Scrum Master (PSM-I) Certified

The Professional Scrum Master I assessment is a 60 minute time boxed test where you answer 80 multiple choice type questions. The passing score is 85%.

Last time, for my PSD I certification, I studied all by myself.

This time, I participated in a 2 day crash course given by agile coach Pawel Mysliwiec of Pyxis. The course was in French. It was much better than studying alone. It was fun to meet like minded Scrum practitioners.

I took the test April 9, 2017 and passed. My Score was 74 points (or 92.5%)

I now have two pieces of flair:

How To Study And Pass The PSD-I Assessment From

The Professional Scrum Developer I assessment is a 60 minute time boxed test where you answer 80 multiple choice type questions. It costs $200 to take and the passing score is 85%.

I took the test September 14, 2016 and passed. My Score was 71 points (or 88.8%) PSD-I Certificate

Here’s how I studied:

Install Recoll.

Create a directory  where you store any studied document. Setup an appropriate indexing strategy so that Recoll search is rebuilt every time you add a new document to your Scrum study folder.

Study the following documents:

Save the above documents into your study folder.

Read posts in the forum.

Once a day, for at least a few weeks, do the SCRUM OPEN, PRODUCT OWNER OPEN, and DEVELOPER OPEN assessments. When you finish an open assessment it will let you print a summary of your results. Save every summary in your study folder.

Keep doing the open assessments until you consistently get 100% every time

Keep doing the open assessments until you’ve seen every possible question.

The day before doing the test, take the time to create a single open assessments master document. Copy, paste (and study) all the information from all the open assessment summaries into the master document. When creating your master document avoid duplicate questions. Having to search through duplicates will slow you down.

Ignore any resource that doesn’t come from

When you’re ready, pay money to do the test, use your Recoll index to search for help when you don’t know an answer.

Good luck.

Free Online Scrum Training

These Scrum Training Series videos are my favourite. The site also offers a nice Scrum reference card. Choice quote:

Doing Scrum, or Pretending to Do Scrum? Scrum’s relentless reality checks expose dysfunctional constraints in individuals, teams, and organizations. Many people claiming to do Scrum modify the parts that require breaking through organizational impediments and end up robbing themselves of most of the benefits.

SCRUM Open Assessments

“The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion software development methodology.”

What does it mean to be a SCRUM disciple when you are a lone freelancer working remotely? For me it means the knowledge you retain by practising SCRUM in an Agile work environment fades.

Doing these open exams once-in-a-while helps jog my memory:

…bet you can’t beat my scores!

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100% of my SCRUM – up to you true star.