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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 1: Introduction to Scrum

In this chapter, we will introduce Scrum as an Agile framework, defining both Agile and Scrum and discussing the history and principles behind them. We will then explain the value of using the iterative and incremental development lifecycle prescribed by Scrum and describe some of the other Scrum benefits. We will close this chapter by introducing the PSM assessments and talking about the PSM I assessment in more detail. We will cover the following topics:

  • What is Agile software development?
  • What is Scrum?
  • The value of an iterative and incremental approach
  • Why should you choose Scrum?
  • Introducing PSM I assessment

By the end of this chapter, you should know what Agile development and the Scrum framework are, how they improve and optimize software development, and what the PSM assessment involves. Let's start by understanding what people mean by the term Agile.