PSM 1 – Advance Questions

  • Fee: Free Practice Tests (based on Scrum Guide )
  • Passing score: 95%
  • Time limit: 60 minutes
  • Number of questions: 80
  • Format: Multiple Choice, Multi Answer and True/False
  • Difficulty: Advance


You have 1 hours to pass the Assessment Test.

Scrum Master (PSM 1) - Full Practice Assessment 1 - Advance

1 / 80

Who is responsible for tracking the remaining work of the Sprint?

2 / 80

The Development Team should have all the skills needed to:

3 / 80

Who should make sure everyone on the Development Team does his or her tasks for the Sprint?

4 / 80

Which Scrum Value is affected by a lack of trust in the Scrum Team?

5 / 80

Which of the following best describes an increment of working software?

6 / 80

Why does Scrum prevent Product Owners from changing Product Backlog items that are being worked on during the Sprint?

7 / 80

A _____________________ is created during the first half of the Sprint planning meeting and a _________________ is created during the second half of the Sprint planning meeting?

8 / 80

Which of the following is not a Product Owner responsibility?

9 / 80

What is included in the Sprint Backlog?

10 / 80

The Scrum Framework encompasses rules or guidelines for documentation?

11 / 80

The Product Owner determines how many Product Backlog items the Development Team selects for a Sprint.

12 / 80

When should a Sprint Goal be created?

13 / 80

The individual, detailed pieces of work that are needed to convert a product backlog item into a working software component or solution are called:

14 / 80

You are the Scrum Master of a new, to be developed product. Development is going to require 45 people. What is a good first question for you to suggest the group thinks about when forming into teams?

15 / 80

Marian is the Product Owner envisioning a project for a new release of her product. She made a projection of a release date based upon a sustained velocity of 17 completed units of work per Sprint. Over the first 3 Sprints, the average velocity was 13 for work that the Development Team estimated as 90% done. The Development Teams, feeling the need to meet the plan, figured that a velocity of 17 was within their reach.

16 / 80

Please select which of the following statements are true

A) The Product Owner itemizes which Product Backlog items are done and which Product Backlog items are not done during Sprint Review

B) The Product Owner demonstrates potentially-shippable product features and/or components during the Sprint Review

C) The Scrum Master provides a report of what happened during the Sprint

D) The Development Team demonstrates potentially-shippable product features and/or components during the Sprint Review

E) Feedback from stakeholders during the Sprint Review may result in additional Product Backlog items

17 / 80

Which of the following services are appropriate for a Scrum Master in regard to the Daily Scrum?

18 / 80

Choose two responsibilities of a self-organizing Development Team. (Choose two.)

A. Reorder the Product Backlog.
B. Pull Product Backlog items for the Sprint.

C. Do the work planned in the Sprint Backlog.

D. Increase velocity.
E. Report daily progress to stakeholders.

19 / 80

The Product Owner makes sure the team selects enough from the Product Backlog for a Sprint to satisfy the stakeholders.

20 / 80

A product Increment must be released to production at the end of each Sprint.

21 / 80

Which are properties of the Daily Scrum? (Choose two.)

A. It is facilitated by the team lead.
B. It is held first thing in the morning.
C. It is fifteen minutes or less in duration.
D. It is free from and designed to promote conversation.
E. It consists of the Scrum Master asking the Team members the three questions.

F. Its location and time remain constant.

22 / 80

Every Scrum team must have a Product Owner and Scrum Master.

23 / 80

You are the new Scrum Master at a company currently doing RUP in three month iterations. Your current task in switching from RUP to Scrum is to define how long the Sprint cycle should be. In what units of time should you define the sprint cycle?

24 / 80

Select two ways in which technical debt impacts transparency. (Choose two.)

A When calculated and estimated, the total amount of technical debt shows exactly how long until the Product Owner can release the Increment.

B It leads to false assumptions about the current state of the system, specifically of an Increment being releasable at the end of a Sprint.

C) As development progresses and code is added, the system becomes more difficult to stabilize, which results in future work being slowed down in unpredictable ways.

D) It enhances transparency for the Product Owner as a Development Team is not allowed to do additional feature development in a Sprint as long as there is technical debt.

