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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 what the Scrum Events are, when they take place, how long they last, who attends them, and what their purpose is. We understood how to prepare for the Sprint and how to plan for it in the Sprint Planning. We saw how the Daily Scrum helps us focus on completing the work we committed to in the Sprint. We realized how the Sprint Review and the Sprint Retrospective provide opportunities to learn, adapt, and improve our product, process, and team.

The Scrum Events provide practical and regular support for the pillars of Scrum (transparency, inspection, and adaptation). As such, they must be observed and understood by the Scrum Team. Skipping out on or omitting events undermines the foundations of the Scrum framework. It is the job of the Scrum Master to ensure this doesn't happen.

The Scrum Events will be even better understood when we put them in the context of the Scrum Artifacts, which we will do in the following chapter, so stay tuned...