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Agile Project Management Weekly Challenge 1 Quiz Answer

Agile Project Management Week 1 Quiz Answer


Agile Project Management 

Weekly Challenge 1 Quiz Answer


Agile Project Management Weekly Challenge 1 Quiz Answer



Weekly Challenge 1


Question 1)

Agile project management works well with projects that take an iterative approach. What does this mean? Select all that apply. 


  • The team operates within many short blocks of time
  • Project processes are repeated many times during the life cycle of the project
  • The project will take longer to complete
  • Project deliverables improve continuously based on feedback




Question 2)

You are managing a project and your customer does not know which features they want in the end product. How can Agile help solve your customer’s problem? Select all that apply.


  • Agile helps your team frequently and quickly get customer feedback. This enables you to make changes as needed and give your customer the product they really want.

  • Agile helps you create a product requirements document, formally-approved project plans, and a change control board, with the aim of protecting the team from building something that the customer doesn't want and minimizing any changes.

  • Agile acknowledges the fact that things change and is designed to embrace these changes as your project progresses.

  • Agile enables you to produce more than one version of the product. Then, the customer can decide which one they prefer.




Question 3)

As an Agile project manager, you should value individuals and interactions over processes and tools. What does this mean for your team? Select all that apply.


  • Work together with your team to help each other achieve the best outcomes possible. 
  • Have brief conversations rather than long, drawn out email exchanges.
  • Improve collaboration within the team by effectively using processes and tools to drive and facilitate your project.
  • Forgo using processes and tools in order to speed up the production process. 




Question 4)

How do Agile teams collaborate with their business partners and stakeholders to create business value for the organization and their users? Select all that apply.


  • Gather feedback at the end of the project only
  • Welcome changing requirements
  • Work together with business people and developers throughout the project
  • Help each other achieve the best outcome



Question 5)

What does VUCA stand for?


  • Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity
  • Volume, uncertainty, complexity, and accuracy
  • Volatility, upheaval, collaboration, and ambiguity
  • Veracity, uncertainty, collaboration, and accountability



Question 6)

How can the VUCA concept help you decide to use Agile or Waterfall? Select all that apply.


  • It helps determine how complex your project is.
  • It helps determine if your project needs more predictive stability than the Waterfall method provides.
  • It helps determine if your project is too ambiguous for the Waterfall method.
  • It helps determine whether your project is too volatile for the Waterfall method.



Question 7)

What is the product owner on your team responsible for? Select all that apply.


  • Maximizing the value of the product and the work of the team
  • Providing the final say on how to prioritize the work
  • Owning the inventory of work 
  • Running the project team meetings



Question 8)

What are the four basic activities performed during the product development process of the XP method? 


  • Designing, collaborating, testing, and summarizing
  • Planning, collaborating, testing, and designing
  • Designing, coding, testing, and listening
  • Planning, coding, summarizing, and developing



Question 9)

Fill in the blank: To get the full benefits from Agile, you must adopt not only its processes, but also its _____.


  • software
  • platform
  • mindset
  • terminology



Question 10)

As a project manager, you're leading a project that has an initial set of requirements at kick off, but you know this list will grow and change. Your team will work with stakeholders to prioritize requirements as the project moves forward. What approach is the best choice for your project?


  • Agile
  • Linear
  • Scrum
  • Waterfall




Extra Questions



Question 11)
Fill in the blank: Agile project management is _____; the team operates within many short blocks of time where deliverables will evolve and improve depending on the feedback received. 

  • repetitive
  • linear
  • iterative 
  • inflexible



Question 12)
What does the Agile Manifesto mean by value delivery? Select all that apply.

  • Deliver products quickly and frequently
  • Simplify and maximize the amount of work not done
  • Save clients as much money as possible 
  • Deliver highly valuable products to customers



Question 13)
You’re the lead project manager at Office Green LLC, a commercial landscaping company focused on interior plant design. Your company’s market research team identifies a major shift to workers setting up home offices. Your team wants to pursue this business opportunity.

The goal is to deliver their new service, called Virtual Verde, and you don’t have any existing project plans to build off of or time to do a lot of prep work. Which factors do you face? Select all that apply.

  • Uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Volatility
  • Complexity
  • Budget constraints




Question 13)
As a Waterfall project manager, your goal is to minimize any changes that could lead to scope creep. You want to protect your team from building something the client or stakeholders don’t want. What formal and rigorous process could you set up to safeguard against this?

