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by Sunil Gupta
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Sunil Gupta - Cleared PMI ACP!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2751

Re: Sunil Gupta - Cleared PMI ACP!!!

In year 2015, I connected with Saket through Linkedin and took this program. Due to Project Priorities and Pilot phase, I did not plan the exam but was reading in bits and pieces. Preparation has been a roller coaster ride for me but I had a strong practical exposure on Agile/Scrum so it was easy to...
by Sunil Gupta
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Sunil Gupta - Cleared PMI ACP!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2751

Sunil Gupta - Cleared PMI ACP!!!

Hello Team,
I am feeling very excited and happy to let you all know that I have done it. A BIG THANK YOU to Saket and his team.
Exam was extremely tough all 120 questions are on situations, no direct question at all. Will share detailed feedback once I reach to home.

Thanks! :)
by Sunil Gupta
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Consensus vs Participative Based Decision Making
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Consensus vs Participative Based Decision Making

Hello Team,

Can anyone please throw lights on subject?

Thanks & Regards
Sunil Gupta
by Sunil Gupta
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Incremental Delivery
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Incremental Delivery

Question 43. Which of the following statement best align with the practice of incremental delivery? It enables risk management because it ensures that all high-impact risks will be identified in early increments of product development It helps teams in managing changes because the team delivers func...
by Sunil Gupta
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Questions/Weightage Topic Wise
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Questions/Weightage Topic Wise

Hi Team, Can you please give insight to below topics that how many questions/weightage are often appeared in exam : Agile Manifesto & Framework Kanban Scrum User Stories Estimation Value Based Prioritization Agile Planning Agile Monitoring Retrospective XP Lean Communication Risk Governance Soft...
by Sunil Gupta
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Distributed Team
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: Distributed Team

he he... :)

Okay, one more thing, ideal team size is as below:

Agile: 7+-2
Scrum: 6+-3

Please correct me If I am mistaken.
by Sunil Gupta
Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Splitting User Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Re: Splitting User Stories

Thanks, Sure, I will do that.
by Sunil Gupta
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Cycle Time Spectral Analysis
Replies: 7
Views: 4898

Re: Cycle Time Spectral Analysis

Thanks Manish, this helps indeed.
by Sunil Gupta
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Goal
Replies: 1
Views: 1192

Sprint Goal

Hi Saket,

PO explains/presents/defines Sprint Goal and Team create Sprint Goal, Please correct if I am mistaken.
by Sunil Gupta
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Distributed Team
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Distributed Team

Question 95. To compensate for the loss of productivity due to inefficient communication in a distributed team environment, management created a team of 14 members. But, the team is performing far below expectations. What should the management do next? Split the team into two teams Add more members ...
by Sunil Gupta
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Splitting User Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Splitting User Stories

Question 94. It is the Sprint Planning meeting for 3rd sprint of an 8-sprint release. One user story is too large and team decides to split it into smaller stories. There are several ways team could split user stories EXCEPT: Splitting the user stories based on the data that will be supported or bas...
by Sunil Gupta
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Cycle Time Spectral Analysis
Replies: 7
Views: 4898

Re: Cycle Time Spectral Analysis

Please see the questions in attachments.

Thanks!
by Sunil Gupta
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: XP: Customer Test with the Help of Testers.
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Re: XP: Customer Test with the Help of Testers.

Thanks Seema for response. My question is, what kind of Customer Tests are created in collaboration with Testers. Are these manual acceptance tests or automated tests or could be both.
by Sunil Gupta
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: XP: Customer Test with the Help of Testers.
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

XP: Customer Test with the Help of Testers.

Are Customer Tests, Automated Acceptance Tests created with the help of testers?
by Sunil Gupta
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Is Product Roadmap super set of Release Planning?
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Is Product Roadmap super set of Release Planning?

Product Roadmap comes first prior to Release Planning which contains various milestones and to achieve those milestones, do we make release plans?
by Sunil Gupta
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Exploratory Testing Stage
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Exploratory Testing Stage

In XP, Exploratory Testing is performed once Stories are "Done-Done" so does this mean, testers do Exploratory Testing for last iteration items. Not Sure?

I know, we can do the same for current iteration's items as well just for feedback.

