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Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 10

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 10

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

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    • 1. Course Introduction

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    • 2. Practice Questions 361 to 370

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    • 3. Practice Questions 371 to 380

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    • 4. Practice Questions 381 to 390

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    • 5. Practice Questions 391 to 400

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*Updated as per the latest Scrum Guide, Nov 2020. We have updated the course content as per the changes made in the latest version of the scrum Guide(TM)

This course is prepared keeping Professional Scrum Master® I (PSM I®) certification assessment in mind and follows scrum as described in the The Scrum Guide. 

This is the tenth one in the series

  • This course has 40 questions for scrum master certification exams / assessments.

  • Prepared keeping Scrum. org Professional Scrum Master® I (PSM I®) certification assessment in mind

  • Questions and explanations are based on Scrum as defined in The Scrum Guide™.

  • Explanations are given for each question while reviewing the answers.

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This course has 4 videos of 10 questions each. Questions range from basic to expert level and explanations are given for all answers.

Knowledge of Scrum is desirable for taking this course. Practice tests are based on Scrum as defined in The Scrum Guide™.

This will make the student better prepared Scrum Master certification assessments and interviews for Scrum roles. Questions and explanations are based on Scrum as defined in The Scrum Guide™. This is helpful for any Professional appearing for Scrum Master Certifications and Interviews.

