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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

Taking the PSM I assessment

So, you have booked your PSM I assessment. You're sitting in front of the computer, the assessment has been loaded, and you are about to click the Start button. You are confident in your abilities (because you have read this book) but want to make sure you don't fall at this last hurdle. Here's what you should be doing:

  • Make sure you've booked the exam at the time of your maximum mental ability. For most people this is early morning, but different people may perform best at different times.
  • Don't have a large meal or drink alcohol in the hours before the assessment. Both these things affect your ability to think clearly.
  • Don't take longer than 40 seconds on any one question. If after that time period you're still not sure what the correct answer is, bookmark the question and move on to the next one. You'll be able to revisit bookmarked questions after the final one.
  • Do not leave any questions unanswered...