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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 looked at Scrum Artifacts. We learned why we create those artifacts and the commitments we make when creating them. We saw how to create a Product Backlog and a Product Goal, how to select Product Backlog items for our Sprint Backlog, and how to define a Sprint Goal. We discussed Product Increments and learned how to define Done. We also examined when the artifacts are created, how they can be modified, and who's accountable for them.

Scrum Artifacts are designed to maximize the transparency of key information. They are key decision-making tools in the product development process. Therefore, it is very important that we know the artifacts' roles within Scrum and understand the value they add.

This chapter brings us to the end of the first section of this book, which covered the fundamentals of the Scrum framework. In the second section, we'll look at all the other things we need to do to make Scrum work in the real world – things...