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

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

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5 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:06
    • 2. Practice Questions 81 - 90

      8:12
    • 3. Practice Questions 91 - 100

      8:14
    • 4. Practice Questions 101 - 110

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    • 5. Practice Questions 111 - 120

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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 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.

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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 three. This course has 40 questions for scrum master certifications. Assessments Questions ranged 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 as defined in the scrum guide. This will make the student better prepared for scrum master 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 - 90: question 81. What is not true about scrum? The options are option. One team is empowered and participates in planning. Option two. Collaborate with client throughout the project Life Cycle Option three. Planning in different levels Initial up front planning at the start, just in time planning, innit Orations option for detailed requirements up front. Correct answer is option for detailed requirements up front in scrum. The requirements and solutions evolve in an iterated and incremental way. Question 82. What can be a valid reason for canceling a sprint? The options are option one. Unexpected leaves reduced team capacity. Option two when not all committed items can be finished. Option three. The Sprint goal is no longer valid. Option for the scrum Master goes missing. Correct answer is Option three. The Sprint goal is no longer valid. In very rare cases, Sprint can be cancelled when the sprint gold 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 falls correct. Answer is true. Onley, the product owner, has three authority to cancel the sprint, although he or she may do so under influence from the stakeholders, the development team or the scrum master. Question 84 During daily scrum which artifact is referred to inspect the progress towards Sprint goal, the options are Option one Sprint backlog Option two Product backlog Option three Project Charter option for product roadmap Correct answer is option one Sprint backlog 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 the Development Team. Some teams use three questions. What can be proper questions to be used during the daily scrum? Select Best three. The options are Option one. What did I do yesterday that helped the development team meet the sprint goal option two. How much time I have spent yesterday on sprint Tasks Option three. What will I do today to help the development team meet the Sprint goal option for Do I see any impediment that prevents me or the development team from meeting the Sprint goal? Correct answer is options 13 and four. Scrum does not mandate anyone format The structure of the meeting is set by the development team 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 Involved As the product is being built, who will be working towards this? The options are Option one solution Architect Option two Development Team Option three Team Lead option For this is an ongoing activity. Create a sub team within development team to work on this correct answer is Option two. Development Team Development Team is responsible for the architecture. They will start with the minimum required design and architecture and improves it is sprints. Go on. Question 87. How should the development team deal with nonfunctional requirements? The options are option one. Make sure every increment meets them. Option two Handled during release. Sprint Option three. It is duty of architect team option for ignore and concentrate on burned down. Correct answer is option one. Make sure every increment meets them. All increments need to satisfy this requirement, so one of the best practices will be adding it to the definition of done for all items. Question 88 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 ship herbal are done. Definition of done will include organization standards, release requirements, legal aspects, etcetera. Definition of done can be defined for product backlog item, Sprint or release Question 89. How much work should the development team do on selected backlog items? The options are Option one coding testing and integration. Option two 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 as much as it has communicated to the product, owner in conformance with the definition of done development team 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 increments has done. It makes sure that increment is ship herbal. Question 90. There is no definition of done defined in the organization. What should scrum follow? The options are Option one. Development team must define a definition of done appropriate for the product. Option two asked 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. Development team must define a definition of done appropriate for the product. If done, Foran increments is not a convention of the development organization. The development team of the scrum team must define a definition of done appropriate for the product. 3. Practice Questions 91 - 100: Question 91. There are three teams working on the same product. Select the correct statement. The options are Option one. Each development team self organizes and come up with their definition of done. That will be best for them. Option two. All development teams must mutually define 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. All development teams must mutually defined definition of done, which makes the integrated product usable 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 the same product, they should make sure that the integrated increments is ship Herbal Question 92 which among the low is a decision from development team. The options are Option one time box for a daily scrum Option two Release date to production Option three. How to create the increment option for product backlog. Ordering correct answer is option three. How to create the increments Development team owns 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 development team members so that there is a single point of ownership for every backlog items selected for the sprint? The options are Option one Development Team is self organizing. They will decide which member is the owner and answerable for progress of each backlog. Item. Option two based on the complexity of selected items and experience level of development 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 Development Team member who is creating a feature and who is developing the automated test scripts have a different understanding on the technical approach. Who responsible to resolve this issue? The options are Option one product owner Option two Scrum Master Option three Development team option for project manager. Correct answer is Option three. Development team is self organizing. This is not an external impediment for the scrum master To coordinate Development Team must clear the conflict. They can consult the product owner if they need to clarify the expected behavior. But responsibility for the resolution lies with the development team. Question 95 over a couple of sprints The development team has noticed that the code anomalies are keep on increasing. It is still within the accepted limits but shows an upward trend. What should they dio? The options are Option one. Ask scrum Master to give strict instruction to the team that they should follow coding standards. Option two. 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. Decide as team How to stop this trend and improve it further. Development team is self organizing. It is not a candidate for acceptance criteria. Question 96. Who tracked progress towards the Sprint goal during the sprint. The options are Option one The Development Team Option two. The Product Owner Option three. The end User option for the scrum Master correct answer is Option one the development team . It is a self organizing, self managed team. They tracked their progress towards the Sprint goal. Events and artifacts will help them in this question. 