Monday, September 9, 2013

Free PMI-ACP Exam dumps 50 quest


Question 1 of 50

Recently you have been assigned as a Product Owner to the Scrum team that you had never worked with before. One week later one of your company's managers approaches you and asks to confirm that the project will be finished by the 6th of March. He says that he reviewed estimates given by your team and needs a commitment guarantee it will be finished to the exact date. What is the most likely problem in this situation?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
The Manager should approach a Scrum Master not you
Correct answer
B)
Many managers confuse estimates with commitments. As soon as a team expresses an estimate they are forced to commit to it
C)
You have been assigned to the project recently therefore you are not able to make any commitments yet
D)
Agile teams don't make any commitments to specific dates
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
An estimate is a probability and a commitment cannot be made to a probability. Commitments are made to dates. Normally the date that a team is asked (or told) to commit to is one to which they would assign a less than 100% probability.

Question 2 of 50

At the start of release planning, the team and product owner collaboratively explored the product owner's conditions of satisfaction. Common factors in her conditions of satisfaction included scope, schedule, and budget. Why quality was not included in this list?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: D)
A)
Quality is not considered as one of the common factors in product owner's conditions of satisfaction
B)
Quality is usually negotiated during iteration planning
C)
Quality is usually negotiated between Scrum Master and Product Owner, not the Team
Correct answer
D)
Agile teams typically prefer to treat quality as non-negotiable
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Agile treats quality as non-negotiable. On the contrary, standard project management considers quality as negotiable factor and Project Manager is allowed to drop the quality when needed.

Question 3 of 50

It is possible that the newly discovered tasks will take long enough that they cannot be completed during the iteration. They may need to reduce the functionality of a story or drop one entirely. With whom should the team discuss the possible solutions in this situation?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
Product Owner
B)
Scrum Master
C)
Upper Management
D)
Stakeholders
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
It is possible that the newly discovered tasks will take long enough that they cannot be completed during the iteration. In that case, the team will need to discuss the situation with the Product Owner and see if there is still a way to meet the iteration goal; they may need
to reduce the functionality of a story or drop one entirely.

Question 4 of 50

What is the best length of an iteration in Scrum?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
1 week
Correct answer
B)
There is no ideal iteration length. It depends on the project and can vary
C)
2 weeks
D)
1 month
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
There's no one magic iteration duration that is right for all teams under all circumstances. The right length for a team on one project may not be the right length for that same team on a different project.

Question 5 of 50

Is it acceptable to extend the iteration for a few days in order to finish everything in the plan?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
It Depends
Correct answer
B)
It is not acceptable. Iteration is timeboxed
C)
Yes, you can extend an iteration in rare situations
D)
Acceptable if the Scrum Master took a decision
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
In your enthusiasm to demonstrate progress, be careful not to step over the line. Borderline behavior includes glossing over known defects in an iteration demo, taking credit for stories that are not 100 percent complete, and extending the iteration for a few days in order to finish everything in the plan.

Question 6 of 50

Who "owns" iteration demo in Scrum?
Correct answer: C)
You chose: D)
A)
Product Manager
B)
The Scrum Master
Missed correct answer
C)
The Product Owner
Incorrect answer
D)
The Team
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
The Product Owner conducts an Iteration Demo meeting.

Question 7 of 50

You are a Scrum Master in a Scrum team. The Product Owner doesn't want to prioritize items in the Product Backlog. He says everything is important. What is the best you can do?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: D)
A)
Let the Team work without prioritizing. Anyway, you will have to deliver all the features. It is not a critical problem
Missed correct answer
B)
Be firm and insist on prioritizing
C)
Prioritize the Product Backlog yourself
Incorrect answer
D)
Let the Team decide which features are most important
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
Be firm. Yes, everything is important, but something has to come first and something will come last. Someone has to make the tough schedule decisions. That's the Product Owner's job.

Question 8 of 50

What is the longest iteration duration allowed in Scrum?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: D)
A)
2 Weeks
B)
3 Weeks
C)
2 Months
Correct answer
D)
1 Month
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Iteration is a one cycle within a project. In Scrum, this cycle is maximum 30 sequential calendar days, or a Sprint.

