Agile Questions in PMP Exam | PMP Practice Tests

Agile Questions in PMP Exam | PMP Practice Tests

Since Jan-2021, the PMP (Project Management Professional) Exam format and syllabus has changed and they have introduced new question types too. As per the latest PMP Exam format, a PMP aspirant has to understand various approaches to Project Management.

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The PMP Aspirant need to know the traditional project management approach, Iterative approach, Incremental approach, Adaptive approach and Hybrid approach. As per the new format of PMP exam, 50% of the questions will be expected from traditional approach and rest of the 50% of the questions from Agile and Hybrid approaches.

The new format of the PMP exam suggests to consider various approaches while making the decision about development approach for a project as part of tailoring process or while initiating the project.

Here, we are going to run through few of the sample Agile questions for PMP Exam preparation. These questions will provide an insight on what kind of project scenarios may be expected in Agile questions in PMP Exam.

You may watch the below given video to understand how to recognize if the given PMP question is Agile question, so that you will be able to make the right decision once the project scenario is understood. Sometimes, people struggle to understand whether the given project scenario is traditional scenario or Agile scenario. You may watch this video to have more clarity and to get yourself acquainted with few of the Agile terminologies.

Agile Question in PMP No. 1:

The self-managing team has been working to understand the features to be built and delivered to the customer. The Agile project manager is helping the team remove impediments while they are working to deliver value. How do they deliver value to customer?

A. Build all the features and deliver at the end of the project

B. Work to build and deliver as soon as possible even if they are half-built

C. Work to build and deliver value to customer at the end of the program to mark completion      of a release milestone

D. Build and deliver features incrementally by prioritizing based on value

Answer: D

Explanation: In Agile projects, the primary objective is to prioritize the features baked on value and deliver high-value features early in the project life cycle. The team plans to deliver complete user stories which are build completely and delivered. The half-done user stories do not add any value , so not delivered. Delivering the complete product at the end of the project is the characteristic of waterfall project. Delivering the whole product at the end of the program could be a program objective but not the right practice in Agile projects.

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Agile Question in PMP No. 2:

While the team was working on an innovative product for pharmaceutical organization, the stakeholders kept on sharing more and more change requests in the last several sprints which has added to the product backlog list of items while decision makers are not ready to extend the timeline and asking the team to deliver everything within the committed timelines. What should the team do?

A. The team should ask to terminate the project as it is not achievable in the given time               constraints

B. The team should continue to insist for extending timelines

C. The team should make the stakeholders understand the importance of prioritization and           look to get high-value items first

D. The team should promise the decision-makers that if time permits they will deliver all               features in the time available

Answer: C

Explanation: Asking the project to be terminated is not practical for the reason that the scope has increased. The best choice is to plan to prioritize and deliver high-value features first to the customer, so even if the low-value items are not done within timelines, it might not impact the business.  Insisting on extending timelines or promising the stakeholders for delivering all features if time permits might not help the team to focus on high -value items delivering high business value.

You may get many such practice questions as part pf PMP practice tests. To get access to PMP practice tests, follow the below link and practice with the latest format PMP questions as per the latest exam format and content.

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Agile Question in PMP No. 3:

You are leading the newly formed project team working on a complex product development. The team has started working in Agile manner and implementing several Agile core practices to deliver value to the customer early and continuously. Which of the following is NOT an Agile Core practice?

A. Retrospecting at the end of each sprint to review lessons learnt

B. Demonstrating the product at the end of each sprint

C. Project manager creating the task list and assigning the work to the team as part of daily-       stand-up

D. Sprint planning at the start of each Iteration

Answer:  C

Explanation: Sprint planning, Daily stand-up, Sprint review are the events enabling collaborating work environment promoting communication, transparency between the team members which are the core practices of Agile. Project manager creating the task list and assigning work to the team is not the practice in Agile but it is a practice followed in waterfall projects.

Agile Question in PMP No. 4:

The team is planning the sprint and selecting the user stories from the product backlog to create sprint backlog and define the sprint goal. The team is not sure on which user stories to select. Who can help in this event? 

A. Scrum Master should guide the team by prioritizing the user stories

B. Product Owner should guide the team by prioritizing the user stories

C.The developers should prioritize the user stories themselves based on whichever user            stories they think are doable at the moment

D. Project sponsor should prioritize the user stories as he is providing finance

Answer: B

Explanation: The accountability lies with product owner who is business-savvy and knows the product and understand the business value. Product Owner should prioritize and guide the team on the priority of the user stories. Scrum Master is a servant leader removing impediments and enabling the team to perform and coach the team on Scrum practices. The developers might not be able to understand the high-value items from business perspective. The project sponsor may share inputs from business side but ultimate role to prioritize is product owner.

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Agile Question in PMP No. 5:

The project stakeholders are tailoring the project to decide the development approach and the project life cycle for the project.  Their discussions are heading towards choosing the incremental approach. Which of the following characteristics define incremental approach?

A. Baselining the requirements and working to develop the product

B. Frequent delivery of smaller increments, dynamic requirements, performed once for a             given increment

C. Frequent changing requirements, repeated until correct making one single release at the        end

D. Working with fixed scope to develop the product and deliver at the end of the project

Answer: B

Explanation: As mentioned in Agile practice guide the nuances between iterative, incremental approaches, In Iterative, the requirements are dynamic and the team will work on few prototypes at the start to understand the product and refine the product throughout the project life cycle and make one single delivery at the end. In traditional, the scope is baselined or fixed and the team would work to achieve the baselined scope and deliver the product.

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