scrum PSM-II Exam Questions

Questions for the PSM-II were updated on : Jun 07 ,2024

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Question 1

What is management’s role in Scrum?

  • A. To provide the necessary environment and support needed as defined by the Scrum Guide by providing insights and resources that help the Scrum Teams continue moving forward.
  • B. Identifying and removing people that are performing poorly.
  • C. Monitoring skill levels of the Development Team.
  • D. Monitoring the Development Team’s velocity.
Answer:

A

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Explanation:
Getting the support from the business side helps facilitate the changes that fosters empiricism, self-organization, bottom-up
intelligence, and intelligent release of software.

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Question 2

Select the correct Scrum Team roles defined in Scrum.

  • A. Development Team, Scrum Master, Product Owner
  • B. Engineers, Business Analyst, Product Owner
  • C. Stakeholders, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Product Owner
  • D. Product Manager, Business Analyst, Development Team, Stakeholders
Answer:

A

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Explanation:
The Scrum Framework only recognizes these three roles although others may be needed to help the team build the most
valuable product possible.

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Question 3

The Development Team discovers that it doesnt have the tools and infrastructure to make each selected Product Backlog
item done.
What is the most appropriate action for the Scrum Master to take?

  • A. Stop the Sprint and have the Development team work on the infrastructure before continuing.
  • B. Encourage the Product Owner to accept partially done Increments and complete the work in the Hardening Sprint.
  • C. Coach the Development Team to improve its skills, tools and infrastructure over time and establish a Definition of Done that is actually possible to achieve given the current circumstances.
Answer:

C

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Explanation:
The Scrum Master serves the Development Team by coaching it in self-organization and cross-functionality.

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Question 4

In what ways does the Scrum Master keep a Development Team working at its highest level of productivity?

  • A. By removing impediments that hinder the Development Team and facilitating Development Team decisions.
  • B. By helping the Development Team with user acceptance tests and tracking defects.
  • C. By ensuring each member takes turns speaking at the Daily Scrum and ending the event on time.
  • D. By keeping the Scrum board and burn-down chart updated daily.
Answer:

A

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Explanation:
The Scrum Master serves the Development Team by removing impediments to the Development Teams progress and
facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed.

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Question 5

Steven is a Scrum Master of a Scrum Team that is new to Scrum. At the halfway point of the Sprint, the Product Owner
comes to Steven telling him that he is concerned the Development Team will not be able to complete the entire Sprint
Backlog by the end of the Sprint.
What should Steven do in this situation?

  • A. Motivate the Development Team to meet their commitment to the Product Owner.
  • B. Coach the Product Owner that with complex software development, you cannot promise the entire scope that was forecast during Sprint Planning. As more is learned during the Sprint, work may emerge that affects the Sprint Backlog.
  • C. Advise the Product Owner that the Development Team owns the Sprint Backlog and it is up to them to meet their commitments. No one tells the Development Team how to turn Product Backlog into Increments of potentially releasable functionality.
  • D. Add more people to the Development Team to meet the Product Owner’s expectations.
Answer:

B

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Explanation:
Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory, or empiricism. Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from
experience and making decisions based on what is known. The Sprint
Backlog is a forecast by the Development Team about what functionality will be in the next Increment and the work needed
to deliver that functionality into a Done Increment. The Development Team modifies the Sprint Backlog throughout the
Sprint, and the Sprint Backlog emerges during the Sprint. This emergence occurs as the Development Team works through
the plan and learns more about the work needed to achieve the Sprint Goal.
Why C is incorrect:
a) The Dev Team does not commit to finishing all items in the Sprint Backlog. Committing to completing all items would be
fixed scope and fixed time leaving no room to adapt. They commit tothe Sprint Goal and doing the right thing.
b) Its also incorrect for the PO to focus on completing the entire Sprint Backlog. Finishing everything should not be his main
focus. Having a shippable increment that meets the Sprint Goal ismore important than trying to finish everything. The advice
in option C is equivalent to Dont worry, theyll get everything done. but because of the complex domain, you cannot
guarantee everything will get done.

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Question 6

In Scrum, how would budgeting and financial forecasting be performed? (Choose two.)

  • A. Frequently inspect the outcomes of the delivered Sprint Increments to understand how much value is being produced per investment spent.
  • B. A single release may be funded with several Sprints where every Sprint is producing shippable increments.
  • C. Budgeting is not necessary as the only funding necessary is the operational costs of the Scrum Teams.
  • D. Fixed budgets are not allowed in Scrum.
Answer:

A B

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Explanation:
The cost of developing, delivering, and sustaining products can impact how the flow of value is managed throughout the life
of a product. Each Sprint is an opportunity to inspect the investment (financial, time, effort, etc.) against the returned value
(customer satisfaction, revenue, etc.) of the work that has been delivered. The team can then decide on what it should do
next to maximize the value of the investment.

