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ISTQB Agile Foundation
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November 2016

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

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

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

It will be owned by the developer who writes the associated code #22 When should automated acceptance tests be run? a. 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 automated and will require only minimal maintenance c. Tasks completed against the budget spent b. How quickly activities move between stations d. As often as the continuous integration full system build is created c. The progression of the tasks selected for an iteration d. It will not change b. It will evolve with the software d. The independent tester may have relationship issues with the Agile team that is accustomed to working together d. 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.#18 What is a benefit of tester independence in an Agile project? a. The amount of work still to be done against the time allocated #20 What does a task board show? a. Return on investment c. Performance testing d. The independent tester is able to rely on the testing performed by the developers c. Test case preparation 5 . Before code is checked into the build b. Schedule time against expected budget b. Collaboration b. 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. During UAT as a replacement for testing by the business users d. The independent tester is able to provide an objective evaluation of the quality of the product being tested b.

Acceptance test-driven development c. 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. The tester d.#24 What is an important job for the Agile tester during the release and iteration planning sessions? a. Integration test-driven c. Q4 6 . System c. which level has the largest number of tests? a. Integration d. Behavior-driven d. Test-driven b. To suggest process improvements #25 If an Agile team is using testing tools such as a test management tool. Test-driven development b. The development manager c. what type of development is being done? a. what type of development framework should be used? a. Unit #29 Which testing quadrant is associated with user acceptance tests? a. Acceptance b. The scrum master b. To report defects b. who is responsible for ensuring the proper use of the tool? a. Business-driven #28 In the test pyramid. Q2 c. Q1 b. To ensure the appropriate testing tasks are scheduled c. Q3 d. 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. To select the testing tools d.

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

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

so that my plants won’t die.5 and 0. so that my plants won’t die. To support the daily build and deployment of software d. Which equivalence partitions and boundary values should be tested? c. moisture at “dry” and “normal” b. To provide a basis for structured reviews of the requirements c.5 ounces per minute.#38 You have been given the following story: “As a plant lover who travels frequently. moisture at “dry” and “normal” #39 You have been given the following story: “As a plant lover who travels frequently. Temperature at 85 and 84. I want to have an automated watering system.” You have also been given the following acceptance criteria: 1.4 c. The water should turn on when the temperature is > 85 degrees and the moisture content of the soil changes from “normal” to “dry”. To support black-box testing b. water disbursement for 5 minutes and 4 minutes 59 seconds.6 d. 2. rate at 0. 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.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. I want to have an automated watering system. rate at 0.5 and 0. How does the software transition from the “normal” to “dry” state? d. moisture at “dry” and “normal”. water disbursement for 5 minutes and 5 minutes 1 second. Temperature at 85 and 86. Temperature at 85 and 86. The water should turn on when the temperature is > 85 degrees and the moisture content of the soil changes from “normal” to “dry”. 2. To track the tasks of the team 9 . 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. How many of these systems will run concurrently getting data from the same temperature controller? b. The water should be dispersed for 5 minutes at the rate of 0.” You have also been given the following acceptance criteria: 1. The water should be dispersed for 5 minutes at the rate of 0. Temperature at 85 and 86.