Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) – Live Virtual Class

October 26-27, 2021

Price: GBP 950

Early Bird Price: GBP 800 until Oct 12, 2021

Course Description
This two-day course is widely regarded as the industry standard class to become a Scrum Master. You will learn the underpinning Scrum theory and how to apply it in real scenarios through engaging activities facilitated by our trainer. Fundamentally, you will take away the knowledge and skills to help your teams excel at Product delivery.

Don’t take this class if you’re looking to sit back and relax for two days. The PSM I course and associated assessment is tough, but we’ll prepare you well. You can expect to be an active participant and to leave each day feeling tired but excited about what lies ahead for your practice. This class is not a single trainer lecturing you via a remote call – it’s an immersive experience. selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. The curriculum and learning objectives are standardised to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide.

Language: English

Throughout this class, you will learn why and how Scrum is used to deliver products in complex environments. Converse to popular thinking, Scrum is not just for software delivery- it can and is being leveraged for physical and service products too.

Who should attend?
This class is for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Developers, organisational managers who work with Scrum Teams, or anyone who wants to learn how Scrum can improve their value delivery. Despite the name of the class, it is not just for Scrum Masters.

There is no requirement for any knowledge of product or software delivery prior to participating, nor any experience of being in a Scrum Team.

What is the class?
You will learn the theory behind the Scrum framework and hear experiences from our trainer about how they’ve applied the principles in industry.

The areas of focus are:

Empiricism – the evidence-based, decision-making theory that underpins the whole Scrum framework.
Scrum Values – the five core values that provide the bedrock on which successful, self-managing Scrum Teams are built.
Scrum Team – the three accountabilities and how they work together to produce a Done increment.
Events – the opportunities Scrum provides to inspect and adapt, ensuring focus remains on value delivery.
Artefacts – the transparent articles that are inspected throughout a Sprint and adapted as needed.
Self-managing Teams – the qualities of good Scrum Teams and how they work together.
Also touched upon are; Done, facilitation styles, leadership styles, coaching and mentoring, forecasting and release planning, Product value, Product Backlog management, emergent software development, managing technical risk, and continuous quality.

What are the benefits of attending a PSM I class with Ryan?
There are lots of trainers offering the same course. What sets us apart is:

If you fail your (free) PSM I assessment attempt on the first go, we’ll give you free mentoring, coaching and teaching to help you fill in the gaps before your (free) second attempt.
You will get a free ticket to a Scrum Lake* workshop of your choosing.
You will receive a free copy of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” by Gunther Verheyen OR “Mastering Professional Scrum” by Stephanie Ockerman and Simon Reindl.
We will spend specifically designated time in every class for assessment preparation. Practising some mock questions and receiving feedback will increase your chances of success.
*Scrum Lake is not affiliated nor endorsed by

Additional Information:
By signing up for this class, you are eligible for some benefits offered by These include:

one free attempt at the PSM I assessment (a saving of $150)
a second free attempt (if you try, and fail to meet the 85% passing mark within 14 days of the class finishing). If you pass on the first attempt, a second attempt will not be given
a 40% discount on a PSM II assessment purchase
14 PDUs that can be used to evidence your continued learning requirement for the Project Management Institute (PMI)
upon successful completion of the PSM I assessment, lifetime certification for PSM I – it will never expire unlike other providers
Your Professional Scrum Trainer
Ryan is the primary trainer at Optilearn ( He is an experienced Scrum Master, Agile Coach and educator. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer with and offers official training courses using accredited material. He also holds Qualified Teacher Status in the UK.

He is an active consultant, working with clients primarily in the software domain, but has experience leveraging agile frameworks in a variety of product development environments. Ryan believes that the best teachers are the ones who practise what they teach, and so with Ryan as your trainer you can be assured he is speaking from experience.

Ryan is active on social media and welcomes connections via LinkedIn. Alongside this, he is also the co-creator of ‘Scrum Lake’, an innovative two-hour workshop that encourages participants to dive deeper into Scrum theory and real practice.

This event will be held as a Live Virtual Class (LVC) using a combination of Zoom and MURAL.

Joining instructions will be sent one week prior to the class start date.

Location: Live Virtual Class