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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)
1
Section 1: The Scrum Framework
7
Section 2: Scrum in Action
11
Section 3: The PSM Certification

Getting ready for the PSM I assessment

The PSM I assessment is an assessment offered by Scrum.org to certify a fundamental understanding of Scrum. The PSM I certificate is evidence of the holder's understanding of Scrum, as described in the Scrum Guide, and their ability to apply Scrum in Scrum Teams. There are no qualifications or preconditions needed to take the assessment. You don't need to take a Scrum.org course in order to take the assessment (though it would certainly help).

Scrum.org also offers two more Scrum Master assessments (PSM II and PSM III) that test more advanced Scrum knowledge. The assessment costs US dollars (USD) $150 and is taken online at https://www.scrum.org/professional-scrum-certifications/professional-scrum-master-assessments. You must be registered with Scrum.org to take the assessment. If you fail the assessment, you can retake it almost immediately. The $150 fee must, however, be paid every time you take the assessment.

Fundamental information...