Please suggest.
by Sunil Gupta
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Story Prioritization
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Story Prioritization

During iteration planning meeting, product owner wants to take the "View customer" story for development. The development team reminds the product owner that they have not developed the "Create a customer" story yet, but the Product Owner still insists to have the "View cust...
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: PO Responsibilities
Replies: 1
Views: 936

PO Responsibilities

All of the following represents activities / responsibilities of a product owner, EXCEPT: (A) Ensuring the team has a common vision for the project (B) Making decisions that provide a better ROI from the project (C) Funding the project (D) Participating in the planning poker game to clarify question...
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Iteration Length while changing Priorities frequently.
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Iteration Length while changing Priorities frequently.

You are mid-way through your third 2-week iteration. Due to changing business conditions, the clients have started requesting changes many times a day. This has thrown you and your team off balance. What could you do to tame this confusion and still provide value to your clients? (A) Post all reques...
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: WIP, Queue and Buffer in KANBAN
Replies: 3
Views: 2275

Re: WIP, Queue and Buffer in KANBAN

Well, I found some content related to this on net. Could you please correct?
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: WIP, Queue and Buffer in KANBAN
Replies: 3
Views: 2275

WIP, Queue and Buffer in KANBAN

WIP: We usually define the WIP on lower side and adjust going forward. Queue: Let’s say Development Team’s WIP is 5 and 2 items out of five are ready to get into testing. So, 2 is the queue for Test Team. Buffer: We usually define the WIP on lower side for a particular column as to have buffer. Do w...
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Estimation-Relative Sizing,Affinity Estimation,Triangulation
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Estimation-Relative Sizing,Affinity Estimation,Triangulation

Hi Saket, Could you correct me if I am wrong: Relative Sizing - We do sizing User Stories by comparing them. For example if I have given a user story to 1 point or XL size, on that basis I can define other story by seeking the amount of work required or complexity involved. Triangulation – We estima...
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Discounted Payback Period
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Discounted Payback Period

What is Discounted Payback Period, how it is differentiated than Shorter payback Period?
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Net Present Value
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

Net Present Value

Can you please provide example of Net Present Value?
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Business Value and Financial Value
Replies: 1
Views: 946

Business Value and Financial Value

What is the difference between Business Value and Financial Value, if we need to choose in term of defining Priority of User Story then why Business Value is not chosen?
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Cocktail Party Effect and Osmotic Communication
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Cocktail Party Effect and Osmotic Communication

What is the difference between Cocktail Party Effect and Osmotic Communication?
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Can there be a story having 0 Story Points
Replies: 1
Views: 1272

Re: Can there be a story having 0 Story Points

Thanks Saket, this helps.
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Who does the RISK Management in AGILE?
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: Who does the RISK Management in AGILE?

Thanks Saket, this helps.
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Who monitors Project Performance in Agile?
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Re: Who monitors Project Performance in Agile?

Thanks Saket, this helps.
by Sunil Gupta
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Cycle Time Spectral Analysis
Replies: 7
Views: 4898

Cycle Time Spectral Analysis

Hi Team,

I could see some questions on "Cycle Time Spectral Analysis". Can anyone please elaborate relationship of both axis on this graph?

Thanks!
by Sunil Gupta
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Triangulation Estimation vs Complexity Basis Estimation
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Triangulation Estimation vs Complexity Basis Estimation

I have read in quiz that these 2 are different, can anyone help me out to understand?

Thanks!
by Sunil Gupta
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Tricky and Confusing Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Tricky and Confusing Questions

Hi Team, Kindly help me to understand/confirm below questions/doubts: 1. Who does the RISK Management in AGILE? • Is it Project Manager or Team. 2. Who does the RISK Management in Scrum? • Is it Team. 3. Who monitors Project Performance in Agile? • Is it Project Manager. 4. Who monitors Project Perf...
by Sunil Gupta
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Scrum: Planned vs Estimates
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

Re: Scrum: Planned vs Estimates

Thanks Saket for the reply.

But what happens if we look in terms of Billing.
Lets say 2000 Hours are approved for a piece of work then if we exceeds how we are going to deal in terms of exceeding hours with the client?

Thanks!
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Scrum: Planned vs Estimates
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

Scrum: Planned vs Estimates

Hello All, I have a question regarding Tasks Updates in Scrum Model, let me explain the scenario: 1. A PBI is planned for 50 Hours. 2. Tasks have been created for these 50 Hours lets say 5 tasks, each for 10. 3. Now after working one day, one of my Team Member senses that there is still 8 hours work...
by Sunil Gupta
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures
Replies: 5
Views: 2852

Re: Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures

Thanks Manish for response.

