Course curriculum

  • 1

    About The Scrum Study Guide Prep Course

    • About The Scrum Study Guide Prep Course

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    • Chapter 1: Introduction

  • 3

    Chapter 2: General Knowledge

    • Agile Manifesto

    • Twelve Principles of Agile Software Development

    • Scrum Foundations

    • Scrum Team

    • Scrum Master

    • Scrum Master Authority

    • Product Owner

    • The Developers

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Scrum Events

    • Sprint Planning Meeting

    • Daily Scrum (Daily Standup)

    • Sprint Review Meeting

    • Sprint Retrospective

    • Backlog Refinement

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Scrum Artifacts

    • Product Backlog

    • Product Increment and the Definition of Done

    • Sprint Backlog

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Test Information from Scrum Alliance

    • The CSM Exam and Renewal

    • CSM Question Domain Table

    • Scrum and Agile

    • Scrum Theory

    • Scrum Values

    • Scrum Team

    • Scrum Master

    • Scrum Events

    • Scrum Artifacts

  • 7

    Practice Exam #1

    • Practice Exam #1

  • 8

    Practice Exam #2

    • Practice Exam #2

  • 9


    • References

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