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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. Developers have estimated a Product Backlog item at 8 story points. Which of the following statements is true? (Choose one answer.)

    a) The item will require 8 working days to complete.

    b) The item is likely to take more effort or be more complex than an item estimated at 5 points.

    c) The item is too large or complex to be completed within a Sprint.

    d) The item will require 8 working hours to complete.

  2. In what ways is the product roadmap useful? (Choose the three most appropriate answers.)

    a) It clearly identifies priorities and initiatives that should be pursued to realize the product goal.

    b) It sets specific dates for software releases in order to focus and motivate the Scrum team.

    c) It communicates the product strategy to external stakeholders.

    d) It demonstrates to stakeholders how we are going to realize the product goal as a series of activities leading to achievable milestones.

  3. What do estimation techniques such as planning poker encourage exactly? (Choose one...