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ISTQB Agile Foundation
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November 2016

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Changing requirements #6 When the customer in an Agile project provides feedback indicating that a piece of functionality was not implemented correctly. It is one of the value statements b. Individuals and Interactions over Contract Negotiation c. The product owner d. User acceptance testing b. Update the requirements document and require customer sign-off before implementing any changes 2 . who is responsible for quality? a. The testers c.#1 Which of the following is the correct pairing according to the Agile Manifesto statement of values? a. It provides a way for each member to communicate progress and problems c. It is one of the twelve principles c. Write a defect report and address the issue when the backlog has been cleared d. It is a description of an Agile methodology d. Continuous integration c. Individuals and Interactions over Working Software b. The developers b. what should the Agile team do with this information? a. It forces the team to be co-located d. Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools d. Record it and put an item in the backlog for consideration by the team b. It provides team building by encouraging everyone to stand up together for a quick exercise session b. It is a part of the XP methodology #3 In an Agile team. The entire team #4 What is the purpose of a daily stand-up meeting? a. Individuals and Interactions over Customer Collaboration #2 The statement “Working software is the primary measure of progress” is found where in the Agile process description? a. It helps determine where overtime will be required to keep the project on schedule #5 Which of the following is an example of a practice that provides early feedback to the developers? a. Stop all planned development and implement the change for the customer c. Stand-up meetings d.

Only the testers c. such as development or testing. Scrum d. If the team tries to implement too many improvements they may lose sight of the definition of “done” #11 In a retrospective meeting. who should provide input into the testing activities on the project? a. If the team tries to implement too many improvements it may set a management expectation of radical change with each iteration d. Only the developers b. Which INVEST item is missing from this story and would need additional elaboration? a. so I can quickly complete this legal requirement of dog ownership. Security b. The 3C Concept #10 Why is it important for a team to implement only a few improvements in an iteration? a. Everyone but the testers d. You want to implement the INVEST technique during this review. Kanban c. TDD #8 If you are using a board to show the various stations of activities. XP b. XP #9 You are reviewing the following story with the business and product owners: As a dog owner. what type of Agile approach are you following? a. Scrum d. If the team tries to implement too many improvements it may disrupt their ability to produce at a sustained pace c. Kanban c.#7 In which Agile approach is simplicity one of the stated values used to guide development? a. Value c. Task Board b. If the team tries to implement too many improvements. Testability d. I want to register my dog online. Everyone on the team 3 . they may feel defeated and lose motivation b.

then release c. At the end of an iteration d. Unit and integration testing d.#12 What types of automated testing activities are included in the continuous integration process? a. It has been developed. A separate and independent test team furnishes testers to the Agile projects/teams as needed based on the skills required d. which of the following is usually checked into a configuration management system? a. which organizational structure would be most effective? a. either release or iteration #14 In an Agile project. Unit and regression testing c. The Agile team has independent testers who join the team at the end of the sprint c. integrated. At the end of the project b. It has been developed b. Iteration. At the end of an epic #16 What does it mean when a feature is classified as “done”? a. In most Agile projects only one type of planning is done. Stories c. Code #15 In an Agile project. Unit only b. Iterations d. At the end of a release c. The Agile team has people who have been designated as the testers for a sprint or set of sprints b. Epics b. It has been developed. and system testing #13 What is the proper order of planning? a. when is software first expected to be delivered that will provide value to the customer? a. integration. The testing is outsourced to an external company with performance test expertise 4 . integrated and tested d. Release. then iteration b. Both occur at the same time d. Unit. tested and released to production #17 If your Agile team has an on-going need for specialized testers to conduct performance testing. It has been developed and integrated c.

Return on investment c. Before code is checked into the build b. It will evolve with the software d. Collaboration b. Schedule time against expected budget b. Return on investment c. The number of tasks still to be done against the time allocated #21 Which of the following is a reasonable expectation for a test case during it’s life? a. Tasks completed against the budget spent b. Test case preparation 5 . It will not change b. The progression of the tasks selected for an iteration d. The independent tester is able to rely on the testing performed by the developers c. The independent tester is able to provide an objective evaluation of the quality of the product being tested b. How quickly activities move between stations d. It will be automated and will require only minimal maintenance c. The amount of work still to be done against the time allocated #20 What does a task board show? a.#18 What is a benefit of tester independence in an Agile project? a. Performance testing d. Only when the full release is complete #23 Which of the following is a tester skill that is more important in an Agile environment than in a sequential lifecycle environment? a. The independent tester may have relationship issues with the Agile team that is accustomed to working together d. During UAT as a replacement for testing by the business users d. As often as the continuous integration full system build is created c. The independent tester can provide project management skills as well as testing for the project #19 What does a burndown chart measure? a. Manual testing c. It will be owned by the developer who writes the associated code #22 When should automated acceptance tests be run? a.

who is responsible for ensuring the proper use of the tool? a. To select the testing tools d. The tester d. Q3 d. Q2 c. Business-driven #28 In the test pyramid. Q4 6 . Acceptance test-driven development c. To ensure the appropriate testing tasks are scheduled c. The scrum master b. Developer-driven development #27 If it is particularly important for the business users to understand the tests that are being used to verify the proper implementation of the code. Test-driven development b. Integration test-driven c. Acceptance b. which level has the largest number of tests? a. Unit #29 Which testing quadrant is associated with user acceptance tests? a. System c. Integration d. Behavior-driven d. Test-driven b.#24 What is an important job for the Agile tester during the release and iteration planning sessions? a. what type of development framework should be used? a. Q1 b. To suggest process improvements #25 If an Agile team is using testing tools such as a test management tool. To report defects b. The configuration manager #26 If the developer adds a test that captures his concept of the desired functionality of the code and then develops the code to pass that test. Behavior-driven development d. what type of development is being done? a. The development manager c.

