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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)
1
Section 1: The Scrum Framework
7
Section 2: Scrum in Action
11
Section 3: The PSM Certification

Chapter 5: Scrum Artifacts

We looked at how the Scrum Team regularly attends Scrum Events in Chapter 4, Scrum Events, as part of a constant inspection and adaptation cycle. These Scrum Events involve creating, reviewing, and modifying certain artifacts; namely, the Product Backlog, the Sprint Backlog, and the Product Increment.

In this chapter, we are going to examine these artifacts in greater detail. We will learn how to add value to the development process by undertaking certain commitments through artifact creation. We will learn how to capture requirements in the Product Backlog as user stories by using the three Cs and INVEST, as well as features, using impact mapping. Additionally, we will find out how to refine the Product Backlog, create a Sprint Backlog, and create a Definition of Done.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Understanding the value of Scrum Artifacts
  • Creating and managing the Product Backlog
  • Creating and managing the Sprint...