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Practice Questions for Scrum Master Certification Assessments, with Answers & Explanations - Part 9

Jimmy Mathew, Agile Consultant

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6 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Intro: Course Introduction

      1:08
    • 2. Practice Questions 321 - 330

      7:29
    • 3. Practice Questions 331 - 340

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    • 4. Practice Questions 341 - 350

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    • 5. Practice Questions 351 - 360

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    • 6. Outro: Our Skillshare Courses

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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 Ninth 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. Intro: Course Introduction: Welcome to the course practice questions for scrum master certification assessments. Part nine. This course has 40 questions for scrum muster certifications, assessments, questions range from basic to expert level and explanations are given while reviewing the answers. This is the ninth course in the series. Knowledge off 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 as defined in the scrum guide. This is helpful for any professional appearing for scrum, master certifications or interviews. 2. Practice Questions 321 - 330: question 321. How does scrum in hands time to market? Select all that apply The options are Option one delivering the right scope at the right time. Not all at once. Option two Entire software is delivered at one go. This avoids time required for multiple releases. Option three. Better Aligned with Business Priorities Requirement Prioritization option for short delivery cycles. Incremental delivery. Correct answer is options. 134 Scrum welcomes changing requirements it emphasizes on small and frequent releases. Prioritization. Make sure that the most important features air delivered faster. Question 322. A way of breaking down the software development of a large application into smaller chunks is called. The options are Option one Incremental Development Option two. Integrative Development Option three. Jim Planning option for waterfall approach Correct Answer is Option two. Iterated Development is a way of breaking down the software development of a large application into smaller chunks. In iterated development software is designed, developed and tested in repeated cycles. Question. 323 A Sprint can never be canceled before the time box expires. True or false, the correct answer is false. In very rare cases, sprint can be cancelled when the sprint gold becomes obsolete. Question 324 The development team owns the work within the sprint in the middle of the sprint. They came to know that their understanding of the work required towards the spring goal was wrong. The work they have planned in the Sprint will not help in achieving the sprint goal. They have decided to cancel the sprint and regroup for next sprint planning. Which statement is correct? The options are option one. This is a valid reason for cancelling the sprint. Cancel the sprint option. Two. Let the scrum master take the decision. Option three. Change the spring goal to match the work that they are doing option for this need not be a valid reason for canceling a sprint. Also, they are not authorized to take this decision. Correct Answer is option for this need not be a valid reason for canceling a sprint. A sprint would be cancelled if the sprint gold becomes obsolete. Others can influence this decision. But the authority remains with the product owner. Discuss with the product owner and decide collaboratively on future action. Question 325 What are the benefits of daily scrum? The options are option one. Improve communications option two reduces need for other meetings. Option three. Identify impediments to development for removal option for all these answers are correct. Correct answer is option for daily scrum is an event where the development team to synchronize activities and create a plan for the next 24 hours. It improves communications and reduces need for other meetings. Helps in identifying impediments to development for removal and highlight challenges and promote quick decision making. It isn't inspect and adapt meeting Question 326. How do we create the solution Architecture in scrum The options are option one. Architecture is created during the first sprint. Option two evolves along with the increments. Option three will be provided to the development team before Sprint start option for Created during Sprint. Zero Correct answer is Option two. Development team. Start with the minimum required design and architecture and improves it is sprints. Go on. There are no special sprints like Sprint. Zero. Question. 327 All spring code must be reviewed and review records should be available in the tool this can be an item in the options are Option one acceptance criteria. Option two. Definition of done option three spring goal option for definition of ready correct answer is Option two. 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. 328 performance requirements can be handled is a part of definition of done true or false. Correct answer is true. All increments need to satisfy nonfunctional requirements, so one of the best practices will be adding it to the definition of done for all items, which is not a part of definition of done. The options are option one. The increment must be released to the production Option. Two. The increment must be successfully integrated and working in the main branch. Option three. The code coverage should be 80% or more. Option for the increment must pass the acceptance criteria. Correct answer is option one 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 330. When is a product backlog item considered done? The options are option one when it passes acceptance criteria. Option two, when there is no related work, remains in the Sprint backlog. Option three. When it becomes potentially ship herbal is confirmed by the definition of done option for when the product owner approves the functionality. Correct answer is Option three. Definition of done is a set of pre established conditions for confirming the same as done. It makes sure that increment is ship herbal. 3. Practice Questions 331 - 340: question 331. What is the method used by the scrum team to bring in shared understanding on the criteria for confirming a backlog item is done in all aspect, the options are Option one definition of ready option two. Definition of done option three Acceptance criteria option for coding guidelines. Correct answer is Option two. 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. 332 True or false definition of done influences. The Development Team decisions during the Sprint planning. Correct answer is true. Definition of done for a user story is a set of pre established conditions for confirming the same as done. It helps in assessing the amount of work required for an increments and guides the development team in knowing how many product back walk items it can select during a Sprint Planning question. 