Success Tips: Training for Scrum Master Certifications Set 2

Product Backlog Items can be updated at any time by the Product Owner or at the Product Owner's discretion. Which attribute of Product Backlog Item should NOT be updated at the Product Owner's discretion?


Options are :

  • Order
  • None of these
  • Details
  • Estimate

Answer : Estimate

Scrum Team participates in:


Options are :

  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Review
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Retrospective

Answer : Sprint Planning Sprint Review Sprint Retrospective

Who is a servant leader for the Scrum Team?


Options are :

  • Project lead
  • Scrum Master
  • Development Team
  • Product Owner

Answer : Scrum Master

Who projects likely target and delivery dates based on progress to date if required during the Sprint Review?


Options are :

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

Answer : Product Owner

Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Set 8

Product Backlog Items can be written in the form of:


Options are :

  • Any of these or more
  • Feature Cards
  • Use cases
  • User stories

Answer : Any of these or more

The number of story points that the team has completed in a Sprint is known as:


Options are :

  • Cycle Time
  • Velocity
  • Lead Time
  • Earned Value

Answer : Velocity

A Sprint Planning meeting is in progress. Development Team has selected the Backlog Items based on their velocity and Scrum Team crafted a Sprint Goal. Accountability is fixed with individual members for each selected item. How will you comment on this situation?


Options are :

  • Individual member may be working on specific items, but accountability should remain with the team.
  • Scrum Master should have been consulted before assigning items.
  • Entire team should work on a single item at a time.
  • Assigning ownership will increase accountability.

Answer : Individual member may be working on specific items, but accountability should remain with the team.

In the list below which all are the inputs to the Sprint Planning?


Options are :

  • Product Backlog
  • Latest product increment
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Past performance of the Development Team.

Answer : Product Backlog Latest product increment Past performance of the Development Team.

Sprint is of four weeks duration. By the end of first week the Development Team understands that one of the major components planned for this Sprint is readily available and can be reused. This will reduce their work considerably and there is capacity to take additional work. What should they do?


Options are :

  • Spend the extra time on backlog refinement.
  • We should not change the Sprint scope in the middle.
  • Make it transparent to the Product Owner and decide with Product Owner what best they can do.
  • Do not do anything, keep working on the Sprint.

Answer : Make it transparent to the Product Owner and decide with Product Owner what best they can do.

An IT manager in the organisation expresses his concern over the current velocity of the Development Team. He wanted an update on the likely delivery dates. Who can give him a better picture on the progress?


Options are :

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

Answer : Product Owner

Agile Scrum Training, Scrum Master Certification Prep, Tests Set 1

An Organisation is adopting Scrum. It modifies the framework to suit their requirements. They change the formal events and add or delete some roles. What will be the result?


Options are :

  • Projects in the organisation will fail.
  • The result is not Scrum.
  • Scrum is only a framework. The modified version will speed up their Scrum adoption.
  • Organisation will become more Agile.

Answer : The result is not Scrum.

Which is a technical practice suggested by Scrum?


Options are :

  • Test-driven development
  • Pair programming
  • Coding standards
  • None of the above

Answer : None of the above

Should Product Owner be a technical person?


Options are :

  • No: He/she represents business.
  • Yes: He/she is responsible for the outcome.
  • Yes: He/she needs to guide the team.
  • No: He/she can learn technology as Sprints progresses

Answer : No: He/she represents business.

What are the benefits of Daily Scrum?


Options are :

  • Identify impediments to development for removal.
  • Improve communications.
  • All these answers are correct.
  • Reduces need for other meetings.

Answer : All these answers are correct.

During the Sprint Review there is a difference in opinion between two stakeholders on the way in which the new capability is defined. Who is responsible for resolving this conflict?


Options are :

  • Business Analyst
  • Product Owner
  • Development Team
  • Scrum Master

Answer : Product Owner

Which is neither a role nor a title recognised by Scrum?