Question 9 of 50

Who are referred to as "Pigs" in Scrum?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
The Product Owner, the Scrum Master and The Team
B)
The Stakeholders
C)
The Upper Management
D)
The Customer
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Someone occupying one of the three Scrum roles (Team, Product Owner, Scrum Master) who has made a commitment and has the authority to fulfill it.

Question 10 of 50

Who are referred to as "Chicken" in Scrum?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
The Product Owner, The Scrum Master and The Team
Correct answer
B)
Anyone except one of the three roles in Scrum (The Team, The Product Owner, The Scrum Master)
C)
The Customer
D)
The Team
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Someone occupying one of the three Scrum roles (The Team, The Product Owner, The Scrum Master) who has made a commitment and has the authority to fulfill it. Anyone else is called a "Chicken".

Question 11 of 50

What of the following characterizes the Scrum incorrectly?
Correct answer: C)
You chose: C)
A)
Scrum is a framework
B)
Scrum is used for
complex work in which it is impossible to predict everything that will occur
Correct answer
C)
Scrum uses a predictive approach
D)
Scrum is a very simple process for managing complex projects
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Scrum uses a fact-based decision making, a lot better than front-end-loaded predictive approaches.

Question 12 of 50

How many roles included in Scrum?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
3
B)
2
C)
4
D)
1
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
There are only three Scrum roles: the Product Owner, the Team, and the Scrum Master.

Question 13 of 50

All management responsibilities in a project are divided among which roles in Scrum?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
The Scrum Master and the Product Owner
Correct answer
B)
The Team, the Scrum Master, the Product Owner
C)
The Team, the Product Owner
D)
The Team, the Scrum Master
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
There are only three Scrum roles: the Product Owner, the Team, and the Scrum Master. All management responsibilities in a project are divided among these three roles.

Question 14 of 50

Who is responsible for representing the interests of everyone with a stake in the project and its resulting system in Scrum?
Correct answer: C)
You chose: C)
A)
The Team
B)
The Scrum Master
Correct answer
C)
The Product Owner
D)
The Scrum Master and the Product Owner
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
The Product Owner is responsible for representing the interests of everyone with a stake in the project and its resulting system.

Question 15 of 50

Who provides ongoing funding of the project in Scrum?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: B)
A)
The Project Manager
Incorrect answer
B)
The Management
C)
The Scrum Master
Missed correct answer
D)
The Product Owner
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
The Product Owner achieves initial and ongoing funding for the project by creating the project's initial overall requirements, return on investment (ROI) objectives, and release plans.

Question 16 of 50

One of the following definitions describes the correct characteristics of the Scrum team:
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
Self-managing, Self-organizing, and Cross-functional
B)
Self-directing, Self-organizing, and Cross-functional
C)
Self-directing, Self-empowered, and Cross-functional
D)
Self-monitoring, Self-managing, and Self-functioning
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Teams are self-managing, self-organizing, and cross-functional, and they are responsible for figuring out how to turn Product Backlog into an increment of functionality within an iteration and managing their own work to do so.

Question 17 of 50

A Scrum Master is often compared to:
Correct answer: A)
You chose: C)
Missed correct answer
A)
A ship dog
B)
A Pig
Incorrect answer
C)
A chicken
D)
A camel
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
A Scrum Master is often compared to a sheepdog, responsible for keeping the flock together and the wolves away.

Question 18 of 50

Who is responsible for the ROI of the project in Scrum?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
The Scrum Master
Correct answer
B)
The Product Owner
C)
The Team
D)
The Project Manager
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
The Product Owner is responsible for the ROI of the project, which usually means that the Product Owner chooses to develop product functionality that solves critical business problems.

Question 19 of 50

What technique does the Scrum use to require that every slice of functionality created by the developers be complete?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: A)
Incorrect answer
A)
Sushi
B)
Deming cycle
C)
Frequent feedback loops
Missed correct answer
D)
Sashimi
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
Similar to the way every other slice tastes. Scrum uses the sashimi technique to require that every slice of functionality created by the developers be complete.

Question 20 of 50

Who has to manage the Scrum Team?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
The Team
B)
The Scrum Master
C)
The Product Owner
D)
The Management
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
It is not the Scrum Master's job to manage the Team. The Team has to learn to manage itself, to constantly adjust its methods in order to optimize its chances of success.

