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Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 6

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 6

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

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    • 1. Course Introduction

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    • 2. Practice Questions 201 to 210

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    • 4. Practice Questions 221 to 230

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    • 5. Practice Questions 231 to 240

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*Updated as per the latest Scrum Guide, Nov 2020. We have updated the course content as per the changes made in the latest version of the scrum Guide(TM)

This course is prepared keeping Professional Scrum Master® I (PSM I®) certification assessment in mind and follows scrum as described in the The Scrum Guide.

This is the sixth one in the series.

  • This course has 40 questions for scrum master certification exams / assessments.

  • Prepared keeping Scrum. org Professional Scrum Master® I (PSM I®) certification assessment in mind

  • Questions and explanations are based on Scrum as defined in The Scrum Guide™.

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This course has 4 videos of 10 questions each. Questions range from basic to expert level and explanations are given for all answers.

Knowledge of Scrum is desirable for taking this course. Practice tests are based on Scrum as defined in The Scrum Guide™.

This will make the student better prepared Scrum Master certification assessments and interviews for Scrum roles. Questions and explanations are based on Scrum as defined in The Scrum Guide™. This is helpful for any Professional appearing for Scrum Master Certifications and Interviews.

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1. Course Introduction: Hello, welcome to the course practice questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Part six. 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 sixth course in the series. Knowledge of Scrum is desirable for taking this course. Practice tests are based on Scrum as defined in the Scrum GAD. 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 201 to 210: Question 201, Scrum talks about self organizing teams. They manage their own work. So formal planning is not required in Scrum. Option one. Planning brings in command and control and should be avoided. Option to detailed planning is required in advance. Option three, Scrum do enough planning at various levels. Option for create an overall plan and rest. Leave to the developers? Correct answer is option three. Scrum do enough planning at various levels. Scrum do plan, but in enough quantity, we will have an overall high-level, long-term planet release level and detailed plans at the beginning of each sprint. Developers have daily scrum, which serves as a daily planning. Question. 202. Which of the following is false? Option one, a sprint can be cancelled if the Sprint goal becomes obsolete. Option to the scrum master coaches the team in keeping the events within time box. Option three, the developers can renegotiate scope with product owner if they find their actual capacity is not as expected. Option for a fully formed sprint backlog is one of the expected outcome from Sprint Planning. Correct answer is option for a fully formed sprint backlog is one of the expected outcome from Sprint Planning. This statement is wrong. Sprint backlog is a live document during the sprint. As N1 more knowledge is available. Developers update, add, or remove items in the sprint backlog. Question. 203. What are the benefits of continuous integration? Select two. Option one, integration issues detected early. Option to a working build is guaranteed all the times. Option three, code become more readable. Option for code become more reusable. Correct answer is options 12. In continuous integration, each code changes are checked for integration issues. It makes sure that a stable build is available all the time. A problematic code will not block the work of other team members. Question 204, which option best represents the test-driven development? Option one, test code, refactor, deliver. Option to refactor, test code, deliver. Option three, code, test refactor, deliver. Option for test code, deliver. Refactor. Correct answer is option one. Test code refactor deliver tests are written first, run it and fail. Then enough code is written to pass the test. The code is then improved and the cycle repeats. Question 205, which among below describes one of Product Owner actions. Option one, manage the team. Option to maintain sprint backlog. Option three, ensuring that the product backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all option for create definition of done. Correct answer is option three, ensuring that the product backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all creating and maintaining the product backlog. Making sure that it is clear and well understood by the developers fall under product owner responsibilities. Question 206, which all items in the list below falls under product owner responsibilities. Option one, decide number of items included in the sprint. Option two, owns the requirements. Product backlog. Option three, define the features of the product. Option for responsible for the content of Product Backlog? Correct answer is options 234. Developers decide how many items can be included in the sprint. Rest our product owner responsibilities. Question 207. Who is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from work of the developers. Option one, the team self organizes option to the Product Owner. Option three, The End User option for the scrum master. Correct answer is option to the Product Owner. 