97. Who decides how to work towards the sprint gold during the sprint? The options are Option one Development Team Option two Scrum team Option three Scrum Master option for product owner. Correct Answer is Option one. Development Team Development Team owns the work towards the Sprint goal. Question 98. As work progresses in, Sprint Development Team came to know that their increments must be tested for its compatibility with the existing legacy components. Who is responsible for this? The options are Option one scrum Master Option two Development Team Option three Integration Team option for stakeholders as coordinated by product owner. Correct answer is Option two. Development Team Development Team is responsible for producing a done usable and readily releasable increments. They may take help from other roles, but the responsibility remains with them. Question 99. What is true about empirical process control theory? The options are option One plan is a one time activity option. Two knowledge comes from assumptions. Option three making decisions based on what is known. Correct answer is Option three making decisions based on what is known. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is known. Question 100 which estimation technique is prescribed by scrum. The options are option one ideal days. Option two story points Option three. T shirt sizing option for functional points Option five. None of the above correct answer is option five. None of the above scrum does not prescribe any specific technique. The scrum team can decide what best work for them. 4. Practice Questions 101 - 110: question 101 who all are the mandatory participants in daily scrum. The options are Option one scrum master and Development team Option two Development Team Option three Project manager and development team option for architect and development team . Option five Product owner and Development team. Correct answer is Option two Development Team. This is an event for development team, scrum master and product owner. If they are part of development, team should participate in daily scrum Scrum Master 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 Option two falls. A new sprint starts immediately after the previous sprint ends. We should consider the effort required for fixing these defects while calculating the capacity for newsprint. Question 103 A new Sprint will stat. The options are option one immediately after the Sprint Review Option two. 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. Immediately after the previous sprint. A new sprint 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. The options are option one. Best choice as team will be less occupied. Option two incidents during the Sprint will be fresh in the 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 two and three. 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 next 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 falls all formal events inside sprint are opportunities for inspect. An adept 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 of light. The options are option one. All events are time boxed that every event has a maximum duration. Option two Development team decides. 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 options 13 and four. All formal events inside sprint are opportunities for inspect in a depth. Avoiding any of them results in reduced transparency and is a lost opportunity to inspect an adept question. 107 formal events remove the need for any other meetings in scrum true or falls Correct Answer is false. Formal events reduce the need for any other meetings in scrum, but scrum team may need other meetings. Scrum events doesn't eliminate all other meetings. Question 108th which is the prescribed event that should not be avoided by any chance. The options are option one Spring Planning Option two. Daily scrum option three. All events are mandatory. Option for Sprint Review Option five. Sprint retrospective Correct answer is option three. All events are mandatory. Each event serves a specific purpose and essential in 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 moved to the next sprint. True or false? Correct answer is false. The development team 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 moved back to the product backlog. Question 110. When can we continue the daily scrum beyond 15 minutes? The options are option one when there are new members in the team. Option two. When the team is facing technical challenges, Option three when the team must design a component option for it should not be extended. Correct answer is option for it should not be extended daily. Scrum is a time boxed event for 15 minutes long. Discussions should be avoided in this meeting and, as required teams should schedule them separately. 5. Practice Questions 111 - 120: question 111. Why Scrum For For a short duration sprints, the options are option one. Early feedback option two. Better focus. Option three. Easy to respond to changes. Option for reduced risk Option five. All answers are correct. Correct answer is option five. All answers are correct. There are many reasons favoring shorter's prints, 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? The options are option one. A maximum of one month option two. Short enough to reduce risk. Option three long enough to create a usable increments option for all. These answers are correct. Correct answer is option for all. These answers are correct. Sprint is maximum of one moth where development team produces a ship. Herbal increments Longer period will increase the risk and will be less synchronized with business. Always prefer a shorter duration. Question. 113 Support from senior management. The options are 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 for very important in the success of Scrum. 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 the options are option one to give the customer the competitive advantage. Option two. To make sure that there is enough work, Option three self organizing teams can adapt to the changes in no time option for change. Request springs in more business for the development organization. Correct answer is option one to give the customer the competitive advantage. Actual principle states welcome changing requirements even late in development. Actual processes Harness change for the customers. Competitive Advantage Question 115 The remaining identified effort in the Sprint against Time is shown by the options are Option one velocity Chart Option two Release Burn up charge Option three Sprint Burned down chart Option for impediment list Correct Answer is option three Sprint Burned down chart 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 116. Which of the following is mandated by the scrum? The options are option one. Sprint Burned down Chart Option two Velocity Chart Option three Product backlog option for all three are mandated Correct Answer is Option three. Product backlog. 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 development team 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, for 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 get along with other factors helps in determining the amount of work that it can take up in the next sprint question 118. One 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 him 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. The options are Option one the Development Team Option two. 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. The product owner owns the product backlog. In its order, he or she will be influenced by the inputs received from all stakeholders. But final decision is with product owner. Everyone should respect decisions regarding this question. 119. The product owner is responsible for the product backlog, including its content availability and ordering. The sprint backlog is the set of product backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product increments and realizing the sprint goal. Who will be responsible for maintaining the Sprint backlog? The options are. Option one scrum master Option two product owner and the development team. Option three. Development team option for scrum team. Correct answer is Option three. Development Team Development Team owns the work within the scrum, and they own, create and maintains the Sprint backlog. Question. 120. Which statement is true about product backlog? The options are option one. Product backlog is never complete. Option two. If a product exists, its product backlog also exists. Option three Product backlog items often include test descriptions. Option for all. These are true. Correct answer is option for all. These are true. The product backlog is dynamic. It constantly changes to identify what the product needs to be appropriate, competitive and useful. If a product exists, its product backlog also exists. Product backlog items often include test descriptions that will prove its completeness. This is usually captured in the form of acceptance criteria