During the Sprint, the Development Team realizes they might not be able to finish all of the items in the Sprint Backlog.
What should happen?
A Development Team has a total of six members, 4 members who work full time in the office and 2 members who work part
time at home. The Development Team is complaining that it is too difficult to synchronize every day and has suggested
having the Daily Scrum every other day instead.
What would be three key concerns if the Daily Scrum is held less frequently? (Choose three.)
A B C
The Daily Scrum is an internal meeting for the Development Team to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and to inspect
how progress is trending toward completing the work in the Sprint Backlog. The Daily Scrum optimizes the probability that
the Development Team will meet the Sprint Goal. Every day, the Development Team should understand how it intends to
work together as a self-organizing team to accomplish the Sprint Goal and create the anticipated Increment by the end of the
Reducing the frequency of the event will increase the length of the feedback loop and adds risk if the team deviates too far
When does a new Sprint begin?
A Scrum Master is keeping a list of open impediments, but it is growing and he/she has been able to resolve only a small
portion of the impediments.
Which would be the LEAST helpful technique in this situation?
Scrum does not have project managers and arranging a triage meeting would not help accelerate the removal of
A Scrum Team has been working on a product for several iterations and has an average velocity of 55 units of done work
per Sprint. A second team will be added to work on the same product.
What might be the impact on the original team?
Similar to membership changes within a single Scrum Team, adding or removing additional Scrum Teams working on the
same product will impact productivity in the short term. Adding additional teams often go through recognizable stages as
they change from being a collection of strangers to a united group with common goals. Bruce Tuckman's Forming, Storming,
Norming, and Performing model describes these stages.
On a project where multiple Scrum Teams are working from the same Product Backlog, how should the work be distributed
During Sprint Planning the number of items selected from the Product Backlog for the Sprint is solely up to the Development
Team regardless of the number of Development Teams working from the same Product Backlog. Only the Development
Team can assess what it can accomplish over the upcoming Sprint.
At the end of the eighth Sprint, the internal sponsors are upset and angry with the progress of the product being built. The
current state of the product is not as expected and will require additional Sprints and more budget than originally anticipated
at the start of the project. What factors may have led to this? (Choose three.)
A B E
One of the principles of agility includes working closely with business people. In order to manage stakeholder expectation,
there must be open communication (through collaboration and transparency) throughout the project cycle. This maximizes
alignment, helps with making business decisions, and reduces risk.
Although, the Scrum Guide does not directly state that the Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring transparency it is
implicit. The Scrum Master is responsible for the process in which Scrum is adopted and enacted. Scrum is founded on
empiricism and the Scrum Master helps those inside and outside the team work in an empirical environment which includes
transparency (one of the three pillars of empiricism).
What would be typical Scrum Master activities during the Sprint?
Which approach would you recommend to ensure that the Product Backlog items discussed at Sprint Planning are well
understood, actionable, and easier to forecast?
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 Development Team collaborate on the details of Product Backlog
items. During Product Backlog refinement, items are reviewed and revised. The Scrum Team decides how and when
refinement is done. Refinement usually consumes no more than 10% of the capacity of the Development Team. However,
Product Backlog items can be updated at any time by the Product Owner or at the Product Owners discretion.
Scrum addresses which of the following four risks in software development? (Choose four.)
A B C D
Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively
developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products of the highest possible value. Scrum employs an iterative,
incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risk.
Paul is a Product Owner for multiple products. Each product is allocated a dedicated Scrum Team and a set budget. Based
on the average velocity of a previous product release, Paul had estimated a new product to take 9 Sprints to complete. The
average velocity of the previous product release was 50 completed units of work per Sprint. Over the first 3 Sprints, the
Development Team reported an average velocity of 40 completed units per Sprint, while not fully completing the required
integration tests. The Development Team estimates that integration testing would require additional effort to make the
increments shippable. The Development Team is unsure if the required velocity is achievable.
What is the most effective way to recover?
Scrum is founded on empirical process control and asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions
based on what is known. Scrum employs an iterative, incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risk. At the
end of every Sprint, an increment of done work must be available in order to inspect and adapt accordingly.
What should the Development Team do if they are approached by someone outside the team and asked to add a “very
important” item to a Sprint that is in progress?
Allow the Product Owner to decide what to do with the item as he/she is responsible for the flow of value.
What is the Development Team responsible for?
Which of the following actions is appropriate for a Scrum Master at the Daily Scrum?
Part of the teams Definition of Done requires creating or updating technical documentation in order to maintain the product
and/or features in the future. The teams technical writer will be on vacation during the Sprint.
What should you do?
All Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint are owned by the Development Team as a whole. Although individual
members may work on specific tasks, the Development Team is still accountable for doing the work to deliver a shippable