Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 3 | Jimmy Mathew | Skillshare

Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 3

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 3

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
6 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:00
    • 2. Practice Questions 81 to 90

      7:23
    • 3. Practice Questions 91 to 100

      7:08
    • 4. Practice Questions 101 to 110

      6:32
    • 5. Practice Questions 111 to 120

      7:52
    • 6. Outro Our Courses in SkillShare

      0:55
  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels
  • Beg/Int level
  • Int/Adv level

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.

24

Students

--

Projects

About This Class

*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 third 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.

============================================

*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/. 

======================================

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.

============================================

Meet Your Teacher

Teacher Profile Image

Jimmy Mathew

Agile Consultant

Teacher

Around 15 years in IT, 7 years of Agile experience, playing various roles of Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Trainer, etc.

Publications  

Book: - Scrum Tales: Stories from a Scrum Master's Diary  

Book: - Agile Life: Understanding agile in a non-software context  

Certifications

 

.      ICP-ACC - ICP Agile Coaching   

·      CSP – Certified Scrum Professional  

·      CSM – Certified Scrum Master  

·      SAFe - Scaled Agile Framework-Agilist  

·      PSM1 – Professional Scrum Master  

... See full profile

Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
  • Exceeded!
    0%
  • Yes
    0%
  • Somewhat
    0%
  • Not really
    0%
Reviews Archive

In October 2018, we updated our review system to improve the way we collect feedback. Below are the reviews written before that update.

Your creative journey starts here.

  • Unlimited access to every class
  • Supportive online creative community
  • Learn offline with Skillshare’s app

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.

