PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Certified Practice Exam Set 2

For the best results in an Agile project, customers should:


Options are :

  • set sprint and releaseschedules.
  • interview new team members for fit.
  • set priorities and identify product features. (Correct)
  • approve development plans and tasks.

Answer : set priorities and identify product features.

Acceptance tests of user stories are specified by the:


Options are :

  • Customer at the start of the iteration. (Correct)
  • Customer as late as possible during the iteration
  • Tester after theteam has finished the coding.
  • Development team at the start of the iteration.

Answer : Customer at the start of the iteration.

The key elements of a user story in Agile development are:


Options are :

  • a written description, the story points estimate, and the planned release.
  • the story points estimate, conversations about the story, and an agreedpriority
  • conversations about the story, a written description, and success criteria about the story. (Correct)
  • tests to determine when the story is done, a written description, and the planned release.

Answer : conversations about the story, a written description, and success criteria about the story.

Which of the following is a list of valid Agile project planning practices?


Options are :

  • Iteration planning, Continuous Integration, andEstimation
  • Release planning, Iteration planning, and Estimation (Correct)
  • Estimation, Spike Solutions, and Iteration planning
  • Vision, Release planning, and Performance Optimization

Answer : Release planning, Iteration planning, and Estimation

Agile project development processes typically:


Options are :

  • Document each business process individually and in detail.
  • Map the iteration backlog to a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Use a Gantt chart with well-defined activities, responsibilities, and time frames.
  • Encapsulate analysis, design, code, and test within an iteration. (Correct)

Answer : Encapsulate analysis, design, code, and test within an iteration.

What is the best description of the relationship between Scrum and extremeProgramming(XP)?


Options are :

  • XP is a component of Scrum
  • The principles of each are often contradictory
  • The principles of each are often complementary. (Correct)
  • Scrum is a component of XP.

Answer : The principles of each are often complementary.

Which of the following would be most likely to assist when a customer has difficulty prioritizing stories?


Options are :

  • Split the stories into smaller ones to allow the customer to choose the pieces that they want. (Correct)
  • Provide additional technical details to give the customer insight into technical challenges.
  • Have the team rewrite the stories with additional details to clarify requirements.
  • Have the team provide guidance into where their priorities lie to the customer

Answer : Split the stories into smaller ones to allow the customer to choose the pieces that they want.

Which of the following drivers is the most important factor in determining the order in which stories will be developed?


Options are :

  • Dependencies
  • Customer value (Correct)
  • Relative cost
  • Development effort

Answer : Customer value

What is a high-level representation of the features or themes that are to be delivered in each release?


Options are :

  • Release plan
  • Product Backlog
  • Iteration plan
  • Product roadmap (Correct)

Answer : Product roadmap

What is one of the benefits of incremental delivery?


Options are :

  • Costs are reduced, as less verification is required to regression test each iteration.
  • More customerscan be handled simultaneously, as each regularly receives a delivery.
  • Value is delivered more quickly, as software can be released after every iteration. (Correct)
  • Fewer bugs are introduced, as code is delivered to users more frequently.

Answer : Value is delivered more quickly, as software can be released after every iteration.

What is the ideal approach for an Agile project manager to take when considering fractional assignments?


Options are :

  • Allow resources to be assigned to no more than two projects at a time.
  • Avoid them and have resources assigned to only oneproject at a time. (Correct)
  • Only allow nonessential resources to be fractionally assigned.
  • Do nothing, as fractional assignments will not impact project performance.

Answer : Avoid them and have resources assigned to only oneproject at a time.

Which best describes the attributes of the IN VEST criteria in a user story?


Options are :

  • Innovation, Nested, Vision, Estimating, Scalable, and Team
  • Incremental, Net, Variation, Exceed, Scope, and Training
  • Interdependent, Nonfunctional, Value, Exploratory, Sprint, and Timebox
  • Independent, Negotiable, Valuable, Estimable, Small, and Testable (Correct)

Answer : Independent, Negotiable, Valuable, Estimable, Small, and Testable

A common reason that a story may not be estimable is that the:


Options are :

  • business needs are prioritized over the system design.
  • team has no experience in estimating.
  • team lacks domain knowledge. (Correct)
  • developers do not understand the tasks related to the story.

Answer : team lacks domain knowledge.

In Agile projects, the technique in which planning is done at three distinct horizons is known as:


Options are :

  • Portfolio Management.
  • DelphiTechnique.
  • Monte Carlo Analysis.
  • Progressive Elaboration. (Correct)

Answer : Progressive Elaboration.

Who is responsible for prioritizing the stories that will be included in the iteration?


Options are :

  • Product Owner (Correct)
  • Developer
  • Team
  • ScrumMaster

Answer : Product Owner

The smallest amount of functionality that delivers customer value is best described as a:


Options are :

  • Userstory map.
  • Minimum marketable feature. (Correct)
  • Right sized story.
  • Function point analysis.

Answer : Minimum marketable feature.

User stories are temporary artifacts. They are considered relevant until the:


Options are :

  • End of the project.
  • Team completes them. (Correct)
  • Release is complete.
  • .End of the sprint.

Answer : Team completes them.