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1. Course Introduction: Welcome to the course. Practice questions for Scrum Master's certification assessment. About ten. This course has 40 questions. For Scrum Master certifications, assessment. Questions range from basic to expert level, and explanations are given while reviewing the answers. This is the tenth course in the series. Knowledge of Scrum is desirable for taking this course. Practice tests are based on Scrum as defined in the Scrum guide. This will make the students better prepared for Scrum Master certifications and interviews for Scrum roles. Questions and explanations are based on Scrum as defined in the Scrum guide. This is helpful for any professional appearing for Scrum Master certifications or interviews. 2. Practice Questions 361 to 370: Question 361, the order of Product Backlog Items is decided during the options are Option one, Backlog Refinement sessions organized by product owner, option to during sprint planning. Option three, during Sprint Review, option for at anytime during its existence. Correct answer is option four. Items can be added, refined, and prioritized in the product backlog at anytime that it will be considered for sprints only during the next sprint planning based on its priority. Question, 362, the number of items selected from the product backlog for the sprint is solely up to the developers. True or False? Correct answer is true. Product owner defines the priorities and his or her expectations. It is the developers who decide the number of items that they can take up based on their capacity and their roles can negotiate an influence the decisions regarding the selection. But the final decision on the capacity is with the developers. Question 363. A sprint planning meeting is in progress. Developers have 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? The options are, Option one, assigning ownership will increase accountability. Option to Scrum master should have been consulted before assigning items. Option three, individual member may be working on specific items, but accountability should remain with the team. Option for entire team should work on a single item at a time? Correct answer is option three. Individual members will take up work in their area of interest or expertise. But the accountability remains with the team. It is the team who commits end delivers. Question 364. In the list below which all are the inputs to the sprint planning. The options are Option one, product backlog, option to sprint backlog. Option three, Latest Product Increment option for past performance of the developers. Correct answer is option 134. Sprint backlog is created during sprint planning. Question 365, which is not expected out of sprint planning meeting. The options are Option one, sprint goal, option to increment, option three, sprint backlog, option for none of these are expected. Correct answer is option to Scrum team drafts the Sprint goal and developers create the sprint backlog during sprint planning. Question 366, should product owner via technical person, the options are Option one. Yes. He or she needs to guide the team. Option to yes. He or she is responsible for the outcome. Option three? No. He or she represents business option for no. He or she can learn technology as Sprints progresses? Correct answer is option three. Product owner focuses on the business and requirements. Developers focus on the development aspects. It is good to have technical knowledge, but it is not an impediment. Question. 367, which is a technical practice suggested by scrub. The options are Option one, peer programming, option to coding standards. Option three, test-driven development option for none of the above. Correct answer is option for Scrum does not prescribe specific technical practices. It is up to the developers to select what's best for them. Question 368, what is test-driven development? The options are, Option one, write the test first end develop software to satisfy the test. Option two, this will play in the development. Option three, a team of testers continuously verifying the changes. Option for same as test automation. Correct answer is option one. Tests are written first, run it and fail. Then enough code is written to pass the test. The code is then improved and the cycle repeats. Question 369. Developers are working on a product backlog item, but they are unsure if the functionality is working as expected. What can help them in this situation? The options are Option one, definition of done, option to sprint backlog. Option three, acceptance criteria, option for product roadmap. Correct answer is option three. Product Backlog Items often include test descriptions that will prove its completeness when done. This will usually take the form of acceptance criteria. Question 370. Select all those not applicable for a product owner role. The options are, Option one gives business direction, option to managers work towards sprint goal. Option three, evaluate team member performance. Option for maximize value of product. Correct answer is options 23. The product owner represents the business for the team and gives the business priorities. He or she is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from work of the developers. 3. Practice Questions 371 to 380: Question 371. During the sprint planning, the developers are selecting the backlog items for the sprint, who can best guide them in making the best out of this activity? The options are Option one, the team self organizes option to the Product Owner. Option three, The End User option for the scrum master. Correct answer is option two. The product owner represents the business for the team and gives the business priorities. He or she can help or guide the team with business priorities. But the final decision on what can be delivered is with the developers. Question 372, who can provide input to the product owner on Product Backlog Items. The options are Option one, no one. Product owner is the authority. Option to developers. Option three and users option for business experts. Option five, anyone who is associated with the product? Correct answer is option five. Product owner takes inputs from many, but the decisions and responsibility are with him or her. Question 373, an IT manager in the organization expresses his concern over the current velocity of the developers. He wanted an update on the likely delivery dates. Who can give them a better picture on the progress? The options are Option one, developer's option to Scrum Team. Option three, Scrum Master. Option four, product owner, correct answer is option for product owner can explain to him the status of the backlog, what is done, what is not done, and the likely target and delivery dates based on progress to date. And product owners should make sure that this information is visible and transparent. Question 374, who projects likely state of product backlog based on progress to date if required during the sprint review. The options are Option one, developer's option to Scrum Team. Option three, scrum master, option for product owner. Correct answer is option for product owner can explain the status of the backlog, what is done, what is not done, and the likely target and delivery dates based on progress to date. Question, 375. 