Week 3 – Implementing Scrum

agile project management weekly challenge 3 answers

1. Which of the following best describes why Scrum Teams refer to the Product Backlog as a living artifact?

  • The Product Owner adds items at any time.
  • The stakeholders can add items at any time.
  • The team only adds items at the end of a Sprint.
  • The Product Owner only adds items at the end of a Sprint.


2. Which of the following exhibit the best practices for formatting a user story?

  • Paint the client’s home to increase its value and protect its exterior surfaces.
  • As the homeowner, I want my home painted, so that it increases the value of my home and protects the exterior surfaces.
  • Paint the client’s home because they want to increase the value of their home and protect its exterior surface.
  • Paint my home because as a homeowner, it will increase its value and protect its exterior surfaces.


3. As a Product Owner, you need to add estimates to your Backlog items. You and your team have over 100 items to estimate and less than one hour to do it. Because of the time limit, you need a technique that will help your team quickly sort items by complexity. Which effort estimation technique should you use?

  • Planning Poker™
  • Dot Voting
  • The Bucket System
  • Affinity Mapping


4. As a Product Owner, you set the initial Sprint duration the team has to work on their items. This refers to what Scrum concept?

  • Interval
  • Timebox
  • Time frame
  • Schedule


5. Which of the following may indicate a task meets the Definition of Done? Select all that apply.

  • An independent peer group reviews the product
  • The product meets half of the acceptance criteria
  • The Product Owner accepts the story.
  • The product passes all testing requirements.


6. What typically occurs during the Sprint Review? Select all that apply.

  • Synchronize and prioritize activities for the team.
  • Discuss how to better work as a team.
  • Explore which items should be considered done in the Backlog.
  • Demonstrate and inspect the product.


7. What does the Scrum Team reflect on during a Sprint Retrospective? Select all that apply.

  • What updates should the team make to user stories in the next Sprint?
  • What’s working or not working for the team regarding the people, the processes, and the tools?
  • What improvements are worth exploring in the next Sprint?
  • Who was at fault for not accomplishing a story?
  • Were the improvements in the last Sprint helpful or not?


8. What’s the overall goal of a burndown chart?

  • Quantify performance for individual team members
  • Provide a way to compare productivity among teams
  • Serve as a communication tool for outside stakeholders
  • Keep the team aware of how they’re doing against their goals


9. Why would a Scrum Team use a Kanban board? Select all that apply.

  • To make it easier to notice work-in-progress (WIP) limits
  • To take fewer notes
  • To give a better sense of the team’s flow of work
  • To visualize tasks


10. Utilizing tools in Scrum helps make the team fully aware of progress and updates. This embodies which Scrum pillar?

  • Transparency
  • Adaptation
  • Inspection
  • Commitment


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11. As a Product Owner building a Backlog, what pieces of information should you include for each item? Select all that apply.

  • A set value for the item, such as dollar signs
  • A clear description from the perspective of the customer
  • The level of effort required to complete the item
  • The date the item is due

12. Fill in the blank: As a Product Owner writing a user story, you want every task to have a clear Definition of Done. A clear Definition of Done helps the team better understand how much effort it will take to complete an item. Including a Definition of Done in a user story makes it _____, one of the I.N.V.E.S.T. story-writing criteria.

  • independent
  • negotiable
  • valuable
  • estimitable

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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