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 work of the developers. Question 280, which is not true about product owner role. Option one, be responsible for maximizing the value of the product. Option to responsible for estimating the Product Backlog Items. Option three, prioritize features according to market value. Option for except or reject work results. Correct answer is option to responsible for estimating the Product Backlog Items. The developers are responsible for all estimates. The product owner may influence the developers by helping it understand and select tradeoffs. But the people who will perform the work make the final estimate. Question. 209. Customer organization is conducting a meeting to introduce a new process in their organization, which will be in effect from next calendar year. The scrum team is developing a software which will automate a part of this process. Who should represent the scrum team in this meeting? Option one, scrum master option to developers. Option three, product owner option for anyone from Scrum Team? Correct answer is option three, product owner. Product owner represents the customer to the developers. He or she should be representing the team here. Question 210, which is not true about the product owner role. Select all applies. Option one, decide number of items included in the sprint option to responsible for estimating the Product Backlog Items. Option three, adjust Product Backlog Items and priority every iteration as needed. Option four decides the order of work items inside the sprint. Correct answer is options 124. Developers do the estimates. Developers decide how many items can be included in the sprint and the order in which they should be processed. 3. Practice Questions 211 to 220: Question 211, which among below are part of product owner actions. Option one, clearly expressing Product Backlog Items. Option to ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions. Option three, ensuring that the product backlog is clear to the developer's team members. Option for make sure that items in the sprint backlog are split into engineering tasks during the sprint planning. Correct answer is options 123, developers ONE and has full responsibility over sprint backlog. And how should they plan their work? Either three options are part of product backlog management activities performed by the product owner. Question 212. Product Owner Tracks that total projected work remaining in the product. When will this happen? Option one, at least every Sprint Review option to at least at the end of every sprint planning. Option three, at least when new items are added to the product backlog. Option four, at least during backlog refinement. Correct answer is option one. At least every sprint reveal. His happens at least during every sprint reveal. The product owner compares this amount with work remaining at Sprint Reviews to assess progress toward completing projected work. Question 213. Product Backlog Refinement is the act of adding details, estimates, and order to items in the Product Backlog. Developers participate in Product Backlog Refinement activities. Who is responsible to make sure that there are enough details included in a Product Backlog Items. Option one, scrum team option to developers and product owner. Option three, product owner option for developers. Correct answer is option three, product owner. Product owner remains accountable for product backlog that developers can spend a part of their time. Question 214. Product Backlog Refinement can be used for option one, adding details to the Product Backlog Items. Option to estimating the Product Backlog Items. Option three, ordering the Product Backlog Items. Option for all three answers are correct. Correct answer is option for all three answers are correct. Product Backlog Refinement is the act of adding detail estimates in order to items in the Product Backlog. This is an ongoing process in which the product owner and the developers collaborate on the details, have Product Backlog Items. 215, a key stakeholder requests the Scrum Master to add a new feature in the current sprint. It is of high importance for the business. What should be the best action? Option one, add to the product backlog. As the sprint has already started. Option to address it to the developers to take a decision and facilitate the decision. Option three, reject the request as it was not part of original scope option for direct the request to the product owner so that he or she can work with the stakeholder? Correct answer is option for direct the request to the product owner so that he or she can work with the stakeholder, the Product Owner, the single source of requirements for the scrum team. No changes should be made that endanger the Sprint goal. The product owner will decide if the new feature should be added to the product backlog and prioritize it. Question 216, which is not a topic for Sprint Retrospective. Option one, definition of done option to sprint goal for next sprint. Option three, the way the team do their work. Option for issues with the tools used, correct answer is option to sprint goal for next sprint. Sprint goal of next sprint is not a topic for retrospective. Retrospect, inspect how the last sprint went with regards to people, relationships, process, and tools. 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. Question. 