  • Kanban board
  • Daily stakeholder meetings
  • Formal communication freeze
  • Change Control Board




Question 14)
As a project manager, what are some reasons you might choose to follow a Scrum methodology? Select all that apply.

  • It’s free and open for everyone.
  • It offers a regular and predictable meeting and delivery schedule, with predefined agendas and outcomes for the meetings.
  • It supports and reinforces the Waterfall model.
  • It has clear roles and responsibilities for your team, but emphasizes the power of the team as a whole.



Question 15)
What are the five principles of Lean methodology? Select all that apply.

  • Create flow
  • Pursue perfection
  • Map value stream
  • Define value
  • Establish pull
  • Collect feedback



Question 16)
Waterfall and Agile include how many of the same phases and tasks?

  • None
  • A couple
  • Most
  • All



Question 17)
As a project manager, you're leading a project that has clear requirements and goals based on mandated regulation. Which methodology is the best choice for your project?

  • Iterative
  • Scrum
  • Waterfall
  • Agile



Question 18)
As a project manager, you identify that your business plan may face major disruptive changes and a high degree of uncertainty. Which project management methodology should you follow? 

  • Neither Waterfall nor Agile will work 
  • Waterfall 
  • Both Waterfall and Agile can work
  • Agile 



Question 19)
In the following scenario about team management, the project manager blends which two methodologies?

A team is developing a software product. During the retrospective for the last sprint, a team member says, “I need to implement a certain feature, but I don’t have much experience building that particular feature.” Someone else on the team is an expert on the feature, so the project manager pairs them up to build the feature during the next sprint. 

  • Agile and Scrum
  • Waterfall and XP
  • Scrum and XP
  • Scrum and Kanban



Question 20)
Where does Scrum get its name? Select all that apply.

  • Scrum is an acronym for the processes that make up the Agile methodology.

  • Scrum refers to a formation in rugby where players huddle closely together with their heads down while trying to gain possession of the ball.

  • The purpose of the rugby scrum is for each player on the team to play their role in order to work together and achieve their shared goal.

  • Scrum refers to a football team’s huddle.



Question 21)
To create the most value for the customer, you ensure the customer can ask for additional features or incremental deliveries throughout the value stream. This is an example of what Lean methodology principle?

  • Map value stream
  • Define value
  • Establish pull
  • Create flow



Question 22)
What does it mean to say that Agile project management takes an iterative approach? Select all that apply.

  • The team takes a subset of all the project’s activities and does all the work
  • The activities are completed in a linear fashion
  • The team operates within many shorter blocks of time
  • The project processes are repeated



Question 23)
Why was the Agile Manifesto developed? Select all that apply.

  • The Agile Manifesto was developed to help project managers meet deadlines and stay within their budgets.
  • The Agile Manifesto was designed to be a guide that would help project teams please their customers.
  • The Agile Manifesto was designed by thought leaders and creators of new methodologies that came together to find common ground between their methods to solve a problem.
  • The Agile Manifesto was developed to help keep processes flexible and focused on people: both the team and the users, over the end products or deliverables.



Question 24)
What are the four values of the Agile Manifesto? Select all that apply.

  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Prioritizing documentation over processes
  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Responding to change over following a plan



Question 25)
How does an Agile team create and maintain the right interpersonal and team dynamics to deliver value for the customers and the business? Select all that apply.

  • They do not waste time on face-to-face feedback.
  • They do their work during intense periods of high workloads followed by periods of light workload.
  • They know face-to-face conversations are the most effective way to communicate.
  • They build projects around motivated individuals.




Question 26)
Why would you want to blend the Agile and Waterfall approaches? Select all that apply.

  • A vendor on your project may already be following a traditional approach and the integration of teams will require blending of methods.

  • Your team is reluctant to follow one approach or the other, so to make everyone happy, you blend the approaches. 

  • Stakeholders may be more comfortable with traditional approaches and workflows, but, your project team is already established in Scrum and they wish to continue.

  • There may be regulatory requirements that insist on certain traditional work processes, such as large requirements documents for certifications. 




Question 27)
In the VUCA concept, what does volatility refer to? Select all that apply.

  • A lack of predictability
  • The rate of change and churn in a business or situation
  • The high number of interrelated forces that influence a project
  • A high likelihood of disruptions in your operations 



Question 28)
As a project manager, when can an Agile methodology best support your project? Select all that apply.

  • When the project receives feedback from diverse stakeholders, with competing interests
  • When the project may need adjustments along the way
  • When the project faces constraints, including costs or time
  • When the project deliverable is not yet clear