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Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 2

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 2

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

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    • 1. Course Introduction

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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 second 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™.

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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: Hello, welcome to the course practice questions for Scrum Master's certification Assessments Part two. This course has 40 questions for Scrum Masters certifications assessments. Questions range from basic to expert level, and explanations are given while reviewing the answers. This is the second 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 first 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 Masters certifications or interviews. 2. Practice Questions 41 to 50: Question 41, a sprint burndown chart shows option one, the amount of work that the team should complete every day. Option two, total of identified work remaining in the sprint. Option three, total amount of work in the Sprint option for commitment against the available capacity? Correct answer is option two. Sprints burndown chart shows the remaining identified effort in the sprint against the days in the sprint. Work can be added or removed at any time during the sprint. So it is based on what is known as of now. Question 40 to Scrum is a framework within which you can employ various processes and techniques. Earned Value. Ebm is the best way to measure the progress. True or false. Option one, true option to False, correct answer is option two. Doesn't specify any one metric. The team will select the tool suitable for them. The primary measure of progress is the working software that done usable increment. Question 43. Developers have decided to use Kanban board to track its progress during the sprint. Who is responsible for updating the Kanban board? Option one, scrum master when an item is completed, option to product owner when he slashed, she accepts the backlog item. Option three, developers as the work progresses. Option four, the scrum team during the sprint review, correct answer is option three. Work within the Sprint is owned by developers. They update the Kanban board, which represents the work identified in the sprint backlog. Question 44. Developers track total work remaining at least for every daily scrum to project the likelihood of achieving the sprint goal. Which tool can help them in doing this? Option one, sprint Burndown Chart, option to velocity chart. Option three, release burn up chart. Option four, release burndown chart. Correct answer is option one. Sprint burn down chart shows the remaining identified effort in the sprint against the days in the sprint. Question 45, the product owner has the final say on the order of items in the Product Backlog except when it is overwritten by the project sponsor. True or false? Option one, true option to False. Correct answer is option two. The product owner owns the Product Backlog and it's order. He slashed. She will be influenced by the inputs received from all stakeholders. That final decision is with him slash HER. Everyone should respect his slash her decisions regarding this. Question 46. During the planning, developers decided to create the sprint backlog in the form of a virtual task board. The earlier practice was to create a list of estimated tasks against each product backlog item. Select the best comment. Option one, this is fine if approved by the product owner. Option two, it is fine if it serves the purpose and is accessible and well understood by all required. Option three, this is fine if approved by the scrum master. Option for it is against Scrum guidelines. Correct answer is option to. Scrum does not prescribe any Tools. Developers can take the decision as they on the sprint backlog that they should keep the work transparent. Question 47, developers have a disagreement on the value of a new product backlog item added by the product owner. Whom should they raise this concern? Option one, Scrum master, as they are challenging the product owner decision. Option two, line manager as it is an escalation. Option three, product owner as he slashed, she is the owner of Product Backlog option for customer who has given this requirement? Correct answer is option three. Product owner creates and maintains the backlog. Teams should address their concerns directly to him slash HER. However, the final decision remains with the product owner. Question 48. What is not true about product backlog? Option one and ordered list of everything that is known to be needed in the product. Option two, the Product Owner is responsible for the product backlog, including its content, availability and ordering. Option three, the product backlog evolves as the product and the environment in which it will be used evolves. Option for the Product Owner is responsible for the product backlog, including its content estimates and ordering? Correct answer is option for the Product Owner is responsible for the product backlog, including its content, availability and ordering. Estimates are done by developers. Question 49, The Product Owner believes that product backlog either may gives more business value, but developers believe that backlog item B has significantly higher value. How should this be finalized? Option one, the Scrum Master should resolve option to developers should take a final decision. Option three, the product owner will take a final call. Option for the item will be parked until there is a consensus? Correct answer is option three. Product owner creates and maintains the backlog. Team should address their concerns directly to him slash HER. However, the final decision remains with the product owner. Question 50, the current velocity of the team is 60 story points. After considering their capacity for next sprint team has taken up backlog items amounting 50 story points. The product owner insists them to take one more feature that amounts to 85 story points. The Scrum Master's suggests the team should take 60 points of work as it is their velocity. What should be the best choice? Option 150, option 260, option 385, option for average 65. Correct answer is option one. Velocity is only an indication of the amount of work a team can tackle during a single sprint. There will be other factors impacting the capacity. Developers have the final decision on this. If the other feature is more important, the product owner can renegotiate the scope. 