PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner Certified Practice Exam Set 5

eXtreme Programming (XP) teams strive to avoid:


Options are :

  • Incremental design and architecture.
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD).
  • Pair programming.
  • Manual regression testing. (Correct)

Answer : Manual regression testing.

A business analyst has identified a new risk in an Agile project. What is the best first step the business analyst should take regarding this risk?


Options are :

  • Call a meeting with the project manager and senior management to determine how the risk will be managed.
  • Add the risk in a clearly visible location and ensure it is discussed after the next daily stand up. (Correct)
  • Call an immediate meeting with all team members to discuss the newly identified risk.
  • Email the project manager and add it to the risk register so that it is discussed during the next daily standup.

Answer : Add the risk in a clearly visible location and ensure it is discussed after the next daily stand up.

In a vision meeting, the vision for the project is defined and presented by the:


Options are :

  • customer (Correct)
  • management
  • project team
  • project manager

Answer : customer

At a strategic level, what is the most appropriate way for an Agile team to estimate a project?


Options are :

  • Using an abstract measurement to estimate Product Backlog items (Correct)
  • Taking an initial set of estimates and adding an appropriate risk factor
  • Creating a strategic plan by estimating hours and days required
  • Estimating source lines of codeneeded to implement the features

Answer : Using an abstract measurement to estimate Product Backlog items

In Agile risk management, a risk burndown chart is best used to:


Options are :

  • Qualitatively analyze the probability ofa risk occurring
  • Track progress on risk reduction of technical risks.
  • Illustrate the project risk profile and new and changing risks (Correct)
  • Document the external risks that could impact the project.

Answer : Illustrate the project risk profile and new and changing risks

The term ¡°last responsible moment¡± refers to the moment at which:


Options are :

  • the implementation date is set and sponsor approval has been received.
  • the iteration testing deadline arrives and code testing must stop.
  • failing to make a decision eliminates an important alternative. (Correct)
  • release planning is complete and the first iteration planning starts

Answer : failing to make a decision eliminates an important alternative.

Agile Earned Value Management (EVM) would be a valuable technique for managing a project because the:


Options are :

  • customer wants to maximize delivered value
  • project is in a CM MI-certified organization.
  • team is newlyformed or new to Agile.
  • cost performance must be reported. (Correct)

Answer : cost performance must be reported.

A common estimation unit for Agile projects is:


Options are :

  • Function points
  • Lines of code.
  • Story points. (Correct)
  • Use-case points.

Answer : Story points.

Estimating costs for an Agile project starts with which of the following types of meetings?


Options are :

  • Steering Committee
  • Release Planning (Correct)
  • Sprint Planning
  • Project Retrospective

Answer : Release Planning

What is the role in an eXtreme Programming (XP) project that ensures the right project processes are applied?


Options are :

  • Coach (Correct)
  • ScrumMaster
  • Product Owner
  • Domain Expert

Answer : Coach

What are the primary outputs of a release planning session?


Options are :

  • Estimated iteration velocities, risks, action items, and Release Backlog
  • Risks, action items, dependencies, and Release Backlog (Correct)
  • Release vision, assumptions, action items, and iteration goals
  • Prioritized Product Backlog, risks, action items, and release goals

Answer : Risks, action items, dependencies, and Release Backlog

In an Agile approach, project values are most effectively implemented when they are determined by the:


Options are :

  • team (Correct)
  • project manager
  • sponsor
  • methodology

Answer : team

A “Scrum of Scrums” meeting is:


Options are :

  • Amechanism thatcoordinates multiple teams working on a single project. (Correct)
  • An occasional leadership meeting that provides direction to multiple Scrum teams.
  • Another name for the daily standup project meeting in a Scrum team
  • Aproject meeting that happens twice every day across the Scrum teams.

Answer : Amechanism thatcoordinates multiple teams working on a single project.

Applying the Pareto rule when prioritizing the Product Backlog means that:


Options are :

  • more recent requests are usually more important to the business
  • a small percentage of the work will provide a large percentage of the value. (Correct)
  • the value of afeature is not realized until the feature is complete.
  • features that are lower priority are more likely to slip to the next iteration.

Answer : a small percentage of the work will provide a large percentage of the value.

Risk exposure is the:


Options are :

  • Amount of damage tothe project if the risk occurs.
  • Probability a risk will occur
  • Amount of money the risk will cost if it occurs. (Correct)
  • Funds set aside to contain the risk.

Answer : Amount of money the risk will cost if it occurs.

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is a rapid cycle of:


Options are :

  • Testing, coding, and refactoring. (Correct)
  • Requirements, coding, and refactoring.
  • Requirements, coding, and testing.
  • Testing, refactoring, and validation.

Answer : Testing, coding, and refactoring.

Who is responsible for making sure that each user story is associated with at least one user role or persona?


Options are :

  • Developer
  • User
  • Customer (Correct)
  • Persona

Answer : Customer

Who is responsible for determining the business value of each feature?


Options are :

  • Product Owner (Correct)
  • Steering committee
  • Team
  • ScrumMaster

Answer : Product Owner

What is the common communication bridge between the team and the Product Owner?


Options are :

  • Sprint release plan
  • Scrum team meeting
  • Product Backlog (Correct)
  • Burndown chart

Answer : Product Backlog

During the daily standup meeting, a team member states that an issue has been encountered. This leads to the team members getting into a problem-solving discussion. How should the ScrumMaster respond?


Options are :

  • Abruptly end the daily standup meeting and schedule another meeting to discuss the issue.
  • Ask the team members to table the discussion untilafter the meeting is over (Correct)
  • Ask the team how they would like to usethe daily standup meeting for that day.
  • f the item is really important, allow the discussion to expedite resolution of the issue.

Answer : Ask the team members to table the discussion untilafter the meeting is over

A ScrumMaster:


Options are :

  • provides leadership, guidance, and coaching. (Correct)
  • prioritizes the work for each iteration.
  • manages the project scope and budget.
  • directs the activities of the team.

Answer : provides leadership, guidance, and coaching.

What are three processes used to begin an Agile project?


Options are :

  • Visioning, Product Roadmap Planning, and Product Backlog Definition (Correct)
  • Visioning, Product Backlog Definition, and Project Charter Creation
  • Burndown chart, Product Roadmap, and sprints’length
  • Iterations, Product Road map Planning, and Number of Sprint Iterations

Answer : Visioning, Product Roadmap Planning, and Product Backlog Definition

A development team has finished identifying the tasks they will be accountable for during the next sprint. Which of the following tools best provides transparency into the progress throughout the sprint?


Options are :

  • Gantt chart
  • Management baseline chart
  • Hours expended chart
  • Burndown chart (Correct)

Answer : Burndown chart

The most appropriate model for a geographically distributed project team is one in which the team is distributed across:


Options are :

  • locations in the same time zone, working on the same systems while leveraging rich communication channels.
  • relatively few locations, with each location team comprised of a complete development group developing decoupled subsystems. (Correct)
  • relatively few locations, and tasks are divided along functional lines with design in one location, coding in another, and testing in another.
  • many locations, with relatively few people at each location developing and testing decoupled subsystems.

Answer : relatively few locations, with each location team comprised of a complete development group developing decoupled subsystems.

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