Introduction to Agile Development and Scrum Quiz Answers

Introduction to Agile Development and Scrum Week 01 Quiz Answers

Q1. Which answer is valued and emphasized in Agile?

  • Adaptive planning and early delivery
  • Adhering to the scope of work
  • Using the most up-to-date tools and processes
  • Comprehensive documentation

Q2. How is the waterfall method different from Agile?

  • Agile has architects, developers, and testers working in separate phases.
  • Agile emphasizes upfront gathering of requirements and documentation.
  • The waterfall method has phases so that when one ends, the next begins.
  • The waterfall method moves faster than Agile.

Q3. Which of these software development approaches comes from lean manufacturing and has to do with visualizing work?

  • Extreme Programming
  • Agile
  • Waterfall
  • Kanban

Q4. Which answer is consistent with working in small batches? (Assume that you have 50 boards to sand and paint.)

  • Sand and paint 10 boards. Check quality and deliver these. Then move to the next 10, and so on.
  • Sand and paint all the boards and check quality. Put them in bundles of 10 and deliver.
  • Sand the boards 10 at a time, then paint them 10 at a time. Check quality and deliver.
  • Sand all the boards and check quality. Paint all of them and deliver.

Q5. What is a minimum viable product (MVP)?

  • A focus on delivery and product completion
  • The cheapest and easiest thing you can build to test your value hypothesis
  • The result of each phase of a project
  • Determining up front what the customer wants

Q6. In Scrum, who determines priorities and how work is accomplished?

  • The scrum team negotiates commitments with the product manager and has authority on how to reach commitments.
  • The customer determines priorities and how the work is carried out.
  • The scrum master reprioritizes the backlog and directs the team.
  • The project owner directs how and when work will be done, and which team members will do it.

Q7. How is Scrum different from Kanban?

  • Scrum has roles, such as scrum master, while Kanban does not have existing roles.
  • Scrum key metrics are focused on cycle time, while Kanban emphasizes velocity.
  • Scrum has long sprints, while Kanban has short sprints.
  • Scrum is more flexible regarding change, while Kanban is more structured.

Q8. Choose the correct statement regarding organizing your teams.

  • Teams are tightly coupled and loosely aligned.
  • Each team’s mission should be aligned with their professional goals.
  • Teams have end-to-end responsibility for what they build.
  • The long-term mission is typically around several business domains.

Q9. Select the correct statement regarding team autonomy.

  • Decisions happen locally on the team level.
  • Teams get bogged down making decisions.
  • Bottlenecks are avoided by having upper level management make decisions.
  • Autonomy allows management to push teams harder.

Q10. Which of the following descriptions of Agile is correct?

  • It is a new version of waterfall with sprints.
  • It is responsive to changes and delivers value.
  • It is similar to waterfall, but with Scrum added.
  • It is a type of project management, led by a project manager.

Introduction to Agile Development and Scrum Week 02 Quiz Answers

Q1. Select the key problem with having a traditional product manager who becomes a product owner.

  • The product owner must stay focused on the stakeholders rather than the team.
  • The product owner must stay focused on the budget.
  • The product owner must be able to focus on vision over operations.
  • The product owner must be able to focus on business requirements over technical goals.

Q2. Select the correct statement regarding the scrum master.

  • The scrum master keeps the team marching to a fixed plan.
  • The scrum master is a coach rather than a task master.
  • The scrum master documents impediments as project risks.
  • The scrum master is a role based on the waterfall approach.

Q3. Select the correct statement regarding kanban pipelines.

  • The new issues pipeline is for storing items you will do in the next two weeks.
  • The first pipeline on a kanban board is product backlog.
  • The sprint backlog is followed by the icebox.
  • A kanban board is made of multiple pipelines.

Q4. What happens to sticky notes on a kanban board?

  • They are used as messages from one team member to another.
  • They are moved across the board to show progress.
  • They stay put until the story is finished.
  • They are removed as tasks are completed.

Q5. The parts of a user story are: As a _____, I need _____, so that _____.

  • user, assumption, goal
  • role, function, benefit
  • benefit, detail, outcome
  • direction, idea, outcome

Q6. INVEST says stories should be _____.

  • short
  • visionary
  • independent
  • dependent

Q7. Select the correct statement regarding product backlog.

  • Epic stories are automatically put first in the product backlog.
  • The stories at the bottom of the backlog are the most detailed.
  • The product backlog is ordered by which stories follow the template.
  • The product backlog is ordered by importance.

Q8. Select the correct statement regarding backlog refinement.

  • The product owner provides estimates and technical information.
  • The team sorts the product backlog in order of importance.
  • The goal is to put most of the stories in the icebox or reject them.
  • Large, vague items are split into smaller stories and clarified.

Q9. Who has the key role at the backlog refinement meeting?

  • The scrum master has the key role of technical assistance.
  • The product owner has the key role of refining the backlog.
  • The development team has the key role of refining the backlog.
  • The lead architect has the key role of technical assistance.

Q10. What is velocity in terms of sprint planning?

  • The speed at which every team should be able to work.
  • A measure of how quickly the team can plan a sprint.
  • Each team has a measure of how quickly they work, for comparison.
  • The number of story points a team can complete in a single sprint.

Introduction to Agile Development and Scrum Week 03 Quiz Answers

Q1. How does a developer choose stories from the sprint backlog?

  • You take one or two stories.
  • You take stories until you are blocked.
  • You take a story based on your preference.
  • You take the next highest priority story.

Q2. How does the daily stand-up serve the team?

  • The product owner can find out what team members are working on.
  • The team members can find out who is working on what.
  • The team members can find solutions to blocks.
  • The scrum master can find out the team’s plans for the week.

Q3. What does each team member discuss in the stand-up?

  • What did I work on yesterday, what am I working on today, and are there any blocks?
  • What is my plan to resolve my blocks and impediments?
  • What stories are still in my backlog and when can I start them?
  • What is our current status against our sprint goal?

Q4. You measure story points completed vs. story points remaining for a sprint using a _____ chart.

  • Workflow
  • Timeboxing
  • Burndown
  • Kanban

Q5. What is a sprint review?

  • A status meeting
  • A development team peer-to-peer meeting
  • A live demonstration meeting
  • A problem review meeting

Q6. Are customers invited to the sprint review?

  • Yes. The development team, product owner, scrum master, stakeholders, and customers are invited to participate.
  • No. Only the development team and the scrum master participate.
  • No. Only the development team, the scrum master, and the product owner participate.
  • Yes. The product owner and scrum master meet with the customer.

Q7. Select the correct statement regarding the sprint retrospective.

  • It is an opportunity for the product owner to give the team feedback.
  • It is an opportunity for team members to reflect on the sprint and speak freely about it.
  • It is an opportunity for the scrum master to evaluate the team.
  • It is an opportunity for the team to reflect on the scope of the project.

Q8. Which of the following is a key question to ask during the sprint retrospective?

  • What is our team’s story point average?
  • Do we have healthy team members?
  • How can we maintain our velocity going forward?
  • What should we change going forward?

Q8. Which of these metrics measure how  long it takes from idea to production?

  • Mean lead time
  • Mean time to recover from change
  • Release frequency
  • Change failure rate

Q10. Select the statement that describes an end of sprint activity.

  • Move stories from the done column to the closed column.
  • Move unfinished stories to the next sprint.
  • Adjust your current milestone and your velocity charts.
  • Give developers credit for finished stories, but not for unfinished stories.
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