Free PMI-ACP® Exam Sample Question 56
At the daily standup meeting, the agile team has raised an impediment where one of the developers has been withdrawn from the team by the developer’s line manager to complete their previously committed tasks from another project. As the result, the team will be unable to meet their sprint goal. What should have been done differently to avoid this impediment?
A. The team should have considered human resources availability while planning the sprint.
B. The team should have worked faster during the sprint before the developer has been withdrawn.
C. The team should have added buffers to each user story to account for the unknown risks.
D. The line manager should have not let the developer go to work on the agile project in the first place.
HINT: Dependencies based on people are sometimes overlooked.
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Correct Answer: A
Prioritization of work is not solely based on the customer value. There are other factors to consider, such as risks, dependencies between user stories, and people’s availability, to name the few.
Reference: Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, Dan Rawsthorne with Doug Shimp, 2013, Prioritization Factors