The impact is high because the user will not understand what is happening and will likely call the helpdesk. Q2 c. Appeal to the scrum master to intervene and instruct the developers to use a standard error message template that will force a consistent font and color for all error messages of this type #32 You have identified a usability risk with the mobile application you are currently testing. Given this information. c. Please enter the phone number as (xxx) xxx-xxxx” in a blue font. they are given the message “Invalid input” in a red font whereas when they enter an invalid phone number they are given the message “The phone number you have entered is not in a valid format. The stories do not specify how the error messages should appear. The impact is medium because the user should expect this type of behavior. Since the stories do not specify the error message text or format. You also don’t know how you will test the interfaces between this story and the existing code. the implementation is up to the discretion of the developer b. Q1 b. the user is not informed of the problem and all information entered after that point is lost. what would be the proper value to assign in story points? a. For example. but it seems to indicate a significant amount of work and a number of unknowns. Nothing. Request a meeting with the developers to discuss the consistency problems and help guide the discussion to determine the error message standards for the project d. When the application loses connectivity with the web server. The likelihood is high because the original data is lost. At this point. The likelihood is low because the network connectivity is reliable and unlikely to have any issues. Q4 #31 You are a tester in a Scrum team. 1 b. The likelihood depends on how often connectivity will be lost. 5 c. What is a reasonable assessment of this risk? a. 18 7 . b. The impact is high because the user will lose their data. d.#30 Which quadrant is primarily associated with supporting the developers? a. #33 You have been asked to estimate the story points for a particular story using the Fibonacci sequence. Write a defect report for the first instance since that message should have more information for the user c. when the user enters an invalid address in one part of the application. You have reviewed the story. Q3 d. You have been testing the product for several iterations and you are noticing that the error message format and text are inconsistent. 13 d. The impact is low because the user can retype their information. particularly around the creation of test data. What should you do? a. you don’t know if you’ll be able to use existing data or will have to create your own. The likelihood is medium because the problem will be intermittent.

Because it is needed to understand all the external interfaces of the software #36 You are reviewing the acceptance criteria for a story. Set the temperature > 85 degrees and verify that the temperature is increased accordingly c. I want to have an automated watering system. What should you do now? a. Set the temperature to < 85 degrees and the moisture to “dry” and verify that no water is dispersed d. Because it is needed to define the business rules that must be supported by the product c. The water should turn on when the temperature is > 85 degrees and the moisture content of the soil changes from “normal” to “dry”. It explains the functional behavior that the software must supply b. Because it helps define the security required in the final product b. In what way does this statement help improve the testability of the story? a. 2. Review similar products. Continue testing with the assumption that the product owners will identify the problem. Which of the following is the first test case that should be written for the acceptance-test driven implementation? a. One of these states “All windows must conform to the corporate approved color scheme”.5 ounces per minute. Set the soil moisture level to “wet”. Set the temperature to > 85 degrees and the moisture to “dry” and verify that water is dispersed 8 .#34 You are testing a story for a mobile banking application and you have noticed that the response time seems slow. Write a defect report and leave it to the developers to figure out how to make it faster b. Stop testing and require that the business owners define specific performance testing requirements in the acceptance criteria c. It supplies a constraint for the solution #37 You have been given the following story: “As a plant lover who travels frequently. when they do user acceptance testing d.” You have also been given the following acceptance criteria: 1. Because it is used to ensure the efficiency of the developed code d. The water should be dispersed for 5 minutes at the rate of 0. It defines the business rules that must be implemented d. if it is indeed a problem. You have checked the acceptance criteria for the story and nothing is mentioned regarding performance requirements. then increase the heat and verify that the moisture level changes to “normal” and then to “dry” and then to “parched” b. processes and constraints important when defining acceptance criteria for stories? a. so that my plants won’t die. It provides a realistic use case for the software c. existing documentation on acceptable performance and talk with the business users to determine the performance requirements #35 Why is a user’s knowledge of the business procedures.

2. Temperature at 85 and 86. water disbursement for 5 minutes and 4 minutes 59 seconds. Temperature at 85 and 86.#38 You have been given the following story: “As a plant lover who travels frequently. 2. moisture at “dry” and “normal”. I want to have an automated watering system.6 d.5 ounces per minute Which of the following is a question that would be most appropriate to ask when preparing to conduct exploratory testing? a. How does the software transition from the “normal” to “dry” state? d. I want to have an automated watering system. Which equivalence partitions and boundary values should be tested? c.” You have also been given the following acceptance criteria: 1. The water should be dispersed for 5 minutes at the rate of 0. so that my plants won’t die.5 ounces per minute. To track the tasks of the team 9 . The water should be dispersed for 5 minutes at the rate of 0. Temperature at 85 and 86.” You have also been given the following acceptance criteria: 1. so that my plants won’t die. water disbursement for 5 minutes and 5 minutes 1 second. To support black-box testing b. moisture at “dry” and “normal”. Which one of the following provides the proper values to use to achieve 100% two-value boundary value analysis coverage with the minimum number of test cases? a. moisture at “dry” and “normal” #39 You have been given the following story: “As a plant lover who travels frequently. moisture at “dry” and “normal” b. To provide a basis for structured reviews of the requirements c. To support the daily build and deployment of software d. Temperature at 85 and 84. The water should turn on when the temperature is > 85 degrees and the moisture content of the soil changes from “normal” to “dry”.4 c. The water should turn on when the temperature is > 85 degrees and the moisture content of the soil changes from “normal” to “dry”. rate at 0.5 and 0. How many of these systems will run concurrently getting data from the same temperature controller? b. rate at 0. What can be done with the software that might cause it to fail or act in an unexpected way? #40 What is the purpose of continuous integration tools? a.5 and 0.