Scrum Product Owner Exam

Which of the following is an Agile value?
Following a plan over responding to change.
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.
Program execution over maintaining the status quo.
Respect for people over alignment.
At the end of each Sprint, the Scrum Team holds a Sprint Review. Which principle from the Agile Manifesto does this event support?
Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design is essential to agility.
Simplicity - the art of maximizing work not done - is essential.
What are the three pillars of empirical process control?
Commitment, openness and respect.
Transparency, inspection and adaptation.
Whole team, energized work and monthly cycle.
Estimation, commitment and utilization.
Natalie, a Product Owner for a new Scrum Team, is speaking with Franklin, a member of the sales team. Franklin wants to add a new Product Backlog item to the current Sprint and Natalie is skeptical. After a short dialogue, Franklin reveals the main reason why this feature must be included now is to enable him to reach his quarterly sales goal. Natalie declines to accept the new item because the new Product Backlog item does not represent a change in strategic direction for the business and has the potential to endanger the Sprint Goal. Franklin is very upset by Natalie's decision and threatens to speak with her supervisor, but Natalie remains firm in her decision. Which Scrum value did Natalie demonstrate in this scenario?
Which of the following would be an example of putting the Scrum value of “openness” into action during a Sprint?
Each Developer has their own private 20% project for innovation and professional development.
The ScrumMaster and Product Owner decide to schedule Sprint Retrospectives at the conclusion of every other Sprint to save time and money.
The Product Owner has one Product Backlog they share with stakeholders with well-ordered business features and a different Product Backlog they share with the Developers that has bugs and technical debt.
During the Sprint Review, the Scrum Team discusses what they accomplished during the Sprint, what problems they ran into, how those problems were fixed and which issues remain unresolved.
What are the three accountabilities in Scrum?
Agile Team, Business Owners and Release Train Engineer.
Developer, Customer and Coach.
Developers, Product Owner and ScrumMaster.
Employees, Stakeholders and Managers.

Maria is a Product Owner that works with a Scrum Team of nine people.  Maria has observed that the Scrum Team has consistently been unable to deliver key functionality due to their dependency with a data analytics team in another part of the company.  What is the MOST likely cause of the Scrum Team’s inability to deliver?

