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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

Chapter 4 – Scrum Events


  1. The correct answer is c.

    The Sprint Backlog should contain enough items to get the Sprint started but items may be added or removed during the Sprint by the Development Team.

  2. The correct answer is a.

    Time-boxed events are events that have a maximum duration.

  3. The correct answer is c.

    Sprint Planning is time-boxed to a maximum of 8 hours for a 1-month Sprint. For shorter Sprints, the event is usually shorter.

  4. The correct answer is c.

    The Daily Scrum serves to inspect work done since the last Daily Scrum and plan work to be done in the next 24 hours.

  5. The correct answer is e.

    The Sprint Planning duration is 4 hours for a monthly Sprint. For shorter Sprints, it is usually shorter.

  6. The correct answer is b.

    To ensure continuous improvement, the Sprint Backlog should include at least one high-priority process improvement identified in the previous Sprint. The Product Backlog should only contain product-specific items.

  7. The correct...