phone

Transcripts

1. Course Introduction: Hello, welcome to the course practice questions for Scrum Master's certification Assessments Part three. 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 third course in the series. Knowledge of Scrum is desirable for taking this course. Practice tests are based on Scrum has defined in the Scrum guide. And this will make the students better prepared for Scrum Masters certifications and interviews for Scrum roles. Questions and explanations are based on Scrum is defined in the Scrum guide. This is helpful for any professional appearing for Scrum Master certifications or interviews. 2. Practice Questions 81 to 90: Question 81. What is not true about Scrum? Option? One? Team is empowered and participates in planning. Option to collaborate with client throughout the project lifecycle. Option three, planning in different levels. Initial high level planning at the start, just-in-time planning in iterations. Option for detailed requirements upfront. Correct answer is option four. In Scrum, the Requirements and solutions evolve in an iterative and incremental way. Question 82, what can be a valid reason for canceling a sprint option? One, unexpected leaves reduce team capacity. Option to when not all committed items can be finished. Option three, the sprint goal is no longer valid. Option four, the scrum master goes missing. Correct answer is option three. In very rare cases, sprint can be cancelled when the sprint goal becomes obsolete. Question 83, only the product owner has the authority to cancel the sprint. He or she may get influenced by other roles, True or False? Correct answer is true. Only the product owner has the authority to cancel the sprint, although he or she may do so under influence from the stakeholders, developers or the Scrum Master. Question 84, during daily Scrum, which artifact is referred to inspect the progress towards sprint goal. Option one, sprint backlog, option to Product Backlog. Option three, project charter, option for product roadmap. Correct answer is option one. Sprint backlog contains the identified work in the Sprint and the total remaining identified effort. This will be good referral to assess the progress. Question 85, the structure of the daily scrum meeting is set by developers. Some teams use three questions. What can be proper questions to be used during the daily scrum? Select best three, option one. What did I do yesterday that helped the team meet the Sprint goal? Option to how much time I have spent yesterday on Sprint tasks. Option three, what will I do today to help the team meet the Sprint goal? Option four, Do I see any impediment that prevents me or the team from meeting The Sprint goal? Correct answer is option 134. Scrum does not mandate anyone format. The structure of the meeting is set by developers and can be conducted in different ways if it focuses on progress toward the Sprint goal. These three questions provide a good format for achieving this goal. Question 86, design and architecture evolve as it is being built. Who will be working towards this option? One, solution architect, option to developers. Option three, team lead option for this is an ongoing activity. Create a sub-team within developers to work on. This. Answer is option two. Developers are responsible for the architecture. They will start with the minimum required design and architecture and improves it as Sprints go on. Correct answer is option two. Developers are responsible for the architecture. They will start with the minimum required design and architecture and improves it as Sprints go on. Question 87, how should developers deal with non-functional requirements? Option one, make sure every increment meets them. Option to handle during released sprint. Option three, it is duty of Architect team, option for ignore and concentrate on burndown. Correct answer is option one. I'll increments need to satisfy this requirement. So one of the best practices we'll be adding it to the definition of done for all items. Question, ADA, acceptance criteria and definition of done are the same. True or False? Correct answer is false. 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 shippable are done. Definition of done will include Organization standards, release requirements, legal aspects, et cetera. Definition of done can be defined for product backlog, item, sprint or release. Question 89, how much work should developers do unselected Backlog Items? Option one, coding, testing and integration. Option to analysis, design, coding, testing and documentation. Option three, enough work to satisfy the acceptance criteria option for as much as it has communicated to the Product Owner in conformance with the definition of done? Correct answer is option for developers should do as much as it has communicated to the Product Owner in conformance with the definition of done. Definition of done is a set of pre-established conditions for confirming the increment as done. It makes sure that increment is shippable. Question 90, there is no definition of done to find in the organization. What should Scrum follow? Option one, scrum team must define a definition of done appropriate for the product option to ask the organization to provide the definition of done. Option three, no need to follow the definition of done. Use acceptance criteria instead. Option for product owner will define the definition of done as he or she knows the business needs better. Correct answer is option one. If done for an increment is not a convention of the development organization, the scrum team must define a definition of done appropriate for the product. 3. Practice Questions 91 to 100: Question 91, there are three teams working on the same product. Select the correct statement. Option one. Each team self organizes and come up with their definition of done that will be best for them. Option to all teams must mutually defined definition of done which makes the integrated product usable. Option three, the product owner along with Scrum Masters of each team, create the definition of done option for it is not required unless the organization has one. 