PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Certified Practice Exam Set 1

The process of reviewing, testing, and accepting implemented features is called:


Options are :

  • Scope verification. (Correct)
  • Iteration planning.
  • Stakeholder review
  • Retrospective.

Answer : Scope verification.

The three questions asked at every Daily Scrum should be: “What have you accomplished since the last Daily Scrum?”;”What are you planning to accomplish between now and the next Daily Scrum?”; and:


Options are :

  • What is preventing you from completing your work effectively? (Correct)
  • What is yourcurrent performance velocity?
  • Are you on track to complete assigned story points?
  • How many story pointswill you complete this sprint?

Answer : What is preventing you from completing your work effectively?

The best approach to estimate the work on a project when using story points is to have:


Options are :

  • Team members assign estimates by averaging Planning Poker cards.
  • The team work together to agree on estimates in a group setting. (Correct)
  • Two or three senior team members estimate and take the average of their times.
  • The most senior team member prepare the estimates.

Answer : The team work together to agree on estimates in a group setting.

Which of the following is critical for the success of distributed Agile teams?


Options are :

  • Culture of collaboration (Correct)
  • High volume of communication
  • Cost containment
  • Shared knowledge

Answer : Culture of collaboration

The velocity chart, storyboard, burndown chart, and impediment list are often communicated using:


Options are :

  • Project data packages.
  • Information radiators (Correct)
  • Status reports.
  • Portfolio presentations.

Answer : Information radiators

Information transmission is greatest amongst team members who are working on:


Options are :

  • The same task through pair programming (Correct)
  • Individual tasks in the same work area.
  • The same group of tasks individually.
  • Different tasks on the same project.

Answer : The same task through pair programming

The purpose of the iteration retrospective is to:


Options are :

  • Prioritize the Product Backlog, generate development and testing estimates, and plan the next iteration.
  • Provide a demonstration of the features developed during the iteration, get feedback from users, and begin testing.
  • Identify what worked well, what did not work well, and what actions should be taken to improve the process. (Correct)
  • Report progress of the work effort, what work will be done next, and review impediments to progress.

Answer : Identify what worked well, what did not work well, and what actions should be taken to improve the process.

Which of the following best represents both a principle of the Agile manifesto and a Lean method of simplicity?


Options are :

  • Delivering early and continuously
  • Deciding at the last responsiblemoment
  • Welcoming changing requirements
  • Maximizing the amount of work not done (Correct)

Answer : Maximizing the amount of work not done

When using Agile Earned Value Management (EVM), progress should be measured at which level?


Options are :

  • Iteration
  • Product
  • Task
  • Release (Correct)

Answer : Release

Who is responsible for the “definition of done”?


Options are :

  • Management
  • The Product Owner
  • The team (Correct)
  • Project manager

Answer : The team

What is used to provide a simple medium for gathering basic information about stories, recording high-level requirements, developing work estimates, and defining acceptance tests?


Options are :

  • Storyboard (Correct)
  • Story card
  • Retrospective
  • Burndown chart

Answer : Storyboard

Which of the following techniques best encourages osmotic communication?


Options are :

  • Having the Product Owner attend daily standups
  • Seating the team members togetherin a work area (Correct)
  • Reviewing requirements frequently with the Product Owner
  • Inviting the customer to attend every iteration demo

Answer : Seating the team members togetherin a work area

A ScrumMaster consistently holds Daily Scrums and keeps them to 15 minutes or less. The ScrumMaster brings a list of assigned tasks and checks the status of each task with the relevant team members. The ScrumMaster then assigns new tasks for the day and ends the meeting. Is this an appropriate approach to running Daily Scrums?


Options are :

  • No, the ScrumMaster should allow the Scrum to run as long as is required by the team.
  • Yes, the ScrumMaster shouldhold Scrums daily and keep the time to 15 minutes or less.
  • Yes, the ScrumMaster should get status updates and distribute new tasks to the team.
  • No, the ScrumMaster should act in the role of facilitator to foster team self-organization. (Correct)

Answer : No, the ScrumMaster should act in the role of facilitator to foster team self-organization.

The advantage of face-to-face collaboration emphasized in eXtreme Programming (XP) is that it:


Options are :

  • eliminates communication delays and misunderstandings. (Correct)
  • allows team members to use common language in their design and code.
  • delays feedback much more than scheduled inspections.
  • allows team members to correct somemistakes on the fly.

Answer : eliminates communication delays and misunderstandings.

Which answer best describes Wide Band Delphi (e. g. Planning Poker) estimating?


Options are :

  • Team performance on prior projects is analyzed, and actual hours and durations are used to determine estimates for similar user stories.
  • Team members assign a realistic and a pessimistic estimate to each story, and points are assigned based on the calculatedaverage.
  • Team members apply relative sizing to each task, and story points are triangulated based on the other stories in the Sprint Backlog.
  • Team membersprovide story estimates individually and discuss their reasoning until a consensus on the estimate is reached. (Correct)

Answer : Team membersprovide story estimates individually and discuss their reasoning until a consensus on the estimate is reached.