The members of the Scrum Team cannot self-manage.
The size of the Scrum Team is too large for an empirical process.
The members of the Scrum Team lack domain knowledge.
The Scrum Team is not cross-functional.
What is the Scrum Team’s goal in the first Sprint?
Begin the requirements analysis, architecture and infrastructure.
Draft the initial project charter to launch the Scrum Team.
Build a potentially releasable product Increment.
Create the initial Product Backlog.
When does the Product Owner update the Product Backlog?
Any time during the Sprint when they learn something new.
After the Sprint Review, but before Sprint Planning.
During the Sprint Planning meeting.
Before meeting with the Developers in the Daily Scrum.
How does the ScrumMaster serve the Product Owner during a Sprint?
Manages the Developers when the Product Owner is out-of-the-office.
Teaches the Product Owner effective Product Backlog management techniques.
Orders the Product Backlog to maximize business value.
Writes Product Backlog items during Product Backlog refinement.
Vishal is a Product Owner working with three Scrum Teams to migrate his company’s obsolete claims processing system to a new platform based on microservices. Over the past few months, he has been struggling to align the priorities of his stakeholders and asked his ScrumMaster, Sarita, for advice. Vishal and Sartia begin their conversation by reviewing the different Product Backlogs he has been maintaining for each team. What advice could Sarita provide to help Vishal overcome one of the challenges of being a Product Owner for multiple Scrum Team?
“Instead of having three separate Product Backlogs, I recommend you migrate to a single Product Backlog for all three teams”.
“I think you are providing too much visibility to the stakeholders which allows them opportunities to change their mind. If you have less Sprint Reviews, this problem goes away.”
“I suggest you lockdown the order of the Product Backlog items and accept no further changes until the end of this release.”
“Closely monitor the amount of work remaining throughout the Sprint. Use the Daily Scrum to enforce the Sprint commitments of the various Scrum Teams.”
How does Scrum validate product assumptions?
The Product Owner works with stakeholders to define the initial Product Backlog.
Every Sprint the Scrum Team delivers a potentially releasable product Increment which meets the Definition of Done.
During Product Backlog refinement, the Product Owner answers any questions the Developers might have about the product and its use.
Limits the duration of a Sprint to no more than one calendar month.
Alina, the CTO of a software company, is having a private conversation with Erick, a Product Owner, about the different ways Erick could order the Product Backlog to maximize business value in the next fiscal year. Which of the following considerations would NOT have been discussed in that conversation?
Lines of code.
Customer satisfaction.
New revenue.
Which of the following techniques would be the MOST effective way for a Product Owner to directly connect the Developers with customers and users?
Answer any questions the Developers might have about the customers and users during Product Backlog refinement.
Ask the ScrumMaster to prepare a presentation about the customers and users.
Invite customers and users to participate in the Sprint Review.
Serve as the single point of contact for all communication between the customers and users and the Developers.
During which Scrum event does the Product Owner first describe the Sprint Goal to the Scrum Team?
Sprint Review.
Sprint Planning.
Product Backlog refinement.
Daily Scrum.
How many working days should be allocated between Sprints for bug fixing, system testing, refactoring, test automation and\or documentation?
Two to three.
Up to five.
No more than ten.
Which role in Scrum has the authority to cancel a Sprint?
Product Owner
What is the purpose of the Daily Scrum?
Give the ScrumMaster an opportunity to identify any impediments and track their resolution.
Allow the Product Owner to see how the work is transpiring and to answer any questions from the Developers.
Identify any impediments which may negatively impact scope, cost and/or schedule.
Provide the Developers with an opportunity to plan their work for the next twenty-four hours.
Which of the following would NOT be an activity during a Sprint Review?
Review how changes in market, or use of the product, might have changed the most valuable thing to do next.
Inspect how the last Sprint went with regards to individuals, interactions, process, tools and their Definition of Done.
The Scrum Team demonstrates any Product Backlog items which are Done and answers any questions about the product Increment.
The Product Owner forecasts likely delivery dates based on progress to date.
Which of these statements about the Product Backlog is correct?
When multiple Scrum Teams work together on a single product, each Scrum Team has their own Product Backlog.
It is created by the Scrum Team during Sprint Zero.
All sizing of the Product Backlog items is approved by the Product Owner.
The Product Backlog is never complete.
Which of the following is one of the three artifacts in Scrum?
Sprint Backlog
Definition of Done
Product Roadmap
Why does Scrum place a strong emphasis on complete transparency?
Without transparency decisions to optimize value and control risk are flawed.
So that management will know what everyone is doing at all times.
Developers and testers cannot be trusted to make good product decisions.
To identify which parts of the organization are resisting Scrum and which are not.
Which of the following are attributes of a Product Backlog item?
Role, goal and acceptance criteria.
Description, order and size.
Priority, user story and story points.
Summary, priority and reporter.
Which of the following statements is true about the product Increment?
The product Increment must be in useable condition regardless of whether the Product Owner decides to release it.
The product Increment is released when everything in the Product Backlog is consider Done.
When multiple Scrum Teams work together on a single product Increment, each team will have their own Definition of Done.
Integration and testing of the product Increment occurs in the final Sprint just prior to the release.
During a recent Sprint Review, a senior stakeholder proposed that the Scrum Team begin work on an additional Product Goal in order to deliver an important new capability requested by a key market segment. What would be the MOST appropriate response from Christian, the Product Owner, to this request?
“Sure - no problem. We can do that.”
“Let me ask the Developers and we’ll get back to you after our next Sprint Planning meeting.”
“Let me check with the product manager first, but I see no reason why not.”
“Unless we complete the original Product Goal, or agree to abandon it, I cannot accept that request.”
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