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This is the EXIN Agile Scrum Product Owner Bridge (ASPOB.EN) sample exam. The Rules and Regulations for EXIN’s examinations apply to this exam.

This exam consists of 20 multiple-choice questions. Each multiple-choice question has a number of possible answers, of which only one is correct.

The maximum number of points that can be obtained for this exam is 20. Each correct answer is worth 1 point. You need 13 points or more to pass the exam.

The time allowed for this exam is 45 minutes.

Good luck!

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Exam specification 2.1.1

In a Scrum Team, which responsibility belongs solely to the Product Owner?


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Exam specification 2.1.3

Within Scrum, the Sprint Review is a key event to inspect and adapt the product. In order to keep the Sprint Review valuable and free from waste in the process, each person in the Scrum Team should fulfill their defined role.

What is not a task of the Product Owner during the Sprint Review?


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Exam specification 2.1.4

You are working as a senior manager for company SCR, an airplane guiding software systems supplier. You need to appoint a Product Owner for an upcoming project. Since the project requires domain specific knowledge, you decide to choose one of the company's current employees for this role.

You need to choose between the following candidates:

• John - an experienced Product Owner, who is currently managing two other critical projects in your company.
• Peter - an experienced Project Manager, who knows much about development but has no experience in the business domain.
• Rosa - the Business Line Owner, who has no previous expertise in development and no experience as Product Owner.

Based on this information, who would be the best candidate for the Product Owner position?


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Exam specification 3.1.1

Sydney is a Product Owner in a security software company. Since one cannot predict the future, the best chance of success is to envision a product that meets the selected customer needs.

What is this product called?


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Exam specification 3.1.1

Esther, a Product Owner for an Embedded Systems Development company, is given a choice between functionally equivalent designs. She selects the simplest design to be developed.

What principle is Esther following?


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Exam Specification 3.1.2

Jeff is the Product Owner for a cloud computing company. The management wants him to create a Product Road Map once a new product has been successfully introduced into the marketplace. Jeff wants to make sure that the Product Road Map covers a realistic planning horizon.

Which time frame should he put his focus on?


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Exam specification 3.1.3

Susan is a Product Owner for a Customer Relationship Software company. Three of her customers request individual features that are incorporated into the product with no consideration of the connection between them. The result is a product known as feature soup.

What common mistake in the creation of a Product vision is described here?


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Exam specification 3.2.2

An agency for digital communication is developing a travel platform for one of its clients. The user of the travel platform should be able to book flights, hotel rooms and also rental cars on the same platform. User Stories are discovered, decomposed, and refined throughout the entire project.

Which Story can be identified as an Epic Story?


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Exam specification 3.2.3

A Scrum Team is creating an application for a new generation of fridges. The user should be able to activate features using a smartphone app. The system needs to respond in less than two seconds.

What should this requirement be placed or incorporated in?


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Exam specification 3.2.4

Local non-functional requirements apply only to a specific functional requirement, for instance a specific performance requirement for retrieving information.

What should be done if the non-functional requirement is expressed as a constraint?


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Exam specification 3.3.1

When creating a Product Backlog, what key criteria need to be applied when grooming the Product Backlog before reviewing it in a Sprint planning session? 


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Exam specification 3.5.2

X-AppGo is working according to the Agile principles and is interested in radically changing the way they develop software applications in order to meet intense customer and competitive market demands. They started adopting DevOps as the approach to follow for application development. Continuous Delivery is an area of great interest to them, however they are having some challenges in getting the team to follow established rules and standardized processes. There are no established "gating" mechanisms, there is no change control and there is a lack of auditability.

What is the first step that X-AppGo needs to take in order to address these identified pain points? 


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Exam specification 4.1.3

Large Scrum projects often require scaling of the Product Owner function, in order to be able to handle the extended complexity and size.

Besides the product's newness, which factors are key in determining the number of teams a single Product Owner can properly support?


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Exam specification 4.3.1

In large and complex projects one should be able to scale the Product Backlog appropriately. There are several ways to accomplish this within Scrum.

If you, as Product Owner, want to apply the "Extend the Grooming Horizon" technique, what actions will allow you to do so?


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Exam specification 4.3.1

There are situations in which the Product Backlog should be scaled. In large projects, multiple Scrum Teams can collaborate on the product. A Product Owner has to ensure that all work that needs to be done is clear for all Scrum Teams.

What is the best way to do this?


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Exam specification 4.3.2

You are the Product Owner of company SHIELD's technology area, working in a new in-house Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that will replace the outdated one currently in use. This system will provide functionality to all the company's areas and will be used in more than 30 countries where SHIELD is doing business. This is a critical project for the company as it will allow field employees (like sales and distribution) as well as suppliers and partners to collaborate and work online from their cellphones and laptops, giving SHIELD a unique advantage compared to their competitors.

As the ERP system is composed of 5 subsystems, you decide to use a component team approach and appoint 5 Product Owners. You let each of them manage one of the teams that will be working in parallel on each subsystem. When planning the project, the Product Owners and the teams propose to create one Backlog for each component as it will be easier to maintain and use.

The Scrum Master objects the proposition, stating that there should be only one Product Backlog.

Given this scenario, what should be decided about the Product Backlog?


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Exam specification 5.1.1

When is business value delivered?


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Exam specification 5.1.2

What is a best practice to add business value to an Agile project?


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Exam specification 5.1.3

“Our Development Team works hard but does not know if the work done results in valuable features."

In order to help the team, the Scrum Master decides to do the following:

  1. Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items
  2. Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management
  3. Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value
  4. Ensuring the Product Owner explains clearly the delivered value at the Sprint Review
  5. Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption

Which combination of these actions results in optimizing business value?


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Exam specification 5.2.1

What is the best way to develop an intimate understanding of customer and user needs?