Question 21 of 50

Who is required to attend the Retrospective Meeting?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
The Team, the Scrum Master, and the Product Owner
Correct answer
B)
The Team and The Scrum Master
C)
The Team
D)
The Team and the Product Owner
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
It is attended only by the Team, the Scrum Master, and the Product Owner. The Product Owner is optional.

Question 22 of 50

What is the most popular Agile methodology?
Correct answer: C)
You chose: C)
A)
FDD
B)
Waterfall
Correct answer
C)
Scrum
D)
XP
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Scrum is the most popular of the Agile methods. It is frequently used in conjunction with Extreme Programming (XP).

Question 23 of 50

What of the following is not true of the Self-organization in Scrum?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: B)
A)
Self-organization is not an option in Scrum
Incorrect answer
B)
Self-organized teams are highly disciplined
C)
High trust and high commitment is an outcome of self-organizing teams
Missed correct answer
D)
Self-organization implies a laissez-faire approach
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
Self-organization is not an option in Scrum; it is a core principle. Without this, high performing teams will not happen. Self-organization does not at all imply a laissez-faire approach; on the contrary, self-organized teams are highly disciplined. They are encouraged to take reasonable risks and to learn through failure and self-reflection. High trust and high commitment is an automatic outcome of truly self-organizing teams.

Question 24 of 50

Who gathers requirements in Scrum?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
The Product Owner
B)
The Scrum Master
C)
The Team
D)
The Product Manager
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
The responsibilities of the Product Owner role are: Working on a shared vision, Gathering requirements, Managing and prioritizing the Product Backlog, Accepting the software at the end of each iteration, Managing the release plan, The profitability of the project (ROI).

Question 25 of 50

Whose responsibility is to socialize Scrum to the greater organization?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: C)
A)
The Project Manager's
Missed correct answer
B)
The Scrum Master's
Incorrect answer
C)
The Product Owner's
D)
The Manager's
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
The responsibilities of the Scrum Master role are: Empowering and shepherding the team, Removing impediments, Keeping the process moving, Socializing Scrum to the greater organization.

Question 26 of 50

What metaphor does not expresses the role of the Scrum Master in Scrum?
Correct answer: C)
You chose: A)
Incorrect answer
A)
Bulldozer
B)
Ship dog
Missed correct answer
C)
Chicken
D)
Trainer
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
Metaphor: The Scrum Master is a facilitator, coach, mentor and bulldozer! A Scrum Master is often compared to a sheepdog, responsible for keeping the flock together and the wolves away. Chicken refers to those outside the three Scrum roles.

Question 27 of 50

What is the leading indicator of whether the Scrum Team will meet its commitment at the end of the sprint?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
The Sprint Backlog
Correct answer
B)
The Sprint Burndown
C)
The Scrum Board
D)
The Team's commitment
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
The sprint burndown chart is designed to help the team monitor its progress and be a leading indicator of whether it will meet its commitment at the end of the sprint. The classic format requires teams to estimate the duration of each task in hours and on a daily basis to chart the total remaining hours for all uncompleted tasks.

Question 28 of 50

What is the best time to introduce or take away team members in a Scrum team?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: D)
A)
When needed
B)
Between releases
C)
Before project starts
Correct answer
D)
Between sprints
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
It's important to keep the configuration of the team as stable as possible, and introduce or take away team members between sprints. Remember the rule: The people who made the commitment deliver the commitment.

Question 29 of 50

There is memory-jogger describing right qualities of the successful Product Owner. It is:
Correct answer: B)
You chose: A)
Incorrect answer
A)
DEEP
Missed correct answer
B)
CRACK
C)
INVEST
D)
CRUEL
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
An effective product owner is Committed, Responsible, Authorized, Collaborative, and Knowledgeable(CRACK).

Question 30 of 50

You are a Scrum Master of the Scrum Team. Back after the holidays, you find that your team is divided into 2 groups, which fiercely arguing over whether to use the new framework or not. None of the group wants to give up and defends their point of view. What level of conflict are you observing as a Scrum Master?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: D)
A)
Level 5
Missed correct answer
B)
Level 3
C)
Level 1
Incorrect answer
D)
Level 4
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
At level 3, the aim is to win. A compounding effect occurs as prior conflicts and problems remain unresolved. Often, multiple issues cluster into larger issues or create a "cause." Factions emerge in this fertile ground from which misunderstandings and power politics arise.

