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

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

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5 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:06
    • 2. Practice Questions 41-50

      9:07
    • 3. Practice Questions 51-60

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    • 4. Practice Questions 61-70

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    • 5. Practice Questions 71-80

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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 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™.

  • 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. Course Introduction: Hello, Welcome to the course Practice questions for scrum master certification assessments. Part two. This course has 40 questions for scrum master 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 student better prepared. First chrome 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 41-50: Question 41. A spring burned down chart shows the options are 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 total of identified work remaining in the Sprint Sprint Burned Down 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 42 Scrum is a framework within which you can employ various processes and techniques. Earned value E V M is the best way to measure the progress. True or false? Correct answer is Option two Falls Scrum doesn't specify any. One metric, the team will select the tools suitable for them. The primary measure of progress is the working software the done usable increments. Question 43. The development team has decided to use Can Van Board to track its progress during the Sprint. Who is responsible for updating the Can Van board the options are Option one scrum master when an item is completed. Option two Product owner when he or she accepts the backlog. Item. Option three. The Development Team as the work progresses. Option for the scrum team during the Sprint Review. Correct answer is Option three the Development team. As the work progresses, work within the Sprint is owned by the development team. They update the Can Van board, which represents the work identified in the Sprint backlog. Question 44. The development team tracks 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? The options are Option one. Sprint Burned down Chart Option two Velocity Chart Option three Release Burn up Charge Option for release Burned down, Charred Correct answer is option one. Sprint Burned down Chart. Sprint Burned 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 overridden by the project sponsor. True or false? Correct answer is Option two false. The product owner owns the product backlog and it's order he or she will be influenced by the inputs received from all stakeholders. But final decision is with the product owner. Everyone should respect his or her decisions regarding this question. 46 In the second part of the planning, the development team 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. The options are option one. This is fine if approved by the product owner. Option two. It is fine if it serves the purpose and it 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 two. It is fine if it serves the purpose and it is accessible and well understood by all required scrum does not prescribe any tools. The development team can take the decision as they on the sprint backlog, but they should keep the work transparent. Question 47. The development team has a disagreement on the value of a new product backlog item added by the product owner. Whom should they raise? This concern? The options are Option one scrum master as they are challenging the product owner decision . Option two Line Manager is it is an escalation option three product owner as he or she is the owner of product backlog option for customer who has given this requirement Correct? Answer is Option three product owner, as he or she is the owner of product backlog. Product owner creates and maintains the backlog team should address their concern directly to the product owner. However, the final decision remains with the product owner. Question 48. What is not true about product backlog? The options are Option one, an 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 estimates and ordering this is not true. The product owner is responsible for the product backlog, including its content availability and ordering estimates are done by the development team . Question 49 The product owner believes that product backlog item A gives more business value, but the development team believes that backlog item B has significantly higher value. How should this be finalized? The options are option one. The scrum master should resolve Option two. The development team 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. The product owner will take a final call. Product owner creates and maintains the backlog team should address their concern directly to him or 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 suggests the team should take 60 points of work as it is their velocity. What should be the best choice? The options are. Option one 50. Option two 60 Option three 85 option for average 65. Correct answer is option one 50 story points. 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 development team has the final decision on this. If the other feature is more important, the product owner can re negotiate the scope. 3. Practice Questions 51-60: question 51. What are the decisions taken during the Sprint planning? The options are Option one. What can be delivered in the upcoming Sprint Option? Two. 