Agile Exam Questions and Answers to boost your grades

Agile Exam Questions and Answers to boost your grades

TI F.P 100,23 Agile Exam Questions and Answers

1- What does NOT match with Agile Manifesto?

 Process and tools over individuals and interactions

 Working software over comprehensive documentation

 Responding to change over following a plan

 Contract negotiation over customer collaboration

2- Which of the following statements about changing requirements in software

development, are correct?

 In traditional way of software development, once the requirements are base lined,

further changes should undergo heavy change control process

 Changes are acceptable till design but once development starts, any further changes

should be rejected

 In traditional way of software development, once the requirements are base lined,

further changes can be easily accepted with light process

 Organizations must adapt to rapidly changing market conditions to stay relevant in

business

3- Which of the following statements BEST describe why Agile is winning?

 Products produced by an Agile approach are cheaper than those produced by any

other approach

 Agile increases the chances of delivering early business value to the market and quickly

incorporate the feedback from the market usage

 Products have faster time to market but may not meet immediate customer needs

 Products are expensive when compared with products produced by other approaches,

but are of top quality.

4- Why were the `practitioners of alternative software development methods` not

satisfied with the traditional waterfall method?

 Waterfall is not a lightweight process

 The practitioners did not like to work in a formal system and hence did not like any

‘methodology’ at all

 Waterfall experience did not add value to their resume

 Waterfall model failed to meet the demand for speed and was not friendly towards

changing business needs and priorities

5- Which of the following BEST represent the Scrum approach to planning?

 Planning is a continuous activity done faintly by Scrum Master and Product Owner

 Detailed planning is done upfront and not revisited

 Whole team together does just enough upfront planning followed by continuous

planning throughout the project

 Only planning in Scrum is one of the planning events

6- How should work be allocated to the team in a Scrum project?

 The Scrum Master must assign tasks to individuals

 Team members must volunteer for tasks appropriate to their skills

 The complex tasks must be allocated by the Scrum Master

 Tasks must be allocated to team members by the Product Owner

 While senior team members volunteer for tasks, juniors must be assigned takas by the

Scrum Master

7- The time box for a Daily Scrum is…

 Two minutes per person

 15 minutes

 2 hrs

 No time box

 30 minutes

8- Why is the Daily Scrum held at the same time and same place?

 So that the place can be named as Daily Scrum Hub

 The consistency reduces complexity and overhead

 The Product Owner demands it

 Rooms are hard to book and this helps in advance booking

 There is no such rule

9- What BEST describe a Scrum Team?

 Small but have enough members to create the Product Increment

 Collaborate with each other to self-organize their work

 Team members must be specialists

 Cross Functional

 Reports to Product Owner

10- The Product Owner in a Scrum project….

 Has no control over the prioritization of Product Backlog Items

 Has the final authority over the prioritization of Product Backlog Items

 Collaborates with the developers over prioritization of Product Backlog Items, but the

developers have the final say

 Collaborates with de developers over prioritization of Product Backlog Items but

Product Owner has the final say

 Creates the Product Backlog Items but leaves prioritization to Business Analyst

11- Noor´s Scrum Team Had a great Sprint Review of a new feature wih their Product

Owner. Product Owner was happy new feature, and wanted to release the feature to

user. But, the Scrum Team cannot do it themselves because production environment

is owned the company´s IT operations team. Scrum Team was directed to create a

ticket with IT operations for production release, and wait a week a week for an Ops

engineer to manually work on the ticket. What is missing in this environment?

 Feedback

 Flow

 Continuous Improvement

12- Which one of these is NOT an XP practice?

 Test Driven Development

 Extreme Reviews

 Pair Programming

 Continuous Integration

 Refactoring

13 – What is a Kanban Board?

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 A list of activities banner by the team

 The set of Can Have requirements

 A visible chart depicting the work to be done, work in progress and work done

 Board that captures the details of the entire project for audit purpose

14 – A Scrum Team works on a 4 weeks Sprint. After few Sprints, the team finds that they

spend more effort on unit testing, as the code base size has increased. What can be BEST

recommended for this team?

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 Unit testing is not fun anyway. As a self-organized team, choose to ignore the unit

testing

 Adopt practices like test automation form other frameworks like XP

 Increase the duration of the sprint from 4 weeks to 6 weeks

 Add two more temporary testers

 From a separate Testing team

15 – Design Thinking is another name for Agile Manifesto.

