Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 5

What could be a reason for a Product Owner to delay the start of a new Sprint after the conclusion of the previous Sprint?


Options are :

  • The QA team has not finished testing the previous Increment before declaring it ready to ship.
  • The stakeholders were disappointed with the Increment produced in the previous Sprint.
  • There is no acceptable reason. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.
  • The Product Owner needs additional time to identify the next initiatives.
  • There's not enough work in the Product Backlog to work on in the upcoming Sprint.

Answer :There is no acceptable reason. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

Which of the following is required in Scrum?


Options are :

  • Sprint Retrospective
  • All Development Team members answering the 3 questions at the Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Burndown Chart
  • User Stories
  • All of the above

Answer :Sprint Retrospective

How much time is allowed between the conclusion of the current Sprint and the start of the next Sprint?


Options are :

  • Maximum of 1 day for Sprints that are time-boxed to 2 weeks.
  • None. A new Sprint starts immediately following the conclusion of the previous Sprint.
  • Enough time for the last Increment to finish testing.
  • Enough time for the Product Owner to prepare the Product Backlog for Sprint Planning.
  • All of the above are allowed.

Answer :None. A new Sprint starts immediately following the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

Success Tips: Training for Scrum Master Certifications Set 3

What are typical Product Owner activities during Sprint 0?


Options are :

  • Creating a project plan based on the defined timeline.
  • Ensuring there is enough work to do for at least 3 Sprints.
  • Creating User Stories based on the requirements document.
  • Allocating enough resources before starting Sprint 1.
  • There is no such thing as Sprint 0.

Answer :There is no such thing as Sprint 0.

A high performing Scrum Team will have frequent Release Sprints.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

The Sprint Backlog is created after the Sprint Goal is defined.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 13

The Sprint Review is:


Options are :

  • an opportunity for the Development Team to find ways to incrementally improve their velocity.
  • an activity for the Development Team to demonstrate their work to the Product Owner.
  • when the Scrum Team and key stakeholders inspect the Increment produced in the Sprint and adapt the Product Backlog accordingly.

Answer :when the Scrum Team and key stakeholders inspect the Increment produced in the Sprint and adapt the Product Backlog accordingly.

Which group is required to be at the Sprint Review? Select the best answer.


Options are :

  • The Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team
  • The Product Owner and stakeholders
  • The Product Owner and Product Lead.
  • The Scrum Team and stakeholders
  • The Product Owner, technical leads and stakeholders

Answer :The Scrum Team and stakeholders

What is the primary focus during the Sprint Review?


Options are :

  • The Scrum Team's process and any suggested improvements to the process.
  • The Sprint results.
  • The Development Team's productivity and utilization.
  • All of the above.

Answer :The Sprint results.

Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Set 15

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


Options are :

  • Minimum 2 hours.
  • As long as required to update the Product Backlog.
  • 2 hours for a monthly Sprint.
  • 4 hours for a monthly Sprint.
  • As long as required to inspect the Increment.

Answer :4 hours for a monthly Sprint.

During the Sprint Retrospective, what topics could a Scrum Team discuss?


Options are :

  • Needed skills or knowledge.
  • The process that the Scrum Team does the Scrum events.
  • The way the team members interact.
  • The Definition of Done.
  • All of the above

Answer :All of the above

Inviting stakeholders to the Sprint Retrospectives ensures that the discussions are aligned with the project's objectives.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Set 5

Is the Product Owner optional at the Sprint Retrospective?


Options are :

  • The Product Owner is optional. He/she will attend when needed or requested by the Development Team.
  • The Product Owner is not allowed to attend. The Sprint Retrospective is only for the Development Team.
  • The Product Owner is mandatory. The Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the entire Scrum Team to inspect and adapt the way they work.

Answer :The Product Owner is mandatory. The Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the entire Scrum Team to inspect and adapt the way they work.

What is the Product Owner's responsibility during a Sprint Retrospective?


Options are :

  • Participating as a member of the Scrum Team.
  • The Product Owner is optional as the event is focused for the Development Team.
  • Giving the Development Team technical feedback.
  • Discussing upcoming Product Backlog items.

Answer :Participating as a member of the Scrum Team.

What is the Scrum Master's responsibility during a Sprint Retrospective?


Options are :

  • Recording the meeting minutes.
  • Participating as a member of the Scrum Team and facilitating as requested or needed.
  • Selecting the most important action items.
  • Ensuring conflict is avoided.

Answer :Participating as a member of the Scrum Team and facilitating as requested or needed.

Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Set 1

When should the Sprint Retrospective happen?


Options are :

  • At the end of every Sprint.
  • When the project is over.
  • Immediately after Sprint Planning.
  • When needed or requested.

Answer :At the end of every Sprint.

Which topic should NOT be discussed during the Sprint Retrospective?


