Want to pass the PSM I? Hint… You have to study. Memorizing the rules alone won’t cut it and you won’t be able to Google your way to a certificate. The key to passing is truly understanding Scrum. Licensed Professional Scrum.org trainers Robert Pieper and Gregory Crown give you some tips and resources that will help you prepare and get a passing score.
There’s two major categories in Scrum that you need to understand. One: Empiricism and how that is woven into the framework. So, artifacts create transparency. In each event, we inspect and adapt something. And if you don’t see how that all works, you’re going to get tricked by a lot of questions.
Then the other one is around self-management. So, self-management is huge, which means you don’t have a project manager managing you, you don’t have a boss managing you, you manage yourselves as a Scrum Team. And if you don’t really grok that, there’s a lot of questions that you will fail to answer correctly, because they’ll sometimes trick you. Because there’s answers that make it look like the project manager does that work. Or the Scrum Master is really a new version of a project manager. But what else do you got?
Robb: Tía: your aunt in Spanish.
Greg: Yeah, your aunt in Spanish! And so then I’ve used that, I completely ripped it off. And I said if “Aunt Tia” isn’t at every Scrum event, I promise you Scrum is broken. So invite her. Make sure she’s there. And everyone’s like, “Oh, that’s funny. I get it!” So if Aunt Tia isn’t at every event in Scrum, something’s broken. And if your Scrum Master can’t sniff that out, well, I don’t know who’s going to. So, I like that one!