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Scrum Developer knowledge checklist

Every high-performance, autonomous and knowledgeable Scrum Developer should know about following list:

Technical Section

  • Managing architectural and infrastructural concerns in Scrum
  • TDD, ATDD, BDD, DDD
  • Unit Test
  • Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment
  • Feature Sketch, wireframe, mockup, prototype
  • Sunny Day, Rainy Day
  • Various Tests
  • Static Analysis, Dynamic Analysis
  • Test Doubles
  • Code Quality Metrics
  • Automated build and automated tests
  • Pair Programming
  • SOLID, DRY, YAGNI, KISS
  • Design Patterns
  • Technical Debt

Scrum Foundation

  • Scrum Values
  • Source Control
  • Code Refactoring
  • Managing Non-Functional Requirements
  • Adaptive Approach
  • Agile Principles
  • Empiricism
  • Sprint
  • How behave in Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective
  • How collaborate with Product Owner, Scrum Master and other Developers
  • Making mistakes frequently
  • Having many constructive conflicts
  • Thinking out of the box
  • Help the customers to be more successful
  • Living with definition of Done and evolve it continuously
  • Living with Sprint Goal
  • Monitoring Sprint progress
  • Offering help to other colleagues
  • Being self-organize
  • Mastering in estimation
  • Preventing context switching
  • Collaborating in Product Backlog Refinement
  • Using Acceptance Criteria in feature development
  • Managing dependencies in Scaled Scrum
  • Continuous improvement (process, product, him/herself)

Finally, for being high-performance, autonomous and knowledgeable Scrum Developer and improving your knowledge, we suggest taking the PSD I exam. To be succeed in this exam use ScrumSchool.team PSD I tips and tricks training manual. It provides high-quality, deep and tricky content as a reliable learning source which help you pass the real exam with more confidence.

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How a new Scrum Master should join a team?

Making a good relationship with the Team and organization and observing the Team’s dynamics would be the first steps when a Scrum Master join a company.

Join a Scrum Master to a team

At first, she should try to know her teammates one by one. She should share with them her backgrounds, biography, thoughts, and life. Also listens to their backgrounds, biography, thoughts, and life to establish a trust foundation. Also, she should make a relationship with other Scrum Masters in the organization. Asks them about their policies for promoting and adopting Scrum over the organization.
Then she should try to know more about the product, its vision, roadmaps, its customers, stakeholders and technologies that are used in the development process. Furthermore, she should check the CI/CD implementation’s status. How the Team uses the DoD concept and how they live with Scrum Values. Also, she should attend to the all Scrum events as an eager observer to understand status-quo and know these ceremonies’ performance level.
On the other hand, she should work with the Product Owner to know how effective (s)he manages the Product Backlog. Also how (s)he collaborates with customers and stakeholders.
Totally, making a good relationship with the Team and organization and observing the Team’s dynamics would be the main focus. This blending prepares the Scrum Master to start serving the Team to live with the Scrum more effective.

Why Scrum could be a successful way to create high-quality software?

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Preparation guide for the PSPO I exam

PSPO I exam is a little bit expensive, so we have provided a guide for the candidates to prepare, practice and pass it with more confidence.

A guide to taking the Scrum.org PSPO I exam

Scrum.org exams and in this case PSPO I exam are challenging and a little bit expensive. So people want to know how they can pass these exams with more confidence. Therefore, we have decided to prepare a series of preparation guides for the Scrum.org exams.

Each guide contains minimum mandatory actions that should be done for passing the exam in a suitable time.

In this post, we will introduce the PSPO I exam (Professional Scrum Product Owner) step by step preparation guide as follows:

Books and Materials

Assessments and Practices

Also, there are a lot of complementary books that you can find in this link for the PSPO I exam.

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Why Scrum could be a successful way to create high quality software?

Creating quality software through Scrum is a fundamental question that many people have. So in this post we explained how Scrum could help teams to create high quality softwares.