The team estimation game method mainly consists of a:


Options are :

  • White board session where iterations are estimated and related to the project road map.
  • Spreadsheet with backlog issues to be prioritized and each to be given a prioritizationnumber.
  • Pile of cards with user, capability, and value to be prioritized by the project team. (Correct)
  • Brainstorm session where resources are related to prioritized work packages.

Answer : Pile of cards with user, capability, and value to be prioritized by the project team.

A user story says that a product must be very fast. During the demo, the Product Owner is dissatisfied with the speed of the product. The most likely reason that this occurred is because the user story was:


Options are :

  • Too large.
  • Not testable.
  • Not estimated correctly.
  • Not descriptive of the value. (Correct)

Answer : Not descriptive of the value.

When interacting with team members, the Agile project manager should:


Options are :

  • Ask team members to do things by phrasing the statement as a request rather than as a demand. (Correct)
  • Proceed cautiously whenrequesting team members to do something likely to make them unhappy.
  • Disagree with the team based on the merit of the issue without considering how the team is feeling.
  • gnore team member input and emotions when important decisions have to be made.

Answer : Ask team members to do things by phrasing the statement as a request rather than as a demand.

Team A is producing 61 points per iteration and Team B is producing 20 points per iteration. Team A has more senior engineers. A manager demands that Team B match Team A’s points in the next iteration. Based on this information, it is reasonable to tell the manager that:


Options are :

  • Team B points will increase if the Product Owner becomes more involved.
  • Team B must have help self-organizing so their points match Team A.
  • it is impossible to compare two separate teams on points alone (Correct)
  • Team B’s points will match Team A if Team B gets more senior engineers.

Answer : it is impossible to compare two separate teams on points alone

According to the fundamental principles of Lean Management, errors result from:


Options are :

  • Misjudgment made by project teams and operations staff.
  • Insufficient management oversight of projects and operations. (Correct)
  • Inadequate user requirements and documentation.
  • Flaws in development and production systems.

Answer : Insufficient management oversight of projects and operations.

Which of the following is an example of a visual aid used in Lean-Agile software development?


Options are :

  • Business value delivered chart (Correct)
  • Automated codecoverage report
  • Scrum-of-Scrum report
  • Product technical specifications

Answer : Business value delivered chart

In eXtreme Programming (XP), analysis, design, coding, and testing phases are done:


Options are :

  • Without documentation.
  • At the beginning of the iteration.
  • Every day. (Correct)
  • In sequence.

Answer : Every day.

An Agile team expects a velocity of 8. During sprint planning, the stories were estimatedand prioritized in the following order: Story A_4Story Points Story B_2Story Points Story C_3 Story Points Story D_2Story Points Which stories should the team include in Sprint 1, without splitting the stories?


Options are :

  • Stories A, B, and D (Correct)
  • Stories A, B, and C
  • Stories B, C, and D
  • Stories A, C, and D

Answer : Stories A, B, and D

Agile communication is effective because:


Options are :

  • the use of charts and diagrams over written reports creates clear, targeted communication, and customer involvement in monthly reviews eliminates changes in requirements.
  • dailyiteration planning allows change to be managed, and weekly standup meetings ensure that impediments are quickly identified and effectively managed or removed.
  • Agile communication methods focus on detailed, written requirements and specifications thatare more complete and allow the team to manage change more effectively.
  • releaseand iteration planning keep team members aligned, daily synchronization eliminates confusion, and iteration demonstrations keep the team focused on deliverables. (Correct)

Answer : releaseand iteration planning keep team members aligned, daily synchronization eliminates confusion, and iteration demonstrations keep the team focused on deliverables.

When an Agile project team receives an “emergency request” during an iteration, which is the best first step that the Agile project manager should take?


Options are :

  • Call a team meeting and change the iteration scope to include the request
  • Explain thatthe team cannot do the added work until the next iteration.
  • Provide the customer with options provided by the project team. (Correct)
  • Stop work on unfinished user stories and work on the urgent request.

Answer : Provide the customer with options provided by the project team.

On a project using eXtreme Programming (XP), a customer test is a:


Options are :

  • Tool for a customer to verify the business requirements. (Correct)
  • Technique to determine if the software is easy for customer use.
  • Technique todetermine if a customer will use a software feature
  • Test for determining if a customer will purchase the product

Answer : Tool for a customer to verify the business requirements.

The best reason for extreme character personas in writing user stories is to:


Options are :

  • Help identify user stories that would otherwise be missed. (Correct)
  • Provide value to the Sprint planning session.
  • Identify errors in product design and testing.
  • Provide precision to support vague user concepts.

Answer : Help identify user stories that would otherwise be missed.

The ScrumMaster notices repeated friction between two team members in the Daily Scrum meetings. The next step should be to:


Options are :

  • Ask for new resources to replace them before the friction undermines the team’s productivity.
  • Schedule a meeting with them after a Daily Scrum meeting to explore and resolve the issue. (Correct)
  • Attempt to resolve theproblem directly and immediately during a Daily Scrum meeting.
  • Ignore the friction because a self-organizing team must sort out team conflict issues.

Answer : Schedule a meeting with them after a Daily Scrum meeting to explore and resolve the issue.

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