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 options one and 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 be achieved? Question 52. Which of the following statements are true? The options are option one. A sprint can be canceled. Option two. The scrum master coaches the team in keeping the events within time Box Option three. The Development team can re negotiate scope with product owner option for a fully formed Sprint backlog is one of the expected outcomes from Sprint planning. Correct answer is options 12 and three. Sprint Backlog is alive Document during the sprint, as in when more knowledge is available. Development team update. Add or remove items in the Sprint backlog. Question 53 which is not a technical practice mandated by scrum. The options are Option one continuous integration option two. Re fracturing Option three. System metaphor option for scrum does not prescribe any specific practice. Correct answer is option for scrum does not prescribe any specific practice. Scrum does not prescribe specific technical practices. It is up to the development team to select what best for them. Question 54 Our order and assigned developer two of the attributes of a product backlog item. The options are option one Order is an attribute assigned developer is not an attribute Option two. Assigned developer is an attribute. Order is not an attribute option. Three. Both are not attributes option for both are attributes correct. Answer is Option one order is an attribute assigned developer is not an attribute product. Backlog items have the attributes of a description, order, estimate and value Question 55. Select all those applicability for a product owner rule. The options are 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 options 12 and four. 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 the work of the development team. Question 56 Transformation Inspection and adaptation are three pillars of empirical process control. True or false? The options are option one. True Option two falls Correct answer is option two. False Three pillars of empirical process control our transparency Inspection and adaptation . Question 57. For the product owner to succeed, the entire organization must respect his or her decisions, Which among the low is one of the ways in which product owner make his decisions visible? The options are option one by giving review comments on Sprint Backlog Option two 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. Using content and ordering of the product backlog. Product owner decisions are visible in the content and ordering of product backlog. Question 58th. While ordering the backlog items, the product owner should not get influenced by other stakeholders. True or false? Correct answer is Option two false. The final decision is with the product owner, but he or she should consider different views and priorities, which helped the 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 concerns. The options are Option one Development Team Option two scrum team Option three scrum Master option for product owner. Correct answer is option for product owner Product owner can explain to him the status of the backlog, what is done and what is not done in the likely target and delivery dates based on progress till date, and product owners should make sure that this information is visible and transparent. Question 60 What is the goal of development team in Sprint one. The options are option one. Set up the development environment Option two. Create an increment of potentially ship herbal software. Option three. Groom the requirements with product owner and make sure that the product backlog is complete. Option for create high and low level designs for the product. Correct answer is Option two. Create an increments of potentially ship herbal software. Goal of any sprint is to produce a usable, potentially ship herbal product increment 4. Practice Questions 61-70: question 61 Product owner Request development teams involvement in backlog refinement activity Scrum Master is requested to organize a meeting for the same. What should the scrum Master Dio the options are Option one Scrum Master 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. Accept the request. Organized the meeting in consultation with scrum team without impacting the sprint goal. Correct answer is Option three. Accept the request. Organized the meeting in consultation with scrum team Without impacting the Sprint goal Development Team can get involved in refinement activities. The scrum team decides how and when refinement is done. Refinement usually consumes no more than 10% of the capacity of the development team. Question 62. A Perspective client is visiting the organization next week. The CEO wants some small features to be included in the current sprint. How should development team respond to this request? The options are option one. Accept the request as they are small changes and Sprint gold won't be affected. Option two. Any decision on the requirements and priorities 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. Any decision on the requirements and priorities should be from the product owner, So address this to the product owner. Product owner has complete authority on the requirements. No one else can direct the team to work on a separate set of requirements. Question 63. Select the correct statement. The options are option one. Sprint Review focuses on the product, and Sprint retrospective focuses on the requirements. Option two. 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 for Sprint Review focuses on the product, and Sprint retrospective focuses on the development process. 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. Question 64 Why do we present the increment during the Sprint Review? Select Most appropriate answer. The options are Option one to monitor progress. Option two for marking the backlog item is done. Option three. This is not required option for to get feedback and foster collaboration. Correct Answer is option. For to get feedback and foster collaboration, the development team demonstrates the work that it has done. An answers. Questions about the increment. The presentation of the increment is intended to illicit feedback. End foster collaboration Question 65. Which statement is true when multiple teams are working on the same product? The options are option one one product backlog and multiple product owners. Option two one product backlog and one product owner. Option three multiple product backlog and one product owners option for multiple product backlog and multiple product owners. Correct answer is option two one. Product backlog in one product owner one product should have only one product backlog, and one product backlog has only one product. Owner Question 66. What are the two scrum artifacts maintained by scrum team. The options are Option one sprint backlog Option two. Project backlog Option three. Product backlog option for federation backlog Correct answer is options one and three. Scrum has product backlog and sprint backlog Question. 