Creating quality software through Scrum

Scrum embraces uncertainties of software development

Software development is a highly complex activity, with many uncertainties that are intrinsically part of the work. Every software product or application is a new product, that was never built in the same way before, i.e. with the same requirements, using the same technology, by the same people. Customers don’t know exactly and in every possible detail what they want at the beginning. And, even if they think they do, they likely forced to change their mind; by changes of the market, competitors, or internal strategies.

Software development is a complex work

When mapped on the Cynefin model, software development clearly belongs to the complex category of the model. Complexity is the domain of unknown-unknowns. This requires an empirical approach and emergent practice to harness it. To be successful, it is essential that the applied process makes the unknown-unknowns visible and transparent. Also performing the works through an inspect and adapt approach, called ‘probe-sense-respond’ in the model. Therefore, we need an approach that fits with the explained characteristics to cope with the many uncertainties typical to software development.

Cynefin framework - Scrum solves complex problems

(picture from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin_framework)

Scrum uses empirical process control

Scrum is an empirical process designed to address complex adaptive problems to harness complexity and uncertainties. It guides the Team in two parallel ways to improve continuously. In Scrum we produce the highest value features in a Sprint while improving the process we apply to create those product features. Scrum lays down boundaries that decrease the risk of developing the wrong features. The rules and the time-boxes of Scrum assure that we collect feedback quickly and timely.

Scrum uses feedback loops

(Picture by Gunther Verheyen – Ullizee-Inc)

ُSprints contain all work which is no more than 4 weeks, so we get feedback from stakeholders based on created increments sooner rather than later. Scrum offers effective inspect and adapt opportunities that allow determining the most appropriate next steps to take, taking into account the latest information on the market, product, customer, budget, etc.

Scrum leads to creating the right thing and thing right

Additionally, you ensure that you’ll create highest value features through Sprint Planning, Team inspect and adapt the Sprint plan through Daily Scrums, get first-hand feedback directly from stakeholders in the Sprint Review and finally improve the development process through Sprint Retrospective, continuously. The Definition of Done makes sure there is a clear and shared agreement of the quality criteria that the product should meet, possibly including passing code quality metrics and non-functional requirements like performance and stability. Consequently, all mentioned concepts and rules help the Team to ensure that they are moving in the right direction and are developing high value and quality software.

*Mr. Gunther Verheyen reviewed and evolved this post. Special thanks to him.

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Preparation guide for the PSD I exam

PSD I exam is a little bit expensive, so we have provided a guide for the candidates to prepare, practice and pass it with more confidence.

 

A guide to taking the Scrum.org PSD I exam

Scrum.org exams and in this case PSD I exam are challenging and a little bit expensive. So people want to know how they can pass these exams with more confidence. Therefore, we have decided to prepare a series of preparation guides for the Scrum.org exams.

Each guide contains minimum mandatory actions that should be done for passing the exam in a suitable time.

In this post, we will introduce the PSDI exam (Professional Scrum Developer) step by step preparation guide as follows:

Also, there are a lot of complementary books that you can find in this link for the PSD I exam.

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Preparation guide for the PSM I exam

PSM I exam is a little bit expensive, so we have provided a guide for the candidates to prepare, practice and pass it with more confidence.

A guide to taking the Scrum.org PSM I exam

Scrum.org exams and in this case PSM I exam are challenging and a little bit expensive. So people want to know how they can pass these exams with more confidence. Therefore, we have decided to prepare a series of preparation guides for the Scrum.org exams.

Each guide contains minimum mandatory actions that should be done for passing the exam in a suitable time.

In this post, we will introduce the PSM I exam (Professional Scrum Master) step by step preparation guide as follows:

Also, there are a lot of complementary books that you can find in this link for the PSM I exam.

Related posts:

Preparation guide for the PSD I exam (Professional Scrum Developer)

Preparation guide for the PSPO I exam (Professional Scrum Product Owner)