Scrum – CSM Questions (Part2)

(*) Correct answers are marked in Green

  1. Which of the following is a benefit of using Scrum?
    A. It enables detailed planning at the beginning of the project hence ensures that all the risks are identified and mitigated.
    B. It provides complete control over the project to the Product Owner as he is responsible for all the product development activities in a Sprint.
    C. It is based on the principle of value-based prioritization thus ensuring that the highest value is provided in the shortest period possible.
    D. It is based on the principle of managing by stages thus ensures that all the expected benefits are realized at the end of the project.
  2. Scrum framework is best suited to which of the following environments?
    A. Developing cutting-edge products
    B. Frequently changing requirements
    C. Volatile and hypercompetitive markets
    D. All of the above
  3. Who among the following is responsible for providing the Scrum Team with a favorable environment for creating deliverables?
    A. Scrum Master
    B. Product Owner
    C. Scrum Guidance Body
    D. External stakeholders
  4. Which of the following statements is not true with regard to the Scrum framework?
    A. User requirements are prioritized based on their business value
    B. The Product Owner should follow a change control procedure to make any changes to the Prioritized Backlog Items in the Prioritized Product Backlog
    C. Business value is delivered incrementally
    D. Deliverables are created on the basis of the business value they provide
  5. Which of the following is the objective component by which a User Story’s functionality is judged?
    A. Customer Quality Expectations
    B. Acceptance Criteria
    C. Epics
    D. User Needs
  6. Which of the following Scrum principles guides planning in a Scrum project?
    A. Time-boxing
    B. Value-based prioritization
    C. Self-organization
    D. Collaboration
  7. What is self-organization?
    A. It refers to emphasizing achieving results by focusing on the needs of the Scrum Team.
    B. It refers to delivering maximum business value in a minimum time span.
    C. It refers to prioritizing the creation of high-value deliverables over lower value deliverables
    D. It refers to allowing all facets of the Scrum process to be observed by everyone.
  8. What is a value-based prioritization?
    A. It refers to emphasizing achieving results by focusing on the needs of the Scrum Team.
    B. It refers to making improvements through adaptation.
    C. It refers to prioritizing the creation of high-value deliverables over lower value deliverables
    D. It refers to allowing all facets of the Scrum process to be observed by everyone.
  9. What is time-boxing?
    A. It refers to emphasizing achieving results by focusing on the needs of the Scrum Team.
    B. It refers to delivering maximum business value in a minimum time span.
    C. It refers to prioritizing the creation of high-value deliverables over lower value deliverables
    D. It refers to fixing a certain amount of time for each process and activity in a Scrum project.
  10. What is iterative development?
    A. It refers to using more than one product development cycle to develop the final project deliverables through the learning from the previous development cycles.
    B. It refers to developing the final project deliverables in one product development cycle.
    C. It refers to developing project deliverables using automated processes.
    D. It refers to developing project outputs through detailed upfront planning with the emphasis on fixing scope, quality, and other project aspects.
  11. What of the following best defines collaboration?
    A. It refers to individual Scrum Team members being aware of each other’s work.
    B. It refers to the Scrum Core Team working together and interfacing with the stakeholders to create and validate the deliverables of the project to meet the stated goals.
    C. It refers to achieving results by focusing on the needs of the Scrum Team.
    D. It refers to proposes fixing a certain amount of time for each process and activity in a Scrum project.
  12. Which of the following is emphasized in the Scrum framework?
    A. Self-motivation and team responsibility.
    B. A delegation of authority through proper planning.
    C. Individual responsibilities and accountability.
    D. Extensive upfront planning and adherence to the approved plans.
  13. Which of the following is a style of management used in the Scrum framework?
    A. Authoritarian
    B. Decentralized
    C. Persuasive
    D. Assertive
  14. Time-boxing is not done in which of the following meetings?
    A. Daily Standup Meeting
    B. Sprint Planning Meeting
    C. Retrospect Project Meeting
