Answers to Last Week's Scrum Mastery Challenge - Quiz #5



Last Tuesday I provided you with three more challenging Scrum Mastery questions. I felt the questions were easier last week, as the first two answers come straight from the Scrum Guide. As promised I'm updating the quiz with the correct answers, along with an explanation. I've bolded the correct answers in blue. I will be posting quiz #6 tomorrow.


Thank you to all who felt courageous enough to add your answers in the comment section of the blog. The answers are in blue. So how did you do?


Question 1


Which of the following are Scrum values? Pick all that apply.

  1. Commitment

  2. Working software over comprehensive documentation

  3. Trust

  4. Focus

  5. Responding to change over following a plan

  6. Simplicity

Correct Answer: 1 and 4. There are 5 Scrum values: Focus, Commitment, Courage, Respect and Openness.


Incorrect Answers: 2 and all 5 are Agile Manifesto values. 3 is not a Scrum value, although most people think it is. The Scrum values are what builds trust. 6 is not a Scrum value.


Question 2


Which of the following are not part of Scrum? Choose one correct answer.

  1. Sprint 0

  2. User Stories

  3. Story Points

  4. Acceptance Criteria

  5. UAT

  6. None of the above.

Correct Answer: 6. User stories, story points and acceptance criteria are not part of the official Scrum framework, although they are often used. Consider them complimentary practices that may work for some Scrum teams but not all. Sprint 0 is often used by Scrum teams, but not advised, as empiricism is often lost because no real Increment is delivered. UAT is not part of Scrum.


Question 3


If 5 Scrum Teams are working on the same product Increment, which of the following would be true (choose one correct answer):

  1. There will be 5 Sprint Backlogs. In other words each Development Team will create, update and be responsible for their own Sprint Backlog.

  2. There will be one Product Owner and one Product Backlog for all 5 teams.

  3. Not every Team has to have the same Sprint length. One Team may choose 1-week Sprints, another 3-week Sprints.

  4. All 5 Development teams will use one common definition of "Done", although some of these teams may extend their definition of "Done" to be more rigorous.

  5. All of the above

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