Free PMI-ACP Exam Sample Question 08 (Crystal Family of Agile Methods)
Alistair Cockburn created the Crystal Family of Agile Methods, all of whose names contain colors of quartz crystals taken from geology. What two characteristics of an Agile project are used to determine the color of the Crystal method that should be implemented?
A) Size and complexity
B) Duration and complexity
C) Size and criticality
D) Duration and criticality
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Correct Answer: C
Crystal comes from Alistair Cockburn’s characterization of projects along the two dimensions of “size” (meaning the size of the project team) and “criticality” (meaning the damage that will be caused if the developed product or system fails).
Reference: Crystal Clear – A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams, Alistair Cockburn, 2004.