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 True

 False

16 – Mannar & Company kick started a major cross company project that involved working

with multiple business unit leaders to build enterprise wide platform. Impressed by the

success of small projects in Agile, company leadership enforced Agile in this transformation

project. Shortly after few Sprints, teams witnessed that the Product Owner was not able to

build consensus among the business unit leaders on requirements. There were several

political aspects behind the collaboration. What went wrong?

 For large transformation projects, Design Thinking is required before Agile

 Agile is based on trust and collaboration so that consensus can be arrived at quickly.

This scenario did not have that atmosphere

 Agile doesn’t require any pre-requisites. It works very well in all context. In this

scenario, the Product Owner doesn´t seem to be competent

17- Which of these are the needed actions to realize TCS vision of “0-4-2”?

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 Agile Ready Partnership

 All get Agile Certified

 Agile Ready Workforce

 Top-to-bottom Enterprise Agile Company ourselves

 Agile Ready Workplace

18 – Jerald is a leader of a TCS customer Account. He learnt that the company´s aspiration on

Agile is to become 100% Agile by 2020. He gathered his Agile Experts within the account and

asked them for a plan to transition from current way of working to 100% Agile way of

working as defined in the text book. Jerald correctly understood TCS aspiration.

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 True

 False

19- TCS Agile vision ´100% Agile by 2020`means

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 TCS to be regarded by the market and our customers as 100% right partner/advisor for

Agile Transformations

 Every project in TCS must follow all practices of Extreme Programming

 100% of TCS associates must be at least at Agile E3 Competency

 There should not be any Agile related non-compliance in the project audits

20 - ´Agile for Beginners´ course is intended towards motivating you to learn more about

Agile so that you can become

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 Project Leader

 Agile Practitioner

 Project Manager

 Certified Manager

 None of the above

21- Agile Manifesto has… Values and … principles

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 4,10

 6,12

 4,12

 4,4

 3,5

22- There are two Product Development Teams. Team ToyZon and Team Zon. Team ToyZon

follows traditional way and Team Zon follows Agile way of working. Which team has the

higher chance to provide early benefits to the customer?

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 Team ToyZon

 Team Zon

23 – Which of these is a benefit of Agile?

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 Reduced Risk

 Faster time to market

 Ability to respond to changing requirements

 Improved collaboration between business and technical team

 All of these

24 – Match the framework to its author(s) in the order of listing:

Scrum; Crytal; Extreme programming

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 Kent beck, Alistair Cockburn; Ken Schwaber and Jeff Shtherland

 Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, Kent Beck, Alistair Cockburn

 Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, Alistair Cockburn, Kent Beck

 Alistair Cockburn, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, Kent Beck

 Takeuchi and Nonaka, Alistair Cockburn, Kent Beck

25 – How is the Agile value “Responding to change over following a plan” addressed in

Scrum?

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 Product Owner can change the Sprint Backlog any day

 During the Sprint Planning, Development team has all the authority to choose any

Product Backlog item to work on

 Product Owner writes lightweight Change Requests for quick approvals

 Product Owner can change the plan for next Sprint based on latest market conditions

and feedback from last Sprint

 Product Owner can change the Product Backlog any time

26- A good Agile team should exhibit the following qualities …

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 All in team must have the same level of technical expertise

 The team is self-organizing

 The team should only take up tasks assigned by Product Owner

 The team must be hierarchical with a strict chain of command

 The team is cross-functional

27- On the last day of the Sprint, a Scrum Team named AlmostDone is ready to show their

work but requires just 2 more days to complete the testing. What should the Scrum Master

recommend?

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 Extend the Sprint by two days so that the team can complete the work

 Close the sprint on time

28- Only these people are allowed to attend Sprint Retrospective

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 Scrum Master and Development team

 Product Owner and Development team

 Scrum Master and Product Owner

 Scrum Team

29 – Product Owner and Scrum Master can be the same person

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 True

 False

30 – Which of these are Agile estimation techniques?

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 Full Upfront Estimates

 Planning Poker

 Work Breakdown Structure

 T Shirt sizing

 Random Distribution

31 – Providing additional feature without clear understating of the business need – What is

this category of waste?

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 Inventory

 We do it all the time. It is not a waste.

