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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

Chapter 7: The Sprint Journey

So far in this book, we have learned about the Scrum Team, events, and artifacts, things that form the basis of the Scrum framework. We also explored some standard practices used by Scrum Teams for planning and forecasting. What all of the aforementioned have in common is that they take place or interact with each other during the main Scrum Event, that is, the Sprint. The Sprint is a container event, within which the Scrum Team selects, plans, and delivers value in the form of one (or more) increments.

In this chapter, we'll discuss the activities that take place inside a Sprint, beyond and in addition to the previously examined Scrum Events. Specifically, we will learn how to deal with all the things that take place within the Sprint, such as the following:

  • Refining the Product Backlog
  • Preparing for the first Sprint
  • Monitoring progress with a Scrum Board
  • What to do when the Sprint Goal is not achieved
  • Managing defects
  • ...