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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 7 – The Sprint Journey


  1. The correct answers are a, b, and c.

    Creating tasks for delivering backlog items occurs after the items have been selected for the Sprint Backlog.

  2. The correct answer is d.

    The product owner decides how the Product Backlog items are ordered. This can be by value, cost, risk, or other ways.

  3. The correct answer is b.

    A Sprint should aim to create a valuable, working Product Increment. No Sprint is special.

  4. The correct answer is c.

    The only reason to cancel the Sprint is when the Sprint goal becomes redundant. This should be a very rare occasion.

  5. The correct answer is a.

    If a defect is discovered on an item currently worked on, this usually indicates some unanticipated condition and unforeseen extra work. In the interests of transparency, this should be captured on a board card and placed in the Sprint Backlog. It will be picked up and worked on as the Sprint progresses. There is no need to interfere with the Product Backlog...