 Over Production

 Defects

 Over Processing

32 - ……………………………………. Improves the flow of business idea through its development

and release to users.

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 Good Requirements Management Tool

 Waterfall method

 DevOps practices

 Beta release

 Change Control Board (CCB)

33 – John, a team member, has completed E0 0 Agile for Beginners. He wants to contribute

to TCS Agile Vision. He wants to find out what is planned for his account. Whom should he

contact for details?

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 Account Leadership

 Customer Leadership

 HR Manager

34 – Agile principles can be only used for software development

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 True

 False

35 – Kris is an experienced Project Manager with a customer project where he commands

the teams and micro manages the team members at task level. How can he help the TCS

Agile Vision?

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 Proactively up-skill with skills needed to work in Agile Roles

 No need to do anything as he can continue to be the Project Manager

 Wait till his current customer adopts Agile

36 – Which of these are Scrum anti patterns?

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 Programmers as one Scrum Team and Testers as another Scrum Team

 Scrum Master as a servant leader

 Scrum Team with 20 members

 Cross Functional team

 Sprint duration of 6 weeks

37 – What do all Agile Frameworks have in common?

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 A prescribed, fixed iteration length

 Lightweight approach that allows the self-organized teams to better respond to

business requirements

 Iterative and Incremental development

 A clear step-by-step process for software development

 A prescribed format for backlog items

38 – Daily Scrum is NOT recommended for collocated teams

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 True

 False

39 – Which of the following BEST describes the approach for determining the Sprint length in

Scrum?

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 Sprints must be 30 days always

 Product Owner unilaterally decides the duration of Sprint

 Sprints must be two weeks always

 The team must collectively agree on the length of the Sprint based on business need

and technical team´s ability; subject to a maximum of one month

 There is no rule on Sprint duration

40 – The reason for holding regular Sprint Retrospective is

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 It allows the team to take a necessary break form work

 It gives management information to use in team members´ performance reviews

 Provides an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect itself and create a plan for

improvements to be enacted during the next Sprint.

 Retrospectives are optional

 Provides an opportunity for stakeholders to look at what the team is building

41 – Who manages the team´s work during a Sprint?

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 The Scrum Master manages the people so they can complete the work

 The team manages the work by self-organization

 The Product Owner manages the work

 The Delivery Manager manages the work

42 – What is the purpose of Sprint burndown chart?

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 It is used to measure utilization of the development team

 It is used to measure defects introduced during the Sprint

 It is used to measure how much work is yet to be done to reach Sprint goal

 It is used to measure how fast the Product Owner turns around on the queries

43 – Which of the following statements are correct?

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 Agile and Design Thinking are same

 Design Thinking is about Product Development. Agile Manifesto is about Software

Development

 Design Thinking is finding the right things and Agile is about building the right things

 Design Thinking is building the right things and Agile is about finding the right things

44 – Which framework prescribes User Story as the format for backlog items?

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 Scrum

 FDD

 Crystal

 Extreme Programming

 DSDM

45 – Juaraz is a TCS Delivery Partner of customer ABC, having an Agile Team in one location.

He plans to expand this Agile Team. He arrives at a plan to set up the expanded team in

another location. For an effective distributed agile between different locations, what is

recommended?

 Agile between distributed locations will not work. Drop the plan

 Leverage the guidelines from the TCS Point Of view on distributed agile (Location

Independent Agile)

 Copy a working distributed agile model form other customers and simply reuse that

model.

46 – Eric has been working for a customer who has been following Agile for quite some time

now. He is quite hands-on with Scrum and acquired PSM I certification already. The

customer may soon move to a large scale Agile. Which other certification may be beneficial

for Eric so he can be prepared to help the customer?

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 SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

 Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

 Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II)

47 – What is MOST likely to happen if the Product Owner is not available during a Sprint?

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 The team self-organizes itself to create value

 The Business Analyst helps the team until the Product Owner returns

 The Sprint Deliverables may not be of desired value

 The Scrum Master plays the role of Product Owner

 Scrum Master terminates the Sprint and waits for the Product Owner to return

48 – In Daily Scrum, team members share yesterday´s progress and the plan for next 24 hrs

with …………………………..

