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Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 5

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

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5 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      1:06
    • 2. Practice Questions 161 - 170

      7:46
    • 3. Practice Questions 171 - 180

      7:52
    • 4. Practice Questions 181 - 190

      7:41
    • 5. Practice Questions 191 - 200

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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 fifth 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: Welcome to the course Practice questions for scrum master certification assessments. Part five. 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 fifth course in the Siri's 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 161 - 170: question 161 All the product backlog items done in a cancelled sprint will be discarded. True or false? Correct answer is false. The done items will be reviewed and if they are usable, potentially ship herbal the product owner accepts it. The rest of the items will be re estimated and put back in product backlog. Question 162 Onley. The product owner has the authority to cancel the sprint. True or false? Correct answer is true. This is a very rare case. A sprint would be cancelled when the sprint gold becomes obsolete. Others can influence this decision but the authority remains with the product owner. Question 163 The organization has decided to change its business priorities. This will stop funding for the project. The CEO has called up the scrum master and asked him to stop the work on the project. What should the immediate action Option one. Inform the development team to stop the work Option two. Inform the product owner and follow his Slash her decision Option three. Disperse the team option for request the CEO for more time. Correct answer is Option two. Inform the product owner and follow his or her decision. This may lead to the canceling of the sprint, but the formal decision should come from the product owner. This is a very rare case. A sprint would be cancelled when the sprint gold becomes obsolete. Others can influence this decision. But the authority remains with the product owner. Question 164 What are the questions that scrum master should ask during daily scrum option one? What did you do yesterday to meet the sprint goal? What will you do today? Do you see any impediment? Option two scrum master should inquire and collect the remaining work for each member. Option three Scrum Master should explain the plan for next 24 hours Option for scrum master is not a participant in daily scrum but should make sure that the development team conduct the daily scrum Correct answer is option for Scrum master is not a participant in daily scrum but should make sure that the development team conduct the daily scrum Daily Scrum is an event for the development team They self organize and create a plan for next 24 hours. Question. 165 One week into the sprint, the development team found the current solution framework which they have created earlier in the project, need to be updated to support one of the features that is being developed. What best should they dio? Option one scrum master will facilitate the solution Option two. Put the feature on hold. Option three Analyzed the impact and make required changes option for remove the feature Correct answer is Option three Analyzed the impact and make required changes. Development Team is responsible for all the work required towards the Sprint goal. Question 166 What can be a good practice in handling performance requirements in scrum Option one as part of design Sprint Option two As part of re factoring activities. Option three. A dedicated performance tester in the team option for added to the definition of done for all increments. Correct Answer is option for added to the definition of done for all increments. 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. 167. Definition of done includes release to production true or false? Correct answer is false. Definition of done for a user story is a set of pre established conditions for confirming the same as done. It makes sure that increment is ship herbal when to release it to the production is a decision from Product Owner Question 168. The aim of the Sprint is to create, done, usable and potentially releasable product increments, which statements below described the purpose of definition of done. Select to Option one. It helps development team while selecting backlog items for the Sprint Option. Two. It helps in evaluating the developer performance Option three. It defines when an increment can be considered as ready for release. That is ship herbal option, for it gives timelines for completion of the selected items. Correct answer is options one and three. Definition of done is a set of pre established conditions for confirming the same as done. It makes sure that increments is ship herbal Question. 169. If the organization has a definition of done, that should be followed by all product teams. As it is true or falls correct. Answer is false. If the definition of done for an increment is part of the conventions, standards or guidelines of the development organization. All scrum teams must follow it as a minimum and add project specific conditions to it. Question 170 which among the low is a decision not owned by the development team. Option one. Decide number of items included in the Sprint Option two. Decide as a self organizing team. How will they convert the selected items to a done ship? Herbal increments of product Option three Decide when should the increment be released to production option for decide which will be the best testing approach for the Sprint. Correct answer is option three decide when should the increment be released to production Development Team has the responsibility of creating a done ship herbal increments when to release it to the production is a decision with product owner. 3. Practice Questions 171 - 180: question 171. When will the sole owner for selected a backlog item assigned Option one at spring planning ? Option two. It is a pull system. When a development team members start working on it, he or she becomes the sole owner of that item. Option three. Never option for assignment will be decided during the refinement and ownership start when Sprint begins. Correct answer is Option three. Never 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 172. The development team is facing an issue with a new Web serve ice interface, which needs their collective effort. Who should coordinate the resolution? Option one. The Scrum Master as he or she is the facilitator. Option two. The product owner as the requirement owner. Option three. The architect as it is technical issue option for the development team themselves. Correct answer is option for the development team themselves. Development team is self organizing. This is not an external impediment for the scrum master to coordinate question. 