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Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 11

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

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6 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Intro: Course Introduction

      1:04
    • 2. Practice Questions 401 - 410

      6:40
    • 3. Practice Questions 411 - 420

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    • 4. Practice Questions 421 - 430

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    • 5. Practice Questions 431 - 440

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    • 6. Outro: Our Skillshare Courses

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About This Class

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 eleventh 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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*Professional Scrum™, Professional Scrum Master™, PSM, PSM I, PSM 1, etc. is the protected brand of Scrum org.

This course is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with Scrum org. This course uses content from the Scrum Guide. All the content related to Scrum Guide is taken from scrumguides org and is under the Attribution ShareAlike license of Creative Commons. Further information is accessible at http://creativecommons org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode and also described in summary form at http://creativecommons org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/. 

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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. Intro: Course Introduction: Welcome to the course practice questions for scrum muster certification assessments. Part 11. This course has 40 questions for scrum muster certifications, assessments, questions range from basic to expert level and explanations are given while reviewing the answers. This is the 11th course in the series. Knowledge Off 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 for scrum master certifications and interviews for scrammed 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 401 - 410: question 401 a sprint would be cancelled if the sprint gold becomes obsolete. Why is this a very rare occurrence? Option one due to the self organizing nature of the development team? Option two. Because the sprint goal is crafted by the scrum team. Option three because of the short duration of Sprint's option for because the scrum master won't approve cancellation. Correct answer is Option three. During the short duration of sprints, it is very unlikely that the business direction will change. When can we consider the selected back walk item is done? Option one. When acceptance tests are passed. Option two Once it is successfully integrated in the staging environment. Option three. When it reaches definition of done as agreed during the Sprint planning option for when programming and unit tests are completed, correct answer is option three. Definition of done for a user story is a set of pre established conditions for confirming the same as done question. 403 A sprint can be cancelled if the sprint gold becomes obsolete. True or false, correct answer is true. In very rare cases, sprint can be cancelled when the sprint gold becomes obsolete. question 404 which is not a benefit of daily scrum option. One Better communications option two Improves. Inspect an adept process Option three. This is an opportunity to review progress towards the Sprint goal option, for this is an opportunity to get clarifications from product owner. Correct answer is option for daily scrum is an event where the development team to synchronize activities and create a plan for the next 24 hours. It improves communications and reduces need for other meetings. Helps in identifying impediments to development for removal and highlight challenges and promote quick decision making. It is an inspect and adapt meeting. Question 405 What is the focus during daily scrum Option one. Unresolved impediments. Option two Total of identified work remaining in the Sprint Option three. Progress towards the Sprint goal option for number of work items remaining in the Sprint backlog Correct answer is Option three. Progress towards the Sprint goal is the focus. Others can be indicators. Question 406 Select the correct statement. Option one Technical design evolves over this prints team start with minimum required design and improves it over. This prints Option two team used Sprint zero to build the technical design. Option three Scrum does not mandate technical design. It concentrates on functionality. Correct answer is Option one development team. Start with the minimum required design and architecture and improves it as sprints go on. There are no special sprints like Sprint. Zero. Question. 407. An automated build must be triggered when a code changes submitted. This can be an example of definition of done, true or false. Correct answer is falls. Definition of done for a user story is a set of pre established conditions for confirming the same as done. It makes sure that increments is ship herbal. The given statement talks about an engineering practice question. 408. The increment must be successfully integrated and working in the main branch. This can be an item in Option one acceptance criteria. Option two. Sprint Goal Option three. Definition of ready option for definition of done correct answer is option for acceptance Criteria. Sets the minimum requirements for a user story to confirm it is built as per the requirements. Definition of done includes larger aspects and confirms that all the work required for the user story to be ship herbal are done. Definition of done. Will include organization standards, release requirements, legal aspects, etcetera. Definition of done can be defined for a product backlog item. Sprint or release question. 409. What is the main difference between acceptance criteria and definition of done? Option one. Both are same. Option two. Definition of done is a part of acceptance criteria. Option three. Acceptance criteria. Focus on functionality and definition of done is a checklist confirming if the increment is done and ship herbal option for acceptance criteria. Focus on completeness of user story and definition of done talks about completeness of Sprint. Correct answer is Option three. Acceptance Criteria. Sets the minimum requirements for a user story to confirm it is built as per the requirements. Definition of done includes larger aspects and confirms that all the work required for the user story to be ship herbal are done. Definition of done will include organization standards, release requirements, legal aspects, etcetera. Goal of any sprint is to produce a done ship herbal increments of working software. This is non negotiable, so the sprint can never be canceled. True or false, correct answer is false. In very rare cases, sprint can be cancelled when the sprint gold becomes obsolete. 