In this chapter, we learned about managing the Sprint itself. Practices for refining the backlog, using a Scrum Board, or managing defects are not part of the Scrum framework and aren't explained in the Scrum Guide. However, they are vital parts of a Sprint and essential knowledge for a skilled Scrum Master.
The first thing we learned is how to order the Product Backlog. A properly ordered backlog makes adding items to the Sprint Backlog so much easier and optimizes the value delivered in the Sprint. We then examined how to prepare the team for the beginning of product development and the first Sprint. Getting prepared before the Sprint development cycle begins ensures that the first Sprint will go smoothly and that the Scrum values and principles are not compromised.
Next, we discussed how to use a Scrum Board to track our progress through the Sprint and how to cope with different scenarios, such as when defects are found or when the Sprint Goal cannot be achieved...