1) Why is the Daily Scrum held at the same time and same place?
a) The place can be named.
b)The consistency reduces complexity.
c) The Product Owner demands it.
d)Rooms are hard to book and this lets it be booked in advance.
2) A Scrum Master is keeping a list of open impediments, but it is growing and he/she has been able to resolve only small portion of the impediments. Which technique would be most helpful in this situation?
a) Prioritize the list and work on them in order.
b) Alert management to the impediments and their impact.
c) Arrange a triage meeting with all other project managers.
d) Discuss the absence of management support with the Team.
e) Tell the Product Owner that Scrum isn't working.
f) Consult with the team.
3) The reason the Scrum Master is at the Daily Scrum is:
a) To make sure everyone answers the three questions in order of seniority.
b) He or she does not have to be there; he or she only has to ensure the Team has a Daily Scrum.
c) To write down any changes to the Sprint Backlog, including adding new items, and tracking progress on the burndown.
d) So he or she knows what to report to management.
4) The timebox for a Daily Scrum is?
a) The same time of day every day.
b) Two minutes per person.
c) 4 hours.
d) 15 minutes.
e) 15 minutes for a 4 month sprint, proportionally less for shorter sprints.
5) What does it mean to say that an event has a timebox?
a) The event must happen at a set time.
b) The event must happen by a given time.
c) The event must take at least a minimum amount of time.
d) The event can take no more than a maximum amount of time.
6) Which of the below are Scrum roles on a Scrum team?
d) Product Owner
e) Scrum Master
7) Scrum does not have a role called "project manager."
8) Team members volunteer to own a Sprint Backlog item:
a) At the Sprint planning meeting.
b) Never. All Sprint Backlog Items are "owned" by the entire Team, even though each one may be done by an individual team member.
c) Whenever a team member can accommodate more work.
d) During the Daily Scrum.
9) What is the primary way a Scrum Master keeps a team working at its highest level of productivity?
a) By facilitating team decisions and removing impediments.
b) By ensuring the meetings start and end at the proper time.
c) By preventing changes to the Backlog once the Sprint begins.
d) By keeping high value features high in the Product Backlog.
10) Which technique is the LEAST productive way for the Scrum Master to ensure that the Team communicates effectively with the Product Owner?
a) Monitor communications between them.
b) Act as a go-between for them.
c) Teach the Team to talk in terms of business needs and objectives.
d) Teach the Product Owner about the technologies employed during the Sprints.
11) When multiple teams are working together, each team should maintain a separate Product Backlog.
12) The CEO asks the Team to add a story to the current Sprint. What should the Team do?
a) Add the story to the current Sprint without any adjustments.
b) Add the story to the current Sprint and drop a story of equal size.
c) Add the story to the next Sprint.
d) Inform the Product Owner so he/she can work with the CEO.
13) The maximum length of the Sprint Review (its time box) is:
a) 2 hours
b) 4 hours for a monthly Sprint, proportionally less for shorter Sprints
c) As long as needed
d) 1 day
14) The Product Backlog is sorted by
a) Small items at the top to large items at the bottom.
b) Safer items at the top to riskier items at the bottom.
c) Least valuable items at the bottom to most valuable at the top.
d) Items are randomly arranged.
15) The Team should have all the skills needed to:
a) Complete the project as estimated when the date and cost are committed to the Product Owner.
b) Do all of the development work, but not the types of testing that require specialized testing, tools, and environments.
c) Turn the Product Backlog it selects into an increment of potentially shippable product functionality.
16) Who has the last say on the priority of the Product Backlog?
a) The Stakeholders
b) The Team
c) The Scrum Master
d) The Product Owner
e) The CEO
17) Since no new work can be added to a Sprint, what is the appropriate characteristic of the Sprint Backlog during the Sprint?
a) The Sprint backlog never changes.
b) The Sprint Backlog can only change with the approval of the Product Owner.
c) The Sprint Backlog is defined based on the work necessary to build the selected Product Backlog items.
d) The Sprint Backlog is created during the Sprint Planning meeting and should not need to be changed afterward.
18) An organization has decided to adopt Scrum, but management want to change the terminology to fit with terminology already used. What will likely happen if they do so?
a) Without a new vocabulary as a reminder of the change, very little change may actually happen.
b) The organization may not understand what has changed within Scrum and the benefits of Scrum may be lost.
c) Management may feel less anxious.
d) All answers apply.
19) A burndown chart tracks?
a) Accumulated cost on a project.
b) Work remaining across time.
c) Accumulated business value delivered to the customer.
d) Individual worker productivity.
20) What is the role of management external to the Scrum Team'?
a) To continually monitor staffing levels of the Team.
b) To monitor the Team's productivity.
c) Management external to Scrum has no role.
d) To identify and remove people that aren't working hard enough.
21) Who is on the Scrum Team?
a) The Scrum Master
b) The Product Owner
c) The Team (of developers)
d) All of these answers are correct
22) At a minimum, what is necessary to start a Sprint using Scrum?
a) Release plan and budget.
b) Executive sponsor and technical lead.
c) Team space and team rules.
d) Vision and Product Backlog.
e) All are important but none is essential.
23) Who should know the most about the progress toward a business objective or a release, and be able to explain the alternatives most clearly?
a) The Product Owner.
b) The Team.
c) The Scrum Master.
24) Who is required to attend the Daily Scrum?
a) The Team
b) The Scrum team.
c) The Team and Scrum Master.
d) The Team and Product Owner.
e) The Scrum Master and Product Owner.
25) The timebox for the complete Sprint planning meeting is?
a) 4 hours.
b) 8 hours for a monthly Sprint, proportionately less for shorter Sprints
c) Whenever it is done.
26) What is the maximum length of a Sprint?
a) Not so long that the risk is unacceptable to the Product Owner.
b) Not so long that other business events can't be readily synchronized with the development work.
c) One calendar month.
d) All of these answers are correct.
27) What is the recommended size for a Team (of developers) within the
a) 3 plus or minus 1
b) 7 plus or minus 2
c) 9 plus or minus 2
d) 15 plus or minus 3
28) Scrum Master is a management position?
29) Which statement best describes the Sprint Review?
a) It is a review of the team's activities during the Sprint.
b) It is when the Scrum Team and stakeholders inspect what happened during the Sprint and figure out what to do in the upcoming Sprint.
c) It is a demo at the end of the Sprint for everyone in the organization to provide input on the work done.
d) It is used to congratulate the Team if it did what it committed to doing or to the Team if it failed to meet its commitments.
30) Team membership should change:
a) Every Sprint to promote shared learning.
b) Never, because it reduces Team productivity.
c) As needed, while taking into account short term reduction in Team productivity.
d) Just as it would on any development team, with no special allowance for changes in productivity.