Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 6

Which statement is true about the Product Backlog?


Options are :

  • It supplements the requirements document.
  • It is a complete project plan that the Scrum Team commits to completing.
  • It is a living artifact that evolves as the product and the environment in which it will be used evolves.
  • It should not have more than 6 months of work.

Answer :It is a living artifact that evolves as the product and the environment in which it will be used evolves.

Multiple teams working on the same product should maintain separate Product Backlogs.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

How is architecture and infrastructure handled?


Options are :

  • They are discussed and planned during Sprint spikes.
  • They are done in Sprint 0.
  • They are added to the Product Backlog or implemented along with functional development.

Answer :They are added to the Product Backlog or implemented along with functional development.

Quick Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certifications Set 3

Who is responsible for estimating the Product Backlog items?


Options are :

  • The Scrum Master.
  • The Development Team by themselves.
  • The Product Owner.
  • The Technical Architect.
  • The Development Team after clarifying the requirements with the Product Owner.

Answer :The Development Team after clarifying the requirements with the Product Owner.

Which statement regarding the Product Backlog is FALSE?


Options are :

  • It is an inventory of work to be done for the Product.
  • Ordered based on value, priority, risk, and dependencies.
  • It is a finalized list of requirements to be done for the Product.
  • It is managed by the Product Owner.

Answer :It is a finalized list of requirements to be done for the Product.

How is the Product Backlog ordered?


Options are :

  • Whatever the Product Owner decides is best.
  • Highest priority items at the bottom and lowest priority items at the top.
  • Items with the smallest Story Points are at the top and the biggest at the bottom.
  • Items are ordered by function (ie design, frontend, backend, database)
  • Least riskiest are at the top and most riskiest are at the bottom.

Answer :Whatever the Product Owner decides is best.

Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 10

Each Development Team must have a different Product Owner.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

What impact does an evolving environment have on the Product Backlog?


Options are :

  • A new Product Backlog is created to meet the needs of the users.
  • The Product Backlog is static as it is a commitment to the stakeholders.
  • The Product Backlog is a living artifact that evolves as the product and the environment in which it will be used evolves.
  • Identify a different market for the current Product Backlog.

Answer :The Product Backlog is a living artifact that evolves as the product and the environment in which it will be used evolves.

When is ownership of individual items, in the Sprint Backlog, assigned to Development Team members?


Options are :

  • Any time during Sprint Planning.
  • Never. Even if individuals work on specific Sprint Backlog items, the Development Team as a whole remains accountable for the Sprint Backlog in its entirety.
  • During Daily Scrum.
  • When the Scrum Master assigns it.

Answer :Never. Even if individuals work on specific Sprint Backlog items, the Development Team as a whole remains accountable for the Sprint Backlog in its entirety.

Quick Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certifications Set 2

The Sprint Backlog is owned by the:


Options are :

  • Scrum Master.
  • Development Team.
  • Product Owner.
  • Scrum Team.

Answer :Development Team.

What is management's role in Scrum?


Options are :

  • To provide the necessary environment and support needed as defined by the Scrum Guide by providing insights and resources that help the Scrum Teams improve.
  • Identifying and removing people that are performing poorly.
  • Monitoring skill levels of the Development Team.
  • Monitoring the Development Team's velocity.

Answer :To provide the necessary environment and support needed as defined by the Scrum Guide by providing insights and resources that help the Scrum Teams improve.

Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 10

What would likely happen if management only changed the organization's current terminology to fit Scrum without the proper understanding and support of the Scrum as defined in the Scrum Guide?


Options are :

  • Very little change will happen as the vocabulary in Scrum is specifically defined for implementing Scrum.
  • The organization may not realize the real benefits of Scrum as there would be no real change on the way the teams work.
  • Organizations may feel less stressed as the vocabulary would remain familiar to management.
  • All answers apply.

Answer :All answers apply.

Which statement best describes Scrum?


Options are :

  • A clearly defined methodology that defines the software development process.
  • A manual for defining best practices for software development.
  • A clearly defined and predictable process that follows the principles of Computer Science.
  • A framework to address complex products in complex environments.

Answer :A framework to address complex products in complex environments.

In order to start the first Sprint, Scrum only requires a Product Owner with enough ideas, a Development Team to execute on those ideas, and a Scrum Master to guide the process.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :TRUE

Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 3

Scrum is based on which of the following?


Options are :

  • Defined process.
  • Complex process.
  • Empiricism.
  • Hybrid model.

Answer :Empiricism.

Stakeholders are only allowed to meet with the Scrum Team at Sprint Review.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

Which Scrum Value is impacted by trust?