25 / 80

The CEO asks the Development Team to add a “very important” item to a Sprint that is in progress. What should the Development Team do?

26 / 80

Who starts the Daily Scrum?

27 / 80

What is the maximum amount of time that the team should spend in the daily scrum?

28 / 80

Who owns the Sprint Backlog?

29 / 80

Product Owner wants advice from the Scrum Master about estimating work in Scrum. Which of these is the guideline that a Scrum Master should give?

30 / 80

What does the Scrum Development Team attempt to develop every Sprint?

31 / 80

A new developer is having continuing conflicts with existing Development Team members and creating the hostile environment. If necessary, who is responsible for removing the team member?

32 / 80

Cross-functional teams are optimized to work on one technical layer of a system only (e.g. GUI, database, middle tier, interfaces).


33 / 80

The Daily Scrum is an event that happens every day. What would be three key concerns if the frequency were to be lowered to every two or three days? (Choose three.)

A. Opportunities to insect and adapt the Sprint Backlog are lost.
B. Impediments are raised and resolved more slowly.
C. The Product Owner cannot accurately report progress to the stakeholders.

D. Too much work is spent updating the Scrum board before the meeting.
E. The Scrum Master loses the ability to update the Gantt chart properly.
F. The Sprint plan may become inaccurate.

34 / 80

Which three questions might be answered by Development Team members at the Daily Scrum? (Choose three.)

A. How is the Sprint proceeding?
B. What did I do yesterday that helped the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
C. Why were you late?
D. What will I do today to help the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
E. How many hours did I spend on the project yesterday?
F. What will I be working on tomorrow?
G. Do I see any impediment that prevents me or the Development Team from meeting the Sprint Goal?

35 / 80

Which of the following is not a Scrum artifact?

36 / 80

Which two things are appropriate for a Scrum Master to do if the Development Team doesn’t have the engineering tools and infrastructure to completely finish each selected Product Backlog item? (Choose two.)

A. Coach the Development Team to improve its skills, tools, and infrastructure over time and adjust the Definition of “Done” accordingly.

B. Encourage the Product Owner to accept partially “Done” increments until the situation improves.
C. Refocus the current Sprint on establishing the Development Team’s infrastructure instead of delivering an increment.
D. Declare the Development Team not ready for Scrum.

E. Have the Development Team establish a Definition of “Done” that is actually possible to achieve given current circumstances.

37 / 80

Which of these may a Development Team deliver at the end of a Sprint?

38 / 80

A Sprint Retrospective should be held:

39 / 80

A Development Team selects a set of Product Backlog items for a Sprint Backlog with the intent to get the selected items “Done” by the end of the Sprint. Which three phrases best describe the purpose of a definition of “Done”? (Choose three.)

A. It controls whether the developers have performed their tasks.
B.It provides a template for elements that need to be included in the technical documentation.

C. It creates transparency over the work inspected at the Sprint Review.
D. It trucks the percent completeness of a Product Backlog item.
E. It guides the Development Team is creating a forecast at the Sprint Planning.
F. It defines what it takes for an Increment to be ready for release.

40 / 80

Please select which statement is the most accurate:

41 / 80

What two factors are best considered when establishing the Sprint length? (Choose two.)

A. The organization has mandated similar length sprints.
B. The level of uncertainty over the technology to be used.

C. The frequency at which team formation can be changed.

D. The risk of being disconnected from the stakeholders.

42 / 80

What are two good ways for a Scrum Team to ensure security concerns are satisfied? (Choose two.)

A. Postpone the work until a specialist can perform a security audit and create a list of security-related Product Backlog items.

B. Add security concerns to the definition of “Done”.
C. Add a Sprint to specifically resolve all security concerns.
D. Delegate the work to the concerned department.

E. Have the Scrum Team create Product Backlog items for each concern.

43 / 80

Every Development Team should have:

44 / 80

Which of the following are true about the length of the Sprint? (Choose two.)

A)  The length of the Sprint should be proportional to the work that is done in between Sprints.

B) It is best to have Sprints of consistent length throughout a development effort.

C) Sprint length is determined during Sprint Planning, and should hold the time it will take to code the planned features in the upcoming Sprint, but does not include time for any testing.