In Agile projects, how are planning outputs shared with stakeholders?


Options are :

  • According to the project communications plan
  • On a need-to-know basis depending on role
  • Through a series of stakeholder meetings
  • Using the most highly visible methodpossible (Correct)

Answer : Using the most highly visible methodpossible

A technique showing Kanban work stages by comparing counted features over a time interval is called a/an:


Options are :

  • Cumulative flow diagram. (Correct)
  • Progressive elaboration.
  • Fully integrated backlog.
  • Earned value system.

Answer : Cumulative flow diagram.

Scrum practices are facilitated by the:


Options are :

  • ScrumMaster (Correct)
  • Product Owner
  • Scrum team.
  • Project Sponsor

Answer : ScrumMaster

How does Empirical Process Control support Agile methodologies?


Options are :

  • Testing, requirements, and adaptation
  • Testing, requirements, and change
  • Visibility, inspection, and adaptation (Correct)
  • Visibility, review, and testing

Answer : Visibility, inspection, and adaptation

Which of the following is most appropriate to always participate in Planning Poker?


Options are :

  • Team members (Correct)
  • Stakeholders
  • Product Owner
  • Project manager

Answer : Team members

Which of the following is part of the 12 practices defined in eXtreme Programming (XP)?


Options are :

  • Risk management
  • Small releases (Correct)
  • Project charter
  • Project management

Answer : Small releases

What is one of the main benefits that Lean portfolio management provides to a business?


Options are :

  • Quality and thoughtfulness
  • Line of sight to business needs (Correct)
  • Maximizing work-in-progress
  • Maximizing multitasking

Answer : Line of sight to business needs

Retrospectives provide an opportunity for the team to:


Options are :

  • Set goals at the beginning of the iteration and identify requirements that can be delivered in that iteration.
  • Reflect at the end of every iterationand identify improvements that will increase the quality of the product. (Correct)
  • Understand from the management if the project is achievingthe Scope, Quality, Cost, and Schedule goals.
  • Participate in a mandatory meeting to share status updates across the team and to ensure that everyone is on track.

Answer : Reflect at the end of every iterationand identify improvements that will increase the quality of the product.

Which of the following statements is an accurate value statement of the Agile Manifesto?


Options are :

  • Managing change over managing a plan
  • People and places over processes and guidelines
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation (Correct)
  • Working software over complete specifications

Answer : Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

Spike solutions are appropriate when:


Options are :

  • there is insufficient time to refactor, but there is a need to resolve a specific problem.
  • a specific technicalQUESTION NO:needs to be answered, stopping work on the spike as soon as it answers that question. (Correct)
  • a technology is understood well and has been used for a while, but needs a problem to be debugged.
  • the business requirements are vague or inadequate for an iteration.

Answer : a specific technicalQUESTION NO:needs to be answered, stopping work on the spike as soon as it answers that question.

How is the participatory design process characterized?


Options are :

  • A well-planned and well-documented process isdocumented for each of the iterations in the project.
  • End users participate and assist in the design process from the beginning of the project. (Correct)
  • Users including project team members participate in the planning process for the project plan.
  • A highlevel brainstorming process is conducted for the project team and the project sponsor.

Answer : End users participate and assist in the design process from the beginning of the project.

A high-performance Agile team:


Options are :

  • produces a high volume of business value through intensive collaboration and avoidance ofconflict.
  • owns its decisions andcommitments and is motivated to succeed at any cost.
  • is self-organizing, empowered to make decisions, and consensus-driven, with constructive disagreement. (Correct)
  • is fully committed to team success yet respects the prescribed roles and titles of team members.

Answer : is self-organizing, empowered to make decisions, and consensus-driven, with constructive disagreement.

On a team new to Scrum, two team members are disrupting the daily standup with a side conversation. The ScrumMaster should:


Options are :

  • wait for the empowered, self-organizing team to resolve the issue.
  • record the issue and then raise the issue at the Sprint Retrospective.
  • wait until the standup is over and then talk to the disruptive team members.
  • immediately intervene to remedy the disruptive situation. (Correct)

Answer : immediately intervene to remedy the disruptive situation.

The purpose of a project burndown chart is to:


Options are :

  • Display the level of effort and resources utilized.
  • Identify dependencies between sprints or iterations.
  • Display the remaining work across time. (Correct)
  • Identify and communicate upcoming milestones.

Answer : Display the remaining work across time.

An organization adopts Agile practices and implements an incremental delivery strategy. If implemented correctly, the company should recognize improved:


Options are :

  • customer satisfaction by specifying project shipping dates in the contract.
  • project cost management by making incremental payments on contracts.
  • procurement processes by requiring vendors to ship materials as needed.
  • project Return on Investment (ROI) by releasing individual features to market. (Correct)

Answer : project Return on Investment (ROI) by releasing individual features to market.

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