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Q: Scrum is part of the larger umbrella of agile theories.  Can you name some?

A: XP, Lean, Kaban, ASD (adaptive software development) and FDD (feature driven development)

 

Q: Is Scrum a methodology, theory, framework or concept?

A: Scrum is a framework based on Scrum Theory

 

Q: What is Scrum Theory?

A: Based on Empirical process control, or empiricism, which states that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is known

 

Q: What is the definition of Scrum?

A: A framework within witch people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of highest possible value

 

Q: What 3 adjectives describe scrum?

A: Lightweight, easy to understand, difficult to master

 

Q: Must Scrum rules be followed exactly for a team to be successful?

A: Scrum is a guide (not Scrum Bible) and at the heart of scrum are the concepts of inspect and adapt so it is meant to be adapted to what works best for each team

 

Q: What are the three pillars of Scrum?

A: Inspection, Adaptation, and Transparency

 

Q: What are the five Scrum values?

A: Respect, Openness, Courage, Focus and Commitment

 

Q: What describes a Scrum Team?

A: Cross-functional and self-organizing

 

Q: The scrum framework consists of scrum teams and their associated:

Roles, _____, and Artifacts

A: Events

 

Q: What are the roles Scrum recognizes?

A: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Development Team Member

 

Q: What events exist in Scrum?

A: Daily Stand up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective

 

Q: What artifacts does a Scrum Team use?

A: Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Product Increment

 

 

Q: What is the primary role of the Product Owner?

A: Maximize the value of the product

 

Q: Other than the Product Owner, who is responsible for ordering the Product Backlog?

A: NOONE!  Sole responsibility is the Pos although it does’t matter who phyically does it in JIRA

 

Q: How might a PO properly express product backlog items?

A: AC in stories, workflows, screen shots or wireframes 

 

Q: Dev Team works towards what in a sprint?

A: To complete stories to the Definition of Done

 

Q: Who manages the Dev Teams work?

A: NOONE!  They manage their own work : ) (and are responsible for what they commit to in a sprint)

 

Q:  What is the norm for Sprint Team size?

A: 6 + or – 3

 

Q: What are the main responsibilities of the Scrum Master?

A: Promote knowledge of scrum practices within the organization and the Scrum Team

Help the PO with techniques for effective product backlog management

Break down blockers for the team

Servant leader to the team

Protect the team from outside distractions that keep them from working at maximum efficiency

Facilitating scrum events as needed

 

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