PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Certified Practice Exam Set 3

When are acceptance tests typically written for a user story?


Options are :

  • At the start of Product Backlog prioritization planning (Correct)
  • After writing the story, but before coding begins
  • After estimating the Product Backlog, but before Sprint planning begins
  • After coding the story, but before user acceptance testing begins

Answer : At the start of Product Backlog prioritization planning

In a Lean Software Development environment, the Project Leader strives to eliminate:


Options are :

  • Poor requirements and changing scope.
  • Defects and features with low value streamvalues. (Correct)
  • Delays and building what is not needed.
  • Work in Process (WIP) and bugs.

Answer : Defects and features with low value streamvalues.

A project team estimates that they should complete 30 story points in the current iteration. Partway through the iteration they realize that they will complete 50 story points at their current rate. The team should:


Options are :

  • Increase their estimated velocity.
  • Continue to work with the estimated velocity.
  • Release members to meet the estimated velocity. (Correct)
  • Shorten the iteration to meet the estimated velocity.

Answer : Release members to meet the estimated velocity.

The Kaizen philosophy is change:


Options are :

  • Driven by process improvement.
  • Forsmallgroups
  • Driven by teams.
  • For the better (Correct)

Answer : For the better

A full cycle of design-code-verifyrelease practiced by extreme Programming (XP) teams is called:


Options are :

  • Burndown
  • Iteration (Correct)
  • Story
  • Timebox

Answer : Iteration

The following chart lists stories for a release of an Agile project: If the velocity of the team is 10, how many iterations will be needed to complete all of the stories?


Options are :

  • 5
  • 4 (Correct)
  • 7
  • 3

Answer : 4

The primary purpose of a Sprint retrospective is for the team to:


Options are :

  • Individually provide status updates on user stories in progress.
  • Demonstrate completed user stories to the Product Owner.
  • Discuss what went well, what didn't, and ways to improve. (Correct)
  • Review stories planned for the next sprint and provide estimates,

Answer : Discuss what went well, what didn't, and ways to improve.

Following chart lists stories for a release of an Agile project; If the team completes Story A, Story B, and 50% of Story C for the first iteration, what is the team's velocity?


Options are :

  • 15
  • 9 (Correct)
  • 12
  • 10

Answer : 9

During iteration planning, the team is discussing the design for a user story. A team member states that a design document should be started since the system is complex in nature. Another team member responds that in Agile there is no documentation. How should the ScrumMaster respond?


Options are :

  • Agree that documentation should be avoided, since it slows the progress of the team.
  • .Explain that interactions are valued over documentation, but documentation is not forbidden. (Correct)
  • Ask the Product Owner if it is acceptable for the resources to spend time on documentation.
  • Ask the manager if the technical processes mandate that designs be documented.

Answer : .Explain that interactions are valued over documentation, but documentation is not forbidden.

Which of the seven principles of software development is best intended to solve the problem of inventories causing hidden errors in the process?


Options are :

  • Deliver Early and Often
  • Fast-Flexible-Flow
  • Eliminate Waste (Correct)
  • Optimize the Whole

Answer : Eliminate Waste

Team velocity is used to:


Options are :

  • Give feedback on delivered value
  • Measure the percentage of features completed.
  • Predict schedules for mature teams. (Correct)
  • Judge productivity within the iteration.

Answer : Predict schedules for mature teams.

For a critical project, a new team has been formed from various departments. The project manager should start team building by:


Options are :

  • Assembling the team and discussing roles and responsibilities of each member on the team. (Correct)
  • Creating a project charter, documenting roles and responsibilities of each member, and sending it to the team members.
  • Takingthe team offsite for icebreaker sessions and other activities to ensure team members get to know each other.
  • Assembling the team and asking the members to achieve a milestone in a small iteration.

Answer : Assembling the team and discussing roles and responsibilities of each member on the team.

During which activity is the sequence of numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 often used?


Options are :

  • Estimating points of a story (Correct)
  • Estimating development hours
  • Denoting development sequence
  • Indicating priority of a story

Answer : Estimating points of a story

In a Lean project environment, visual controls:


Options are :

  • Are easy to use, reflect the team's progress, and show the team what to do next
  • Can be used by management for communicating specific corrective direction. (Correct)
  • Are helpful while the team is forming but are less important for more experienced teams.
  • Should be kept to a minimum to avoid distracting the team from high-value activities.

Answer : Can be used by management for communicating specific corrective direction.

Which term best describes an Agile project's approach to risk analysis?


Options are :

  • Qualitativ
  • Monte Carlo (Correct)
  • Regression
  • Pareto

Answer : Monte Carlo

Which technique is used by a project team to estimate the amount of work that can be done per iteration?


Options are :

  • Velocity measurement (Correct)
  • Relative prioritization
  • Release planning
  • Planning Poker

Answer : Velocity measurement

What do project reports show during the Sprint review meeting?


