Use the following PSM I reference material to support Professional Scrum Master I training.
PSM I Reference Material: Links
- What is Scrum?
A quick and easy summary defining what Scrum is, to refresh your memory or to help explain to colleagues.
- The Scrum Guide
The fully comprehensive definition of Scrum.
A glossary of Scrum terminology.
- Agile Manifesto
What it means develop software in an agile way.
- Retrospective plans
A collection of detailed retrospective plans you can run or take inspiration from.
A more detailed coverage of the “Yes, we do Scrum, and…” concepts from the Profession Scrum Master course.
- Scrum Master – A Manager
Exploring the accountabilities of the Scrum Master role.
- “Self Organisation” and “Cross-functional Teams”
Ken Schwaber’s view on these key concepts.
- Preparation guidance for the PSM I assessment
Tips and advice to prepare for taking the PSM I assessment.
- What is Kanban?
If the work you are doing is not a good fit for Scrum, Kanban is likely to be a great alternative.
- Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us (Video)
Dan Pink explains how intrinsic motivation is achieved through maximising autonomy, mastery and purpose.
PSM I Reference Material: Books
- Brilliant Agile Project Management
If you need a solid understanding of how Agile Project Management works so your projects can fully benefit from using this innovative and powerful approach, this book is essential reading.
- Scrum: a pocket guide
A concise but in-depth coverage of principles underpinning Scrum.
- Scrum Mastery
A very practical look at the Scrum Master role and how to go beyond the basics.
- Overcoming the 5 dysfunctions of a team
Practical exercises and approaches to help with teams exhibiting dysfunctional behaviors.
- Coaching Agile Teams
Lysa Adkins shares her transition from command-and-control project manager to agile coach, with lots of techniques to develop coaching skills.