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The Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) Guide

By : Fred Heath
Book Image

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) Guide

By: Fred Heath

Overview of this book

Ever wondered why you’d use Scrum over other process frameworks? Or what makes Agile just so agile? Or why you should bother with the PSM certification? This book has you covered. The Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) Guide is a comprehensive tutorial that will not only introduce you to the basics of Scrum, but build you up to be ready to pass your PSM I exam first time round. Where other books avoid detail, this guide provides you with detailed practical examples to take you from being an apprentice to becoming a master. Assuming you’re a total beginner, this book will introduce you to Scrum methodologies with detailed use cases, teaching you the secrets of Scrum in such a way that you’ll be well-equipped for the PSM I exam. This book demonstrates the real-world applications of Scrum in a variety of scenarios, all with practical examples. You’ll understand why the structure of your Scrum team matters, what you can achieve with properly planned sprints, and how to create and manage sprint and product backlogs. The chapters are regularly concluded with quizzes relevant to the exam, reinforcing the values you learn on your journey. Finally, it concludes with some exam preparation and myth-dispelling to make sure you have an edge when it comes to earning your certificate. This is a guide that’ll ensure you won’t fall behind in an ever increasingly agile world.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: The Scrum Framework
Section 2: Scrum in Action
Section 3: The PSM Certification

Chapter 8: Facets of Scrum

In the previous chapter, we learned about practices and processes that we can apply within the Sprint. In this chapter, we'll apply the same principle at a higher, more generic level. We will learn practices and techniques that improve the development lifecycle, and also the quality of the product and the Scrum applications as a whole.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Learning software development practices for Scrum
  • Leveraging testing methods for Scrum
  • Applying Scrum to remote teams
  • Managing technical debt
  • Scaling Scrum

By the end of the chapter, you will know what a CI/CD pipeline is and how it helps the Scrum Team. You will also know what types of testing need to be applied at different levels of the CI/CD pipeline and how this affects the Sprint planning. You will also learn how to manage technical debt, apply Scrum in remote teams, and what to do when needing to use Scrum on large and complex...