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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


  1. Which of the following statements best describes Scrum?

    a) Scrum is the most popular development process.

    b) Scrum is one of many Agile methodologies.

    c) Scrum is an Agile process framework.

    d) Scrum prescribes an Agile development process.

  2. During my development process, I constantly take actions, measure their effects, and adjust my next actions accordingly. Which theory-of-knowledge approach underpins my development process?

    a) Rationalism

    b) Realism

    c) Empiricism

    d) Pragmatism

  3. Bob, a Scrum Team member, has presented a new design to the team, however, he neglected to mention that the new design will not work under certain conditions. Which Scrum value has Bob not adhered to?

    a) Commitment

    b) Courage

    c) Focus

    d) Openness

    e) Respect

  4. Alice, a Scrum Team member working on a Sprint task, designs a new algorithm to help implement a task and presents it to the team. After careful consideration, other team members suggest the use of a different algorithm, better suited to...