop facilitation skills and a facilitator’s mindset
  • Learn the facilitation principles that experienced facilitators fall back on when interactions are difficult
  • Understand the roles that facilitation principles and the Scrum Values play in enhancing healthy collaboration in Scrum Teams
  • Explore how facilitation can address challenging scenarios most Scrum Teams encounter
  • Apply facilitation skills and techniques to improve the Scrum events and other interactions
  • Understand how to encourage diverse perspectives, while bringing the team together to reach decisions
  • Experience the elements of group dynamics and how they influence the decision-making process
  • Leave class with a toolbox of facilitation techniques and understand how to apply them in different circumstances

Audience

  • This course is ideal for:
    • Scrum Masters and any Scrum Team member interested in learning how to use facilitation to enhance their team’s success
    • Scrum Coaches, Agile Coaches and Consultants

Prerequisites

There is no required prior certificate, educational background, or work experience needed to participate in the PSFS course, complete the assessment, and receive certification. 

However, this course is not suitable for professionals with little Scrum knowledge or experience.

Includes

  • PSFS In-person/Online Course.
  • Assessment Fee for PSFS (2 attempts*).
  • PSFS certification with no expiration date (for students who pass the exam with 85%)

*PSFS class participants who attempt the PSFS assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

Certification

The PSFS assessment is administered online and sent via email after attendance is recorded and reported by your Scrum.org Instructor. The link is sent up to 48 hours after class concludes. There is no limitation for when one should take the assessment. However, students who attempt the PSFS assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a second attempt at no additional cost and with no time limitation. The assessment is in multiple choice format.

UPCOMING

DURATION

1 day

Contact trainer directly:

Michal Epstein

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