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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 8 – Facets of Scrum


  1. The correct answer is a.

    The practice of Continuous Integration (CI) involves continuously merging code back into the main branch.

  2. The correct answers are a, b, and d.

    CI/CD pipelines do not eliminate defects; however, they do provide more frequent and earlier opportunities for defects to be exposed. They also enable constant feedback, which comes from constantly releasing increments to stakeholders.

  3. The correct answers are a and b.

    The Definition of Done determines when a backlog item has been completed, not when software can be released. This is up to the product owner and the testing setup on the CI/CD pipeline.

  4. The correct answer is d.

    Technical debt is the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing a quick and restrictive solution instead of a more comprehensive but slower one.

  5. The correct answers are b, c, and d.

    The Scrum of Scrums is a method for scaling Scrum, usually applied when the product is too large...