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Scrum Master Certification Exam Sample Questions – Scrum Roles (Part 2)


Now we have launched part 2 in this series of Scrum Master Certification Exam Sample Questions. We’ll explore sample questions related to Scrum Roles 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. You might also be interested in scrum team building skill development.

That will help our readers to understand the Scrum Roles related concepts and improve their knowledge for Scrum Framework.

Further user can try the 3 complete CSM Practice Tests of 50 questions each and validate his/her skills before the actual exam.

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Lets dive further to Scrum Master Certification Exam Sample Questions on Scrum Roles.

Question 1:

What does the Product Owner do during a Sprint?

Choose the correct option:

  • 1) Protects the Developers and the process.
  • 2) Clarifies requirements and answers questions.
  • 3) Guides the Developers in its work.
  • 4) Intervenes when required to make sure the pace of work is sustainable.

Correct Answer: B

Solution Details:

During a Sprint, developers are focused on the sprint goals and working to deliver the increment. The Product Owner is available to clarify requirements or any work-related queries. The product owner has nothing to do with other items.

The developers manages most of their work and Scrum Master facilitates them to remove any impediments. The Product Owner can only help to answer queries and clarify requirements.

Question 2:

Which role is responsible for turning the Product Backlog into incremental pieces of functionality?

Choose the correct option:

  • A) Product Owner.
  • B) Scrum Master.
  • C) Developers.
  • D) Everyone within the Project.

Correct Answer: C

Solution Details:

As per updated version of Scrum Guide 2020, Developers actually chooses Product Backlog Items for the Sprint and deliver an increment at the end of each Sprint.

Reference: https://scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html#developers

Question 3:

If a team member is consistently late for the Daily Scrum, what is usually the first thing a Team should do?

Choose the correct option:

  • A) Report the Team member to his or her manager.
  • B) Have the Team member do the testing.
  • C) Meet with the Team member to determine a solution.
  • D) Ask the Scrum Master to move the Team Member of the Team.

Correct Answer: C

Solution Details: 

The scrum framework introduces the concept of Self-Organizing & Self-Managing teams (as per Scrum Guide 2020 Update). Out of the 5, two scrum framework values are related to the problem discussed above.

Respect: Scrum Team members respect each other to be capable, independent people.
Commitment: People personally commit to achieving the goals of the Scrum Team.

So, in the situation described above, the first thing a team should do is to meet with the team member to re-iterate the scrum values and find out a solution internally.

Reference: https://www.scrumalliance.org/learn-about-scrum/scrum-values

Question 4:

Which is not a Product Owner Responsibility?

Choose the correct option:

  • A) Running the daily scrum meeting.
  • B) Gathering requirements for Product Backlog Items.
  • C) Working with stakeholders to determine detail product features.
  • D) Inspecting work at Sprint Review.

Correct Answer: A

Solution Details: 

Key responsibilities of the Product Owner are to gather requirements and maintain product Backlog, interacting with stakeholders, and inspecting the work delivered in each Sprint Review Meeting.

Product Owner may participate in the daily scrum but organizing and running daily scrum is not his/her responsibility. Scrum Master is the one who actually organizes and facilitates scrum events including daily scrum.

You can find more Scrum Roles related CSM exam questions for Scrum Master Certifications.

Question 5:

Who provides estimates in Scrum?

Choose the correct option:

  • A) Scrum Master and the Developers.
  • B) The Developers only.
  • C) The Product Owner, The Scrum Master and the Developers
  • D) It all depends.

Correct Answer: B

Solution Details: 

The developers provides estimates for PBI (Product Backlog Items) i.e. User stories using different estimation techniques. Planning Poker is a consensus-based technique for estimating, mostly used to estimate effort or relative size of user stories in Scrum.

No one (Scrum Master or Product Owner) dictates during the estimation activity.

Question 6:

The CEO asks a team member (a developer) to do some work outside the goals of the current Sprint in progress. What should the team member do?

Choose the correct option:

  • A) Add it to the next Sprint.
  • B) Add it to the current Sprint while swapping out committed work of equal size.
  • C) Inform the Product Owner so he can work with the CEO.
  • D) Add it to the current Sprint.

Correct Answer: C

Solution Details: 

The Developer must not take tasks from anyone outside the Scrum Team. So in case, a scenario such as this comes across, the team member should inform the Product Owner, who could then work with the CEO to update the requirement in the Product Backlog.

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