Tuesday, June 04, 2019

30 NEW PMI-ACP Free Questions and Answers (Part - 2)

This is in continuation of the earlier series of questions for PMI-ACP examination. 

[This series - Part - 1] 

I would suggest that you take this one and earlier post of 30 PMI-ACP Freee Questions Part - 1 together, when you do your practice. Note that these are not verbatim  questions from PMI-ACP exam, however, these questions covers the domains, references books and guide for the exam. 

The questions are from the newly released book:
I Want To Be An ACP, 2nd edition. 

[This series - Part - 1]



Question – 16: For a customer service project which will be using robots, your team has been formed with a set of specialists as well as generalists. The team members are striving to be generalizing specialists. However, your team is a small one with rapid changes, you want to have your team members deeper experiences across various disciplines. What should you do?
A Team member should be encouraged to have broken-comb skills.
B Team members should be more self-aware, self-organized, self-managed, and cross functional.
C Team should have more intraspectives as well as retrospectives.
D Follow practices such as pair programming, whole team and sit together.

Question – 17: A release burndown chart for a project is shown in the below figure.

Based on it, can you as the Scrum Master can interpret which one of the following?
A On an average 30 story points are added in every Sprint and also completed.
B On the 4th Sprint, the total work in story points is 180.
C While 30 story points were completed in 5th Sprint, 20 story points were also added.
D Being 4th and 5th Sprints, there has been no change in scope.  

Question – 18: For an infrastructure project, your designers are not sure of the architecture. Some of your key stakeholders proposed to have a thin slice of the system, which can be used to determine the potential architecture of the system. The slice to cover all the possible layers of application to validate the potential architecture. This slice will be a prototype and will not be used in production, but only for demonstration. What should you do?
A Create a user story for the potential architecture.
B Develop an architectural spike to determine the potential architecture.
C Build analysis stories which will help to find other stories.
D Create a set of infrastructure stories. 

Question – 19: You are facilitating a planning poker estimation meeting, where your team is following the steps such as reading the story, providing an estimate and discussing the differences. For one backlog item, one team member informed that this story is pretty much nothing and very little work is needed. This is much lower than the features estimated to be 1 story point.  What should you do NEXT?
A Switch to T-shirt size estimation approach.
B Assign a value of 0 or 1/2 for this story.
C Mark "?" for this story and remove it from the backlog.
D Mark "∞" for this story and continue working on other items.

Question – 20: A product backlog has 400 story points worth of work and total budget estimated is $200,000. At the end of fourth iteration, actual cost is 42,500 and total story points completed so far is 90. If the baseline velocity is 25 story points, what can be set about this project?
A Project is ahead of schedule, but over budget.
B Project is behind schedule, but under budget.
C Cost performance of the project is bad.
D Schedule performance of the project is good.

Question – 21: A user story is written as "As a <team member>, I want to know what the key stakeholders expect from the payment part of this system, so that I can find stories to work on." The story is not timeboxed yet and brought in for discussion in a backlog refinement meeting. However, as your team members are not sure what kind of story it is and how to proceed, you should FIRST inform, it's a:
A Spike story.
B Infrastructure story.
C Analysis story.
D Architecturally significant story.

Question – 22: Your team is developing a social media product. Some of your engineers, including UX engineers, are part of other teams and work in your project as and when needed because of organizational constraints. Your product work progressed well and many items have been successfully reviewed in earlier two sprint review meetings. However, the stakeholders are not satisfied with the way the user experience has been addressed. What should you do FIRST?
A Have refined requirements for UX related items.
B Ensure all engineers are 100% dedicated to your team.
C Make the UX engineer part of your team. 
D Have a clear definition of ready for the UX items 

Question – 23: A team has been working on a process improvement project with flow-based approach and using Scrumban method for its work. Whenever an impediment is identified and it looks to be blocking in nature, the team uses swarming to collectively work and focus on the impediment till it is resolved. Which one of the following BEST describes roles in team swarm?
A Coordinators, Swarmers and TeamLets.
B Team Members, Flow Master and Process Owner.
C Swarmers, Mobbers and Coordinators.
D Manager, Doomsayer, and Tracker. 

Question – 24: For a system development project, your team is following Scrum Practices. For the current Sprint, your team has committed a number of items from the product backlog. Mid-way into the Sprint, the team strongly felt that they won’t be able to complete many items. As you checked and discussed with the team along with the Product Owner, you found that if those items can't be delivered, then the Sprint Goal will be jeopardy and the Sprint will lose its value. What should you do NEXT as the Scrum Master?
A Cancel the Sprint.
B Abnormally terminate the Sprint.
C Ask the team members to deliver the items which they can.
D Let the team self-organize and find a way to resolve.

Question – 25: You are working as a project manager to develop the portal of a banking organization. There are many requirements and technological uncertainties, which necessitates risk management. You have defined the risk probabilities and impact for this project before the first iteration planning meeting. Your team members are now identifying the risks. However, you want to have better visualization. What should you do?
A Create a risk probability and impact matrix and share with your team.
B Prepare a risk register and ask the team to add new risks to this register.
C Have a risk map prepared, add color coded sticky notes representing the risks with severities.
D Find out the risk scores and prepare a risk burndown chart. 

Question – 26: You project has completed two releases and currently you are in the 7th iteration. There have been many risks identified throughout and now you want to check the effectiveness of risk responses in dealing with these risks and want to have a risk audit. Which one of the following is the BEST place to conduct such activities?
A Retrospectives.
B Iteration planning meeting.
C Daily stand-up meeting.
D Product Demo.

Question – 27: A drug company is working on a new drug product where requirements are not fully known, the technology platform is changing and also has high uncertainties. The organization hence decided to use an agile mode of development for this product. However, for the final drug approval, the Government agencies demand work to be stable, a product to be known because the regular has a clear process to work through on it. Which one of the following hybrid models will be MOST appropriate?
A Predominantly Predictive with Agile model.
B Predominantly Agile with Predictive model.
C Combined Agile and Predictive model.
D Agile-Predictive hybrid model.

Question – 28: Reviews in agile approaches are not only limited to product work, but can be used for other ones such as continuous improvement. Which one of the following is not a type of review?
A Product demo
B Technical review
C Risk status review
D Team performance evaluation 

Question – 29: A media publishing house team has been using Scrum for its journal publications. The agile coach for the team continuously reminds the team to join the daily stand-up, update the burndown chart, complete the tasks and update them on the task board, among others. Which coach mode is displayed by this coach?
A The Nag
B The Heckler
C The Admin
D The Megaphone 

Question – 30: Your release is coming to an end which has 5 iterations. Currently, for the release retrospective, your team members are writing signi´Čücant events during the release on index cards and putting them on a timeline in a chronological order. Team members are then using color coded stick dots for feelings about those events, i.e., blue for sad, yellow for mad, orange for surprise and green for glad. Which activity (or activities) the team is performing?
A Team Radar
B Timeline with Triple Nickels
C Timeline with Color Code Dots and Mad Sad Glad
D Timeline with Color Code Dots

[This series - Part - 1]

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