3. Practice Questions 411 - 420: question 411. How does the definition of done helps the development team decisions during the Sprint Planning Option One. It gives guidelines for crafting the Sprint goal Option. Two. It helps in deciding the amount of work required for a backlog item. Option three. It tells the approach required to implement the functionality option for it is not helpful during planning. Correct answer is Option two. Definition of done for a user story is a set of pre established conditions for confirming the same as done. It helps in assessing the amount of work required for an increment and guides the development team in knowing how many product backlog items it can select during a Sprint planning question. 412 Development team has a collective responsibility for all aspects of work towards the Sprint goal except for Option one Integration Option two. Unit Testing Option three. Design option for code Review. Option five. Sprint Demo Option six. None of these is an exception. Correct answer is Option six. Development Team has a collective responsibility for all aspects of work towards the Sprint goal. All these are activities within the scope Question. 413 Development Team members volunteer to be accountable for a product backlog item option one when he or she is done with the current item he or she owns. Option two. Never option three during planning option for at daily scrum. Correct answer is option. Two 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 and delivers question 414 one week into the sprint. One of the development team member is facing issues with integrating his code. He finds some part of the code developed by another member is not following the development guidelines. Who should resolve this problem? Option one System architect as this is an integration issue. Option two. Development team as it is a collective responsibility. Option three. Scrum Master should resolve this conflict. Correct answer is Option two. Development team is self organizing. This is not an external impediment for the scrum master to coordinate, but if this become outside the team's control, scrum master can facilitate collaboration with other stakeholders like technical experts. Question 415 During the daily scrum, a team member talk about some technical difficulties and expresses his inability to complete a task. What should be the response? Option one. Development team collaborate and decide as how to address the situation. Option two. Replace the team member with more technical person option three. Switch the tasks option for escalate to the scrum Master and scrum master will strategize. Correct answer is Option one Development team is self organizing. This is not an external impediment for the scrum master to coordinate, but if this become outside the team's control, scrum master should facilitate collaboration with other stakeholders like technical experts . Question 416 three. Pillars of empirical process control our transparency Inspection and adaptation. Who is responsible for inspecting the work done within the sprint towards the Sprint Goal Option one Scrum Master Option two Product Owner Option three Auditor Option for Development team Correct Answer is option for development Team owns the work They are responsible for inspecting their work artifacts and events. Help them In doing so. Question 417 Development Team collaboratively planned their work and re plan as required during the sprint which characteristic of the team is shown here. Option one Cross functional Option two. Self Organizing Option three. Domain expertise option for technical excellence. Correct answer is Option two. Self organizing is not command and control Team decides how to carry out the work assigned to them. They manage their work without being directed by someone outside the team. Question 418 What is fundamental theory that the scrum is based on Option one. Empirical process Control Theory Option two. Software Development Theory Option three. Fundamentals of Project Management Correct Answer is Option one. Scrum is founded on empirical process Control theory or empiricism. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is known. Question 419 Planning inspection An adaptation or three pillars of empirical process control. True or false? Correct answer is falls. Three pillars of empirical process control our Transparency Inspection and adaptation. Question 420 The development team has estimated that they can finish a work item in the Sprint backlog in eight hours. If there are no interruptions and distractions, what kind of an estimate that they are doing? Option one ideal hours. Option two Story points. Option three T shirt sizing option for functional points option five. None of the above correct answer is option. One ideal days. Hours is an absolute estimation method. How long something would take If it's all you worked on, you had no interruptions, and everything you need is available. 4. Practice Questions 421 - 430: question 421. The product owner is responsible for the product backlog, including its content, availability, ordering and estimates. True or false? Correct answer is false. The development team is responsible for all estimates. The product owner may influence the development team by helping it understand and select trade offs, but the people who will perform the work make the final estimate. Question 422. Product owner has asked the development team to change the daily scrum timing for next three days as he has some other important meetings to attend. But Development team has strong constraints in changing the time. What will be your opinion on this option? One. Accept the request as he is directing the team. Option two. Scrum masters should take a decision. Option three Development Team has the final decision option for. Cancel the daily scrum for three days and send the updates by email. Correct answer is option three. This is an event for development team, scrum master and product owner. If they are part of development, team should participate in daily scrum Development. Team decides the format and time for this scrum Master should make sure that the event occurs as prescribed in the scrum question 423. The work to be performed in the sprint is planned at the sprint Planning. This plan is created by the collaborative work of the entire scrum team who can best assess what can be accomplished over the upcoming sprint Option one scrum team Option two. Scrum Master in the Development Team Option three. Development Team option for scrum master in the product owner Correct answer is Option three. The input to Sprint planning meeting is the product backlog. The latest product increments, projected capacity of the development team during the sprint and past performance of the development team. The number of items selected from the product backlog for the sprint is solely up to the development team Onley. The development team can assess what it can accomplish over the upcoming Sprint Question. 424. What is the advantage of conducting daily scrum at the same time in place every day? Option one team can own that space Option. Two. It gives more predictability and reduces complexity. Option three. It is mandated by the organization. Correct answer is Option two Team knows that the event happens the same time and place. This reduces the complexity and helps to be better organized. Question. 