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Free PMI-ACP® Exam Sample Question 55

Agile team members reported that they were unable to complete all user stories that they had committed to deliver in the last sprint since they had worked overtime and eventually got burned out. What is wrong with the team approach?

A. Nothing is wrong. Maintaining a constant pace indefinitely is more important than missing a sprint goal.
B. The team approach is wrong. The team should fulfill and be held accountable for their commitment.
C. Nothing is wrong. To maintain good working relationships with the team, the product owner should not hold the team accountable.
D. The team approach is wrong. Maintaining a constant pace indefinitely has a different meaning that is not applicable in this scenario.

HINT: Reasons are not excuses.

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Correct Answer: B

The Agile Manifesto should not be used as an excuse for not completing the committed sprint goal. The team should be held accountable for their work.

Reference: Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition, Lyssa Adkins, 2010, Coaching Product Owners on Getting Good at the Role

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