Professional SCRUM Master Certification Quiz!

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Professional SCRUM Master Certification Quiz!

Here is an interesting PSM practice test quiz for you to test your knowledge about Professional Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master. Try taking this quiz and see how well you can score. So, are you ready to take this PSM mock test? Let's get started then. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Development Team membership should change: 
    • A. 

      Every Sprint to promote shared learning.

    • B. 

      Never, because it reduces productivity.

    • C. 

      As needed, while taking into account a short term reduction in productivity.

    • D. 

      As needed, with no special allowance for changes in productivity.

  • 2. 
    Who should know the most about the progress toward a business objective or a release, and be able to explain the alternatives most clearly? 
    • A. 

      Product Owner

    • B. 

      Development Team

    • C. 

      Scrum Master

    • D. 

      Project Manager

  • 3. 
    How much work must a Development Team do to a Product Backlog item it selects for a Sprint? 
    • A. 

      As much as it has told the Product Owner will be done for every Product Backlog item it selects in conformance with the definition of done.

    • B. 

      As much as it can fit into the Sprint.

    • C. 

      All development work and at least some testing.

    • D. 

      Analysis, design, programming, testing and documentation.

  • 4. 
    An organization has decided to adopt Scrum, but management wants to change the terminology to fit with the terminology already used. What will likely happen if this is done?
    • A. 

      Without a new vocabulary as a reminder of the change, very little change may actually happen.

    • B. 

      The organization may not understand what has changed with Scrum and the benefits of Scrum may be lost.

    • C. 

      Management may feel less anxious.

  • 5. 
    The purpose of a Sprint is to produce a done increment of working product.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Why is the Daily Scrum held at the same time and same place?
    • A. 

      The place can be named.

    • B. 

      The consistency reduces complexity.

    • C. 

      The Product Owner demands it.

    • D. 

      Rooms are hard to book and this lets it be booked in advance.

  • 7. 
    Who is required to attend the Daily Scrum?
    • A. 

      Development Team

    • B. 

      Scrum team

    • C. 

      Development Team and Scrum Master

    • D. 

      Development Team and Product Owner

    • E. 

      Scrum Master and Product Owner

  • 8. 
    The time-box for the Sprint Planning meeting is?
    • A. 

      4 hours.

    • B. 

      8 hours for a monthly Sprint. For shorter Sprints it is usually shorter.

    • C. 

      Whenever it is done.

    • D. 

      Montly.

  • 9. 
    When does the next Sprint begin?
    • A. 

      Next Monday.

    • B. 

      Immediately following the next Sprint Planning.

    • C. 

      When the Product Owner is ready.

    • D. 

      Immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

  • 10. 
    What is the main reason for the Scrum Master to be at the Daily Scrum?
    • A. 

      To make sure every team member answers the three questions.

    • B. 

      He or she does not have to be there; he or she only has to ensure the Development Team has a Daily Scrum.

    • C. 

      To write down any changes to the Sprint Backlog, including adding new items, and tracking progress on the burn-down.

    • D. 

      To gather status and progress information to report to management.

  • 11. 
    Who has the final say on the order of the Product Backlog?
    • A. 

      Stakeholders

    • B. 

      Development Team

    • C. 

      Scrum Master

    • D. 

      Product Owner

    • E. 

      CEO

  • 12. 
    Upon what type of process control is Scrum based?
    • A. 

      Empirical

    • B. 

      Hybrid

    • C. 

      Defined

    • D. 

      Complex

  • 13. 
    What does it mean to say that an event has a time-box? 
    • A. 

      The event must happen at a set time.

    • B. 

      The event must happen by a given time.

    • C. 

      The event must take at least a minimum amount of time.

    • D. 

      The event can take no more than a maximum amount of time.

  • 14. 
    What is the role of Management in Scrum? 
    • A. 

      Continually monitor staffing levels of the Development Team.

    • B. 

      Monitor the Development Team's productivity.

    • C. 

      Support the Product Owner with insights and information into high value product and system capabilities. Support the Scrum Master to cause organizational change that fosters empiricism, self-organization, bottom-up intelligence, and intelligent release of software.

    • D. 

      Identify and remove people that aren't working hard enough.

  • 15. 
    The Development Team should not be interrupted during the Sprint. The Sprint Goal should remain intact. These are conditions that foster creativity, quality and productivity. Based on this, which of the following is FALSE?
    • A. 

      The Product Owner can help clarify or optimize the Sprint when asked by the Development Team.

    • B. 

      The Sprint Backlog is fully formulated in the Sprint Planning meeting and does not change during the Sprint.

    • C. 

      As a decomposition of the selected Product Backlog Items, the Sprint Backlog changes and may grow as the work emerges.

    • D. 

      The Development Team may work with the Product Owner to remove or add work if it finds it has more or less capacity than it expected.

  • 16. 
    Which statement best describes the Sprint Review?
    • A. 

      It is a mechanism to control the Development Team's activities during a Sprint.

    • B. 

      It is when the Scrum Team and stakeholders inspect the outcome of a Sprint and figure out what to do next.

    • C. 

      It is a demo at the end of the Sprint for everyone in the organization to check on the work done.

  • 17. 
    When multiple teams work together on the same product, each team should maintain a separate Product Backlog.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The length of a Sprint should be:
    • A. 

      Short enough to keep the business risk acceptable to the Product Owner.

    • B. 

      Short enough to be able to synchronize the development work with other business events.

    • C. 

      No more than one month.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 19. 
    It is mandatory that the product increment be released to production at the end of each Sprint.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What is the recommended size for a Development Team (within the Scrum Team)?
    • A. 

      Minimal 7

    • B. 

      3 to 9

    • C. 

      7 plus or minus 2

    • D. 

      9

  • 21. 
    When might a Sprint be abnormally terminated?
    • A. 

      When it becomes clear that not everything will be finished by the end of the Sprint.

    • B. 

      When the Development Team feels that the work is too hard.

    • C. 

      When the sales department has an important new opportunity.

    • D. 

      When the Sprint Goal becomes obsolete.

  • 22. 
    Which statement best describes Scrum?
    • A. 

      A complete methodology that defines how to develop software.

    • B. 

      A cookbook that defines best practices for software development.

    • C. 

      A framework within which complex products in complex environments are developed.

    • D. 

      A defined and predictive process that conforms to the principles of Scientific Management.

  • 23. 
    The time-box for a Daily Scrum is?
    • A. 

      The same time of day every day.

    • B. 

      Two minutes per person.

    • C. 

      4 hours.

    • D. 

      15 minutes.

    • E. 

      15 minutes for a 4 week sprint. For shorter Sprints it is usually shorter.

  • 24. 
    The maximum length of the Sprint Review (its time-box) is:
    • A. 

      2 hours.

    • B. 

      4 hours for a monthly Sprint. For shorter Sprints it is usually shorter.

    • C. 

      As long as needed.

    • D. 

      1 day.

    • E. 

      4 hours and longer as needed.

  • 25. 
    When is a Sprint over?
    • A. 

      When all Product Backlog items meet their definition of done.

    • B. 

      When the Product Owner says it is done.

    • C. 

      When all the tasks are completed.

    • D. 

      When the time-box expires.

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