    D. Retrospect Sprint Meeting
  15. Which of the following statements on Time-boxing is INCORRECT?
    A. It proposes fixing the certain timeframe for each activity.
    B. It ensures that Scrum Team members do not take up too much or too little work for a particular period of time.
    C. It is a principle through which the Scrum framework addresses the project constraint of ‘time’.
    D. It ensures that there is detailed upfront planning before every Sprint begins.
  16. Which of the following does not aid in ensuring transparency in a Scrum project?
    A. Scrum ensures that the project has an open Prioritized Product Backlog with prioritized User Stories that can be viewed by everyone, both within and outside the Scrum Team.
    B. Scrum ensures that there is clear visibility into the team’s progress through the use of a Scrum board, Burndown Chart, and other information radiators.
    C. Scrum ensures transparency through detailed upfront planning in which all the key stakeholders participate.
    D. Scrum ensures transparency through a Project Vision Statement that is visible to all the internal and external stakeholders.
  17. Which of the following pairs, related to Tuckman’s Model of Group Dynamics, is INCORRECTLY matched?
    A. Storming: Team tries to accomplish work
    B. Forming: Team is mature with experience
    C. Norming: Team begins to sort out internal differences
    D. Performing: Team’s efficiency is at its optimal level
  18. According to SBOK, which of the following is NOT a core dimension of Collaboration?
    A. Adaptation
    B. Appropriation
    C. Articulation
    D. Awareness
  19. Which of the following is NOT an example of the Scrum principle ‘Empirical Process Control’?
    A. Use of Scrum board to ensure clear visibility into the Scrum Team’s progress.
    B. Use of Release Planning Schedule to ensure coordination across multiple Scrum Teams.
    C. Use of Prioritized Product Backlog to be viewed by internal and external stakeholders.
    D. Use of the fixed amount of time for each process and activity in a Scrum project.
  20. All the following statements on the Scrum Team are correct, EXCEPT:
    A. Provides inputs to the creation of Collaboration Plan.
    B. Estimates User Stories approved by the Product Owner.
    C. Prioritizes items in the Prioritized Product Backlog.
    D. Develops Task List.
  21. Through which of the following is Inspection in Scrum NOT depicted?
    A. Determination of order and separation of what is done now from what is to be done later.
    B. Use of information radiators to show the progress of the Scrum Team on completing the tasks in a Sprint.
    C. Collection of feedback from the customer and other stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement.
    D. Approval of completed deliverables after verification for compliance with Acceptance Criteria.
  22. Which of the following statements on colocation is INCORRECT?
    A. It results in the low number of frictions among the Scrum Team members.
    B. It facilitates formal and informal interaction among the team members.
    C. It enables the team members to coordinate, resolve issues and learn from past experience.
    D. It enables determination of the order and separation of what must be done now, from what needs to be done later in a Sprint.
  23. Which of the following is NOT a principle of Scrum?
    A. Value-based Prioritization
    B. Time-boxing
    C. Stage-by-stage project delivery
    D. Self-organization
  24. Which of the following does not aid in ensuring transparency in a Scrum project?
    A. Scrum ensures that the project has an open Prioritized Product Backlog with prioritized User Stories that can be viewed by everyone, both within and outside the Scrum Team.s
    B. Scrum ensures that there is clear visibility into the team’s progress through the use of a Scrum board, Burndown Chart, and other information radiators.
    C. Scrum ensures transparency through detailed upfront planning in which all the key stakeholders participate.
    D. Scrum ensures transparency through a Project Vision Statement that is visible to all the internal and external stakeholders.
  25. You are a member of a Scrum Team, and you are instructed by the general manager of your company to work on an urgent task that is not part of the current Sprint. What do you do?
    A. Take responsibility for the task, and tell the Product Owner to postpone the deadline for the current Sprint.
    B. Talk with the other Scrum Team members and re-assign your tasks to someone else.
    C. Talk to the Product Owner, and tell him or her to re-assign your tasks to someone else.
    D. Inform the Scrum Master of the situation, and let him or her discuss the situation with the GM.

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