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. The options are Option one, Details. Option two. Order Option three, estimate option for none of these, correct answer is option three. The developers are responsible for all estimates. The product owner may influence the developers by helping us understand and select tradeoffs, but the people who will perform the work make the final estimate. Question 376. When can we consider a Product Backlog Item as ready for selection in planning? The options are Option one, when it becomes part of sprint backlog. Option two, when it meets the definition of done. Option three, when it can be done within one sprint option for when it enters the product backlog, correct answer is option three. Product Backlog Items that will occupy the developers for the upcoming sprint or refined so that any one item can reasonably be done within the sprint time box. Product backlog items that can be done by the developers within one sprint are deemed ready for selection in a sprint planning. Question, 377, developers can participate in Product Backlog Refinement activities. When will this happen? The options are Option one in sprint, one option to during sprint planning, option three, during Sprint Review, option for as decided by the scrum team. Correct answer is option for product owner remains accountable for Product Backlog. This Scrum Team decides how and when refinement is done. Question 378, 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? The options are Option one, product owner, option two, scrum master. Option three, developers option for business analyst. Correct answer is option one. The Product Owner is responsible for detailing the requirements to the developers. He or she should discuss with the stake holders and take a decision considering their viewpoints. Question 379, which all items in the list below are in the scope of Sprint Review. The options are Option one, product backlog items have been done and what has not been done. Option two, what is the most valuable thing to do next? Option three, review of the timeline and budget. Option for start date for next sprint. Correct answer is options 123. And newsprint starts immediately after the previous sprint ends, not an item to reveal. Others are in the scope. Question. 380. Developers have successfully built, had done shippable increment by the end of the sprint, it is accepted by the product owner. The related Product Backlog Items are updated as done. So it is done and no need to demonstrate during the sprint review true or false. The options are Option one, true, the product owner responsible for approving it as done. Option to false. It is a candidate for a sprint review. Correct answer is false. The developers demonstrates the work that it has done and answers questions about the increment. The presentation of the increment is intended to elicit feedback and foster collaboration. 4. Practice Questions 381 to 390: Question 3813, teams are working on the same product. Select the best statement. The options are Option one, a single product backlog is maintained and each team will concentrate on one of the layers of the product like database, business logic, and user interface. Option 23, product backlogs and teams will be working on different features or capabilities of the product. Option three, single product backlog into teams will be working on increments. 13 will take care of testing and integration aspects to make the increments shippable option for single product backlog and all teams will be working towards creating done shippable increment? Correct answer is option for one product has only one product backlog. I'll teams will be following the same. Each team will be working across the layers on different features creating done increment. Question 382. From the list below, please select artifacts that are mandatory in Scrum. The options are Option one, project plan, option to increment. Option three, product backlog, option for high level design. Option five, sprint backlog. Correct answer is options to 35. Scrum mandates only three artifacts, product backlog, sprint backlog, and the increment. Others are optional. The team can decide if they add value in the progress towards the sprint goal. Question 383. And organization has decided to adopt Scrum in one of their projects. Do they have to discuss this with their customer and get there? Go ahead, signal. The options are Option one. No. It is only an internal change. Option two, no, it will not impact the delivery. Option three, yes. It changes the way the software is delivered. Option for yes. It is good to know. Correct answer is option three. It will change the way the software is delivered. Customers should be ready for incremental delivery and short feedback loops. Question 380 for an organization is adopting scrum. It modifies the framework to suit their requirements. They changed the formal events and add or delete some roles. What will be the result? The options are Option one. Projects in the organization will fail. Option two, the result is not scrum. Option three, Scrum is only a framework. The modified version will speed up their scrum adoption. Option for organization will become more agile. Correct answer is option to scrums, Roles, Events, artifacts, and rules are immutable and although implementing only parts of Scrum is possible, the result is not Scrum. Scrum exists only in its entirety. Question 385, a developer's team member can play the role of a scrum master, True or False. Correct answer is true. A scrum master can be a developer's team member, but this is not mandatory. Question 386, who is a servant leader for the scrum team? The options are Option one, product owner, option to Scrum Master. Option three, project lead option for developers. Correct answer is option two. The Scrum Master is a servant leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master is responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum as defined in the Scrum guide. Scrum Masters do this by helping everyone understand Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values. 