Question 31 of 50

Who ensures that work is aligned with leadership's direction and Product Vision?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
The Product Owner
B)
The Scrum Master
C)
The Team
D)
An Agile Coach
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Product owner ensures work is aligned with leadership's direction and product vision.

Question 32 of 50

What Scrum event can be considered an analogue of traditional management "status meeting"?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: D)
Missed correct answer
A)
Review Meeting
B)
Stand-Up meeting
C)
Retrospective Meeting
Incorrect answer
D)
Planning Meeting
Points: 0 out of 1

Question 33 of 50

The Team owns which kind of Scrum plan?
Correct answer: C)
You chose: C)
A)
Roadmap Plan
B)
Release Plan
Correct answer
C)
Iteration Plan
D)
Product Vision
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
The Team owns iteration plan only. Roadmap and Release plans are owned by the Product Owner.

Question 34 of 50

Who is(are) the creator(s) of Scrum?
Correct answer: C)
You chose: C)
A)
Ken Schwaber
B)
Jeff Sutherland
Correct answer
C)
Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland
D)
Alistair Cockburn
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Scrum was developed and sustained by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland.

Question 35 of 50

Tom presented a new map to the Scrum Team. On the vertical axis he draw the probably of a given risk occurring. On the horizontal axis he draw the impact that the risk will have on the project or program should it materialize. What map did Tom present to his team?
Correct answer: C)
You chose: D)
A)
Risk burndown
B)
Story Map
Missed correct answer
C)
Risk Map
Incorrect answer
D)
Value stream map
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
One of the best ways to visually display risks in a succinct manner is to use a Risk Map. On the vertical axis you have the probably of a given risk occurring, that is, the likelihood that the risk will materialize and become an Issue. On the horizontal axis we have the impact that the risk will have on the project or program should it materialize.

Question 36 of 50

Who manages the budget in Scrum?
Correct answer: C)
You chose: C)
A)
Top Management
B)
Scrum Master
Correct answer
C)
Product Owner
D)
Project Manager
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
The product owner leads the development effort to
create a product that generates the desired benefits. This often
includes creating the product vision; grooming the product backlog;
planning the release; involving customers, users, and other
stakeholders; managing the budget; preparing the product launch;
attending the Scrum meetings; and collaborating with the team.

Question 37 of 50

Who is responsible for communicating progress, and managing the stakeholders in Scrum?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: A)
Incorrect answer
A)
Both Scrum Master and Product Owner
B)
Scrum Master
C)
Team
Missed correct answer
D)
Product Owner
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
The product owner is responsible for managing the
release scope and date, managing the budget, communicating progress, and managing the stakeholders.

Question 38 of 50

You were assigned as a Proxy Product Owner in a Scrum Team. What less likely will you expect to see as the Project goes on?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: A)
Incorrect answer
A)
Increase in conflicts and miscommunication
B)
Slowdown in decision making
C)
Decrease in productivity
and morale
Missed correct answer
D)
Increase in productivity
and morale
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
The actual product owner ultimately decides about product backlog prioritization, release planning, and whether to accept or reject work results. The sequences of having a proxy Product Owner may include: an increase in conflicts and communication, a slowdown in decision making, and a decrease in productivity and morale.

Question 39 of 50

Scrum mandates the backlog items to be described as:
Correct answer: D)
You chose: D)
A)
User Stories
B)
User Cases
C)
Test-cases
Correct answer
D)
Scrum does not mandate how product backlog items should be described
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Scrum does not mandate how product backlog items shouldbe described, but many Scrum teams prefer to work with user stories. As its name suggests, a user story tells a story about a customer or user employing the product. It contains a name, a brief narrative, and acceptance criteria, conditions that must hold true for the story to be complete.

Question 40 of 50

What is the best approach in handling the Product Backlog if you are working on the project with multiple Scrum teams?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
Create component-specific Product Backlogs for each team
Correct answer
B)
Employ one Product Backlog,
extend the grooming horizon, and consider providing team-specific views into the backlog
C)
Prefer component teams to feature teams and empty separate Product Backlog for each team
D)
There is no best approach, it is possible to go with any of them
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Whenever you work on a large Scrum project, ensure that there is
one product backlog that contains the work necessary to bring the
product to life. Avoid team- or component-specific backlogs that
translate product requirements into subsystem or component
requirements. Employ one product backlog, extend the grooming horizon, and consider providing team-specific views into the backlog.