217, a distributed team is running one month sprints. In the middle of the sprint, a team member raised their concern over the quality of a communication tool that they are using. What should be an appropriate action? Option? One, park the issue for the next retrospective option to coordinate with the vendor to fix the issue. Option three, this has nothing to do with the Product Increment. Ignore option for coach the team that Agile value individuals and interactions over processes and tools? Correct answer is option to coordinate with the vendor to fix the issue. Sprint retrospective is one of the inspect and adapt event, but improvements can be found and implemented at anytime. Question 218, what is Sprint Review? Select the best answer. Option one, reviews the planning efficiency of the Scrum Team. Option two, reviews how the work was carried out during the sprint, and find areas of improvement. Option three, Scrum team and stakeholders inspect the increment coming out of the Sprint and decides what to do in the upcoming sprint. Option four, scrum team and stakeholders inspect the increment coming out of the Sprint and create a sprint goal for upcoming Sprint? Correct answer is option three. Scrum team and stakeholders inspect the increment coming out of this sprint and decides what to do in the upcoming sprint. During the sprint review, the scrum team and stakeholders collaborate about what was done in the sprint. It is an opportunity to get the feedback and decide what do to next. Question. 219. Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems. True or False. Correct answer is true. This is the definition provided in Scrum Guide. Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems while productively and creatively delivering products have the highest possible value? Question. 220. Select the true statements. Option one, only product owner can ride Product Backlog Items without delegating to anyone. Option to. Only developers are responsible for estimates in product backlog. Option three, only product owner can cancel the sprint option for only developers responsible for updating sprint backlog? Correct answer is options 234. Product Owner is responsible and owns the product backlog. His or her decisions are final. Bot developers can get involved in this and write backlog items as guided by product owner. So option one is not true. 4. Practice Questions 221 to 230: Question 221, which statement is not true about Scrum? Option one, iterations or sprints of max one month. Option two, self-managed cross-functional teams. Option three, predictive rather than adaptive planning, option for high alignment of IT and business. Correct answer is option three, predictive rather than adaptive planning. In Scrum, we do adaptive rather than predictive planning. In adaptive planning, we define an overall plan at the start, but it is not frozen. Ones work starts, the plan may change to adapt to the new learnings and changes. Question 222, scrum Masters should be technical person, True or False. Correct answer is False. His Scrum Master not necessarily be a technical person. That technical knowledge may help Scrum Master. Question 223, which among the below items are not true about the scrum master option one, scrum master promotes and supports Scrum option to Scrum Master reviews the increment done by the developers. Option three, Scrum Master is a servant leader. Option four, scrum master protects the team from unwanted external interferences. Correct answer is option to Scrum Master reviews the increment done by the developers. This statement is not true. He increments from the team are reviewed and accepted by the product owner. Question 224, who helps everyone change their interactions with Scrum Team to maximize the value created by the scrum team. Option one, product owner, option to Scrum Master. Option three, project Lead, option for developers. Correct answer is option to Scrum Master. The Scrum Master is a servant leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the scrum team are helpful and which aren't. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the scrum team. Question 225, what is the role of Scrum Master during daily scrub? Option one, ask three questions. Option to collect the status. Option three, Teach the developers to keep time box option for. All of these are true, correct? Answer is option three. Teach the developers to keep timebox. The Scrum Master need not be present, but ensures that the developers have the meeting. The developers are responsible for conducting the daily scrum. The scrum master teaches the developers to keep the daily scrum within the 15 minute time box. Question 226, Scrum Master role includes option one, shielding team from external interruptions, option to assigning tasks. Option three, selecting the product backlog items for the next sprint option for all three options are correct. Correct answer is option one. Shielding team from external interruptions. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the scrum team are helpful and which aren't. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the scrum team. Question 227, what is the role of Scrum Master during sprint 0? Option one, complete an overall plan for release based on what is known option to conduct SCRUM training for the team. Option three, US requirement gathering techniques to collect inputs from all stakeholders. Option for there is nothing called Sprint 0. Correct answer is option four. Here is nothing called Sprint 0. Here is only one type of sprint that create a done shippable increment. Question, 228. What is a sprint backlog? Option one, the Sprint goal crafted during the sprint planning, plus the list of Product Backlog Items required for achieving the Sprint goal option to a detailed project plan with all the work for the upcoming sprint option three, the sprint backlog is the set of Product Backlog Items selected for the sprint plus delivery dates against each item. Option for 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. Correct answer is option for the sprint backlog consists of the Sprint goal, the set of Product Backlog Items selected for this sprint, plus a plan for delivering the Product Increment and realizing the Sprint goal. The sprint backlog is a forecast by the developers about what functionality will be in the next increment and the work needed to deliver that functionality into a done increment. Question. 