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