Recently I attended a PSM training with Ken Schwaber. Part of the contract was one free attempt of scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Master I Assessment, which I successfully passed yesterday. It consists of 80 multiple choice questions, and the timebox is 60 minutes. To gain the certificate, the rate of correctly answered questions must be better than 85%. IMO you won’t pass the test in case you do not really share an agile mindset, which is required to answer some of the questions. In case you got interested, there’s the Scrum Open Assessment which asks 30 questions in 60 minutes (which I finished in 17 minutes).
While writing this posting, scrum.org sent me the logo (see above), the certificate, and put my name on the stack. For me, two years after I introduced Scrum at my current employer’s, it’s just one minor step while learning more about product management, project management, agile software development (including Scrum, of course), and adjacent topics.
Inspect and Adapt
So what’s next? The more I learn, the more I want to learn even more. The next stack of books already is sitting on my couch, and I really enjoy the journey to grow my agile capabilities. The future will prove whether I will find opportunities to make good use of them.