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 when many teams are working on a same product, they should make sure that the integrated incremented shippable. Question 92, which among below is a decision from developers option one, time box for a daily scrum, option to release date to production. Option three, how to create the increment option for Product Backlog ordering? Correct answer is option three, developers on the work within the Scrum and decides how to perform it. Question 93, what will be a best practice in distributing and fixing accountability among the developer's team members so that there is a single point of ownership for every backlog items selected for the sprint option one, developers are self-organizing. They will decide which member is the owner and answerable for progress of each backlog item? Option two, the complexity of selected items and experience level of developers, team members. Option three, Scrum Master, distribute the work. Option for accountability remains with Team. Correct answer is option for 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 94 during the Sprint, the developer's team member who is creating a feature and who is developing the automated test scripts have a different understanding on the approach. Who responsible to resolve this issue. Option one, product owner, option to Scrum Master. Option three, developers, option for project manager. Correct answer is option three. Developers are self-organizing. This is not an external impediment for the Scrum Master to coordinate. Developers must clear the conflict. They can consult the product owner if they need to clarify the expected behavior. That responsibility for the resolution lies with developers. Question 95, over a couple of sprints, developers have noticed that the code anomalies are keep on increasing. It is still within the accepted limits but shows an upward trend. What should they do? Option one, ask Scrum Master to give strict instruction to the team that they should follow coding standards. Option to ask Product Owner to include it as part of acceptance criteria. Option three, Decide as team how to stop this trend and improve it further. Option for any of these options? Correct answer is option three. Developers are self-organizing. It is not a candidate for acceptance criteria. Question 96, who track progress towards the Sprint goal during the sprint? Option one, developer's option to the Product Owner. Option three, the end-user option for the Scrum Master. Correct answer is option one. It is a self-organizing, self-managed team. They track their progress towards the Sprint goal. Events and Artifacts will help them in this. Question. 97, who decides how to work towards the Sprint goal during the sprint? Option one, developer's option to Scrum Team. Option three, Scrum Master option for product owner. Correct answer is option one. Developers on the work towards the Sprint Goal. Question 98th. As work progresses in sprint, developers came to know that they're increments must be tested for its compatibility with the existing legacy components. Who is responsible for this option? One, scrum master option to developers. Option three, integration team, option for stakeholders as coordinated by product owner. Correct answer is option two. Developers are responsible for producing a done, usable, and readily releasable increment. They may take help from other roles. The responsibility remains with them. Question 99, what is true about Empirical Process Control Theory? Option one, plan is a onetime activity. Option to knowledge comes from assumptions. Option three, making decisions based on what is observed. Correct answer is option three. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is observed. Question 100, which estimation technique is prescribed by Scrum? Option one, ideal days option to Story Points. Option three, T-shirt sizing, option for functional Points. Option five, None of the above. Correct answer is option five. Scrum does not prescribe any specific technique. The scrum team can decide what best work for them. 4. Practice Questions 101 to 110: Question 101. Who all are the mandatory participants in daily scrum? Option one, Scrum Master and developers option to developers. Option three, project manager and developers, option for architects and developers. Option five, product owner and developers. Correct answer is option two. This is an event for developers, Scrum Master and Product Owner, if they are part of developers, should participate in daily scrum. Scrum Masters should make sure that the event occurs as prescribed in the Scrum. Question 102. When there are major defects from the previous sprint, we should not start a new Sprint. True or False. Correct answer is false, and newsprint starts immediately after the previous sprint ends. We should consider the effort required for fixing these defects while calculating the capacity. Question 103, a new Sprint will stat option one immediately after the sprint review. Option to once the major defects from the previous sprint are fixed. Option three, immediately after the previous sprint. Option for following the requirement grooming session for the next sprint? Correct answer is option three. And newsprint starts immediately after the previous sprint ends. Question 104. Why should we conduct Sprint Retrospective at the end of the sprint before next sprint planning? Please select two. Option one, best choice as team will be less occupied. Option two, incidents during the Sprint will be fresh in their mind and easy to recollect. Option three, decisions from retrospect may impact the next sprint planning option for, we should document lessons learned at the end of every sprint. Correct answer is options 23. Sprint Retrospective is done at the end of the sprint after sprint review, before next sprint planning, it will be difficult to recollect what happened in the sprint. If we delay this, the action items coming out of retrospective may consume effort and will impact Sprint. This is an inspect and adapt event. Improvement actions may influence the next planning. Question. 105, Sprint Review is recommended but not mandatory if the increment is not getting released to production at the end of the sprint. True or False? Correct answer is false. I'll formal events inside sprint are opportunities for inspect and adapt. Avoiding any of them results in reduced Transparency and is a lost opportunity to Inspect and Adapt. Question. 