3. Practice Questions 51 to 60: Question 51. What are the decisions taken during the sprint planning? Option one, what can be delivered in the upcoming sprint option to what should be the duration of other formal events within the Sprint? Option three, how will the work needed to deliver the increment be achieved? Option for none of these, correct answer is option one comma three, sprint planning answers the following. One, what can be delivered in the increment resulting from the upcoming sprint? Two, how will the work needed to deliver the increment, the achieved? Question 52, which of the following statements are true? Option one, a sprint can be cancelled. Option to the scrum master coaches the team in keeping the events within time box. Option three, developers can renegotiate scope with product owner. Option for a fully formed sprint backlog is one of the expected outcomes from Sprint Planning. Correct answer is option one comma two, comma three. Sprint backlog is a live document during the sprint. Has N1 more knowledge is available. Developers update, add, or remove items in the sprint backlog. Question 53, which is not a technical practice mandated by Scrum. Option one, Continuous Integration option to refract curing. Option three, system metaphor. Option for Scrum does not prescribe any specific practice. Correct answer is option for Scrum does not prescribe specific technical practices. It is up to developers to select what's best for them. Question 54 are order and assigned developer two of the attributes of a product backlog item, option one, order is an attribute, assigned developer is not an attribute. Option to. Aside, developer is an attribute, order is not an attribute. Option three, both are not attributes. Option for both our attributes. Correct answer is option one. Product backlog items have the attributes like description, border, and size. Question 55, select all those applicable for a product owner role. Option one gives business direction. Option two explains business priorities. Option three, evaluate team member performance. Option for maximize value of product. Correct answer is option one comma two comma four. The product owner represents the business for the team and gives the business priorities. He slashed. She is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from work of developers. Question. D6, transformation, Inspection, and Adaptation are three pillars of Empirical Process Control. True or false. Option one, true option to False, correct answer is option 23. Pillars of empirical process control are Transparency, Inspection, and Adaptation. Question 57, for the Product Owner to succeed, the entire organization must respect his slash her decisions. Which among below is one of the ways in which product owner make his decisions visible. Option one, by giving review comments on sprint backlog, option to taking lead in daily scrum. Option three, using content and ordering of the Product Backlog option for demonstrating the increment in the sprint review, correct answer is option three. Product owner decisions are visible in the content and ordering of Product Backlog. Question 58. While ordering the backlog items of the product owner should not get influenced by other stakeholders. True or false? Option one, true. Option two, False. Correct answer is option two. The final decision is with the product owner, but he slashed. She should consider different views and priorities which help him slash her on the priority decisions. Question 59. During the sprint review, one of the stakeholders commented that there is lack of visibility regarding the progress. They do not know how the development is progressing and what is the current state who is responsible for addressing their concern? 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 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. Questions 60, what is the goal of developers in sprint one, option, one, set up the development environment option to create an increment of potentially shippable software. Option three, groom their requirements with product owner and make sure that the product backlog is complete option for create high-end, low-level designs for the product? Correct answer is option two. Goal of any sprint is to produce a usable, potentially shippable product increment. 4. Practice Questions 61 to 70: Questions 61. Product owner requests developers involvement in backlog refinement activity. Scrum master is requested to organize a meeting for the same. What should the Scrum Master do? Option one, scrum masters should reject the request as this is not a task leading to the current sprint goal. Option two, this can be done but outside the working hours. Option three, except the request organized the meeting in consultation with Scrum team without impacting the Sprint goal? Correct answer is option three. Developers can get involved in refinement activities. His Scrum Team decides how and when refinement is done. Questions 60 to a prospective client is visiting the organization next week. The CEO wants some small features to be included in the current sprint. How should developers respond to this request? Option one, except the request as they are small changes and sprint goal won't be affected. Option to any decision on the requirements and priority should be from the product owner. So address this to the product owner. Option three, create a separate branch for the client demo and do the development there. Option for ask the CEO for two additional members in the team to work on the changes? Correct answer is option two. Product owner has complete authority on the requirements. No one else can direct the team to work on a separate set of requirements. Questions 63, select the correct statement. Option one, sprint review focuses on the product and Sprint Retrospective focuses on the requirements. Option to sprint review focuses on the development process and Sprint Retrospective focuses on the requirements. Option three, sprint review focuses on the product and Sprint Retrospective also focuses on the product. Option for Sprint review focuses on the product and Sprint Retrospective focuses on the development process. Correct answer is option four. Retrospect inspect how the last sprint went with regards to people, relationships, process, and tools. A sprint review is held at the end of the sprint to inspect the increment and adapt the product backlog if needed. Questions 64. Why do we present the increment during the sprint review? Select most appropriate answer. Option one to monitor progress. Option two, for marking the backlog item has done. Option three, this is not required option for to get. Back and foster collaboration. Correct answer is option for the team 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. Question 65, which statement is true when multiple teams are working on the same product? Option 11 product backlog, option to multiple product backlogs. Correct answer is option 11. Product should have only one product backlog. Questions 66. What are the two Scrum Artifacts maintained by Scrum Team? Option one, sprint backlog, option to project backlog. Option three, product backlog, option for iteration backlog. Correct answer is option one comma three, Scrum has product backlog and sprint backlog. Question 67, who from the list below will be the best choice for a scrum master roll. Option one, and experienced project manager. Option two, a well-known taskmaster. Option three, a less experienced person with good Scrum knowledge, option for a certified planning expert? Correct answer is option three. Scrum knowledge is the key. Scrum Master do not manage team or their tasks. He slashed, she must make sure that the team understands and enact Scrum values. Questions 68. Even a self-managed team can get distracted by people outside the Scrum team who can help the team in avoiding unnecessary interactions that disturb their work. Option. One, product owner option to Scrum Master, option three, project manager, option for product sponsor. Correct answer is option two. