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

Free PMI-ACP® Exam Sample Question 40

What is the Agile term for the technique of creating a group of rules that govern how team members interact?

A) Standard Operating Procedures
B) Teaming Agreements
C) Working Agreements
D) Rules of Engagement

HINT: Two of the possible answer choices refer to this technique but only one is an Agile Project Management term.


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Correct Answer: C

Working Agreements is an Agile Project Management term that refers to the standards that each Agile team defines (by consensus) to outline the specific rules for how the team will work together during the course of the project. They are normally considered a 'verbal contract', and should be displayed as an information radiator in the team’s Commons space. These are sometimes referred to as Rules of Engagement on non-Agile projects. Teaming Agreements are contractual arrangements  between two or more entities to form a partnership or joint venture for the duration of a project. Standard Operating Procedures are used in both Project Management and Organizational Management and are not specific to Agile.   

Reference: Agile Project Management with Scrum, Ken Schwaber, 2004

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