Experience Share (PSM II Preparation)
I’ve passed PSM II exam recently. Now I want to share my experience to individuals who want to prepare for this exam.
When I compare PSM II with PSM I, I should say level II is exponentially harder than level I. So, don’t take the exam before complete preparation. In order to pass the exam you need to do following steps:
1- Read Scrum guide carefully word by word.
2- Read Nexus guide carefully.
3- Read book “Coaching Agile Teams” by Lyssa Adkins
4- Read book “Agile Retrospectives” by Esther Derby
5- Read book “Scrum Mastery” by Geoff Watts
6- Read book “Agile Estimating and Planning” by Mike Cohn
7- Read book “User Stories Applied” by Mike Cohn
8- Do all scrum open tests (scrum, product owner, developer, nexus).
9- Read all posts about PSM II in Scrum.org forum.
10- Read blog ”The Scrum Values” by Gunther Verheyen
11- Read blog ”There’s Value in the Scrum Values” by Gunther Verheyen
12- Read blog ”5 Metaphors to Explore the Value of Scrum Values” by Naghesh Sharma
13- Read blog ”4 Ways to Coach with the Scrum Values” by Stephanie Ockerman
14- Read blog ”4 Key Flow Metrics and How to Use them in Scrum’s Events” by Yuval Yeret
15- Read blog ”Definition of Done” by Gunther Verheyen
16- Do all free scrum sample tests of Mikhail Lapshin
17- Do 8 PSM II sample tests of theScrumMaster.co.uk by Simon Kneafsey
18- Manage the time carefully and be in your highest energy state when you want to take the the exam.