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 Scrum Master

 Product Owner

 Fellow team members

 Management representative

49 – Sprint itself is an event in Scrum

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 Treu

 False

50 – Lee joins a project team that attempts to build a consumer device with embedded

software. The team is adopting 2-week sprint. Lee notices that the project must produce an

outcome that will be highly adoptable by the users to become successful. After every Sprint

Review, the Product Owner keeps changing the Product vision and makes contradictory

statements about user needs. What can be suggested for this environment?

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 Apply design thinking first for initial phase and then bring in Agile later

 More practices from Extreme Programming

 Apply waterfall and have the Product Owner sing-off on the requirements

51 – Increasing number of TCS customers are moving to the Agile way of working. Why is this

a true statement?

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 For Last few years, there is a double digit increment in number of Agile projects (per

IPMS) year on year

 In 90% of executive conversations, customers bring in Agile as a topic of conversation

 For all new engagements, TCS mandates Agile

 This is not a true statement

 Both 1 and 2

52 – The agile way is:

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 To produce working software of high business value and of the right quality, early and

incrementally

 To procedure working software only after requirements documentation has been

signed off by the Product Owner

 To procedure simple prototypes early, and release all only at the end of the project

 Each developer to sit with business every day, code as they mutually discuss, and

move to production when the business seems satisfied

53 – Munnabhai knows the four values of Agile Manifesto by heart. However, he was

confused when a customer spoke with him highlighting Agile characteristics of short

software development cycles or iterations. He could not recollect anything about short

iterations in Agile Manifesto. What did he miss to learn about?

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 Agile Principles

 Agile Guidelines

 Agile Methods

 Agile Phases

54 – Industry surveys show that in traditional approach, users do not use nearly 60% of the

features delivered. What do you think are the probable causes?

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 These features were developed based on initial assumptions about the user

requirements, but assumption turned out to be wrong

 By the time the features were delivered, the market and user requirements had

changed.

 The marketing team did not advertise the product features

55 – Which one is a popular tool used in Agile Software development

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 Rexx

 Jenkins

 MS PowerPoint

 Tally

56 - The Scrum team is using the Kanban board to make work visually available to all. What

CANNOT be inferred from the board?

 Number of items to be worked on by the team

 Percentage completion

 Tasks move from left to right

 Limit work in progress

57 - Martin is from the TCS BPS team. As part of TCS Agile vision, he was recommended to

attain E0 competency in Agile. Martin was thinking that Agile was only for software. How

could Agile knowledge help Martin in his work?

 Martin is right. Agile principles are not useful outside software development

 XP and DevOps can help in Robotic Process Automation

 Agile principles can help in continuously improving BPS processes

58 - Which of these are Agile estimation techniques?

 Full Upfront Estimates

 Planning Poker

 Work Breakdown Structure

 T-Shirt sizing

 Random Distribution

59 - The Agile approach to documentation is:

 Do no documentation because it is a waste of time

 Do just enough documentation to support the development and use of the product

 Do sufficient documentation to prove you have done a good job

 Do more documentation than usual, because Agile is risky

 Agile Manifesto mandates zero documentation

60 - Agile Team need to comply by the Agile Values and Principles but have flexibility to

choose appropriate value-adding practices

 True

 False

61 - Who owns the Product backlog?

 Scrum Team

 Product Owner

 Scrum Master

 Business Analyst

 Technical Lead

62 - Who owns quality in a Scrum Team?

 Scrum Master

 Product Owner

 Scrum Team

 Testers

 External QA Team

63 - Ron has just started as a Scrum Master for an Agile team. He has acquired knowledge by

reading multiple sources. After practicing Scrum for a while on the job, he is looking for a

certification to benchmark. What can be recommended for him?

 Scrum Master Accredited Certificate (SMAC)

 SAFe Agilist (SA)

 Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)

64 - Which of these are Scrum anti patterns?

 Programmers as one Scrum Team and Testers as another Scrum Team

 Scrum Master as a servant leader

 Scrum Team with 20 members

 Cross Functional team

 Sprint duration of 6 weeks

65 - What is the propose of Sprint Review?

 Product Owner can show the progress to the stakeholders and get the approval to

release the work to the production

 To access the team’s productivity and possibly record the assessment score against the

performance goals

 To inspect the working software with the key stakeholders and take the insights from

the feedback to next Sprint

 So that the Scrum Team can reorganize for the next Sprint

 Stakeholders and team discuss the Sprint Backlog for next Sprint

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