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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


In this chapter, we examined topics that are outside the Scrum Guide but are very likely to be encountered in real life. A competent Scrum Master will be aware of these topics and will know what to do when confronted by them. We started by learning how a CI/CD pipeline enhances the development cadence and optimizes the value produced in the Sprint.

We also learned how to apply different testing levels to ensure a high level of quality and enhance our definition of Done. We talked about the things to do in order to foster the Scrum values when working remotely and how to tackle the issue of technical debt. Finally, we discussed how to apply Scrum when working with big teams and large products.

In the next chapter, we'll focus on the Professional Scrum Master TM level I (PSM I) assessment itself. You will learn how to prepare for the assessment and will test yourself against sample PSM I questions.