Agile (Project Management) Practice Test

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Horizontal Market Software is best described by which of the following?

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Explanation:
In computer software, horizontal market software is a type of application software that is useful in a wide range of industries. This is the opposite of vertical market software, which has a scope of usefulness limited to few industries. Horizontal market software is also known as "productivity software."

Small stand-alone applications that demonstrate what you've learnt are called spike solutions. If you need to test an approach to your production code, which of the following spike kinds will you use?

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Explanation:
A design spike is a method of intentionally designing a solution to a problem. It emphasizes considering the problem and requirements in depth first, and then generating and evaluating potential solutions second.

What is the best way to explain an Agile leader's key role?

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Explanation:
An agile leader is a person who fosters agile ways of thinking and working, creates an environment where teams can do their best work, and champions agile throughout their organization. Definitions of Agile Leaders vary widely and this is an area where certification is new and evolving.

What is the name of the XP technique in which two workers partner up, with one person coding and the other thinking as the Navigator?

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Explanation:
Pair programming is an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together at one workstation. One, the driver, writes code while the other, the observer or navigator, reviews each line of code as it is typed in. The two programmers switch roles frequently.

Elapsed Time is defined by which of the following?

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Explanation:
Elapsed time is the time between designating a resource to a task and the completion of the task. In simple terms, it is the passage of calendar days. Elapsed Time includes holidays and weekends. Elapsed time can be traced by milestones that have been set on the schedule of the project.

What does 'Ha' stand for in Shu Ha Ri's Agile Team Stages?

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Explanation:
Shu — Phase which apprentices follow the rules trying to reproduce the most precise as possible the basis.
Ha — Phase of experimentation to find some exceptions in the tradition, which could mean breaking some
rules. Ri — Phase where the discipline boundaries disappear.

ROTI is best described by which of the following?

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Explanation:
ROTI which stands for 'Return On Time Invested' is an Agile methodology that helps you to enable continuous improvement. The approach to collect feedbacks is fun and very quick

Which financial return metric is the most appropriate for comparing the values of two distinct cash flow streams?

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Explanation:
Internal rate of return (IRR) is a method of calculating an investment’s rate of return. The term internal refers to the fact that the calculation excludes external factors, such as the risk-free rate, inflation, the cost of capital, or financial risk.

Which of the following indicates an estimate of the project's monetary benefits?

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Explanation:
Return on investment (ROI) or return on costs (ROC) is a ratio between net income (over a period) and investment (costs resulting from an investment of some resources at a point in time). A high ROI means the investment's gains compare favourably to its cost. As a performance measure, ROI is used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiencies of several different investments. In economic terms, it is one way of relating profits to capital invested.

One of your stakeholders need more information than the vision statement gives, but not as much as the release and iteration plans provide. With which of the following progress reports would you share this stakeholder's information?

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Explanation:
A roadmap is a strategic plan that defines a goal or desired outcome and includes the major steps or milestones needed to reach it. It also serves as a communication tool, a high-level document that helps articulate strategic thinking—the why—behind both the goal and the plan for getting there.

One of your stakeholders wants to see how the project is progressing but isn't interested in the details. Which of the following reports are you able to share with this individual?

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Explanation:
A burn up chart tracks progress towards a projects completion. In the simplest form of burn up chart there are two lines on the chart: A total work line (the project scope line) A work completed line

What are the three types of coaches?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is
Teaching, Coaching and Advising

For value stream analysis, choose the right sequence.

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Explanation:
The correct answer is
Make a value stream map of the current process, noting steps, queues, delays, and data flows.

Which of the following statements about the differences between burn up charts that also monitor overall scope and burn down charts is false?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is
Changes in the rate of effort are indicated by burn down charts, which show whether the changes are attributable to changes in progress rates or scope.

The overall value of all features is 35, while feature X has a value of 12. What is the priority of this feature using relative weighting if the feature is anticipated to cost 56%?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is
0.61

Which of the following statements regarding Retrospective is NOT correct?

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Explanation:
Retrospective is a meeting that's held at the end of an iteration in Agile software development (ASD ). During the retrospective, the team reflects on what happened in the iteration and identifies actions for improvement going forward.

The prioritized requirements list is created by DSDM using the MoSCoW approach. The 'M' in the MoSCoW method stands for:

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Explanation:
The M stands for 'Must haves', S for 'Should haves', C for 'Could haves' and W for 'Won't haves' or 'Would haves'.

During active listening, evaluate your progress in listening skills.

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Explanation:
The progression is internal listening (how will this affect me?) to focused listening (what are they really trying to say?) and then finally to global listening (what other clues do I notice to help me understand what they are saying?).

Which of the following graphs depicts the total number of story points accomplished by each iteration's end?

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Explanation:
The correct answer is
Cumulative story point burndown chart

For a retrospective meeting, what style of seating arrangement is most effective?

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Explanation:
It is ideal for small to medium groups with a discussion or teaching format, where little or no writing is required and a maximum of participation is encouraged. This seating style, can also be used for training sessions and speaker presentations. It positions the facilitator, leader, presenter or speaker in the middle of the group.

Which of the following statements about the Iteration Demos is NOT correct?

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Explanation:
Iteration demos are open to all stakeholders, and some companies even invite external customers to attend. It’s harder to succumb to the temptation to push an iteration deadline “just one day” when stakeholders expect a demo.

Task Board is best described by which of the following?

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Explanation:
A task board is a tool used by individuals, teams or organizations to represent work and its path towards completion. This includes tasks that are in progress, finished tasks and upcoming tasks that may be in a backlog.

Which of the following alternatives best represents User Stories?

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Explanation:
A user story is a tool used in Agile software development to capture a description of a software feature from an end-user perspective. A user story describes the type of user, what they want and why.

If consumer persona modeling is utilized for stakeholder management, which of the following personas will not be applicable?

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Explanation:
Personas do represent real, stereotyped, composite, and fictional people. They are archetypal (exemplary) descriptions, grounded in reality, goal-oriented, specific, and relevant to generate focus. Personas are not a replacement for requirements on a project.

The term "incremental delivery" refers to:

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Explanation:
We deploy functional increments over the duration of the project using incremental delivery. Because it has nothing to do with retrospectives, testing, or process modifications, the other possibilities are inaccurate or "less correct."

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