173 a defect is detected in an increment from last Sprint. The development team will be providing the fix, but who will be accountable to make sure that the fix is provided? Option one Development Team Option two Scrum Master Option three Product manager Option for release manager. Correct Answer is Option one. Development Team Development Team owns all aspects of the work that they are doing. They are responsible for the fix. They are self organizing and team is committed for the goals. Question 174. Development Team is building an interactive user interface. They need to test its behavior in handheld devices. Who is responsible for this activity? Option one You I expert Option two Performance tester. Option three. Development team option for user experience. Expert. Correct answer is Option three. Development Team Development Team is cross functional with all required skills, they will be doing all the work required for converting the selected items to a done increments. There are no titles in the development team. Question. 175 in empiricism. Decisions are made based on option one. What is predicted. Option two. Assumptions. Option three risk and complexity option for what is known correct answer is option for what is known. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is known. Question 176 as per scrum guidelines, the product backlog items must be estimated using story points and work items in sprint. Backlog must be estimated in ideal days. True or falls correct. Answer is false. Scrum does not prescribe any specific technique. The scrum team can decide what best work for them. Question. 177. The product backlog is an ordered list of everything that is known to be needed in the product. It is the single source of requirements for any changes to be made to the product. The product owner is responsible for the product backlog, including its content availability and ordering. WHO is responsible for estimating product backlog items. Option one Scrum Master Option two Product Owner Option three Development Team Option for scrum team Correct answer is Option three Development Team. The development team is responsible for all estimates. The product owner may influence the development team by helping it understand and select trade offs, but the people who will perform the work make the final estimate Question 178. Why should the product owner via participant in daily scrum option one. He represents the stakeholders in daily scrum. Option two as scrum master is not mandatory participant product owner. Facilitate the event Option three. He or she is not a participant in daily scrum option for to collect the status towards achieving the sprint goal. Correct answer is option three He or she is not a participant in daily scrum. This is an event for development team scrum master in 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 179 Who all are the participants in sprint retrospectives? Select all that Apply Option one Scrum Master Option two. Product Owner Option three Stakeholders Option for Development team Correct answer is options 12 and four The Sprint retrospective is an opportunity for the scrum team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be enacted during the next sprint. The scrum team consists of scrum master product owner and development team. Question 180 When should we start the next Sprint option one immediately after the previous sprint option two. When the requirements are ready and product owner give the go ahead. Option three Development team decides with the product owner based on the status of the product backlog option for first day of the calendar month. If it is not a holiday, correct answer is Option one. Immediately after the previous sprint, a new sprint starts immediately after the previous sprint ends. 4. Practice Questions 181 - 190: question 181. It is a good practice to use the gap between two sprints for backlog refinement activities . This will avoid working on next sprint during current one and make sure there are enough backlog items in the ready state. True or false? Correct answer is false. A new sprint starts immediately after the previous sprint ends. There is no gap between sprints. Question 182. Is it a good idea to conduct Sprint Review for current Sprint during next Sprint? True or false? Correct Answer is false. Sprint Review must be conducted before next Sprint planning decision during the Sprint review. May make changes in the product backlog and influence next planning question. 183. What is true about formal events in scrum? Option one Development team decides what are the formal events required for them? Option two. Formal events enable transparency and gives opportunities for inspection and adaptation. Option three Time box for all formal events can very based on sprint length option for all statements are true. Correct answer is option. Two. Formal events enable transparency and gives opportunities for inspection and adaptation. Question 184 formal events reduce the need for any other meetings in scrum true or falls correct. Answer is true. 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 185 which is the prescribed event used only for package software development. Option one Spring Planning Option two. Daily scrum option three. All events are mandatory for all kind of project option for Sprint Review Option five Sprint retrospective Correct answer is option three. All events are mandatory for all kinds of project. Each event serves a specific purpose in essential in the success of Scrum, we should not avoid any events. All events are mandatory for all kinds of project. Question 186. What should we do if we are not able to finish sprint scope, select all that apply in this scenario. Option one Done items will be accepted and others will be moved to next sprint Option. Two items that are not done or not usable as it is will be re estimated and moved back to the product backlog. Option three. All items will be moved to next Sprint option for the done items will be reviewed. And if they are usable and potentially ship herbal, the product owner accepts it. Correct answer is options two and four. 