387. The Product Owner is not showing up for the scrum events and not available for the developers. What should be the way out? The options are Option one, scrum master should take up the product owner responsibilities. Option two, it is fine if the product owner is available for the Sprint Review. Option three, senior member from developers can step in as the product owner till he or she returns. Option for the Scrum Master must take it as an impediment and educate the product owner. Correct answer is option four. Scrum master has the responsibility to make sure that the Scrum is understood and followed. He or she has a coaching responsibility towards the scrum team. Question 388. The organization is conducting an agile kiosk to spread Scrum awareness within the organization. The Scrum Master is asked to contribute in that initiative. What should be the approach? The options are. Option one, it is outside the scope of the Scrum Team. Option to inform the organization that this can be considered only during next sprint planning. Option three, This is part of Scrum Master responsibilities towards the organization. Option for address this request to the Product Owner? Correct answer is option three. Scrum Master has responsibilities to the organizing. He or she should help the organization in its Scrum adoption. Question 389. What is hardening sprint? Where it is helpful? The options are Option one, hardening sprint ids for preparing the product for release. It is useful in all the projects. Option two, hardening sprint ids for preparing the product for release. It is useful in package systems. Option three, there is nothing called hardening sprint. We have released sprint for release preparation option for there is no sprint called hardening sprint. Correct answer is option four. Here is only one type of sprint that create a done shippable increment. Question, 390, which artifacts serves as a forecast that functionality in the next increment. The options are Option one and increment option to the sprint backlog. Option three, the product backlog option for all these three are correct? Correct answer is option to the sprint backlog is the set of Product Backlog Items selected for this sprint plus a plan for delivering the Product Increment and realizing the Sprint goal. The sprint backlog is a forecast by the developers about what functionality will be in the next increment in the work needed to deliver that functionality into a done increment. 5. Practice Questions 391 to 400: Question 391 and objective set for the sprint that can be met through the implementation of product backlog is called. The options are Option one, sprint backlog, option to sprint goal. Option three, definition of done option for none of the above. Correct answer is option two. During sprint planning, the scrum team also crafts his sprint goal. The sprint goal is an objective that will be met within the sprint through the implementation of the product backlog. And it provides guidance to the developers on why it is building the increment. Question. 392. What are feature teams? The options are Option one. Teams are made up of experts in a specific domain and they are focused only on the work related to their domain. Option two, self-organizing teams who perform their work without being guided by someone outside the team. Option three, teams are cross component, cross-functional teams working on a specific behavior feature of the system. Option four, all of these answers are correct. Correct answer is option three. Feature teams. Feature teams are crossed component, cross-functional teams working on a specific behavior feature of the system. It will have expertise to work on all the components required for that feature. Question 393. What is the recommended structure of developers? The options are Option one, the scrum team should be consisting of programmers and testers. Option two, engages groups of people who collectively have all the skills and expertise to do the work and share or acquire such skills as needed. Option three, it should be of programmers only and other skills as consultants. Option for the scrum team should consist of business analyst, programmers, and testers. Correct answer is option two. The team is cross-functional with skills required to create the Product Increment. Question 394, which is neither a role nor a title recognized by scrub. The options are Option one, product owner, option to developers, option three, Scrum Master, option for for his tester. Correct answer is option for a Scrum team has only three roles. Scrum Master and Product Owner and a developers. Developers consists of developers team members, no title called tester. Question 395. What is the advantage of developers team members being full time in a single project? The options are, Option one. It is easy to coordinate. Option two, more focus and productivity. Option three, management is easier. Option for work assignments will be more effective. Correct answer is option to being full time in a team, make them more focused on the work and it in turn will increase productivity. Question 396, in which formal event time box will vary based on the developer's size. The options are Option one, sprint review, option to daily scrum. Option three, sprint planning option for Sprint Retrospective. Option five. None of these correct answer is option five. Timebox will not vary based on team size. For some events it is influenced by sprint length. Question 397. What is the time box for a sprint retrospective for one month sprints. The options are Option 12 hours, option to not a time-boxed event. Option, 33 hours. Option four, as decided by developers. Correct answer is option three. Time box for Sprint Retrospective is three hours for one month sprint. Question 398th. Artifacts are one of the inputs for the scrum team to take decisions to optimize their value. And effectiveness of these decisions depends on please select the best answer. The options are. Option one, artifact transparency. Option two, artifact format. Option three, artifact ownership. Correct answer is option one. To the extent that the artifacts are incompletely transparent, these decisions can be flawed, value may diminish and risk may increase. Question 399, who create the sprint backlog? The options are Option one, scrum master, option to product owner. Option three, developers option for Scrum Team. Correct answer is option three. Sprint backlog is owned by the developers. Create and maintain it. Question 400, what are scrum values? The options are Option one, commitment, option to courage. Option three, speed, option for focus. Option five, openness. Option five, respect. Correct answer is options 12456. Commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect are termed as Scrum values. 6. Outro Our Courses in SkillShare: We would like to provide an overview of our course is on the the the the the the, the opinions.