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Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 8

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 8

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

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    • 1. Course Introduction

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    • 2. Practice Questions 281 to 290

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    • 3. Practice Questions 291 to 300

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    • 4. Practice Questions 301 to 310

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    • 5. Practice Questions 311 to 320

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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 Eighth 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: Welcome to the course practice questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments Part eight. 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 eighth 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 students 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 281 to 290: Question 281, who has the authority on the order of Product Backlog Items? Option one, the Development Team option to the Product Owner. Option three, the business users option for the scrum master. Option five, the stake holders, correct answer is option two. The product owner owns the Product Backlog and it's order. Everyone should respect his slash her decisions regarding this question. 282. Who owns the sprint backlog? Option one, scrum master option to product owner. Option three, Development Team, 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 283. When can add a new item to the Product Backlog? Option one, during backlog refinement, option to during sprint planning. Option three, before the development starts. Option for at anytime during its existence? Correct answer is option four. Items can be added at anytime as required by the Product Owner. It will get refined and prioritized in the product backlog. But it will be considered for sprints only during the next sprint planning subject to its priority. Question. 284. From the list below, select formal Scrum event that can result in a change to Product Backlog. Option one, sprint review, option, Backlog Refinement. Option three, requirement workshop, option for focus groups. Correct answer is option one. Others are not formal events in Scrum. Question 285, the Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from work of the development team. This work includes option one, ordering the items in the Product Backlog. Option to ensuring that the product backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all. Option three, selecting the Product Backlog Items for the next sprint option for ensuring the developers understand items in the product backlog to the level needed. Correct answer is option 124. Product owner defines the priorities and his slash her expectations, but it is the developers who decide the number of items that they can take up based on their capacity. Other roles can negotiate and influence the decisions regarding the selection. But the final decision on the capacity is with the development team. Question 286. The scope of work for a sprint is frozen at Option one, during sprint planning, option to during backlog refinement. Option three, never option for during release planning. Correct answer is option three. Scope may be clarified and renegotiated between the product owner and developers. As more is learned that no changes are made that would endanger the Sprint Goal. Question. 287. What will be fully formed after the sprint planning meeting? Option one, sprint backlog, option to sprint goal. Option three, Architecture, option for increment. Correct answer is option to sprint goal is created during the sprint planning which must remain unchanged. Question 288, which of the following statements is not true regarding Sprint Planning? Option one? Product owner decides the order of Product Backlog Items. Option to developers responsible for estimates. Option three, developers breakdown stories to work items. Option for Scrum Master selects backlog items for the sprint. Correct answer is option for developers select backlog items for the sprint. Question, 289. What is a benefit of automated builds? Option one, it generates code reducing the human effort. Option two, it makes code easier to understand, making the code talk. Option three, it makes the build process easy, consistent, and repeatable. Option four gives feedback on code changes early and often. Correct answer is option 34. In automated build decode changes are billed when they are submitted. His identifies issues faster and keep the baseline healthy. It makes the build process easy, consistent, and repeatable. Question 290, how Scrum approaches technical practices? Option one, excellent technical practices will help developers to be more successful. Option to Scrum prescribes specific technical practices. Option three, there is no use of technical practices in Scrum. Option for product owner, select the technical practices. Correct answer is option one. Scrum does not prescribe specific technical practices. It is up to the developers to select what best for them. 3. Practice Questions 291 to 300: Question 291, our order and estimate two of the attributes of a product backlog item. Option one, order is an attribute, estimate is not an attribute. Option to estimate is an attribute. Order is not an attribute. Option three, both are not attributes. Option for both our attributes. Correct answer is option for Product Backlog Items have the attributes like description, order, estimate, and value. Question 292, which is not true about product owner role. 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 in Product Backlog? Correct answer is option one. Developers decide how many items can be included in the sprint. Question. 