Work in progress as of 3 June 2018… please don’t judge yet
Bother to become scrum certified with scrum.org? First and foremost, I believe in self reliance and not needing to go through “a course”. Secondly, going through a certification process forces you to get uncomfortable and challenge what you know. If you aren’t familiar with scrum.org vs scrum alliance, please check out our previous article to see why I chose scrum.org.
I have been through training years ago and ran several projects with ease. I sat down and took this assessment after spending $150.
Name PSM I
Description Professional Scrum Master I Assessment
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Scrum on, Ken Schwaber
Score NOT PASSED
57 points scored (or 71.3%) out of 80 maximum points
(a score of 85.0% or greater is needed to pass this test)
From Failure To Success
As a minor perfectionist, my first reaction was to go through the normal steps of failing. Blame, sadness, self loathing, angry, and then acceptance. This cycle took about 2 minutes and now I have to solve it. But what is the best way to do that? Read.
All Hail Chandini Paterson!
I have never met Chandini Paterson per se, but I loved one of his posts where he outlined what he studied to pass the certification test in a community forum. I am going to outline those steps and put some time to them. His study technique was as follows:
Time Boxing Prep Work – The Plan
One of the most important things you can do is put a plan in place to execute. Following the book “Deep Work”, am going to block off every morning for 90 minutes a day starting at 5am. In 2 weeks time, I should be able to get in 10×1.5 minutes = 15 hours of prep time. This seems a little extreme, but getting this certification would make that all the more worthwhile. The other options is to spend 4 hours commuting back and forth over two 9 hour days for a total of 22 hours.
The Scrum Guide
Total Pages = 19. Total read time = ?