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Scrum Master Certification Exam Sample Questions – Scrum Artifacts (Part 4)

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Part 4 in this series of Scrum Master Certification Exam Sample Questions is focused on Scrum Artifacts related questions. We have listed sample questions related to Scrum Artifacts with multiple options as per the format of ScrumAlliance CSM and Scrum.org PSM certification exams and provide a complete step-by-step solution at the end with the correct answer. Check out updates about Scrum Guide 2020.

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Question 1:

What constitutes the Sprint Backlog and are normally estimated in hours?

Choose the correct option:

  • A) Stories
  • B) Use cases
  • C) Features
  • D) Tasks

Correct Answer: D

Solution Details:

Sprint Backlog is basically a subset of Product Backlog including set of PBI (Product Backlog Items) picked for the upcoming sprint. These are further divided into tasks and tasks are estimated in hours.

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Question 2:

Sprint Backlog is ultimately owned by:

Choose the correct option:

  • A) The Product Owner
  • B) The Scrum Master
  • C) The Stakeholders
  • D) Developers

Correct Answer: D

Solution Details:

It’s is a tricky question. The Product Owner is responsible for managing and prioritizing Product Backlog. But as far as Sprint Backlog is concerned, it’s owned by the developers as per Scrum Guide 2020. Because during a Sprint Planning meeting, developers participates to define the sprint goal and choosing the Product Backlog Items for the upcoming sprint. So, the self-organizing & self-managing developers takes ownership of Sprint Backlog.

Question 3:

Product Backlog Management include:
1 Clearly expressing the different Product Backlog items
2 Authoring the various Product Backlog Items
3 Ordering Product Backlog Items by Size and risk only

Choose the correct option:

  • A) 1 and 3 only
  • B) 2 only
  • C) 1 and 2 only
  • D) 1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer: C

Solution Details: 

The easiest way to look at the Product Backlog is a To-do list that features work items (Product Backlog Items) that represent stakeholders’ needs that are valuable to the business. The Product Owner is responsible for authoring, managing, and prioritizing the Product Backlog.

When ordering the backlog, start by eliminating that which we shouldn’t do at all and then order remaining backlog items by considering value, effort, dependencies, risk, and cost of delay. As point#3 considers the order of product backlog by size and risk only, that’s why it’s incorrect.

Question 4:

Which of the following is an example of an increment of working software?

Choose the correct option:

  • A) A new user interface is designed for functionality delivered in previous integration.
  • B) A decomposition of all Product Backlog into Tasks for future Sprint Backlog lists.
  • C) Additional features that complement those delivered in the previous iteration.
  • D) UML diagrams that describe how to deliver functionality in future integration.

Correct Answer: D

Solution Details: 

An increment is the sum total of all the product backlog items that have been carried out successfully during a sprint, in addition to previously completed increments. Although the product owner is responsible for dictating the release of an increment, it’s the duty of the team to ensure that items listed in the increment are ready to release.

Items should be potentially shippable to production. Looking into the above options, you have to identify that which of the options are potentially shippable to release i.e. production environment.
A. We can’t release an interface design only (it should be a functional interface).
B. Tasks of Product Backlog are not releasable.
C. Yes, an additional feature (a working piece of software) can be released.
D. UML diagram is not a candidate for release.

Reference: http://www.webdevelopmenthelp.net/2018/03/guide-to-scrum-agile-software-development.html#Artifacts

Question 5:

Items in the Product Backlog tend to be:

Choose the correct option:

  • A) Smaller than the items in the Sprint Backlog.
  • B)Larger than the items in the Sprint Backlog.
  • C)The same size as the items in the Sprint Backlog.
  • D) Usually much smaller than related Sprint Backlog items but it depends.

Correct Answer: B

Solution Details: 

As we know that Sprint Backlog is a subset of Product Backlog.Scrum

PBI (Product Backlog Items) are normally user stories written by the Product Owner as input from stakeholders. Later during planning and brainstorming sessions, these stories get matured, fine-grained, and in some cases decomposed into smaller ones before selection for Sprint Backlog. So, Items in Product Backlog are normally larger than the items in Sprint Backlog.

Question 6:

How does the Definition of “Done” (DoD) help the Scrum Team? Select all that apply
1 Clearly expressing the different Product Backlog items
2 Authoring the various Product Backlog Items
3 Ordering Product Backlog Items by Size and risk only

Choose the correct option:

  • A) DoD ensures artifact transparency
  • B) DoD is used to assess when work is complete on the product Increment
  • C) Guides the developers in knowing how many Product Backlog items it can select during a Sprint Planning
  • D) DoD helps to calculate the velocity of the Scrum Team

Correct Answer: C

Solution Details: 

Definition of “Done” ensures artifact transparency as it defines the parameters for the tasks which the developers are going to deliver, providing insights to the Product Owner on what to expect.

DoD is also a guideline for the developers to understand when the work is done.

DoD also helps the developers define the scope of the tasks and the acceptance criteria for the backlog items to be considered as done, thereby helping them better estimate how much work it can deliver during the Sprint.

Reference: https://masteringbusinessanalysis.com/lightning-cast-ordr-backlog/


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