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Here’s the scenario: You’re in a scrum with pigs and chickens, playing planning poker. Q: Where are you?
A: You’re in an Agile project meeting.

Agile is fast and fun and that’s apparent in the terminology. Agile concepts are also very effective and that’s why Agile meeting practices have spread into the wild and are catching on throughout the business world. The bottom line: You’re going to need a working knowledge of Agile concepts. How many of these Agile-centric questions can you answer correctly? (Want to study up first? See our Agile glossary.)

 

1. Pressed to quantify something that’s difficult to estimate, a developer might offer a WAG. What does WAG stand for?
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2. If your project’s bus number is 1, that’s not a good thing. Why not? (Bonus question: Why do they call it a bus number?)
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3. If you call a scrum participant a pig, what are you saying about him? (Hint: It’s not an insult.)
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4. A skunkworks is an informally organized small group working on a project in an unconventional manner -- and possibly without authorization. What prominent aerospace, defense and security organization originated the concept?
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5. Whether you call it “fist of five” or “fist to five,” it’s a gesture-based method of polling team members to obtain consensus. What does it mean if you hold up five fingers?
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6. What would a card with the infinity symbol on it mean in planning poker? (Hint: Alternative symbol is the gates of Hell.)
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7. Agile is sometimes considered a spinoff from XP. What does XP stand for? (Hint: It’s nothing to do with Windows.)
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8. What Agile model based on small, interdependent teams takes its name from a rugby formation used to restart a game after some event stops play?
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9. Is Jenkins a person, a program or a process?
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10. What does a burn-down chart represent?
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More resources:

 > Our Agile glossary provides brief definitions of Agile terms with links to more complete explanations.

 > Did you enjoy this quiz? See our giant quiz collection for lots more fun.

 > Want to learn more about Agile? See the Agile resources on SearchSoftwareQuality.com.

This was last updated in April 2012

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