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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. Which activities are performed during Product Backlog refinement? (Choose all that apply.)

    a) Estimating backlog items

    b) Ordering backlog items

    c) Analyzing, discussing, and explaining backlog items

    d) Creating tasks required to complete backlog items

  2. In which ways is the Product Backlog ordered? (Choose one answer.)

    a) Items with the highest value go to the top.

    b) Items with the lowest cost go to the top.

    c) Items with the lowest risk go to the top.

    d) Whichever way the product owner decides.

  3. Certain Sprints, such as the first Sprint, are treated differently as they do not produce a Product Increment (TRUE or FALSE)

    a) True

    b) False

  4. When should a Sprint be canceled? (Choose one answer.)

    a) Never. A Sprint should always be completed.

    b) When two or more developers are ill or otherwise absent.

    c) When the Sprint goal becomes redundant.

    d) When developers cannot complete the items in the Sprint Backlog.

  5. During the Sprint, a defect is discovered related to an item currently...