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1. Backlog Control

Scrum Roles Sprint Planning
   
Easy 

A new Scrum Team has been assembled for a new product. During their first Sprint Planning meeting, the Product Owner explains the features she would like implemented during the first Sprint, prioritizes them in the Product Backlog, and creates the Definition of Done. The Development Team is unanimous in their belief that the required features cannot be implemented in the time of a single Sprint.

The Product Owner is unwilling to change her requirements, stating that the Development Team should simply do whatever they can in the time available, but all of the prioritized features should be included in the first Sprint.

What are the problems with this approach?

(Select all acceptable answers.)

The Product Owner shouldn't control the scope of the work on a Sprint.
The Scrum Master should be the one deciding the Definition of Done for the Sprint.
The Sprint Goal will be in jeopardy, since the understanding of the Definition of Done is not agreed to by the entire team.
The Scrum Team didn't perform a Sprint 0.
The Product Backlog shouldn't be prioritized by the Product Owner.
   


2. Unmet Goals

Sprint Sprint Goal
   
Easy 

So far, the Scrum Team has completed three Sprints of a new product. The first Sprint had a limited scope and the Sprint Goal was met with plenty of time remaining. However, the second and third Sprints did not meet their goals.

How should the team address this?

(Select all acceptable answers.)

During the Retrospective meeting, identify under-performing team members and have them reassigned.
During the next Sprint Planning meeting, scale back the scope of the Sprint Goal.
Delay starting the next Sprint until the current Sprint Goal has been completed.
Make the next Sprint a week longer.
Further refine Backlog Items before adding them to the Sprint Backlog.
   


3. Timeboxing Events

Timeboxing
   
Hard 

For the company's next product, the Scrum Team decides it would like to try shorter Sprints. It will cut the one month Sprints in half, scaling all of the events appropriately.

In a half-month Sprint, what is the maximum recommended number of hours that a Sprint Planning meeting should last?


If there are two weeks of five work days each in that half-month Sprint, what is the maximum recommended number of minutes that Daily Scrums should take for the entire Sprint? (total)

minutes in total.


What is the maximum recommended number of hours that the Sprint Review should take for that half-month Sprint?


What is maximum recommended number of minutes that the Sprint Retrospective should take?

minutes.

   


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