Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 4

What is the correct time-box for the Sprint Planning event?


Options are :

  • 4 hours for a monthly Sprint
  • 8 hours for a monthly Sprint
  • After the Sprint Backlog is finalized
  • Every two weeks

Answer :8 hours for a monthly Sprint

During Sprint Planning, the Development Team comes to the realization the workload will be greater than their capacity for the Sprint. What could the Development Team do?


Options are :

  • Work overtime to complete the commitment of work within the Sprint time-box.
  • Redo the Sprint Planning in order to have a more accurate estimation.
  • Work with the Product Owner to remove or change the selected Product Backlog items, or make sure he/she is aware, continue Sprinting, and monitor the progress.
  • Delegate some of the work to another Scrum Team that has spare capacity.

Answer :Work with the Product Owner to remove or change the selected Product Backlog items, or make sure he/she is aware, continue Sprinting, and monitor the progress.

What topics would be discussed during Sprint Planning?


Options are :

  • What topics would be discussed during Sprint Planning?
  • What to do and who will do which tasks.
  • User feedback and the impact on the Product Backlog.
  • How to improve the development process.
  • What can be done in the Increment and how to deliver it.

Answer :What can be done in the Increment and how to deliver it.

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When is the Sprint Goal crafted?


Options are :

  • During Sprint Planning.
  • During Product Backlog Grooming.
  • A Sprint Goal is optional.
  • Before the Sprint Planning.
  • During the implementation of the work.

Answer :During Sprint Planning.

What value does the Sprint Goal provide to the Development Team?


Options are :

  • Sprint Goals provide guidance just in case the Product Backlog items are not clear the a Development Team member.
  • The Development Team is more focused with a common yet specific goal.
  • A Sprint Goal ensures the Development Team completes all committed Sprint Backlog items.
  • A Sprint Goal guarantees value is being produced.

Answer :The Development Team is more focused with a common yet specific goal.

What are the minimum requirements to make the Sprint Backlog 'ready', during the Sprint Planning?


Options are :

  • Enough so that the Development Team to make a forecast for the Sprint and start the first few days.
  • Enough to satisfy the Product Owner and stakeholders.
  • Enough to keep all Development Team members busy.
  • The Sprint Backlog must be fully formulated to occupy the Development Team for the entirety of the Sprint.

Answer :Enough so that the Development Team to make a forecast for the Sprint and start the first few days.

Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Set 11

The output of Sprint Planning is the Sprint Backlog as well as a Sprint Goal.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :TRUE

During Sprint Planning, the Product Owner ensures the Development Team commits to the Product Backlog items he/she promised the stakeholders.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

When is the Sprint Backlog created?


Options are :

  • Any time before Sprint Planning.
  • During Product Backlog refinement.
  • At least one or two Sprints ahead.
  • During Sprint Planning.

Answer :During Sprint Planning.

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The Scrum values promote Development Teams be cross-functional and have all the skills needed to build a product within the team. While starting Scrum, what would be the advantages of keeping the existing component teams (e.g. design, database, backend, frontend)?


Options are :

  • Component teams would have all the needed skills needed to focus on their specific technical layer.
  • Component teams generally have all the skills needed to deliver shippable Increments that add business value.
  • Because their productivity is already predictable, they can deliver shippable Increments more quickly than a newly formed team.
  • Because they have been working together for some time, there will be less initial disruption than a newly formed team. As they begin working, they will discover what works best and how to move towards cross-functional teams.
  • There is less communication overhead than working in feature teams.

Answer :Because they have been working together for some time, there will be less initial disruption than a newly formed team. As they begin working, they will discover what works best and how to move towards cross-functional teams.

Currently, your engineering department is organized in siloed teams that specialize by function (for example, design, front-end, back-end, database, and testing) . What would you consider when moving away from component teams towards feature teams?


Options are :

  • You cannot begin Scrum without have feature teams. It is easier to measure and compare performance between feature teams. Feature teams should have an equal number of team members.
  • Members within feature teams require compatible personalities. Feature teams should have a mix of junior and senior members. Tasks are completed more quickly than component teams.
  • Moving from component teams to feature teams could reduce productivity in the initial stages. Feature teams have less communication complexity. Getting the support from the business side makes the transition easier.

Answer :Moving from component teams to feature teams could reduce productivity in the initial stages. Feature teams have less communication complexity. Getting the support from the business side makes the transition easier.

Part of the team's Definition of "Done" requires creating or updating technical documentation in order to maintain the product and/or features in the future. The team's technical writer will be on vacation during the Sprint. What should you do?


Options are :

  • Encourage the technical writers from other teams to form a specialized team to organize and plan the work for multiple teams.
  • The Development Team members will write it as they are still responsible for creating the documentation to make the Increment done in conformance with their Definition of "Done."
  • Wait until the technical writer returns before continuing with related items.
  • Complete all development work first while adding technical documentation to the Product Backlog to be done in a subsequent Sprint.

Answer :The Development Team members will write it as they are still responsible for creating the documentation to make the Increment done in conformance with their Definition of "Done."

