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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 team with the Sprint Retrospective

The Sprint Retrospective is the last event to take place during the Sprint and signifies the end of the Sprint. It is an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be enacted during the next Sprint. It is time-boxed at a maximum of 3 hours for a 1-month Sprint, and proportionately shorter for shorter Sprints. The event is attended by the entire Scrum Team.

The purpose of the Sprint Retrospective is for the Scrum Team to do the following:

  • Inspect how it performed with regard to interpersonal relationships, processes, and tools.
  • Identify and order the things that went well and the things that didn't.
  • Create a plan for implementing improvements to the way it works.

Some of the basic questions the team is called to answer during the Sprint Retrospective are as follows:

  • What went well during the Sprint?
  • What didn't go well during the Sprint?
  • ...