333. Sprint is a four weeks duration. By the end of first week, the development team understands that one of the major components planned for this sprint is readily available and can be reused. This will reduce their work considerably, and there is capacity to take additional work. What should they do? The options are option one. Do not do anything. Keep working on the Sprint option. Two. Spend the extra time on backlog refinement. Option three. Make it transparent to the product owner and decide with product owner what best they can do. Option for. We should not change the sprint scope in the middle. Correct answer is Option three. The scope can be changed without impacting. The Sprint goal team should maintain transparency and take collaborative decisions. Question. 334 Programmers have an additional responsibility of helping testers in automating test scripts. Is this statement applicable for development teams in scrum? The options are option one. Yes, it is Applicability Option two No, it is not relevant. Correct answer is option two. There are no subtitles in the development team. All our team members and they are responsible for all aspects of development. Question 335 Tom has created a module which is technically challenging. Only he knows how it works. The code is not well organized and little documented. Other team members remind him about the guidelines. They complain that the code is not readable and difficult to maintain, but Tom ignores these points and go ahead with work. What is missing here? The options are Option one Documentation Option two. Definition of done Option three. Transparency and collective ownership option for inspection in adaptation. Correct answer is option Three individual members will take up work in their area of interest or expertise, but the accountability remains with the team. Work should be transparent in the owned collectively. Each member should follow the standards agreed upon by the team. Question 336. One of the team members made code changes that has broken the build. Work has been impacted as the team must resolve this issue before further development. What to do next? The options are Option one scrum master talked to the developer and asks him slash her to reverse the changes. Option two Scrum master coordinate with the team members and plan the Corrective Action Option three Development team. Find a solution option for scrum master. Escalate the issue to the line manager of the developer. Correct answer is Option three. Development team is self organizing. This is not an external impediment for the scrum master to coordinate, but if this become outside the team's control, scrum master can facilitate collaboration with other stakeholders like technical experts. Question 337 Development team track their progress towards achieving the spring goal. When should they track the remaining work? The options are option one, at least in every daily scrum option two at least once in a week for one month sprints maybe more frequently for shorter duration. Option three at least while sending the progress report option for at least at the Sprint Review, correct answer is Option one. At any point in time in a sprint, the total work remaining in the Sprint backlog can be summed. The development team tracks this total work, remaining at least for every daily scrum to project the likelihood of achieving the sprint goal. By tracking the remaining work throughout the sprint, the development team can manage its progress question 338 which is not a development team responsibility. The options are Option one Monitoring the Spring Progress Option two. Resolving build failures Option three. Updating the spring backlog option for coaching the product owner Correct Answer is option for coaching his scrum Master Responsibility Question 339 who write test cases in the scrum team. The options are option one. Que a specialist Option two Scrum Master Option three Development team option for testing team Correct Answer is Option three. 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. 340 What is true about empirical process control theory? The options are Option One plan is a one time activity option. Two. Knowledge comes from experience. Option three Making decisions based on what is predicted. Correct answer is Option two. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is known 4. Practice Questions 341 - 350: question 341 one or three pillars of empirical process control The options are Option one inspection Option two Planning Option three. Transparency option for adaptation Option five cousin Correct Answer is options 134 three Pillars of empirical process Control our transparency Inspection and Adaptation Question 342 who estimate product backlog items The options are Option one scrum Master Option two Product Donor Option three. Development Team option for scrum team Correct answer is option three. 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 343 Scrum team participates in the options are option one spring Planning Option two. Daily scrum Option three Spring Review Option for spring rich respective correct answer is options 134 Onley Development team Participate in daily scrum question 344 Confirmation from product owner that there are enough backlog items ready for implementation is a precondition for beginning a new sprint. True or false? Correct answer is false. Keeping a healthy inventory in product backlog is a good practice, but this is not a precondition. A new sprint starts immediately after the previous sprint ends. Question 345. The time between two sprints can be used for the options are Option one backlog Refinement Option two. Training Option three. Integration Testing option for there is no gap between sprints. Correct answer is option for new Sprint will start immediately after the completion of previous Sprint. Question 346. Spring Retrospective should be conducted at the end of the current sprint after Sprint Review before next spring. Planning True or false? Correct answer is true. Sprint retrospective is done at the end of the sprint after Sprint Review Before next Sprint planning, it will be difficult to recollect what happened in the Sprint. If we delay this, the action items coming out of retrospective may consume effort and will impact Sprint. This is an inspect and adapt event. Improvement actions may influence the next planning question. 