Agile Methodologies

Q1. Teams may encounter the need for “technical” user stories. Who decides the priority of these?

Q2. What is the Scrum Master’s role during the daily stand-up?

Q3. Which factor should not be considered during Sprint Planning?

Q4. A team member has been showing signs of great personal distress: crying at work, snapping at colleagues, having heated phone conversations. As Team Facilitator, what should you do?

Q5. Which statement describes the flow of work in the Scaled Agile Framework?

Q6. What is the Product Owner’s role in deciding the priority of work in the sprint backlog?

Q7. The Scaled Agile Framework advocates that, if you measure only one thing, what should you measure?

Q8. Why should you apply Weighted Shortest Job First?

Source Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) is a prioritization model used to sequence jobs (eg., Features, Capabilities, and Epics) to produce the maximum economic benefit. In a flow-based system, priorities are updated continuously to provide the best economic outcomes. Job sequencing, rather than individual job return on investment, produces the best result. To that end, WSJF is used to prioritize backlogs by calculating the relative CoD and job size (a proxy for the duration).

Q9. You have classified the features in your backlog according to risk and value. Which features should the development team work on first?

Source It is suggested that high business value, high-risk items are worked on first. While that may seem counterintuitive, the earlier this work is done, the sooner the team will move to mitigate the issues and unknowns—leading to a higher quality product. If there's a failure, it will occur early and relatively inexpensively.

Q10. In the Scaled Agile Framework, what is the role of Enablers?

Q11. Which outcome is not expected of a Sprint Review?

Q12. What is not a technique used for splitting user stories?

Q13. Who decides what the team will work on?

Q14. Which choice is not a Scrum value?

Q15. What should happen if the Product Owner does not accept a story by the end of the iteration?

Q16. Which statement is not true about the product backlog?

Q17. A project has some major risks that the team wants to mitigate. What is the best way to monitor how well this effort is going?

Q18. The VP of Engineering wants to start giving out a “Team Member of the Sprint” award to recognize a top performer in each group. What advice should you give this VP?

Q19. What is a difference between a team’s task board and a Kanban?

Source Explicit rule applies to scrum team's task board: tasks cannot be added to the scrum board in the middle of a sprint.

Q20. The team complains that “things have been falling through the cracks lately.” What should you do?

Q22. In the Cynefin framework, where are “best practices” most appropriate?

Q23. A manager informs you that a developer from another team is between assignments, and she wants to place the developer on your team for a few sprints. What should you do?

Q24. The Product Owner complains to you that the team is not working hard enough and they need to increase their velocity by at least 50%. Which action should you not take?

Q25. What is the name of the practice in which a cross-functional team collaborates intensively to develop a new product idea?

Q26. The team’s manager wants to attend the Sprint Retrospective. What should you do?

Q27. Who is responsible for a Scrum team’s performance?

Q28. Which statement concerning small, frequent releases of software is true?

Q29. What is the activity of clarifying and expanding user stories called?

Q30. Which strategy is preferred for development teams?

“…your job is to minimize output, and maximize outcome and impact.” - Jeff Patton

Q31. Which statement is true about the actor in a user story?

Q32. Which statement is true about Agile?

Q33. Which statement about burndown and burnup charts is not true?

Q34. What is the name for the practice of going to see a process in use at the point of value delivery?

Q35. When the team needs to make a decision, what is the best course of action?

Q36. Which action is something the Team Facillitator should NOT do?

Q37. A team needs to do research, design, prototyping. What is this type of story called?

Q38. Which statement about technical debt is true?

Q39. Which statement about estimating is not true?

Q40. Which ceremony should the Product Owner not attend?

Q41. Which task is not the Product Owners responsibility?

Q42. Which choice is _not_ considered during Sprint Planning?

Q43. You have noticed a pattern that the most interesting stories on the Sprint Backlog get started right away, and the least interesting stories languish or don’t get done. What should you do?

Q44. What Agile practice best supports this principle: “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly”?

Q45. On what are personas typically based?

