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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. The Developers should not be interrupted during the Sprint. The Sprint Goal should remain intact. These are conditions that foster creativity, quality, and productivity. Which one of the following statements is false?

    a) The Product Owner can help clarify or optimize the Sprint when asked by the Developers.

    b) The Developers may work with the Product Owner to remove or add work from the Sprint Backlog if they find they have more or less capacity than anticipated.

    c) The Sprint Backlog is fully formulated in the Sprint Planning meeting and does not change during the Sprint.

    d) As selected Product Backlog items are decomposed and analyzed further, the Sprint Backlog may change and grow as new work emerges.

  2. What does it mean to say that an event is time-boxed? (Choose the best answer)

    a) The event can take no more than a maximum amount of time.

    b) The event must happen by a given time.

    c) The event must take at least a minimum amount of time.

    d) The event must happen at a...