D) Sprint length is determined during Sprint Planning, and should be long enough to make sure the Development Team can deliver what is to be accomplished in the upcoming Sprint.

E) All Sprints must be 1 month or less.

45 / 80

A Development Team is required to deliver a done Increment by the end of a Sprint. Select two statements that explain what “Done” means. (Choose two.)

A. All work the Development Team is willing to do.

B. Ready for integration.
C. No work left from the definition of “Done”.

D. Whatever the Product Owner defines as quality.
E. All work to create software that is ready to be released to end users.

46 / 80

During a Sprint Retrospective, for what is the Product Owner responsible?

47 / 80

When does the second Sprint start?

48 / 80

Which two ways of creating Development Teams are consistent with Scrum’s values? (Choose two.)

A) Existing teams propose how they would like to go about organizing into the new structure.

B. Managers personally re-assign current subordinates to new teams.
C. Managers collaborate to assign individuals to specific teams.
D. Bring all the developers together and let them self-organize into Development Teams.

E. The Chief Product Owner determines the new team structures and assignments.

49 / 80

The Sprint planning meeting is comprised of how many sections?

50 / 80

When is it most appropriate for a Development Team to change the definition of “Done”?

51 / 80

Which of the following is not a Scrum cycle activity?

52 / 80

Which of the following statements best describes Product Backlog items?

53 / 80

What is the time-box for the Sprint Review?

54 / 80

A Scrum Master is working with a Development Team that has members in different physical locations. The Development Team meets in a variety of meeting rooms and has much to do logistically (for example, set up conference calls) before the Daily Scrum. What action should the Scrum Master take?

55 / 80

Why does the Product Owner want the Development Team to adhere to its definition of “Done”?

56 / 80

Which of the following activities do not occur at the end of the Sprint?

A) Software development

B) Release deployment

C. Sprint review meeting
D. Quality assurance testing

57 / 80

________________ constitute the Sprint Backlog and are often estimated in hours?

58 / 80

Which of the following is not a Product Owner responsibility?

59 / 80

Which two activities will a Product Owner engage in during a Sprint? (Choose two.)

A. Run the Daily Scrum.
B. Prioritize the Development Team’s work on the Sprint Backlog.
C. Update the Sprint burndown chart.
D. Answer questions from the Development Team about items in the current Sprint.

E. Work with the stakeholders.

60 / 80

The Sprint Goal is a result of Sprint Planning, as is the Sprint Backlog

61 / 80

In accordance with Scrum theory, how should a group of 100 people be divided into multiple Development Teams?

62 / 80

Which of the following statements best explains what the term Sprint means in Scrum?

63 / 80

For the purpose of transparency, when does Scrum say a new increment of working software must be available?

64 / 80

Which three of the following are feedback loops in Scrum? (Choose three.)

A. Sprint Review.
B. Release Planning.
C. Sprint Retrospective.

D. Refinement Meeting.

E. Daily Scrum.

65 / 80

Which of the following is a role in the Scrum framework?

66 / 80

_____________ can change the priority of items in the _________ backlog at any time.

67 / 80

When is implementation of a Product Backlog item considered complete?

68 / 80

How should items in the Product Backlog be ordered?

69 / 80

Which of the following might the Scrum Team discuss during a Sprint Retrospective?

70 / 80

Which Scrum Values are exhibited by not building Product Backlog items that have low business value? (Choose three.)

A. Economic Value Added.

B. Respect.
C. Focus.
D. Earned Value.

E. Courage

71 / 80

How is management external to the Scrum Team involved in the Daily Scrum?

72 / 80

Which statement best describes Scrum?

73 / 80

How much of the Sprint Backlog must be defined during the Sprint Planning event?

74 / 80

Which statement best describes the Sprint Review?

75 / 80

The time-box for a Daily Scrum?

76 / 80

Under what circumstances should separate Product Backlogs be maintained?

77 / 80

Which phrase best describes a Product Owner?

78 / 80

How often should Development Team membership change?

79 / 80

Who determines whether the development team has been assigned enough work in a Sprint?

80 / 80

A Scrum Master is introducing Scrum to a new Development Team. The Development Team gas decided that a Sprint Retrospective is unnecessary. What action should the Scrum Master take?

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The average score is 73%



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