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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

Inspecting the product during the Sprint Review

The Sprint Review is held at the end of the Sprint in order to inspect the Product Increment and adapt the Product Backlog, if needed. The event's duration is at most 4 hours for 1-month Sprints and proportionately shorter for shorter Sprints. The event is attended by the whole of the Scrum Team, but also any stakeholders invited at the Product Owner's discretion.

The inputs of the event are the Product Backlog and the done Product Increment produced in the Sprint. The output of the event is a revised Product Backlog that identifies the probable Product Backlog items for the next Sprint. The Product Backlog may also be adjusted overall to meet new business opportunities.

The purpose of the Sprint Review is to inspect the Increment, communicate and share knowledge within the Scrum Team but also with any present stakeholders, and adapt the product roadmap, if necessary. The roles of the Scrum Team members during this event...