Question 41 of 50

What is true regarding Grooming Horizon on large Scrum Projects?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
Grooming horizon increases
B)
Grooming horizon decreases
C)
Grooming horizon doesn't change
D)
No Grooming is performed on large Scrum projects
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Product backlog items are still decomposed and refined just in time
on large Scrum projects. But the grooming horizon changes. Rather
than focusing on the subsequent sprint, large projects look ahead to
the next two to three sprints when preparing the product backlog

Question 42 of 50

Are the Teams required to have a release plan in Scrum?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: A)
Incorrect answer
A)
Yes, they are required
B)
It depends
C)
The question is incorrect
Missed correct answer
D)
No, they are not required
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
Teams are not required to have a release plan in Scrum, but they certainly have to plan the release.

Question 43 of 50

What is the main purpose of the Burndown Chart?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
Inspect team's progress on a daily basis and adapt its work accordingly
B)
Use as report in status meetings
C)
Use as a document for senior management
D)
Inspect team's progress towards a release
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
The Burndown Chart's primary purpose is to help the team inspect
its progress on a daily basis and adapt its work accordingly. It is not a
status report. Using the sprint burndown as a reporting tool turns it
into a control mechanism.

Question 44 of 50

Once an organization has selected a project or a contract is signed to perform a project, the project charter must be created. It is signed by the:
Correct answer: C)
You chose: C)
A)
The Product Owner
B)
The Project Manager
Correct answer
C)
The Senior Management
D)
The Scrum Master
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
It is signed by the performing organization's senior management.

Question 45 of 50

What measure will you most likely use for calculating the velocity of the Team?
Correct answer: B)
You chose: B)
A)
Ideal Hours
Correct answer
B)
Story Points
C)
Elapsed Hours
D)
Man-hours
Points: 1 out of 1

Question 46 of 50

The minimum plan necessary to start a Scrum project consists of:
Correct answer: B)
You chose: C)
A)
A Release Plan and a Product Backlog
Missed correct answer
B)
A Vision and a Product Backlog
Incorrect answer
C)
A Team and a Product Backlog
D)
A Release Plan and a Sprint Plan
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
The minimum plan necessary to start a Scrum project consists of a Vision and a Product Backlog. The vision describes why the project is being undertaken and what the desired end state is.

Question 47 of 50

What of the following is required to be used in Scrum:
Correct answer: D)
You chose: D)
A)
User Stories
B)
Features
C)
Use Cases
Correct answer
D)
None of the above is required
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
User Stories, Features, Use Cases can be successfully used in Scrum, but it's not required. This question refers to the best practices and core of the Scrum that can be found in the Scrum Guide.

Question 48 of 50

What Scrum meeting is strongly aligned with the Kaizen?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: A)
Correct answer
A)
Retrospective Meeting
B)
Planning Meeting
C)
Review Meeting
D)
Grooming
Points: 1 out of 1
Feedback:
Kaizen is strongly aligned with Agile in the way it encourages changes from the workers rather than asking management what should be changed. Therefore, it's strongly aligned with Retrospective Meeting in Scrum.

Question 49 of 50

The Scrum team has just performed a stakeholder analysis. Where most likely would it save the information gathered?
Correct answer: A)
You chose: C)
Missed correct answer
A)
In a stakeholder register
B)
In an impediment backlog
Incorrect answer
C)
In an information radiator
D)
In a backlog
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
One of the activities that helps is a process known as stakeholder analysis. When performing stakeholder analysis, the stakeholders are identified, and their interest in the project is understood. All of this information is captured in a stakeholder register, which is a simple artifact.

Question 50 of 50

Who is eligible to initiate a cancellation of the Sprint?
Correct answer: D)
You chose: C)
A)
The Development Team
B)
The Scrum Master
Incorrect answer
C)
The Stakeholders
Missed correct answer
D)
All answers are correct
Points: 0 out of 1
Feedback:
A Sprint can be cancelled before the Sprint time-box is over. Only the Product Owner has the authority to cancel the Sprint, although he or she may do so under influence from the stakeholders, the Development Team, or the Scrum Master.

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