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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

PSM I mock assessment

  1. When might a Sprint be canceled? (choose the best answer)

    a) When the Developers feel they cannot complete the Sprint

    b) When the Sprint Goal becomes obsolete

    c) When senior management asks the team to work on something else

    d) When more than one Developer falls ill

  2. When does the next Sprint begin? (choose the best answer)

    a) When the Product Owner gives the go-ahead

    b) Immediately following the next Sprint Planning

    c) On a Monday

    d) Immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint

  3. Which is part of the Scrum Master's responsibilities regarding the Daily Scrum? (choose the best answer)

    a) Asking the Developers about their progress since the last Daily Scrum

    b) Making sure each Developer has a chance to speak

    c) Coaching the Developers to keep the Daily Scrum within a 15-minute time-box

    d) All answers apply

  4. How is the Product Backlog ordered? (choose the best answer)

    a) In whichever way the Product Owner deems appropriate

    b) With the most valuable...