Monthly Archives: October 2018

PSM Level III Notes

PSM Level II Notes

Scrum Guide Notes

  • The Product Owner discusses the objective that the Sprint should achieve and the Product Backlog items that, if completed in the Sprint, would achieve the Sprint Goal.
    • Goal vs Objective
  • During Sprint Planning the Scrum Team also crafts a Sprint GoalThe Sprint Goal is an objective that will be met within the Sprint through the implementation of the Product Backlog, and it provides guidance to the Development Team on why it is building the Increment.
    • The Product Owner propose an objective for discussion; the Scrum Team reach a consensus and turn the objective into the Sprint Goal. The Development Team commits to the Sprint Goal.
  • The Sprint Goal is an objective set for the Sprint that can be met through the implementation of Product Backlog. It provides guidance to the Development Team on why it is building the Increment. It is created during the Sprint Planning meeting. The Sprint Goal gives the Development Team some flexibility regarding the functionality implemented within the Sprint. The selected Product Backlog items deliver one coherent function, which can be the Sprint GoalThe Sprint Goal can be any other coherence that causes the Development Team to work together rather than on separate initiatives.
    • One coherent function as the Sprint Goal to work together
  • As the Development Team works, it keeps the Sprint Goal in mind. In order to satisfy the Sprint Goal, it implements functionality and technology. If the work turns out to be different than the Development Team expected, they collaborate with the Product Owner to negotiate the scope of Sprint Backlog within the Sprint.
    • The scope of Sprint Backlog
  • These strengths continue operating in single, several, many, and networks of teams that develop, release, operate and sustain the work and work products of thousands of people.
    • work product is a tangible or intangible output that is completed as part of a project.
    • deliverable is a tangible or intangible output of a project that is delivered to a customer.
    • Artifacts are either final or intermediate work products that are produced and used during a project. Artifacts are used to capture and convey project information
  • To participate in Daily Scrum vs To present in Daily Scrum

SCRUM Certifications

Suggested Reading for SCRUM

Bruce Passed EC-Council ECSA v10 Exam on 12th October


I enrolled in the official ECSA v10 course from EC-Council on 4th Aug, attended the class delivered by Melvin Sandro from Sep 26 to Sep 30, and passed the ECSA exam today. The course ware, iLabs modules, and iWeek class are awesome. I am willing to recommend the official course before you sit for this exam.

The scope of ECSA is highly overlapped with the one of CEH. However, ECSA emphasizes the project management of penetration testing, the EC-Council LPT methodology, and specific penetration testing scenarios.

If you are a CEH already, I don’t think ECSA adds much value while OSCP, CEH (Practical), or ECSA (Practical) certification would be a better choice. ECSA, EC-Council Certified Security Analyst, as it literally denotes gives people positive image or impression compared with the CEH, Certified Ethical Hacker. Most people feel better or safer when they come across a Security Analyst than a Hacker. Of course, this is just my guess why EC-Council promotes the ECSA certification.

My milestones are updated as follows:

  • Milestone #1: PMI + CISSP
    • 2018/04/09 ACP
    • 2018/04/27 PBA
    • 2018/06/19 CISSP
    • 2018/07/10 RMP
  • Milestone #2: ISACA
    • 2018/07/24 CISM
    • 2018/08/13 CRISC
    • 2018/08/28 CISA
  • Milestone #3: ISC2
    • 2018/09/07 CCSP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/14)
    • 2018/09/13 CSSLP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/28)
    • 2018/09/25 CISSP-ISSEP (bonus)
  • Milestone #4: EC-Council
    • 2018/10/09 CEH (originally scheduled on 2018/10/15)
    • 2018/10/12 ECSA (originally scheduled on 2018/10/29)

It’s about time to get some more bonus exams and than declare a success to achieving my annual goals!


Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)