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

Free PMI-ACP® Exam Sample Question 50

An agile team used planning poker to estimate user stories. After all team members read a user story, the facilitator asks everyone to choose a card with an estimated number of ideal days to complete a user story and then reveal the card. If estimates were widely different, the facilitator would immediately ask for re-estimates until all the estimates converge. What did the facilitator do wrong?

A) Participants used ideal days as the unit for the estimates.
B) Participants re-estimated immediately after everyone revealed their cards.
C) Cards were revealed when the process should have been anonymous.
D) The facilitator did nothing wrong and played by the rules.

HINT: Remember part of the value of planning poker is discussing the estimates.

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Correct Answer: B

By immediately re-estimating, the team misses out on the benefit of discussing the estimates and why they chose those estimates.

Reference: Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn, 2005, Planning Poker

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