Options are :

  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Commitment
  • Openness
  • Focus
  • All of the above

Answer :All of the above

Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 14

Doing your best and helping other Scrum Team members demonstrates which of the following?


Options are :

  • Value of Commitment
  • Increased Revenue
  • Increased Profit
  • Maximising utilization
  • High Performance

Answer :Value of Commitment

Peter, a Project Manager, has raised concerns about your Scrum Team's productivity and progress towards the objectives. Which is the best way to respond to Peter's concerns?


Options are :

  • Share the Product Backlog, the projections towards the release dates and ensure that Peter has access.
  • Show the Profit & Loss (P&L) report.
  • Share the current impediments.
  • Share the last stakeholder status report prepared by the Scrum Master.

Answer :Share the Product Backlog, the projections towards the release dates and ensure that Peter has access.

The three pillars of empirical process control consists of:


Options are :

  • Planning, Inspection, Adaptation
  • Inspection, Transparency, Adaptation
  • Planning, Demonstration, Retrospective
  • Respect For People, Kaizen, Eliminating Waste

Answer :Inspection, Transparency, Adaptation

Quick Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certifications Set 2

If burndown charts are used to visualize progress, what does a trendline through a release burndown chart indicate?


Options are :

  • When all work will be completed so the Scrum Team can start work on a new Product Backlog.
  • When the project will be over if the Product Owner removes work that is equal in effort to any new work that is added.
  • When the work remaining is projected to be completed if nothing changes on the Product Backlog or Development Team.
  • The evolution of the return of investment on the project.

Answer :When the work remaining is projected to be completed if nothing changes on the Product Backlog or Development Team.

What is a good way for a Scrum Team to ensure that security concerns are addressed and transparent?


Options are :

  • Add Security Sprints to resolve security concerns when needed.
  • Have the Scrum Team create Product Backlog items for each concern and/or add security concerns to the definition of "Done".
  • Create a separate backlog for security items and only work on the items when a specialist becomes available.
  • Delegate the work to an external team.

Answer :Have the Scrum Team create Product Backlog items for each concern and/or add security concerns to the definition of "Done".

Technical Debt can lead to false assumptions about the current state of the system and the Increment reviewed at the end of the Sprint.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :TRUE

Quick Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certifications Set 4

When technical debt occurs, the system will become more unstable as development progresses and code is added resulting in future work being slowed down .


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :TRUE

At the eighth Sprint Review, the stakeholders are upset that the product being built is not what they expected and will incur additional costs that was not planned for. What may have led to this?


Options are :

  • The Scrum Master has not been reporting on the progress of the Scrum Team. The Product Owner has not been managing the Development Team's tasks effectively. The Development Team has not been improving their velocity.
  • The Scrum Master has not ensured that the project is transparent. The Product Owner has not made the stakeholders aware of the progress of the project. The stakeholders have not been attending the Sprint Reviews.
  • The Scrum Master has not been attending the Daily Standup. The Product Owner has not been using the Gantt chart correctly. The Stakeholders has not been invited to the Sprint Retrospectives.

Answer :The Scrum Master has not ensured that the project is transparent. The Product Owner has not made the stakeholders aware of the progress of the project. The stakeholders have not been attending the Sprint Reviews.

Select the correct Scrum Team roles defined in Scrum.


Options are :

  • Development Team member, Scrum Master, Product Owner
  • Engineers, Business Analyst, Product Owner
  • Stakeholders, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Product Owner
  • Product Manager, Business Analyst, Development Team, Stakeholders

Answer :Development Team member, Scrum Master, Product Owner

Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Set 4

Scrum has a role called "Project Manager."


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer :FALSE

A Scrum Team has been working on the same product for 12 Sprints. What would likely be the immediate impact on the original Scrum Team if two new Scrum Teams are to be added the same product?


Options are :

  • Its productivity is likely to decrease.
  • Its productivity is likely to increase.
  • Its productivity is likely to stay the same.

Answer :Its productivity is likely to decrease.

What would be the main benefits of self-organization?


Options are :

  • Increased rule compliance, self-accountability, commitment.
  • Increased rule compliance, self-accountability, output.
  • Increased capacity, accuracy of estimates, output.
  • Increased creativity, self-accountability, commitment.

Answer :Increased creativity, self-accountability, commitment.

Quick Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certifications Set 1

A Scrum Team must have a Product Owner and Scrum Master.


Options are :

  • False. A Scrum Master is only necessary when requested or needed.
  • True. Each must be a full-time member on the Scrum Team.
  • True. Their participation and availability will impact the outcomes produced by the Scrum Team.
  • False. If a Product Owner is unavailable, he/she can be replaced by a Business Analyst.

Answer :True. Their participation and availability will impact the outcomes produced by the Scrum Team.

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