Q46. Which statement describes Shu Ha Ri?

Q47. What does the Agile Manifesto indicate?

Q48. What is the main benefit of a working agreement?

Q49. What is the name of the information radiator that has multiple columns used to visualize the flow of work?

Q50. Which is the best definition of story points?

Q51. What is a Scrum of Scrums?

Q52. What is the Product Owner’s role regarding the product backlog?

Q53. Why should a team do refactoring?

Q54. Which choice is not a benefit generally associated with product demonstrations?

Q55. What is an information radiator?

Q56. According to the Agile Manifesto, your highest priority is to _.

Q57. Product development organizations sometimes use descriptions of archetypal users and their values so that developers can design the system to meet their needs and wants. What are these descriptions called?

Q58. The Product Owner is focused on testing a new system concept in the marketplace as quickly and inexpensively as possible. What is this first-generation product called?

Q59. To whom should the Product Owner report?

Q60. What happens in Sprint 0?

Q61. What does the Definition of Done mean?

Q62. Which element is most important when describing your product?

Q63. Which choice best describes the Team Facilitator?

Q64. What is the name of the technique that divides a story into smaller pieces?

Q65. A team member comes to you with a complaint about another team member. What should you do?

Q66. What is the forming-storming-norming, performing model of team development known as?

Q67. What is the name of the ceremony in which you inspect the work completed during the sprint?

Sprint Retrospective: Reflect on the previous sprint, discuss what’s working well, what could be improved, and how to improve it to be more productive. Source Sprint Review: Discuss what has been accomplished during the sprint and whether the sprint goal has been met.

Q68. Which choice best describes an Agile Release Train (ART)?

Q69. As an Agile coach, what should be your attitude toward your team members individual goals and motivations?

Q70. Which phrase best describes an Agile team?

Q71. Which technique does not help prioritize the backlog?

Q72. What does the Definition of Ready mean?

Source Definition of Ready means that stories must be immediately actionable. The Team must be able to determine what needs to be done and the amount of work required to complete the User Story.

Q73. Which is NOT a principle of the Scaled Agile Framework?

Source: Underlying principles of SAFe

Q74. Which statement concerning small, frequent releases of software is true?

Q75. What is the definition of capacity?

Q76. Which action is something the Team Facilitator should not do?

Q77. The team is complaining that they send request for clarification to the Product Owner, but these requests go unanswered. What action should you take?

Q78. Which choice is a pillar of Lean?

Source Two pillars are (1) Continuous Improvement, and (2) Respect for People.

Q79. Which statement best describes Agile, Lean, and Six Sigma?

Q80. What is a user story?

Q81. What is the expected output of a Planning Poker meeting?

Q82. What is the definition of velocity?

Q83. What is most important for a successful Product Owner to understand?

Source A Scrum Team has 3 roles - Product Owner, Scrum Master and Developers. All 3 roles generate Value in their own contexts; however, it is the Product Owner who maximizes the Value from a product or business context.

Q84. Which statement about the Agile Manifesto is true?

Q85. The team is not going to complete its Spring Commitment. As the Team Facilitator, what should you do?

Q86. When a user story is further decomposed, what are the elements called?

Q87. What does collective ownership mean?

Q88. According to the Agile Manifesto, how often should developers and business people work together?

Q89. What do you call the practice of writing a test before the code is written?

Q90. The team is not going to complete its Sprint Commitment. As the Team Facilitator, what should you do?

Q91. What is the term for a team member who is “T-skilled”?

Q92. Which statement is not true about pair programming?

Q93. People with fixed mindset _ .

Q94. How can you impove interaction between team members?

Q95. What is the expected outcome of the daily stand-up meeting?

Q96. What is the name of the technique in which a story includes an input, a translation of input to output, and an output?

Q97. What is the term for a team member who is “T-shaped”?

Source One of the challenges for organisations when they move to Agile ways of working is the often mentioned need to build teams made up of “T-shaped” people. This can also be described as a cross-functionality.