229, a real-time picture of the work that the developers plan to accomplish during the sprint is captured using option one and increment option to the sprint backlog. Option three. The product backlog option for any of these correct answer is option to the sprint backlog. The sprint backlog consists of the Sprint goal, the set of Product Backlog Items selected for this sprint plus a plan for delivering the Product Increment and realizing the Sprint goal. As new work is required, the developers at it to the sprint backlog as work is performed or completed, the estimated remaining work is updated when elements of the plan are deemed unnecessary, they are removed. Question 230, when will the Sprint goal be created? Option one, during the sprint planning option to during the backlog refinement. Option three, either during the backlog refinement or during the sprint planning option for during sprint review? Correct answer is option one. During the sprint planning. During sprint planning, the scrum team also crafts as sprint goal. The sprint goal is an objective that will be met within the sprint through the implementation of the product backlog. And it provides guidance to the developers on why it is building the increment. 5. Practice Questions 231 to 240: Question 231, a developer's team member resigns from the organization and replaced by a new member. What should we expect as an impact on the productivity? Option one, no change as capacity remains the same option to increase as we have a fresh perspective. Option three, increase temporarily. Option for reduced temporarily. Correct answer is option four, reduce temporarily. With any change in the team composition, we should expect a temporarily decrease in productivity. The new member need time to get into the rhythm and team may reorganize. Question 232. What is the benefit of co-located teams? Option one, effective communication. Option two, faster decisions. Option three, better coordination, option for more trust. Option five, all these answers are correct. Correct answer is option five. I'll these answers are correct. Co-located teams will have many benefits, including, but not limited to, effective communication, faster decisions, reduced overhead, easy team management, better coordination, osmotic communications, more trust. Question 233. The developers have experts in programming and they create complex challenging modules as planned. But when it comes to testing, the team is missing expertise and experience. Which feature of developers is broken here? Option one, Self-Organizing option to self-managed. Option three, cross-functional option for collaborating. Correct answer is option three, cross-functional. The developers is cross-functional with all skills required to create the Product Increment. Question 234, what should be the typical size for the Scrum Team? Option 12 to five, option to seven to nine. Option 35 plus or minus two. Option for ten or fewer. Correct answer is option for ten or fewer. Larger number will create coordination issues and fewer will introduce skill constraints. It should be small enough to be nimble and large enough to complete their work. Question 235. The team is starting with a new project. The sprint duration is fixed as two weeks instead of four weeks as followed by other projects in the organization. How will this impact time box for a daily scrum option? 18 minutes should take upper limit after dividing by two. Option to seven minutes should take lower limit after dividing by two. Option three remains 15 minutes. But on alternative days as the sprint duration is less, option four remains 15 minutes. Correct answer is option four remains 15 minutes. Time box for daily Scrum is 15 minutes irrespective of sprint duration or team size. Question 236, which factor will influence the scrum team while deciding timebox for some of the formal events. Option one, sprint duration, option to team size. Option three, no factors. Time box is fixed by Scrum. Option for sprint scope, correct answer is option one. Sprint duration time box will not vary based on team size. For some events it is influenced by sprint length. Question 237. Which of the following is not time boxed? Option one, sprint review, option to daily scrum. Option three, Backlog Refinement, option for Sprint Retrospective. Option five, Sprint Planning. Correct answer is option three, Backlog Refinement. Backlog refinement is not a formal event. Scrum Team decides the frequency and duration of this activity. Question. 238, those performing the work and those inspecting the resulting increment must share a common definition of done. What does this refer to? Option one, focus, option to 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 are Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation. Transparency demands significant aspects of the process must be visible to those responsible for the outcome. Question. 239, the developers identify a new technical task during the sprint. How to add it to the sprint backlog? Option one, the developers adds it to the sprint backlog. Option two, developers get it approved by the product owner and add to the sprint backlog. Option three, The Scrum Master review it and add to the task list option for product owner adds it to the Product Backlog. Correct answer is option one. The developers added to the sprint backlog. Sprint backlog is owned by the developers. They will add the new item to the sprint backlog and make it transparent. Question 240, each Scrum Team Member pledged to do their best in achieving the goals. Which Scrum value is shown here. Option one, commitment, option to courage. Option three, respect option for focus. Option five, openness. Correct answer is option one, commitment. Commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect are termed as Scrum values. People personally commit to achieving the goals of the Scrum Team. 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.