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. This event will be considered during review and retrospective. As an inspect. An adept opportunity team should maintain high levels of transparency. The moment they understand the goal is not achievable. They should discuss the same with the product owner. Probably they can re negotiate the scope. Question 187. The increment must be released to the production at the end of every hardening sprint. True or falls correct. Answer is false. Increment must be done and tested in every aspect. It must be done and ship herbal. When to ship it will be a decision from the product owner. There is nothing called hardening Sprint Question 188. By the end of Sprint planning meeting, the development team was not able to decompose the work required for all the selected backlog items, although they have a clear understanding of the same. What should be done next. Option one. Increase the Time Box Option two. Start the work towards the Sprint Goal option. Three. Remove those items from the Sprint Backlog option for conduct. Another planning meeting Correct answer is Option two. Start the work towards the Sprint goal. Sprint Planning is a time boxed event. Sprint backlog need not be completed at the end of planning meeting. Work planned for the first days of the Sprint by the development team is decomposed by the end of this meeting and at any time during the sprint, the Sprint backlog can be updated. Question 189 An adjustment must be made as soon as possible to minimize further deviation. What does this refer to you? Option one. Focus. Option two. Transparency Option three Adaptation Option for courage Correct Answer is Option three. Adaptation. Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory or empiricism. Three pillars uphold every implementation of empirical process, control our transparency, inspection and adaptation. If an inspection reveals an issue and need a corrective action, the action must be taken as soon as possible to minimize further issues. Question 190. How can the management help scrum team Option one. Provide the release plan Option two. Monitor the development team progress and alert them. Option three. Review the sprint backlog and suggests changes. Option for support the scrum team on their way to excel as a self organizing, self managed team. Correct answer is option for support this crumb team on their way to excel as a self organizing, self managed team. There is no role defined 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. 5. Practice Questions 191 - 200: question 191 development team is using a burned down chart to track the remaining identified work in the Sprint. At some point, it shows an upward spike. What can be an accepted reason? Option One Development Team added a new task Option two Scrum Master has re estimated a task Option three product owner has added a new story in the Sprint backlog option. For any of these. Correct answer is Option one Development Team added. A new task Sprint backlog is owned and maintained by the development team at any point of time. The development team can add new tasks to the sprint back lock or re estimate the items as more is known, So the total remaining effort may increase at times. Question 192. Which of the following is not mandated by the scrum Option one. Sprint Backlog Option two Velocity Chart Option three. Product backlog option for none of these are mandated. Correct answer is Option two Velocity Chart Scrum doesn't mandate any specific tools. The scrum team can decide the tools that work best for them. Question. 193 A Sprint burned down chart shows the amount of work that the team should complete every day. True or false? Correct answer is false. 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 194. The product owner has the final say on the order of items in the product backlog. What can be an exception? Option one Development team requesting for a change in the order. Option two. Product sponsor requesting for a change in the order. Option three Scrum Master requesting for a change in the order option. For no exceptions, correct answer is option. For no exceptions, the product owner owns the product backlog in its order, everyone should respect his or her decisions regarding this. The product owner may be influenced by others, but has the final say. Question 195. Development team follows certain ground rules for performing and updating work within the Sprint. Who is responsible for maintaining these rules? Option one Scrum Master Option two Product owner. Option three Development team option for scrum team Correct answer is Option three. Development Team Development Team owns the work within the scrum and decides how to perform it. They own all aspects of this work Question 196. 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 creating this plan? Option one Scrum Master Option two Product Owner 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 197 During the sprint, the scrum master got an idea about an interesting feature which can be part the product. What best should he or she dio Option one. Create a plan for developing it. Agile welcome changes for customers. Competitive advantage Option two Ignore it is not his job Option three. Bring it to the notice of product owner option for develop it If there is capacity left in the sprint, correct answer is Option three. Bring it to the notice of product owner product owner is responsible for the content and value. The product owner owns the product backlog in its order, his or her decisions will be influenced by the inputs received from all stakeholders. Question. 198th. All product backlog items must be in the form of user stories to wear or falls. Correct Answer is false. Scrum does not prescribe any specific format. Question 199. What is the best way to prioritize product backlog? Option one. The development team self organizes and come up with the best order. Option two. Product owner decides the order with best of his or her knowledge and most appropriate for the business. Option three. Based on the risk and complexity option for based on the dependencies, correct answer is Option two. Product owner decides the order with best of his or her knowledge and most appropriate for the business. The product owner owns the product backlog in its order. Risk Business value and complexity can be among the factors that influence Question 200. The product owner is responsible to make sure that the development team select enough number of items based on their capacity true or false correct answer is false. Product owner defines the priorities and expectations, but it is the development team who decide the number of items that they can take up. It is based on their capacity. Other roles can negotiate and influence this decisions, but the final decision on the capacity is with the development team.