67. WHO from the list below will be the best choice for a scrum master role. The options are option one an 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 a less experienced person with good scrum knowledge. Scrum knowledge is the key scrum master Do not manage team or their tasks. He or she must make sure that the team understands and in X scrum values. Question 68. Even a self managed team can get distracted by people outside the scrum team who can help the team in avoiding unnecessary in directions that disturb their work. The options are Option one product owner Option two Scrum Master Option three Project Manager option for products sponsor Correct answer is option two scrum Master. The scrum master helps those outside the scrum team understand which of their interactions with the scrum team are helpful and which are not 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 or her role in this event? The options are option one. Make sure that the meeting is productive. Option two finalized 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 options 13 and four like in the case of other events. Scrum master. Make sure that the event happens and is in a positive and productive way. He or she participates as appear team member from the accountability over scrum processes. Question 70 What is the role of product owner during Sprint? Zero. The options are Option one complete and overall plan for release based on what is known. Option two. Create initial set of requirements and enough ready items for the first sprint Option three . Use requirement Gathering techniques to collect inputs from all stakeholders. Option for there is nothing called Sprint. Zero correct answer is option, for there is nothing called Sprint zero. There is only one type of sprint that create a done ship. Herbal increments 5. Practice Questions 71-80: question 71 set of product backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product increments is called. The options are option one an increment option. Two. The Sprint Backlog Option three. The product backlog option for spring burned down. Correct answer is Option two The Sprint backlog. The Sprint backlog is the set of product back walk items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product increments and realizing the Sprint goal. The Sprint backlog is a forecast by the development team about what functionality will be in the next increment and the work needed to deliver that functionality into a done increments. Question 72. True or false during the Sprint remaining effort in the Sprint backlog can grow. The options are option one. True option two. False correct answer is Option one. True, 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. Question 73 Sprint Gold is the options are option one crafted by the scrum team. Option two. An objective that will be met within the Sprint. Option three provides guidance to the development team option for all these answers are correct. Correct answer is option for all these answers are correct. During Sprint planning, the scrum team also crafts a Sprint goal. The Sprint goal is an objective that will be met within the Sprint through the implementation of the selected product backlog, and it provides guidance to the development team on why it is building the increment. Question 74. The development team should consist of all skills required to the options. Are Option one required to convert the selected product backlog items into a potentially ship Herbal increments 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 analyse and code the selected product backlog. Correct answer is Option one required to convert the selected product backlog items into a potentially ship Herbal increments of product functionality. The development team is cross functional, with all skills required to create the product increments. Question 75 True or Falls scrum has a role called project manager. Correct answer is option two. False. A scrum team has a scrum master a product owner in a development team. Question 76. Self organizing teams are characterized by their ability to the options are option one. Follow the plan Option two. Report the Progress Option three. Make local decisions option for fast escalations. Correct answer is option three. Make local decisions 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 event selection of appropriate time box is not influenced by the sprint length. The options are Option one. Sprint Review. Option two. Daily scrum option three. Spring planning option for Sprint retrospective Correct answer is option two. Daily scrum time box for daily scrum is 15 minutes, irrespective of sprint duration or team size. Question 78. In a common language, all details regarding to the processes must be shared across all participants. What does this statement refer to? The options are Option one Focus. Option two. Transparency Option three commitment option for courage. Correct answer is option to transparency. Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory or empiricism. Three pillars uphold every implementation of empirical process control our 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, the development team was not able to decompose all selected backlog items too. Small work items The work for only first few days is fully decomposed. What should the team dio? The options are Option one. This is as expected, close the planning meeting and start working on the increments. Option two. Extend the time for planning Option three. Sprint planning is time boxed event and it should not be extended. So conduct another planning meeting after first week of the sprint option for the scrum Master should teach the team how to break down backlog items to work items. Correct answer is option one. This is is expected. Close the planning meeting and start working on the increments Sprint Back Walk is alive Document During the Sprint duration work can be added as the sprint progresses. It is fine if the work for only first few days are fully decomposed during the planning event. Question 80. Which artifact gives a forecast by the development team about what functionality will be in the next increment? The options are Option one on increments. Option two. The Spring Backlog Option three. The product backlog option for all these three are correct. Correct answer is Option two The Sprint backlog. The Sprint backlog is the set of product back walk items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product increments and realizing the Sprint goal. The Sprint backlog is a forecast by the development team about what functionality will be in the next increment and the work needed to deliver that functionality into a done increments.