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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. At the end of the last sprint, the Developers shipped software that was not working as intended. The Scrum Master suggests that, in the next sprint, the most senior developer should review all code before it is released. Which one of the following statements best reflects this action?

    a) It's a good idea. It will reduce the risk of shipping defective software again.

    b) It's a bad idea. The senior developer should not spend all their time reviewing code.

    c) It's up to the Product Owner to complain if defective software was shipped.

    d) The Scrum Master has no place telling the Developers how to deliver working software.

  2. During the last two sprints, the Developers failed to complete all the items in the Sprint Backlog. Which is the most appropriate thing for the Scrum Master to say?

    a) The team should start work earlier in the morning, so they can get more done.

    b) The team should consider increasing the sprint duration.

    c) Team members who don't pull their...