Certified Scrum Master Flash Cards

Free Certified Scrum Master (CSM) flash cards which assist you in remembering key terms in relation to the exam preparation. Key terminologies are hard to remember, these flash cards are handy to prepare yourself prior the exams. Keep using them till you are 100% confident over the key concepts.

Allows revisiting for rework, changes and improvements
Each version is usable and builds over the previous one
Agile Benefits
Increased Productivity, stakeholder engagement and Flexibility, higher quality deliverables, decreased risk
Four Values
Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools, Customer collaboration over contract negotiation, Working software over Comprehensive Documentation,
Scrum Theory
Empiricism and Lean thinking
The Three Pillars of Scrum
transparency, inspection and adaption
Five Scrum values
openness, commitment, focus, respect and courage
Scrum Team
Product Owner, Scrum Master, Developers
Scrum Events
Sprint, Sprint Planning, Sprint Execution, Daily Scrum, Retrospective, Sprint Review
Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Usable Increment
Self Managing teams
Self-driven people, Trust and respect, Honesty and humility, Collaboration and teamwork, Learning agility, Ownership and commitment and Leadership inside and outside
Developer role
Creating a plan for the sprint- the sprint backlog, Instilling quality by adhering to a ‘definition of done’, Adapting their plan each day toward the sprint goal, Holding each other accountable as professionals
Product Owner
Developing and explicitly communicating the product goal, Creating and clearly communicating product backlog items, Ordering product backlog items, Ensuring that the product backlog is transparent, visible, and understood
Scrum Master Serves the Organization
Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption, Planning Scrum implementations within the organization, Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development
PBI (Product Backlog Item)
Epic, Feature and User Story
Broadly defined, too large to be completed in a single sprint
Represents a collection of related user stories
User Story
Describes a discrete part of a feature or overall functionality
Definition of Ready
story is clearly written and understood, business value is articulated, effort to complete the item is understood, Acceptance criteria are documented, Dependencies are identified, item is actionable
Sprint Planning inputs
Refined product backlog, Definition of done, Developers’ projected capacity Velocity, if established
Sprint Planning outputs
Selected product backlog items, Sprint goal, Plan for delivering the PBIs
The Benefits of the Daily Scrum
Creates focus and improves self-management, Optimizes collaboration and performance, Improves communications, Identifies impediments for removal, Promotes quick decision-making, Improves the developers’ knowledge, Eliminates the need for other meetings
Sprint Review input
Sprint backlog, Sprint goal, Increment
Sprint Review output
Refined product backlog
Benefits for Sprint Review
Collaborate to build and maintain trust with stakeholders and customers, Make course corrections in near real time, Identify risks and issues, Gather feedback for adaptations
Release Backlog
The release backlog is a subset of the product backlog representing those product backlog items completed during a sprint and accepted by the customers or key stakeholders.
Sprint Retrospective Input
What went well, Problems encountered and how they were resolved
During the Sprint Retrospective
The Scrum team inspects how the last sprint went with regards to individuals, interactions, processes, tools, and their definition of done. Assumptions that led them astray are identified and their origins explored.
Scrum Master Serves the Product Owner
Facilitating stakeholder collaboration as required or needed