Free PMI-ACP® Exam Sample Question 78
A scrum master is starting a project with a new team and needs to develop an estimate of velocity. What should the scrum master use as a basis for velocity in the first sprint?
A. Forecasted velocity
B. Actual velocity
C. Terminal velocity
D. Cycle velocity
Hint: The scrum master is trying to develop a velocity estimate without any history upon which to base the estimate.
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Correct Answer: A
Answer and Explanations:
Answer A: Correct. Forecasted velocity is commonly used in a new agile project's first iteration because there is no historical data available to help estimate this velocity.
Answer B: Incorrect. Actual velocity is not yet available when planning the first sprint.
Answer C: Incorrect. 'Terminal velocity' is not a term associated with agile project management.
Answer D: Incorrect. 'Cycle velocity' is not a term associated with agile project management.
Exam Reference: Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn, 2005, Estimating Velocity