Options are :

  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Development Team
  • Development Team Tester

Answer : Development Team Tester

Scrum Master Certification Prep - Questions Set 2

Who write test cases in a Scrum Team?


Options are :

  • QA specialist
  • Scrum Master
  • Testing team
  • Development Team

Answer : Development Team

The Development Team owns the work within the Sprint. In the middle of the Sprint they came to know that their understanding of the work required towards the Sprint Goal was wrong. The work they have planned in the Sprint will not help in achieving the Sprint Goal. They have decided to cancel the Sprint and regroup for next Sprint Planning. Which statement is correct?


Options are :

  • Change the Sprint Goal to match the work that they are doing.
  • This is a valid reason for cancelling the Sprint. Cancel the Sprint.
  • This need not be a valid reason for cancelling a Sprint. Also, they are not authorised to take this decision. Discuss with the Product Owner and decide collaboratively on future action.
  • Let the Scrum Master take the decision.

Answer : This need not be a valid reason for cancelling a Sprint. Also, they are not authorised to take this decision. Discuss with the Product Owner and decide collaboratively on future action.

What is the method used by the Scrum Team to bring in shared understanding on the criteria for confirming a Backlog Item is done in all aspects?


Options are :

  • Definition of Done
  • Definition of Ready
  • Coding Guidelines
  • Acceptance Criteria

Answer : Definition of Done

During the Sprint Planning the Development Team is selecting the Backlog Items for the Sprint. Who can best guide them in making the best out of this activity?


Options are :

  • The Product Owner
  • The End User
  • The Scrum Master
  • The team self-organises

Answer : The Product Owner

Confirmation from Product Owner that there are enough Backlog Items ready for implementation is a precondition for beginning a new Sprint. TRUE or FALSE


Options are :

  • FALSE
  • TRUE

Answer : FALSE

Which is NOT a Development Team responsibility?


Options are :

  • Updating the Sprint backlog
  • Resolving build failures
  • Coaching the Product Owner
  • Monitoring the Sprint progress

Answer : Coaching the Product Owner

Quick Practice Tests for Scrum Master Certifications Set 1

TRUE or FALSE: Definition of Done influences the Development Team decisions during the Sprint Planning.


Options are :

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Answer : TRUE

An objective set for the Sprint that can be met through the implementation of Product Backlog is called:


Options are :

  • None of the above
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Sprint Goal
  • Definition of Done

Answer : Sprint Goal

Sprint Retrospective should be conducted at the end of the current Sprint- after Sprint Review, before next Sprint Planning. TRUE or FALSE


Options are :

  • FALSE
  • TRUE

Answer : TRUE

The organisation is conducting an Agile kiosk to spread Scrum awareness within the organisation. The Scrum Master is asked to contribute in that initiative. What should be the approach?


Options are :

  • This is part of Scrum Master responsibilities towards the organisation.
  • Inform the organisation that this can be considered only during next Sprint Planning.
  • It is outside the scope of the Scrum Team.
  • Address this request to the Product Owner.

Answer : This is part of Scrum Master responsibilities towards the organisation.

An increment must be released to production at the end of every Sprint. TRUE or FALSE


Options are :

  • FALSE
  • TRUE

Answer : FALSE

Which is NOT expected out of Sprint Planning Meeting?


Options are :

  • None of these are expected.
  • Increment
  • Sprint Goal
  • Sprint backlog

Answer : Increment

Success Tips: Training for Scrum Master Certifications Set 4

A way of breaking down the software development of a large application into smaller chunks is called:


Options are :

  • Incremental development
  • Waterfall Approach
  • JIT planning
  • Iterative development

Answer : Iterative development

Artifacts are one of the inputs for the Scrum Team to take decisions to optimise their value. Effectiveness of these decisions depends on: Please select the best answer.


Options are :

  • Artifact Format
  • Artifact Ownership
  • Artifact Transparency

Answer : Artifact Transparency

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