Scrum Question Categories
Types of Scrum Questions
- “Easy” questions. Answers can easily be found in the Scrum Guide and you could probably know the answer before looking through the options. Level I exams will consist of several of these types questions but don’t expect a lot. As you move up levels, the less easy questions there will be.
Example: What are the Scrum Values? Commitment, Focus, Openness, Respect, and Courage.
- Understanding questions. The questions cannot be directly extracted from the Scrum Guide. These questions will test your interpretation of different components of the Scrum Guide and the relationship with principles, concepts, and theories.
Example: Why should the Daily Scrum be held at the same place and same time each day? Simplicity reduces complexity.
- Challenging questions. These questions can range from understanding concepts outside of the Scrum Guide to specific tools or practices that support agility. Ie burndown charts, points, technical debt, Cynefin, “cone of uncertainty”, etc. Although, not required it is helpful to have real world exposure to different tools and practices.
Example: What is the immediate impact on the original team if a new team is added to work on the same product? Its productivity is likely to decrease (Tuckman’s Model of Group Dynamics).
- Situational questions. These questions will ask you how you would respond to or interpret certain situations. These use cases are situations or anti-patterns that typically occur in the real world. As you move up exam levels, the more you will see these questions.