425 Start of a new sprint can be postponed only if the sprint goal of previous sprint is not achieved. True or false? Correct answer is falls. A new sprint starts immediately after the previous sprint ends. There are no exceptions. Question 426. When can we postpone the start of a new sprint option one when there are not enough product backlog items ready for implementation? Option two. The last increment is not yet reached the production option. Three. The definition of done needs further updates option for we can't postpone correct answer is option for a new sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous sprint. Question. 427 Retrospective can be avoided if the development team feels there are no major items to discuss. True or false correct answer is false. Each event serves a specific purpose and essential in the success of scrum, we should not avoid any events. The Sprint retrospective is an opportunity for the scrum team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be enacted during the next Sprint question. 428 team is working in very aggressive one week's prints. After a few weeks, Team finds that the too many events that eat into their productive time as the sprint duration is shorter. They have decided to conduct the retrospective ones in two sprints. What can be one of the results? Option one less opportunities for inspect and adapt Option two more time for development Option three. Temporary increase in productivity option for no impact. Correct answer is option one. All formal events inside Sprint are opportunities for inspect and adept. Avoiding any of them results in reduced transparency and is a lost opportunity to inspect and adept. They are mandatory irrespective of the sprint length. Question. 429. Which event can be avoided if the development team has only three members in all are working from the same room. Option one. Sprint Planning Option two. Daily scrum option three. All events are mandatory. Option for Sprint Review. Option five. Sprint retrospective Correct answer is option three. Each event serves a specific purpose and essential in the success of scrum. We should not avoid any events. Question 430 in the middle of a sprint and unexpected event has occurred and Team is not able to complete all promised work in the sprint. They are discussing what best can be delivered in what can be removed. Who all should participate in this discussion. Option one Scrum Master Option two Development Team Option three. Project Manager Option for architect Option five Product owner. Correct Answer is options to five. Product owner gives business direction and optimizes the value that the team is creating. Development team can re negotiate the sprint scope with the product owner. 5. Practice Questions 431 - 440: question 431. When should we release the increment to the production option? One End of every Sprint option. Two. After hardening Sprint Option three. End of release. Sprint option for as decided by the product owner. Correct answer is option for every Sprint. Create a done ship herbal increments, but product owner will decide when to release it. Question. 432 Long duration sprints. Reduce risk is the development team gets more time to achieve the Sprint goal? True or false? Correct answer is falls when a sprints horizon is too long. The definition of what is being built may change. Complexity may rise and risk may increase short duration sprints. Enable predictability by ensuring inspection and adaptation of progress toward a sprint gold at least every calendar month. Sprints also limit risk to one calendar Month of cost. Question 433 which prescribed scrum events provides opportunity to inspect and adapt. Select all that apply Option one Backlog Refinement Option two. Sprint Review. Option three. Daily scrum option for Sprint retrospective Correct answer is options 23 for all four formal events within scrum helps in inspect and adapt backlog. Refinement is an ongoing activity. Question. 434. What percentage of development can be considered complete once all requirements are documented? Option one 20%. Option two As per the organization accounting standards. Option three. It is not counted as a measure of progress. Option for based on the effort calculated for a requirement phase. Correct answer is Option three. Agile Principal says Working software is the primary measure of progress. Progress is measured based on the value created for end user. Creating a set of documents may help sometimes, but is not considered as a measure of progress. Question 435 At any point of time, the Sprint burned down chart shows Theater Mount of identified work remains in the Sprint. It will get reduced every time the team updates the Sprint backlog. True or false? Correct answer is wells. At any point of time, the development team can add new tasks to the Sprint backlog or re estimate the items as more is known. So the total remaining effort may increase at times. Question 436. What should be the frequency of inspection within the Sprint Option one Daily Option two as requested by product owner Option three Frequently as decided by the team option for only at formal events. Correct answer is Option three Team decides the frequency. This will happen at least during the events designed for it. Question. 437 which is the method mandated by scrum for effectively tracking the Sprint Progress Option one. Earned value Option two. Sprint Burned down Option three Velocity Chart option for none of these correct answer is option for scrum does not prescribe any specific technique. However it stresses on artifact transparency, the scrum team can decide the tools that work best for them. Question. 438 What Best describes velocity for a team option. One amount work taken up by the development team in the previous iteration Option two. Past performance of the development team in terms of the amount of work done by the team in the previous iteration. Option three. The total number of back walk items selected by the development team in the previous it oration option for the amount of work development team must select to reach the Sprint goal . Correct answer is Option two velocity is a measure of the amount of work a team can tackle during a single sprint and is a key metric in scrum. It shows the amount of work example. Number of story points the development team has done in a Sprint question. 439. What is velocity not used for option one as an indication of team capacity. Option two Validating release plans. Option three. Selecting the product backlog items for the next Sprint option for defining new features. Correct answer is option for Velocity is a measure of the amount of work a team can tackle during a single sprint and is a key metric in scrum. It shows the amount of work example number of story points the development team has done in a sprint. It is an indication of the past performance of the development team in along with other factors helps in determining the amount of work that it can take up in the next Sprint question. 440 What is the lifetime of a product backlog? Option one. Samos Product owner. Option two. Samos Product. Option three. Same as development team. Option for never ends. Correct. Answer is Option two. Product backlog. Never complete. It is a dynamic document and exists till the product exists 6. Outro: Our Skillshare Courses : we would like to provide an overview of our courses on agile and scrum.