Options are :

  • The people and interactions of the team.
  • The health of the relationships between members.
  • The Definition of Done.
  • Product Backlog items for the next Sprint.

Answer :Product Backlog items for the next Sprint.

When is the most opportune time to update the Definition of Done?


Options are :

  • During the Sprint Retrospective.
  • During the Sprint Planning.
  • At the start of every Sprint.
  • During Daily Scrum.

Answer :During the Sprint Retrospective.

Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Set 2

There must be at least one action item, selected in the Sprint Retrospective, to be included in the next Sprint to work on.


Options are :

  • True.
  • False.
  • False. It will be added to the Product Backlog and will be worked on if the team has enough capacity.

Answer :True.

What would be the best action to do if the Scrum Team has identified several important process improvement items during the Sprint Retrospective?


Options are :

  • Add them to the Product Backlog and work on them when there is capacity.
  • Add at least one high priority process improvement action item to the Sprint Backlog.
  • Order them on a separate list and work on them from top to bottom.
  • Let the Scrum Master select which items to add to the Sprint.

Answer :Add at least one high priority process improvement action item to the Sprint Backlog.

Who is accountable for the final order of the items in the Product Backlog?


Options are :

  • The Stakeholders
  • The Development Team
  • The Scrum Master
  • The Product Owner
  • The Scrum Team

Answer :The Product Owner

Quick Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certifications Set 6

The flow of value is reflected in the ordering of the Product Backlog. The higher ordered Product Backlog items is work that the Product Owner wants to have done in an upcoming Sprint. These items are usually more clear and has more detail than lower ordered ones and should be "Ready" enough to be presented during the Sprint Planning. What is the best description of "Ready" Product Backlog items?


Options are :

  • They are in a User Story format.
  • They are testable use cases.
  • They are clear enough and have enough information for the Product Owner and Development to understand the work that needs to be done and to create a forecast of Product Backlog items to implement the Sprint Goal.
  • They are functional tasks (ie design, frontend, backend, architecture) that are clear enough to know who will be doing what during the Sprint.

Answer :They are clear enough and have enough information for the Product Owner and Development to understand the work that needs to be done and to create a forecast of Product Backlog items to implement the Sprint Goal.

The Product Backlog must be fully formulated and complete before starting the first Sprint.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

A client has just hired you to lead a new project where three teams new to Scrum will be working on their new product. What would you propose?


Options are :

  • Combine the teams into a single Scrum Team.
  • There should be separate Product Owners and Product Backlogs for each Scrum Team.
  • The product only has one Product Backlog and there should only be a single Product Owner.

Answer :The product only has one Product Backlog and there should only be a single Product Owner.

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

Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory and one of the pillars that upholds its implementation is transparency. In what ways can you maximize transparency of the Product Backlog?


Options are :

  • The primary source of information, for the product, comes from the Product Backlog and the items in the Product Backlog are small enough to be done inside of a Sprint but big enough to show progress.
  • The Product Backlog updates or changes require stakeholder approval.
  • The Product Backlog is maintained using an online tool.
  • The Product Backlog is a complete set of requirements for the product.
  • Product Backlog items should be pre-assigned to the individual members and no larger than 8 Story Points or larger than one day.

Answer :The primary source of information, for the product, comes from the Product Backlog and the items in the Product Backlog are small enough to be done inside of a Sprint but big enough to show progress.

Multiple Scrum Teams working on the same product will also pull work from the same Product Backlog.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :TRUE

Non-functional requirements (ie performance, security, technical debt) are typically not visible to end users or stakeholders. How would you ensure these items are transparent?


Options are :

  • Add them to the Hardening Sprints.
  • Add them to the Product Backlog or the Definition of Done.
  • Add them to a specific swimlane at the top of the Scrum Board.
  • Assign them to an external team to take care of.

Answer :Add them to the Product Backlog or the Definition of Done.

Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Set 5

Product Backlog refinement is an ongoing process in which the Product Owner and the Development Team collaborate on the details of the items in the Product Backlog. When should this activity occur?


Options are :

  • In between sequential Sprints (ie between Sprint n and Sprint n+1)
  • 1 or 2 Sprints ahead or in the actual Sprint.
  • In Sprint 0.
  • During Sprint Retrospective.

Answer :1 or 2 Sprints ahead or in the actual Sprint.

Multiple teams working on the same product should have separate Product Owners.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory and one of the pillars that upholds its implementation is transparency. In what ways can you maximize transparency of the Product Backlog?


Options are :

  • The Product Backlog is divided by future Sprints.
  • Product Backlog items are estimated in Story Points.
  • The Product Backlog is managed using Jira.
  • The Product Backlog is ordered and available to all stakeholders.

Answer :The Product Backlog is ordered and available to all stakeholders.

Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 6

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