Agile Scrum Training, Scrum Master Certification Prep, Tests Set 4

A cross-functional Development Team is defined as:


Options are :

  • Cross-skilled individuals who are able to do all the work necessary to deliver an shippable Increment at the end of the Sprint.
  • A team of engineers, testers, business analysts, technical architects and functional managers.
  • A group of full-stack developers shared across multiple teams.
  • A team of skilled developers that can effectively multi-task on multiple Product Backlog items at the same time.

Answer :Cross-skilled individuals who are able to do all the work necessary to deliver an shippable Increment at the end of the Sprint.

Who should manage the tasks of Development Team during the Sprint?


Options are :

  • The Project Manager.
  • The Product Owner.
  • The Scrum Master.
  • The Development Team.
  • All of the above.

Answer :The Development Team.

Who must ensure that the work done for a Product Backlog item conforms to the Definition of "Done?"


Options are :

  • The test team.
  • The Scrum Team.
  • The Scrum Master.
  • The Product Owner.
  • The Development Team.

Answer :The Development Team.

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A key concern when multiple Development Teams are working for the same Product Backlog is minimizing dependencies between teams.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :TRUE

The Scrum Master is no longer needed when teams become self-organized.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

Kevin is a senior developer that has recently joined an existing Scrum Team. The existing team members are unable to get along with Kevin and conclude that he is not a culture fit. If necessary, who is responsible for removing the new team member, and why?


Options are :

  • The Scrum Master because he/she is responsible for removing Impediments.
  • The Development Team is responsible, and may request help from the Scrum Master.
  • The HR department, as they are responsible for the hiring process.
  • The Product Owner because he/she is responsible for managing the team.

Answer :The Development Team is responsible, and may request help from the Scrum Master.

Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 14

The Sprint length should be:


Options are :

  • Short enough to keep the business risk acceptable to the Product Owner.
  • Short enough to be able to synchronize the development work with other business events.
  • No more than one month.
  • All of these answers are correct.

Answer :All of these answers are correct.

A time-box is:


Options are :

  • An event that starts at a specific time.
  • An event with a minimum set time.
  • An event that can take no more than a maximum amount of time.
  • An event that must happen by a specific time.

Answer :An event that can take no more than a maximum amount of time.

When does a new Sprint begin?


Options are :

  • Immediately after the next Sprint Planning.
  • Immediately after the end of the previous Sprint.
  • It depends on the Product Owner.
  • Every Monday.

Answer :Immediately after the end of the previous Sprint.

Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Set 6

What might be a valid reason for abnormally cancelling a Sprint?


Options are :

  • When the Development Team discovers it cannot meet their Sprint commitments.
  • When the work becomes too difficult for the Development Team.
  • When the sales department discovers features that add more value than the current work being done.
  • When the Sprint Goal becomes obsolete.

Answer :When the Sprint Goal becomes obsolete.

When does a Sprint end?


Options are :

  • When there is no work remaining in the Sprint Backlog.
  • When the time-box expires.
  • It depends on the Product Owner.
  • Immediately after the conclusion of the Sprint Review.

Answer :When the time-box expires.

What must the Development Team do during the first Sprint?


Options are :

  • Create a potentially shippable product Increment that includes at least one piece of functionality.
  • Analyze and estimate the requirements for the subsequent Sprints.
  • Create a project plan in order to map functional development to Sprint dates.
  • Only design and develop the architecture and infrastructure.

Answer :Create a potentially shippable product Increment that includes at least one piece of functionality.

Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 1

The purpose of a Sprint is to produce a potentially releasable product Increment.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :TRUE

What Product Owner activities occur between the end of the current Sprint and the beginning of the next Sprint?


Options are :

  • Product Backlog refinement.
  • Updating stakeholders on project progress.
  • There are no such activities. When the current Sprint ends, the new Sprint begins.
  • Participate as a team member at the Sprint Retrospective.

Answer :There are no such activities. When the current Sprint ends, the new Sprint begins.

What factors are best considered when defining the Sprint length?


Options are :

  • How often team membership changes and the size of the Development Team.
  • Having consistent Sprint length across all Scrum Teams.
  • The level of expertise over the technology to be used, ability to release an Increment to the end users, and the risk of being disconnected from the stakeholders.

Answer :The level of expertise over the technology to be used, ability to release an Increment to the end users, and the risk of being disconnected from the stakeholders.

Agile Scrum Training, Scrum Master Certification Prep, Tests Set 2

Multiple Scrum Teams working from the same Product Backlog must have the same Sprint start dates.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

Which of the following are feedback loops in Scrum?


Options are :

  • Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Daily Standup, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Release Planning, Daily Scrum, and Sprint Review
  • Grooming, Daily Status, and Sprint Review

Answer :Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective

The Development Team can cancel the Sprint:


Options are :

  • When the availability of the Product Owner is less than expected.
  • When the requirements for the work to be done becomes unclear or not understood.
  • It can't. Only Product Owners can cancel Sprints.
  • When the Sprint Backlog is determined to be unachievable.
  • When too many impediments occur.

Answer :It can't. Only Product Owners can cancel Sprints.

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