Pspo 1 Mock Test - Open Assessment

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Pspo 1 Mock Test - Open Assessment

Be prepared for PSPO 1 Scrum Exam with this Mock Test. 29 basic questions in the pool. Instructions:Number of questions: 15Has a time limit of: 20 minutesQuestions displayed per page: 1Has a pass mark of: 85%


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Product Owner manages the Product Backlog. Who is accountable for estimating the effort to complete the Product Backlog items?
    • A. 

      The Development Team. As a collective, they have a complete view of the work needed to transform Product Backlog items into Increments of product.

    • B. 

      The PMO. They have all the history on projects delivered, and this enables the IT department to make delivery commitments.

    • C. 

      The Product Owner. The Product Owner is required to commit on delivery to the users and the stakeholders.

  • 2. 
    The Sprint Review is the only time at which stakeholder feedback is taken into account.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What are two typical activities for a Product Owner in a Sprint?
    • A. 

      Attend every Daily Scrum to answer functional Questions on the discussed Sprint Backlog items.

    • B. 

      Update the work plan for the Development Team on a daily basis.

    • C. 

      Work with the Development Team on Product Backlog refinement.

    • D. 

      Create financial reporting upon the spent hours reported by the Development Team.

    • E. 

      Collaborate with stakeholders, user communities and product managers.

  • 4. 
    What two phrases best describe the relationship of the Product Owner and the Development Team? 
    • A. 

      They should work apart as much as possible in order to keep the concerns of business and technology separated.

    • B. 

      They collaborate often so the Product Owner can make informed decisions in balancing effort and value of Product Backlog items.

    • C. 

      The Product Owner should be with the Development Team full-time to grow a deep understanding of the technology being used.

    • D. 

      They collaborate often so the Development Team builds Increments keeping end-user and stakeholder concerns in mind.

    • E. 

      They should share no more than the Sprint Planning and the Sprint Review meeting.

  • 5. 
    The Development Team finds out during the Sprint that they aren’t likely to build everything they forecasted. What would you expect a Product Owner to do? 
    • A. 

      Cancel the Sprint.

    • B. 

      Change the Sprint Goal.

    • C. 

      Re-work the selected Product Backlog items with the Development Team to meet the Sprint Goal.

    • D. 

      Skip Product Backlog refinement activities.

    • E. 

      Inform management that more resources are needed.

  • 6. 
    The process of regular inspection and adaptation employs knowledgeable and skilled inspectors. What are two ways in which the Product Owner takes the lead in the inspection process?
    • A. 

      At the Sprint Review the Product Owner shares the current state of Product Backlog, which, combined with the inspection of the Increment, leads to an updated Product Backlog.

    • B. 

      At the Daily Scrum the Product Owner inspects the Sprint burn-down for progress towards a complete Increment and re-planning the team’s work.

    • C. 

      At the end of Sprint Planning the Product Owner verifies the Sprint Backlog for completeness in order to allow the Sprint to start.

    • D. 

      The Product Owner invites stakeholders to the Sprint Review to learn how the current state of the marketplace influences what is the most valuable thing to do next.

  • 7. 
    How does an organization know that a product built through Scrum is successful?
    • A. 

      By measuring that velocity has increased since the last release

    • B. 

      By releasing often, and updating key performance indicators (KPIs) on value after every release and feeding this information back into work on the Product Backlog

    • C. 

      By measuring the actual time spent on development versus the time estimated for development

    • D. 

      By the Product Owner and stakeholders accepting the Increment at the Sprint Review

  • 8. 
    What variables should a Product Owner consider when ordering the Product Backlog? 
    • A. 

      Effort first, then value

    • B. 

      Development cohesion as indicated by the Development Team

    • C. 

      Lowest development cost in order to maximize ROI

    • D. 

      The availability of resources and skills for implementation

    • E. 

      Whatever is most appropriate for the Product Owner to achieve the product’s goals and to optimize the value received

  • 9. 
    What is the Product Owner accountable for in Scrum? 
    • A. 

      Describing an Increment at the Sprint Planning and make sure that the Development Team delivers it by the end of the Sprint

    • B. 

      Creating and sustaining a Product Backlog that maximizes value and represents the needs of the stakeholders

    • C. 

      Refining the top level Product Backlog items until they are ready to be handed over to the Development Team

    • D. 

      Writing the User Stories so they are understandable to stakeholders

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The money spent on development of the product, often a fixed cost per Sprint multiplied by the Sprints required

    • B. 

      All investments required to conceive, develop, operate and maintain the product

    • C. 

      The accumulated cost over the earned value of the product

  • 11. 
    A Product Owner is essentially the same thing as a traditional Project Manager?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    How important is it for a Product Owner to order Product Backlog items by value points?
    • A. 

      Using value points is the ultimate way for a Product Owner to predict the value that the product will provide.

    • B. 

      It is a good practice, keeping in mind that market reception is the best measure of value.

    • C. 

      Calculating value points is an upfront approach that conflicts with the empiricism of Scrum, and is therefore not acceptable.

  • 13. 
    What best describes the relationship of the Product Owner and the stakeholders?
    • A. 

      The Product Owner writes the User Stories as provided by the stakeholders.

    • B. 

      The Product Owner has the final call over the requirements and should involve the stakeholders as little as possible.

    • C. 

      The Product Owner actively asks for stakeholder input and expectations to process into the Product Backlog.

    • D. 

      The Product Owner provides the stakeholders with acceptance forms at the Sprint Review to record their formal agreement over the delivered software.

  • 14. 
    To what extent does technical debt limit the value a Product Owner can get from a product? Select two answers.
    • A. 

      Technical debt causes a greater percentage of the product's budget to be spent on maintenance of the product. Incorrect answer

    • B. 

      Technical debt is not a Product Owner concern, because technical debt is only an issue for the Development Team.

    • C. 

      Technical debt does not influence the delivery of value.

    • D. 

      The velocity at which new functionality can be created is reduced when you have technical debt.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      The development organization (or Development Team if none is available from the development organization)

    • B. 

      The Scrum Team, in a collaborative effort where the result is the common denominator of all members' definitions

    • C. 

      The Product Owner as he/she is responsible for the product’s success

    • D. 

      The Scrum Master as he/she is responsible for the Development Team’s productivity