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the scrum team are helpful and which aren't. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the scrum team. Question 69, Scrum Master is a participant in Sprint Retrospective. What is his slash her role in this event? Option one, make sure that the meeting is productive. Option to finalize the Action Items. Option three teaches all to keep it within the time box. Option for participates from the accountability over the Scrum process? Correct answer is option one comma three, comma four. Like in the case of other events, Scrum Master makes sure that the even happens and is in a positive and productive way. He slashed, she participates as a peer team member from his Slasher accountability over Scrum processes. Question 70, the role of product owner during sprint 0. Option one, complete an overall plan for release based on what is known option to create an initial set of requirements and enough ready items for the first sprint. Option three US requirement gathering techniques to collect inputs from all stakeholders. Option for there is nothing called Sprint 0. Correct answer is option four. There is only one type of sprint that create a done shippable increment. 5. Practice Questions 71 to 80: Question 71, sprint goal, Product Backlog Items selected for the sprint plus a plan for delivering the Product Increment is called option one and increment option to the sprint backlog. Option three, the product backlog, option four, sprint burndown. Correct answer is option to. The sprint backlog consists of the Sprint goal 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 developers about what functionality will be in the next increment and the work needed to deliver that functionality into a done increment. Question 72, which artifact gives a forecast by developers about what functionality will be in the next increment, option one and increment option two, the sprint backlog. Option three, the product backlog option for all these three are correct. Correct answer is option to. The sprint backlog consists of the Sprint goal 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 developers about what functionality will be in the next increment in the work needed to deliver that functionality into a done increment. Question 73, a sprint goal is option one crafted by the scrum team. Option two, and objective that will be met within the Sprint. Option three provides guidance to developers. Option for all these answers are correct. Correct answer is option four. During sprint planning, the scrum team also crafts as 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 developers on why it is building the increment. Question 74. Developers should consist of all skills required to option one, required to convert the selected Product Backlog Items into a potentially shippable increment of product functionality. Option two, required to convert at least the most important Product Backlog Items into working software. Option three, required to complete coding and testing for the selected Product Backlog. Option for required to analyze, encode the selected Product Backlog? Correct answer is option one. Developers are cross-functional with all skills required to create the Product Increment. Question 75. True or false? Scrum has a role called Project Manager. Option one. True option to False. Correct answer is option to. A Scrum team has a scrum master, a product owner, and developers. Question 76. Self-organizing teams are characterized by their ability to, Option one, follow the plan, option to report the progress. Option three, make local decisions. Option for fast escalations. Correct answer is option three, self-organizing team plan for themselves and select the best way to carry out the work assigned to them without being directed by others outside the team. Question 77, for which the formal events election of appropriate time box is not influenced by the sprint length. Option one, sprint review option to daily scrum. Option three, Sprint Planning, option for Sprint Retrospective. Correct answer is option to timebox for daily Scrum is 15 minutes irrespective of sprint duration or team size. Question 78th. A common language referring to the process must be shared by all participants. What does this statement referred to? Option one, focus, option to transparency. Option three, Commitment, option for courage. Correct answer is option to. Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory or empiricism. Three pillars uphold every implementation of empirical process control, Transparency, Inspection, and Adaptation. Transparency demands significant aspects of the process must be visible to those responsible for the outcome. Question 79. At the end of Sprint Planning developers were not able to decompose all selected backlog items to small work items. The work for only first few days is fully decomposed. What should the team do? Option one, this is as expected, close the planning meeting and start working on the increments. Option to extend the time for planning. Option three, sprint planning is time-boxed event and it should not be extended. So conducted another planning meeting after first week of the sprint option for the Scrum Master should teach the team how to break down either to work items. Correct answer is option one. Sprint backlog is a live document during the sprint duration. Work can be added as this sprint progresses. It is fine if the work for only first few days are fully decomposed. Question a being true or false during the sprint remaining effort in the sprint backlog can grow. Option one. True. Option to False. Correct answer is option one. As more is known and new tasks are identified, these will be added to the sprint backlog. So there is a chance that the remaining effort in the sprint backlog can grow. It is not mandated that all the tasks are identified on the first day itself. 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.