Every attendee in Angela’s class will receive a copy of the course materials to use as a study guide. When studying for the exam, students should focus most on the following topics:
- The Scrum Roles
- The Scrum Meetings
- The Scrum Artifacts
- The differences between predictive and empirical project management
- Release planning
Students should also have basic familiarity with the following documents, which can both be found online:
- “The New, New Product Development Game”
- The Agile Manifesto
Many students find it useful to study Angela’s book, 30 Days to Better Agile, in preparation for the exam. Students may order the book on Amazon.com
Students may also purchase a signed copy during class.
If you’re using the book to study, we recommend focusing most closely on pages 1-33. In particular, the section about empirical vs. predictive project management (beginning on page 9) is covered in much more depth in the book than it is in the course materials.
Angela’s students have a 97%+ pass rate on the CSM exam. To improve your chances of success, we recommend reviewing the study materials before you take the exam, allowing yourself plenty of time and a quiet environment to focus, and don’t wait too long after class to take the exam. If you follow this advice, you’ll certainly pass the exam with ease!