Category: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam

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

 

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