347. The development team decides to conduct daily scrum only on alternate days. Please select the correct statement. The options are option one. It reduces opportunities to inspect an adept Option two development team can decide what best work for them. Option three. It needs approval from scrum master option for it needs approval from product owner. Correct answer is option one. This will reduce transparency and reduce opportunities to inspect an adept development team synchronizes and strategies for next 24 hours during daily scrum development teams. Decisions should be made within the scrum framework. Prescribed events are Houston scrum to create regularity and to reduce the need for meetings not defined in scrum. Question 348. The Sprint is a successful one. The Sprint goal is achieved is committed and decided during the sprint planning. There were no major issues during the sprint. The development team decided to skip the Sprint retrospective and use that time for backlog refinement for next sprint. The options are option one. It is a good move. It will save time. Option two should not skip. It is an event for the entire scrum team to inspect and adapt. Option three Development team can decide based on their priorities, but Scrum master must approve this move. Option for development team can decide based on their priorities, but product owner must approve this move. Correct answer is Option two. Each event serves a specific purpose in essential in the success of Scrum, we should not avoid any events. 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 349 which is not a scrum event. The options are Option one Spring Planning Option two Spring Review Option three. Daily Scrum option for spring rich respective Option five Sprint Option six. All our scrum events Correct answer is option six. Sprint is the longest event in a container for all other events. Question. 350 Team is keeping an impediment list to track the impediments to its resolution. When should this list be updated? The options are option one every week. Option two only during daily scrum to have a common understanding Option three as required at any time during the sprint option for during the retrospective. Correct answer is option three. An impediment can be identified at any time. Daily scrum may provide a formal opportunity but need not wait for the daily scrum for handling impediments 5. Practice Questions 351 - 360: question 351 on increments must be released to production at the end of every sprint. True or false? Correct answer is option two. Every sprint Create a done ship herbal increments, but product owner will decide when to release it. Question. 352. The daily scrum is an event for the development team. The time box can get extended if the scrum master in product owner joins the meeting. True or false? Correct answer is false. The daily scrum is an event for the development team, the scrum master and product owner, not participants unless they are working as the development team members as well. Time Box remains the same irrespective of number of participants. However, the scrum master coaches the team how to keep it within the time box. Question. 353 Duration of the sprint must be one month or less. What are some of the characteristics with sprints longer than one month? The options are option one. Reduce complexity Option two Delayed feedback Option three. Risk of being detached from stakeholders option for scrum events are more effective. Correct answer is options 23 Sprint is maximum of one moth where development team produces a ship. Herbal increments longer period will increase the risk and complexity it will be less synchronized with business Events may tend to run longer as there will be more to discuss. Always prefer a shorter duration. Question. 354 Scrum team must frequently inspect scrum artifacts in progress toward goals to detect undesirable variances. What are among the ways in which the product owner contribute to this? The options are option one. During the Sprint review, the product owner discusses the current state of product backlog and explains what is done in what is not done. Option two. Product owner verifies and approves the spring backlog Option three. The product owner Invite the required stakeholders to the Sprint Review to get their feedback option for product owner. Evaluate the development team members for their skills in productivity. Correct answer is options 13 The product owner create and maintain the product backlog. He slash she keep it transparent and improves opportunities for feedback. Product owner uses Sprint Review as an opportunity to get feedback on the increments and for collaborative decisions on what should be done next. These are some of the ways product owner contribute to this question. 355 at any point of time. The Sprint burned down chart shows the amount of identified work remains in the Sprint. True or false? Correct answer is true. 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 356. What does it burn up? Charts show the options are Option one. Work remains Option two. Work completed. Option three time spend option for time required. Correct answer is Option two. A burn up chart shows how much work has been completed. The release Burn Up chart shows the total amount of work completed in the Y Axis and sprints in the X axis. We can also plot the total size of the product backlog at thes intervals. It gives a clear picture with respect to the amount of work completed along with the size of product backlog. Question 357. The number of story points that the team has completed in a sprint is known as the options are Option one Earned Value Option two velocity Option three Lean time option for cycle time. Correct Answer is Option two Velocity is a measure of the amount of work a team can tackle during a single sprint and is a key metric in scrum. It shows the amount of work example number of story points the development team has done in a sprint question. 358 has decided during retrospective coding guidelines. Invest practices are introduced for improving the development work within the sprint. Who is responsible for maintaining these guidelines? The options are Option one scrum master Option two Product owner Option three Development Team option for scrum team. Correct answer is Option three. Development team owns the work within the scrum and decides how to perform it. Question. 359 Scrum team is discussing about the available capacity for the upcoming sprints. They forecast some effort will be spent towards backlog refinement activities during initial sprints till the product backlog is complete. When will the product backlog complete? The options are option one. Never Option two. Once all the known needs air captured Option three Once we have enough work for entire project duration option for once, all identified items are detailed. Ordered. An estimated correct answer is Option one product backlog. Never complete. It is a dynamic document and exists till the product exists. Question. 360 product backlog items can be written in the form of the options are option one user stories Option two. Use cases. Option three feature cards. Option for any of these or more correct answer is option for scrum does not prescribe any specific format. 6. Outro: Our Skillshare Courses: we would like to provide an overview of our courses on agile and scrum.