106. What are common features of formal Scrum events? Select all that apply. Option one. All events are time-boxed, that every event has a maximum duration option to developers decide what are the formal events required for them. Option three, exclusion of any of these events will have an impact on transparency and reduces opportunity to Inspect and Adapt. Option for each event in Scrum is a formal opportunity to Inspect and Adapt. Correct answer is option 134. Formal events inside sprint are opportunities for inspect and adapt. Avoiding any of them results in reduced Transparency and is a lost opportunity to Inspect and Adapt. Question 107, formal events removed the need for all other meetings. True or False. Correct answer is false. Formal events reduce the need for any other meetings in Scrum. Scrum team may need other meetings. Scrum events doesn't eliminate all other meetings. Question 108, which is the prescribed event that should not be avoided by any chance. Option one, sprint planning option to 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 and the success of Scrum. We should not avoid any events. Question 109, all unfinished backlog items at the end of the sprint must be automatically move to the next sprint. True or False? Correct answer is false. Developers will discuss with the product owner and explain what they have done. The product owner will take a call if the work done is valuable for the product. If yes, it is accepted and remaining stories will be re-estimated and move back to the Product Backlog. Question 110. When can we continue the daily scrum beyond 15 minutes? Option one, when there are new members in the team. Option to when the team is facing technical challenges. Option three, when the team must designer Component. Option four, it should not be extended. Correct answer is option for daily Scrum is a time boxed event for 15 minutes. Long. Discussions should be avoided in this meeting and as required, team should schedule them separately. 5. Practice Questions 111 to 120: Question 111, why scrum preferred short duration sprints? Option one, early feedback, option to better focus. Option three, easy to respond to changes. Option for reduced risk. Option five, all answers are correct. Correct answer is option five. There are many reasons favoring Shorter sprints, including but not limited to early feedback, better focus, easy to respond to changes, inspect, and adapt opportunities, frequent and continuous delivery, reduced risk. Question 112. How do we decide on the sprint length? Option one, maximum of one month option to short enough to reduce risk. Option three, long enough to create a usable increment option for all these answers are correct. Correct answer is option for Sprint is maximum of one month where developers produces shippable increment. Longer period will increase the risk and will be less synchronized with business. I always prefer a shorter duration. Question. 113, support from senior management. Option one is not important as Scrum works with self-managing teams. Option two is required during initial sprints. Option three empowers the scrum master in managing the team. Option for very important in the success of Scrum? Correct answer is option four. There is no role for management within the scrum team, but their role is very important outside the Scrum Team. Management, support, guidance, and vision are very important in the success of Scrum. Question 114. Agile, welcome changing requirements. Which statement best describes the reason? Option one, to give the customer the competitive advantage. Option too, to make sure that there is enough work. Option three, self-organizing teams can adapt to the changes in no time. Option four, change requests springs in more business for the development organization. Correct answer is option one. Agile principle states, welcome changing requirements even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage. Question 115, the remaining identified effort in the sprint against time is shown by Option one, velocity chart, option to release burn up chart, option three, sprint Burndown Chart. Option four. Impediment list. Correct answer is option three. 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 116. Which of the following is mandated by the scrub? Option one, sprint Burndown Chart, option to velocity chart. Option three, product backlog option for all three are mandated. Correct answer is option three. Product backlog is an artifact in Scrum. Others serves different purposes and team can go for alternate options. Question 117, velocity is one of the inputs that can be used to predict the size of work that developers can take up in next sprint. True or False? Correct answer is true. 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 developers have done in a sprint. It is an indication of the past performance of developers. It, along with other factors, helps in determining the amount of work that it can take up in the next sprint. Question, 1181 of the key stakeholders has requested for a new feature in the product. As per the Scrum guidelines, he has addressed his request to the product owner and ask them to make this feature as the highest priority item for the next sprint. Who has the final say on the priority of this new backlog item? Option one, developer's option to the Product Owner. Option three, the business users option for the scrum master. Option five, the stakeholders. Correct answer is option two. The product owner owns the Product Backlog and it's order. He or she will be influenced by the inputs received from all stakeholders. That final decision is with him or her. Everyone should respect his or her decisions regarding this. Question. 119, the Product Owner is responsible for the product backlog, including its content, availability and ordering. The sprint backlog contains the Sprint goal, the set of Product Backlog Items selected for the sprint, plus a plan for delivering the Product Increment and realizing the Sprint goal. Who will be responsible for maintaining the sprint backlog? Option one, scrum master option to product owner and developers. Option three, developers option for Scrum Team. Correct answer is option three. Developers on the work within this crumb and they own, create, and maintains the sprint backlog. Question 120. Which statement is true about product backlog? Option one. Product backlog is never complete. Option two, if a product exists, it's Product Backlog also exists. Option three. Product Backlog Items often include test descriptions. Option for all of these are true. Correct answer is option for the Product Backlog is dynamic. It constantly changes to identify what the product needs to be appropriate, competitive, and useful if a product exists. Product backlog also exists. Product Backlog Items often include test descriptions that will prove its completeness when done. This is usually captured in the form of acceptance criteria. 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.