293. Customer wants to communicate an important expectation on a feature that the scrum team is working on. Whom should he slashed she contact? Please select the best answer. Option one, Scrum master. Option two, product owner. Option three, Development Team. Option for any of these, correct answer is option two. Product owner represents the customer to the development team. Question 294. Product owner consider inputs from all stakeholders while maintaining the product backlog. But while ordering the backlog items, who can influence his Slasher decisions? Option one, no one product owner is the authority. Option to development team. Option three and users option for Scrum Master. Option five, anyone? Correct answer is option five. Product owner takes inputs from many, but the decisions and responsibility are with him. Slash Her. Question, 295, which among below is not part of product owner actions. Option one, clearly writing Product Backlog Items, option to ordering the items in the Product Backlog. Option three. And during 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 option for developers O1 and has full responsibility over sprint backlog and how should they plan their work. Other three options are part of product backlog management activities performed by the product owner. Question 296, who explains the product backlog as it stands during the Sprint Review? Option one, Scrum master, option two, development team. Option three, product owner, option for sponsor. Correct answer is option three. Product owner can explain the status of the backlog. What is Dunhuang is not done and the likely target and delivery dates based on progress to date. Question 297. Why do we conduct sprint? Select the best possible answer. Option one, to convert as many backlog items to working software based on developers capacity. Option two, to create a fully tested increment. Option. Three, to create done, usable and potentially releasable product increment option for to burn down the Product Backlog? Correct answer is option three. The aim of the sprint is to create, done, usable, and potentially releasable product increment. Question 298. Product Backlog Items are refined by Option one, only Project Manager, option to product owner with involvement from other roles. Option three, only product owner, option for only Development Team. Correct answer is option two. Other roles can get involved in refinement activities. The scrum team decides how and when refinement is done. Question 299, Product Backlog Refinement is not 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 tracking progress towards sprint goal. Correct answer is option for Product Backlog Refinement is the act of adding detail, estimates and 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. Question, 300. Developers are using planning poker for estimating the backlog items. The individual estimates have shown a big difference. One of the members feels that the effort is very low as it involves only renaming of certain fields. But a few others say it demands a new functionality who can help the developers in this situation? Option one, team self-organize and finds a solution. Option to Scrum Master will help the team in conflict resolution. Option three, product owner will clarify the requirement and add more details in backlog item. Option for team will take the average of the estimates. Correct answer is option three. His shows there is no common understanding on the backlog item. Product owners should clarify. 4. Practice Questions 301 to 310: Question 301, which of the following can be among the topics discussed during sprint retrospectives? Option one, communication methods followed by the team. Option two, better ways to conduct the daily scrum. Option three, issue with tools used. Option for definition of done. Option five. All these are valid topics. Correct answer is option five. 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, 302, which is not in the scope of Sprint Review, select the most logical answer. Option one, communication issues within the development team. Option to review of the timeline and budget. Option three, defining the probable Product Backlog Items for the next sprint option for feature demo. Correct answer is option one. Communication issues within the developers are a candidate for Sprint Retrospective. Question. 3033. Teams are working on the same product. Select the best statement. Option 13 product backlogs, one for each team. Option to as many as required by number of components in the product. Option three, single product backlog option for as many as decided by the product owner. Correct answer is option 31. Product has only one product backlog. I'll teams will be following the same question. 304. What is true about Scrum? Option one? Scrum is a process for software development. Option to Scrum is a framework within which you can employ various processes and techniques. Option three, Scrum is a group of techniques used in software development. Correct answer is option two. Scrum is a process framework in which you can employ various processes and techniques. Scrum doesn't provide a specific technique. Question. 305, which among the below items are not true about the scrum master option. One, master manages the Development Team. Option to Scrum Master facilitates the Scrum events as requested or needed. Option three, Scrum master coaches the Development Team. Option for Scrum Master helps in understanding and enacting Scrum? Correct answer is option one. Developers are self-managing and Self-Organizing. Question 306 in the Scrum Team, who is the main responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum. Option one, product owner, option two. Scrum master. Option three, project lead, option for Development Team. Correct answer is option two. The Scrum Master is responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum. Scrum Masters do this by helping everyone understands Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values. Question 307. During the Sprint, the scrum master notices that a developer's team member is putting a lot of time on a task which is no way related to the Sprint goal. What action should the scrum master take? Option one. The scrum master should not interfere in the development work. Option to Scrum master should escalate to the line manager. Option three, Scrum masters should talk to the team member and make him slash or understand the importance of sprint goal and Scrum Values. Option four should allow this as this may be useful in the upcoming sprints. Correct answer is option three. Developers are self organizing and decide how to work towards sprint Gaul, that Scrum masters should make sure that rules have Scrum are understood and enacted by the scrum team. This is part of the coaching responsibilities. Question 308th. What is one of the ways in which the Scrum Master helps the team to work at its highest level of productivity. Option one, ordering Product Backlog, option to creating a high-quality sprint backlog. Option three, removing impediments option for all three options are correct? Correct answer is option three. Scrum Master is a servant leader. He slashed sheet is a facilitator. Removing impediment is one of the focus areas for a Scrum Master. Question. 