Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills (PSFS) training
22 January, 2024 – Hilversum, The Netherlands
Become a better Scrum facilitator and enhance your interactions with Agile or Scrum Teams, stakeholders, and customers. This interactive, one-day Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills™ course will equip you with a facilitator’s mindset and proficiency in facilitation skills. Learn to select effective techniques for problem-solving and improve outcomes in Scrum events and team alignment.
09:00 – 17:00
What will you learn?
Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills™ is an interactive course designed to help Scrum practitioners develop a facilitator’s mindset and proficiency in facilitation skills. 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, leading to better outcomes.
In this one-day skills-building course, you will learn how to:
Develop facilitation skills and a facilitator’s mindset.
Learn facilitation principles that experienced facilitators fall back on when interactions are complicated.
Understand the importance of facilitation principles and the Scrum Values 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 the class with a toolbox of facilitation techniques and understand how to apply them in different circumstances.
- Develop a facilitator’s mindset and proficiency in facilitation skills.
- Understand the role of facilitation principles and Scrum Values in healthy collaboration.
- Apply facilitation techniques to address challenging scenarios and improve Scrum events.
- Encourage diverse perspectives while reaching decisions as a team.
- Experience the impact of group dynamics on decision-making processes.
- Leave with a versatile toolbox of facilitation techniques for various circumstances.
- Introduction to facilitation
- Developing a facilitator’s mindset
- Facilitation Principles and Scrum Values
- Addressing challenging scenarios
- Applying facilitation skills to Scrum events
- Encouraging diverse perspectives for Team coherence
- Group dynamics and decision-making
- Toolbox of facilitation techniques
Who is it for?
Our Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills training™ is perfect for Scrum Masters and any Scrum Team member interested in enhancing their team’s success through facilitation. It is also suitable for Scrum Coaches, Agile Coaches, and Agile Consultants.
This course is unsuitable for professionals with only limited Scrum knowledge or experience.
A fundamental understanding of Scrum is required, preferably acquired by completing the Professional Scrum Master course (with a PSM I certificate).
Why should I follow this training?
Become a better Scrum facilitator and boost your impact as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach.
Gain advanced knowledge and expertise in Scrum and improve interactions with your Scrum team, stakeholders, and customers.
Develop a facilitator’s mindset: better facilitate conversations, team dynamics, and communication.
should I know?
After registering for this training, you will receive a confirmation email with practical information. A week before the training, we will ask you about any dietary requirements and share literature if you need to prepare.
See you soon!
Our trainers are Scrum.org-certified experts with impressive track records.
This training includes complementary literature and a delicious lunch on each course day.
Travel and accommodation expenses are not covered.
All participants completing the course will receive a password to attempt the certification test (included in the price).
Exam and Certification
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills™ (PSFS) course will receive a password to take the PSFS certification test. This code is valid indefinitely, allowing you to take the test online whenever you choose. If you take the test within 14 days after receiving the code and you do not pass with the required score of 85%, Scrum.org offers a free second attempt. If you take the test later and don’t pass, you must request a new access code from Scrum.org. Any additional attempts will have separate costs not included in the training course.
Earning the official PSFS certificate, issued by Scrum.org, means that the certification holder has demonstrated an understanding of how to harness facilitation principles, skills, and techniques. If you pass the certification test, you will:
- Receive the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Facilitations Skills certificate.
- Become a lifelong member of the Scrum.org community.
- Be included in the global Professional Scrum Master database.
What does it look like?
Meet the trainers
Sander is Lead Agile Consultant at Xebia and a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) at Xebia Academy.
Laurens Bonnema is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) at Xebia Academy. Other topics: scaling, leadership and Obeya.
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