zaterdag 14 november 2015

SAFe certification exercise

The Scaled Agile Framework is a framework for bringing agile software development to the enterprise level. The organization offers aon online open book examination. Which consists of 50 questions. This posts offer you a list of 25 questions as exercise for yourself. This list of questions is in NO WAY endorsed by the scaled agile framewrok organizatiopn. I am in no way affiliated with them. They are solely provided for the reason of you personal training.

1 What are problems with the waterfall process? Click all that apply:
a The projectmanager may have to write a business case
b The Lean method can not be applied to projects
c The sequence project initiation document - requirements - design - build - test takes a long time, and requirements usually have changed by the time the system gets implemented
d the waterfall model does collide with business cases
e there is no official method called the waterfall model or the waterfall process
f Benefits start at the very end of the process

2 SAFe stands for
a Secure Advanced Features
b Secured Agile Features
c Scaled Agile Framework
d Safe Advanced Framework
e Serious Average fantasies

3 SAFe favours:
a Component teams
b Feature teams

4 What is the relation between team, product owner and product manager?
a One product manager coordinates one or two product owners
b One feature team has one or two product owners
c A product owner coordinates two to four product managers
d A product manager coordinates two to four product owners
Click all that apply

5 An Epic owner
a Works with stakeholders and subject matter experts to define the epic, its potential benefits, establishes the cost of delay and identifies business sponsors;
b Proactively discusses with the product owners which budgets are available for his epic;
c Coordinates and synchronizes epic-related activities with functions in sales, marketing, other business units
d Prepares the business case to Portfolio management for a go / no go decision
click all that apply

6 which of the following statements are true?
a In SAFe, user stories are pulled from the backlog
b user stories were developed as part of XP
c a user story is a brief statement of intent that describes something the system must do for the user
d all of the above

7 user stories are prescribed by scrum
a True
b False

8 What are inputs for the iteration planning?
a Feedback from the prior sprint
b The teams PI plan backlog, which consists of stories that were planned during release planning
c Feedback from the System Demo, which will have occurred sometime during the prior sprint
d All of the above
e None of the above

9 In the iteration planning, if there are more stories on the team backlog than the teams capacity allows,
a the scrum master orders the pizzas
b the team decides how much overtime they will make
c the product owner and team decide together which stories are taken up in this sprint
d the development team decides what thye can achieve oin the sprint

10 One of the pillars of SAFe is "Respect for people and culture"
This means that:
a SAFe can be introduced in organizations without changing the culture
b change in culture comes last, not first
c people are never fired
d the proces of changing culture is a tricky one and must be planned meticulously

11 The "flow"principle of the SAFe house of lean means that
a no batch job may run longer than 4 hours
b team sprints may not take longer than one or two weeks
c there are regular feed back moments, for example every quarter
d a team at whatever level of scrum tackles tasks and problems in a short concentrated effort whenever possible

12 a high performing team
a usually has a stable composition
b has an excellent manager
c dances the haga at the start of the PI
d determines its own budgets

13 The following sentence is part of the agile manifesto: "Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done"
a True
b False

14 Ideal Developer Days are a part of the SAFE framework
a True
b false

15 The agile manifesto "Simplicity—the art of maximizing the amount of work not done—is essential." is (in different words) also part of LEAN

a True
b false

16 An agile release train consists of 10-24 teams, that plan, commit and exceute together
a True
b False

17 1 The product manager owns the prigram backlog
2 the product owner owns the team backlog

a both are correct
b Only (1) is correct
c Only (2) is correct
d None is correct

18 The result of a release planning meeting is
a detailed features
b a set of program objectives committed by management
c a set of program objectives commited by the ART
d a sprint demo

19 Why should teams apply WIP limits?
a WIP stands for Waiting Is Problematic, and it must be avoided that people sit waiting for work
b WIP stands for Waiting Is Problematic, and it must be avoided that design dcouments wait to be realized, because witing times means they can get outdated
c WIP stands for Work in progress, which should be limited to prevent coworkers making overtime.
d WI stands for Work in Progress, and teams should limit it because wswitching between tasks means they loose time

20 If a situation arises that some of the features on the Roadmap can not be implemented,
a the RTE asks the product owner to write exception reports which he discusses with the project board
b the RTE writes exception reports which he discusses with the prodct manager
c the RTE knows this early because he is in frequent contact with product owners, scrum masters and teams
d the RTE chooses the most relevant features
Choose all that apply

21 What is NOT a resposibility of the System Team?
a Serve as a resource to help the teams make appropriate system and component level design decisions during implementation
b Building development infrastructure
c System demo
d Test system performance against NFRs and assist system architects in identifying system shortfalls and bottlenecks

22 An Epic Value statement typically starts with
a As
b For Who
23 The following is NOT part of the prioritization of Features:
a Risk reduction
b Cost of Delay
c Opportunity enablement
d Ideal Development Days

24 An ART typically starts a Program Increment with an Innovation and Planning iteration
a True
b False

25 The following is NOT part of the Kanban for Business Epics
a Funnel
b Review
c Architectural Runway
d Postfolio Backlog

You can check your answers here.

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