309. What are the activities done during sprint 0, option one, SCRUM training and team-building option to creation of initial product backlog. Option three, Architecture and Design option for there is nothing called Sprint 0, correct answer is option four. There is only one type of sprint that create a done shippable increment. Question, 310. What is the duration of design sprint? Option one, less than normal sprints. Option two, there is no special sprint for a design. Option three, one-week maximum option for depends on the project. Correct answer is option two. There is only one type of sprint that create a done shippable increment. I'll activities including enough design will be done within this sprint. 5. Practice Questions 311 to 320: Question 311, which artifact makes visible all the work that the developers identify as necessary to meet the Sprint goal. Option one and increment option to the sprint backlog. Option three, the product backlog option for all these three are correct? Correct answer is option to the sprint backlog is the set of Product Backlog Items selected for the 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 in the work needed to deliver that functionality into a done increment. Question 312. The Sprint goal gives the developers some flexibility regarding the functionality implemented within the Sprint. What does this imply? Option one, sprint goal can be changed as required. Option to sprint goal will be decided based on what the developers have delivered at the end of the sprint option three, developers can renegotiate the sprint backlog and identified work without impacting the Sprint goal or to increase the possibility of achieving the Sprint goal. Option for all these answers are correct. Correct answer is option three. Sprint goal is a commitment to work for achieving the Sprint goal may change as sprint progresses and more knowledge is available. Question 313. The sprint goal is the single objective for the sprint is called Option one, sprint backlog. Option two, sprint goal. Option three, definition of done option for none of the above. Correct answer is option two. 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. Question. 314, what our component teams, option one, teams are made up of experts in a specific domain and they are focused only on the work related to their domain. Option two, self-organizing teams who perform their work without being guided by someone outside the team. Option three, teams are cross component, cross-functional teams working on a specific behavior feature of the system. Option for all these answers are correct. Correct answer is option one. Component teams. Component teams are made up of experts in a specific domain and they are focused only on the work related to their domain. For example, there will be teams for user interface, database, business logic, et cetera. Question 315. The developers are heavily dependent on another team that create user interfaces for their application. This delays there work frequently. What is understood from this scenario. Select the best answer. Option one, dependencies are not handled properly. Option to team is not cross-functional. Option three, product ownership needs improvement. Option four, the external team needs SCRUM training. Correct answer is option to. A cross functional team should have all skills required to cover the selected items to a done increment. Here it is clear that one of the important skills is missing in the team. Question 316. What is meant by self organizing team? Option one, there is an organizer part of the team who makes Plan for the team based on the changing requirements. Option to the team self organizes and carry out the work assigned to them during sprint planning. Option three, team plan for themselves and select the best way to carry out the work assigned to them without being directed by others outside the team. Option for each team member organizes and complete the work assigned to him slash her without being dependent on other members? Correct answer is option three. Self organizing is not command and control. Team decides how to carry out the work assigned to them. Question 317, what is the time box for a daily scrum option? 115 minutes. Option to 15 minutes for a monthly sprint. For shorter sprints, it is usually shorter. Option three, not time-boxed, can take time as required for daily planning. Option for till all members answered three questions. Correct answer is option one. Time box for daily Scrum is 15 minutes irrespective of sprint duration. Question 318. What is the time box for a sprint planning meeting? Option, 12 hours option to eight hours for a monthly sprint. For shorter sprints, it is usually shorter. Option three, not time boxed can take time as required for increment demo. Option for four hours for a monthly sprint. For shorter sprints, it is usually shorter. Correct answer is option two. Time box for Sprint Planning is eight hours for one month sprints can be less for shorter sprints. Question 319, what is required in Scrum? Please select the best answer. Option one, stand up during daily scrum. Option to keep the artifact transparent. Option three, use software tools to create sprint burned down. Option for predictive planning. Correct answer is option to. Scrums artifacts represent work or value. These being transparent, optimize opportunities for Inspection and Adaptation. Question. The Scrum Team and it's stakeholders agree to be transparent about all the work and the challenges with performing the work. 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 five. Commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect are termed as Scrum values. The scrum team and it's stakeholders agree to be open about all the work and the challenges with performing the work. 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.