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The Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) Guide

By : Fred Heath
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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

Mock assessment answers

  1. Question 1—correct answer: b

    A Sprint could be canceled if the Sprint Goal becomes obsolete. Only the Product Owner has the authority to cancel a Sprint.

  2. Question 2—correct answer: d

    A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

  3. Question 3—correct answer: c

    The Developers are responsible for conducting the Daily Scrum. The Scrum Master coaches the Developers to keep the Daily Scrum within the 15-minute time-box and ensures that only Developers participate in the Daily Scrum.

  4. Question 4—correct answer: a

    The Product Owner is accountable for Product Backlog management. The Product Backlog is an emergent, ordered list of what is needed to improve a product. The order of the backlog is determined by the Product Owner and may be done based on business value, priority risk, or any other method the Product Owner deems appropriate. The Scrum Master may advise the Product Owner on ways of ordering...