Options are :

  • Return on investment (ROI) (Correct)
  • Earned value measurement (EVM)
  • Actual results to the plan
  • Estimates compared to the baseline

Answer : Return on investment (ROI)

For a "caves and commonroom arrangement, the most appropriate prerequisite is that the people in the room must be working on:


Options are :

  • Individual projects.
  • Whatever they choose.
  • The same project. (Correct)
  • The same set of multiple projects

Answer : The same project.

Which three criteria should be looked at when setting iteration length?


Options are :

  • Features that categorize the product, the time needed to complete the features, and the cost to deliver the features to market (Correct)
  • Timeframe in which the stories must be released, the cost to deliver the features to market, and product team acceptance of the stories
  • Delivering chunks of user-valued functionality, time needed to build and test the stories, and product team acceptance of the stories
  • Time needed to complete a user story, time needed to build and test the stories, and product team acceptance of the stories

Answer : Features that categorize the product, the time needed to complete the features, and the cost to deliver the features to market

Which type of estimate refers to estimating a story based on its relationship to one or more other stories?


Options are :

  • Algorithmic (Correct)
  • Triangulating
  • Rules ofThumb
  • Computational

Answer : Algorithmic

When facilitated and managed well, the primary benefits of a project retrospective should be to:


Options are :

  • Allow the team to get ahead on release planning. (Correct)
  • Increase empowerment and enjoyment for the team.
  • Identify the most important issues for the sponsors.
  • Provide an open forum for team member complaints.

Answer : Allow the team to get ahead on release planning.

Since the last iteration, the team has grown from six members to 14 members. As a result, in the current iteration, the team room is crowded and uncomfortable during the team's daily standup. It takes the team longer than the ideal amount of time to complete their standup, which creates problems for the team's current schedule. Based on this information, the project manager should:


Options are :

  • Split the team into sub teamsand have them schedule separate standups. (Correct)
  • Increase the standup duration and update the team's calendars.
  • Move the standup to a conference call format so space is not a problem.
  • Assign each team member a maximum speaking time for future standups.

Answer : Split the team into sub teamsand have them schedule separate standups.

An Agile team best ensures product quality through:


Options are :

  • More frequent inspection after each iteration. (Correct)
  • Feedback gathered during iteration retrospectives
  • Quality assurance’s daily collaboration with the development team.
  • The development team’suse of pair programming.

Answer : More frequent inspection after each iteration.

The purpose of "setting the stage'' in a project retrospective is to:


Options are :

  • Describe the next Iteration and discuss lessons learned.
  • Review the scope statement and summarize project results.
  • Restate the goal of the meeting and create an open atmosphere. (Correct)
  • Elevate the team's morale and ensure that everyone participates.

Answer : Restate the goal of the meeting and create an open atmosphere.

A company is starting to introduce Agile practices, and the project manager has been asked to identify how to introduce the new process. The project manager’s initial plan should be to:


Options are :

  • Communicate the Agile Manifesto to the team.
  • Institute daily standup meetings immediately.
  • Balance teaching principles with Agile practices. (Correct)
  • Rate the team's progress in learning new methods.

Answer : Balance teaching principles with Agile practices.

The primary purpose of a Sprint Review is for the team to:


Options are :

  • Discuss what went well, whatdidn’t, and ways to improve.
  • Prioritize and estimate stories planned for the next sprint.
  • Individually provide status updates on user stories in progress.
  • Demonstrate what was accomplished during the sprint. (Correct)

Answer : Demonstrate what was accomplished during the sprint.

After three iterations, the problems impeding an Agile team appear to be similar in nature to problems faced in earlier iterations. Inspection of the retrospectives for past iterations reveals information organized into columns entitled “What worked for us” and “What did not work for us. ” Based on this information, one can infer that the team did not capture:


Options are :

  • user stories
  • requirements
  • milestones
  • action items (Correct)

Answer : action items

When is the ideal time to hold a retrospective?


Options are :

  • During the iteration review/demo
  • At the start of the next release
  • Right after iteration planning
  • Just before iteration planning (Correct)

Answer : Just before iteration planning

The best description of the purpose of the daily standup in Agile projects is to:


Options are :

  • Raise the visibility of each person’s work and to ensure the work is integrated. (Correct)
  • Inform the project lead of project status for reporting to stakeholders.
  • Resolve the key issues and risks that are likely to hinder projectprogress.
  • Provide insight and reassurance to the Product Owner to strengthen that relationship.

Answer : Raise the visibility of each person’s work and to ensure the work is integrated.

The ScrumMaster and the Product Owner disagree on the value of a Product Backlog item. In order to resolve the disagreement, the first step the ScrumMaster should take is to ask:


Options are :

  • The business analyst to research the product value.
  • The Product Owner to clarify the requirement. (Correct)
  • The business owner to resolve the problem.
  • Another project manager how to resolve the problem.

Answer : The Product Owner to clarify the requirement.

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