Books for PSM I

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07:38 am August 9, 2012

Hi,

Can give me list for recommended book list for the first PSM Assessment?

Thanks.

08:53 am August 9, 2012

Hi Pablo,

The Scrum Guide is the most current and best starting place. Beyond that, Ken's "Agile Project Management with Scrum" is quite popular, but Scrum has changed quite a bit since it was published.

Alex

09:32 am August 9, 2012

As Alex said..THE SCRUM GUIDE is the no.1 resource. Follow Ken's blog (http://kenschwaber.wordpress.com/) and the discussion forum in this site.

All The Best !!

10:47 am August 9, 2012

Agile Project Management is a great book, but is not in conform with the last version of Scrum Guide, I thins that is good to read but is analising with the changes out the new Scrum Guide,

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01:15 pm August 9, 2012

I personally like

http://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Trenches-Enterprise-Software-Development/dp…
http://www.amazon.com/Succeeding-Agile-Software-Development-Using/dp/03…
http://www.amazon.com/Coaching-Agile-Teams-ScrumMasters-Addison-Wesley/…

Guess this are great books in general to get going with using Scrum in order to create better products in a given time frame.
As for the assessment, it is the Scrum Guide and the Scrum Open assessment.

Finally, a PSM training is a very good resource.

Good Luck,
Ralph

09:09 pm August 9, 2012

Posted By Ralph Jocham on 09 Aug 2012 01:15 PM
I personally like

http://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Trenches-Enterprise-Software-Development/dp…
http://www.amazon.com/Succeeding-Agile-Software-Development-Using/dp/03…
http://www.amazon.com/Coaching-Agile-Teams-ScrumMasters-Addison-Wesley/…

Guess this are great books in general to get going with using Scrum in order to create better products in a given time frame.
As for the assessment, it is the Scrum Guide and the Scrum Open assessment.

Finally, a PSM training is a very good resource.

Good Luck,
Ralph

I agree with Ralph that PSM training is a very good resource. I have found that most Agile books is very opiniated and doesn't really conform with Scrum Guide. It took me quite some time to realize this.

11:02 pm August 9, 2012

Hi Pablo,

While the Scrum Guide gives the rules, I think that the stories in Ken's "Agile Project Management with Scrum" is still very helpful to learn the mindset. It will help you understand it rather than just learning about the rules.

When I think about my own journey to understand Scrum better, I have read a lot, and while this has been useful, many key insights have been when talking to others. Thinking about problems and real life situations, sharing experiences and ways of thinking.

If you have someone to work with/discuss with, check out these study questions I prepared for people that wants a structured way to work through many aspects of Scrum: http://www.cedur.se/scrum-skills-series.html

Good luck!

Henrik

11:32 pm August 9, 2012

Hi,

I wanted to give a comprehensive list of books, articles and presentations about Scrum or in general about Agile concepts which will help to develop Scrum and Agile knowledge. This list is not for only PSMI but actually it is for people who want to know more about Scrum as a first goal rather than only getting the certificate. List is based on my personal taste and experience so it does not claim to be the most valuable set or whatever but for sure it will help much!

Lists are alphabetically ordered.
Books:
A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum
Agile and Iterative Development A Manager's Guide
Agile Project Management with Scrum (Ken Schwaber 2004)
Agile Software Development (Alister Cockburn)
Agile Software Development -Cooperative Game 2nd Edition
Agile Estimating And Planning
Pragmatic Agile Coaching
Pragmatic Agile in a Flash
Scrum And Xp From The Trenches
The Agile Samurai

Articles-Presentations (can be found on the net mostly):
Evolving Agile (Scott Ambler)
Essential Scrum (Tobias Mayer)
Distributed Scrum Primer
Do Better Scrum
Grooming The Product Backlog
How Self-organizing Groups Re-frame Conflict
Lean and Agile Development in a Large Company
Product Owners Manual
The Role Of The Manager In Scrum
Scrum Handbook (Jeff Sutherland)
The Scrum Primer
Self Organizing Agile Teams Grounded Theory (Thesis)

12:09 pm August 11, 2012

If you want some hints about how to prepare for the assessment, you can also throw a look at this Blog: http://scrumorakel.de/blog/index.php?/archives/30-How-to-prepare-for-th…

12:38 pm August 12, 2012

I'd add one very recent book for the list: Software in 30 days by Ken S.& Jeff S.

06:49 am August 20, 2012

I recently have red "The Scrum Field Guide" by Mitch Lacey: Very useful.

01:01 pm April 12, 2013

For a scrum overview have a look at http://www.freescrumebook.com