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Question 7

According to the Scrum Guide, where should the Daily Scrum be held?

  • A. Wherever the Development Team decides is most suitable.
  • B. In a room where management can attend.
  • C. In the same location where the Development Team is seated.
  • D. In front of the Scrum board.
  • E. Wherever the Scrum Master decides is best.
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A

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Explanation:
Because the Daily Scrum is owned and managed by the Development Team, it is up to them to decide on the most effective
place and time to hold the Daily Scrum.

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Question 8

Which is the best description of a Product Owner?

  • A. Requirements developer.
  • B. Value optimizer.
  • C. Team leader.
  • D. Go-between between development team and stakeholders.
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B

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Question 9

A key concern when multiple Development Teams are working for the same Product Backlog is minimizing dependencies
between teams.

  • A. True
  • B. False
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Minimizing dependencies reduces complexity and enhances agility.

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Question 10

In order to start the first Sprint, Scrum only requires a Product Owner with enough ideas, a Development Team to execute on
those ideas, and a Scrum Master to guide the process.

  • A. True
  • B. False
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A

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Explanation:
In complex domains, you are only able to know the outcomes in hindsight. Empiricism, from which Scrum was founded on,
asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is known. New knowledge will emerge
as work is being done.

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Question 11

Three Development Teams are currently building a single product and pulling work from the same Product Backlog. All three
teams have identified that they will need Dan, a database specialist, to work full time in their team for the next several
Sprints.
What should Steven, the Scrum Master, do to solve this potential problem?

  • A. Manage the items in the Sprint Backlogs so that Dan can be utilized evenly for each team.
  • B. Assign Dan to the team with the most urgent tasks first and then move him to the next team and so on until the required support is completed.
  • C. Facilitate a discussion with all Development Teams on how they want to deal with this issue, and help them implement their preferred solution.
  • D. Ask Dan to work with the HR department to recruit and hire additional database specialists. In the meantime, have the Product Owner move items that do not depend on Dan to the top of the Product Backlog.
Answer:

C

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Explanation:
As a servant/leader, the Scrum Master facilitates conversations through open ended questions in order to help the team
members make the best possible decisions according to what is known at the time. He/she does not approve or reject team
decisions but ensures the team stays within the boundaries of the Scrum framework.

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Question 12

Technical Debt can lead to false assumptions about the current state of the system and the Increment reviewed at the end of
the Sprint.

  • A. True
  • B. False
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A

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Technical debt is any shortcomings in the code. It is a natural by-product of software development (unavoidable) and can at
best be managed. If neglected, it will compound and have a negative effect on the teams ability to the deliver value. A team
can have an artificially high velocity by taking shortcuts or introducing technical, debt into the system. This can give a false
assumption about the current state of the product. It can look good on the surface but underneath can be a mess.

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Question 13

Scrum has a role called “Project Manager.”

  • A. True
  • B. False
Answer:

B

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The Scrum Framework only recognizes three roles although others may be needed to help the team build the most valuable
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Question 14

Which Scrum Value is impacted by trust?

  • A. Respect
  • B. Courage
  • C. Commitment
  • D. Openness
  • E. Focus
  • F. All of the above
Answer:

F

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Explanation:
Without trust, team members will have difficulties acting and behaving in the ways that reflect the Scrum values and how
effective they apply empiricism.

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Question 15

Steven, a Scrum Master, is approached by the Development Team members complaining that one of the senior engineers is
using too much time during the Daily Scrums to share technical solutions.
Which are the best two actions for Steven to take? (Choose two.)

  • A. Coach the Development Team to help them find a way to solve the problem, and for them to take ownership of the solution.
  • B. Contact the team member’s direct manager and to resolve this problem.
  • C. Suggest that the team members timebox the amount of time each person can speak at the Daily Scrum to a maximum of two minutes.
  • D. Suggest using a token to limit who is allowed to speak during the Daily Scrum.
  • E. Speak with the person privately and coach him on the purpose of the Daily Scrum.
Answer:

A E

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Explanation:
The Scrum Master serves the Development Team in several ways, including: Coaching the Development Team in self-

organization and cross-functionality; Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed.

It is the Scrum Masters responsibility to teach the Scrum Team the value and objective of each Scrum event in order to help
them maximize the benefits of each event in accordance to the Scrum values and theory.

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