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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 learned how a Scrum Team operates and in which ways it is different from traditional project teams. We discussed the roles of Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Developer and defined their areas of responsibility. For Scrum to succeed, it is essential that everyone understands their role within the team and also the extent and limits of their authority and responsibility, which is why we also discussed some of the boundaries each team role has.

Finally, we addressed some common, real-life issues faced by Scrum Teams that aren't fully addressed in the Scrum Guide. We did this in the form of a Q&A session for each role. All this should form a solid basis for understanding how Scrum works. The knowledge gained here about the Scrum Team will be solidified in the next chapter, where we will be exploring Scrum Events.