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Answers to Scrum Mastery Challenge - Quiz #8



Here are the answers from last week's quiz.


Question 1


Which of the following is true about the Sprint Goal? Choose One

  1. The Sprint Goal is created by the Scrum Team during Sprint Planning

  2. The Sprint Goal is created by the Product Owner during Sprint Planning

  3. The Sprint Goal is created by the Product Owner during Backlog Refinement

  4. The Sprint Goal is updated by the Scrum Team during the Sprint Review


The correct answer is that the Sprint Goal is created by the entire Scrum Team during Sprint Planning. The Product Owner may have an objective for what he or she wants to accomplish during the Sprint, and may have ordered the Product Backlog ahead of Sprint Planning, but it is a collaborative effort done in Sprint Planning.


Question 2


Which of the following are complimentary practices and not required in Scrum? Choose one or more.

  1. Lean canvas

  2. User Stories

  3. Story points

  4. Release Burn-up chart

  5. Daily Scrum

Answer1, 2, 3 and 4 are not prescribed by Scrum, hence they are complimentary. Many people are surprised to find out that user stories and story points are not part of Scrum, and may or may not be helpful. There are other ways to estimate. Release Burn-up charts are optional in Scrum. Only the Daily Scrum is required.


Question 3


Scrum requires a "Done", potentially releasable product Increment by the end of every Sprint?

  1. True

  2. False

One of the most important ideas in Scrum is to have a "Done" Increment every Sprint. It doesn't have to be released though.


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