Studying for the PSMI is easy if done correctly; in fact, learning is not a lot (remember, it is a lightweight framework). I think that you need just a few hours a day (1-2) for one week of study.



To prepare for the examI suggest doing these things for your study:

  • Read this guide and repeat the highlighted thing at the end of every topic;
  • Read the scrum guide at least three times
  • Every day, at least one time for a day, try to make the self-assessment test from scrum.org;


Remember that:

  • Time-boxed events have a duration that you need to remember. You can’t change it only because you need more or less time during the sprint. At least you can change for the future sprint;
  • There isn’t sprint0 or other different kinds of event in the scrum;
  • Everything on the scrum guide is mandatory, is a light framework so if they write about something is not only a suggestion (it is not specificated)
  • Only the Product Owner can cancel a Sprint if it became unuseful because is the Product Owner the people who have the last words on the Product Goal and know what adds value to the product for meets this goal;
  • The product goal can change, but you can have only one at a time;
  • The target of scrum is to generate value;


On the exam day:

  • Take your time to read the question carefully, because you have the time to do that;
  • Pay attention to the answer who talk about fake stuff, like new event or role: they are indeed wrong;
  • The exam is online but isn’t proctored, so you’re not watched by webcam, and you can stay relaxed at your home. Maybe selected date&time where you have more privacy and quiet,
  • Replay to every question, because the wrong answer doesn’t decrease your score.


Additional detail on the PSMI Assessment came from scurm.org:

  • Passing score: 85%
  • Time limit: 60 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
  • Language: English only
  • Practice Assessment: Scrum Open
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