Week 3 – Implementing Scrum – Shuffle Q/A 1

13. You are a Product Owner estimating some user stories with your team. Using the Planning Poker™ method of estimation, you notice one of your team members has chosen the coffee card as part of their estimation. What does this typically mean?

  • The team member wants to end the meeting and stop.
  • They don’t have enough information to make an estimate.
  • They want to take a break.
  • There are no estimates to provide.

14. Which of the following typically happens during a Sprint? Select all that apply.

  • The Sprint Goal is changed by the Product Owner as needed.
  • The Product Backlog is refined by the Product Owner as needed.
  • The project scope is clarified with the Product Owner as more is learned.
  • The work quality improves—or at least stays the same—when compared to the last Sprint.

15. Which of the following statements is true about the Sprint backlog in Scrum methodology?

  • The Sprint backlog will always have three user stories in the current Sprint.
  • The Sprint backlog defines the items to work on during the current Sprint.
  • The Sprint backlog is the same as the Product Backlog.
  • The Sprint backlog is team members’ most favorited user story.

16. What is a key goal of completing a Sprint review with the team?

  • To determine which items in the Sprint backlog have met the definition of done.
  • To prioritize the next Sprint items to work on and team availability.
  • To discuss stakeholder comments with the Product Manager.
  • To discuss how to better work as a team to get work done.

17. When conducting a successful Sprint Retrospective, what type of questions should the Scrum Master ask the team?

  • Quick questions that require a yes or no answer
  • Questions that highlight an individual’s performance
  • Questions that identify the team’s biases and opinions
  • Open-ended questions that promote discussions

18. What item can be used to track the number of tasks completed against time and see how many tasks are remaining on a project?

  • Task list
  • Burndown chart
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Point estimation

19. What is the main benefit of allowing team members to physically move the status of an item between “To-do,” “In Progress,” and “Done?”

  • It helps Product Owners find the velocity of the team.
  • It allows team members to track who completes the most points.
  • It allows team members to clearly see the flow of a task.
  • It allows team members to use the status updates in Retrospectives.

20. Which of the following items can be a great tool to use to increase productivity and unblock items before the daily scrum meeting for a team member?

  • Microsoft Word
  • Google Slides
  • Keynote
  • Video Conferencing

21. What does the estimate of a specific item in a Product Backlog track?

  • How much money the stakeholders will provide for the item
  • How many developers will be working on the item
  • How much effort the item will take to complete
  • How much time the item will require

22. A Product Owner writes a user story for an item in a Sprint. They ensure all the parts of the user story are complete and ready to hand off to the quality analysis team. Which of the I.N.V.E.S.T. story writing criteria is the Product Owner trying to fulfill?

  • Independent
  • Negotiable
  • Valuable
  • Testable

Shuffle Q/A 2

23. As a Product Owner doing story estimation, you tell your team to keep their initial estimate private. Keeping their estimate private allows team members to form an independent opinion before sharing. Which effective estimation characteristic does this refer to?

  • Promote inclusivity
  • Lead to effort discovery
  • Build team trust
  • Avoid anchoring bias

24. How much time exists between Sprints for a Scrum team?

  • One week
  • One month
  • Zero days
  • Two days

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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