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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


In this chapter, we described the empirical foundation of Scrum, its underlying pillars, and the Scrum values. We also explained how these principles and values come together to form a solid process framework.

You should know by now why empiricism is an ideal approach for software development, what the pillars of empiricism are, what the Scrum values mean, and how they can be practiced in everyday life.

We learned about empiricism, which is a fitting way of approaching software development. In fact, an empirical approach of observation and experimentation underpins the scientific method that has provided our civilization with the quality of life and technological advances we now enjoy. Similarly, the pillars of empiricism (Transparency, Inspection, Adaptation) not only help us understand and apply Scrum but they can also be very helpful in many other aspects of our professional life. Finally, the Scrum values are essential in making Scrum add value to our team. They help...