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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 CEO asks the developers to add a very important item to a Sprint that is in progress. What should the developers do? (Choose the best answer.)

    a) Add the item to the Sprint Backlog immediately.

    b) Add the item to the Sprint Backlog, but only if the item is in line with the Sprint Goal.

    c) Add the item to the Sprint Backlog and drop an item of equal size.

    d) Inform the Product Owner so that they can work with the CEO.

  2. True or False: When multiple teams work together on the same product, each team should maintain a separate Product Backlog.

    a) True.

    b) False.

  3. Which of the following provides the Scrum Team with an objective and overarching direction for the Sprint? (Choose one.)

    a) The Sprint Backlog

    b) The Sprint Goal

    c) The Product Goal

    d) The Definition of Done

  4. Halfway through the Sprint, the developers have already produced an Increment that is usable and Done. The stakeholders are very interested in reviewing the Increment as soon as possible. What should the...