So if we say that we should not pick these items until DB finishes off work on those, when this work will be accommodated by DB Team, are we saying we should have separate PBIs/Task for DB Team for a particular sprint?

Thanks & Regards
Sunil Gupta
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures
Replies: 5
Views: 2852

Re: Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures

Thanks for the response but this is not still clear.

Could you please elaborate little bit?

Thanks & Regards
Sunil Gupta
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Planning Meeting: Time Schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 1933

Re: Sprint Planning Meeting: Time Schedule

Thanks Saket for the response, this helps indeed.

Thanks & Regards
Sunil Gupta
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Difference between Business Value & Backlog Priority?
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

Re: Difference between Business Value & Backlog Priority?

Thanks Saket for the response, this helps indeed.

Thanks & Regards
Sunil Gupta
by Sunil Gupta
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Burndown: Recommended Time to send Chart?
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: Sprint Burndown: Recommended Time to send Chart?

Thanks Saket for the response, this helps indeed.

Thanks & Regards
Sunil Gupta
by Sunil Gupta
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures
Replies: 5
Views: 2852

Sprint Start - UI Dependency over DB SPs/Signatures

Hello Team, Many time we see that UI Developers have dependency on DB Developers like UI guys ask for Stored Procedures/Signatures at the start of sprint. This puts DB in little bit pressure to deliver some piece of code ASAP to UI, results in rework at the later stage of Sprint. Please let us know ...
by Sunil Gupta
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Planning Meeting: Time Schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 1933

Sprint Planning Meeting: Time Schedule

Hello Team, When should we have Sprint Planning Meeting Should it be on End Day (Friday) of Current Sprint (Monday - Friday) as to decide Next Sprint Items as Team can start work immediately from Monday onward? OR Should it be on Monday (Start Day) of Next Sprint? According to me, it should be on Mo...
by Sunil Gupta
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Difference between Business Value & Backlog Priority?
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

Difference between Business Value & Backlog Priority?

Hello Team, Please advise on below question: In TFS tool, Scrum Templates talks about Business Value and Back Log Priority, what is the main difference between these terms? Kindly explain with example if possible. According to me, Business Value defines the weight of that particular feature on Syste...
by Sunil Gupta
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Sprint Burndown: Recommended Time to send Chart?
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Sprint Burndown: Recommended Time to send Chart?

Hello Team,

Kindly advise on below question:

What is the recommended time to subscribe Daily Sprint Burn down chart?

According to me, it should be at 7 PM or 8 PM on daily basis. Whats your call on this?

Thanks & Regards
Sunil Gupta
by Sunil Gupta
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Regarding Agile Estimation
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: Regarding Agile Estimation

Thanks Saket, this really helps.
by Sunil Gupta
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Release Planning: Deriving Velocity
Replies: 1
Views: 1458

Release Planning: Deriving Velocity

Hi All, I have a question on deriving Velocity while doing Release Planning, there are three ways to get it done: 1. Using Historical Data 2. Running an Iteration 3. Making a Forecast I am bit confused about 2nd one, how velocity can be derived while RP if there is no iteration yet and we need to se...
by Sunil Gupta
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Agile Practices -Scrum, XP, Lean
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: Agile Practices -Scrum, XP, Lean

Thanks Saket!

I will look into same.

Thanks!
by Sunil Gupta
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Regarding Agile Estimation
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Regarding Agile Estimation

Hello All, I have a question related to Agile Estimation Approach, Please see the example below: Let's say there is a project which has just come to a company. Estimates are not given yet, management asks Project Manager/BAs to figure out the high level estimates then: Question 1: What is our approa...
by Sunil Gupta
Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Agile Practices -Scrum, XP, Lean
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: Agile Practices -Scrum, XP, Lean

saket wrote:so we had discussion on this in web session... do let me know if you have followup query...

Hi Saket,

Can you please provide the link of this webinar?

Thanks & Regards
Sunil Gupta
by Sunil Gupta
Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: What kind of Projects are suitable for Agile Approaches?
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

What kind of Projects are suitable for Agile Approaches?

Like what kind of Projects are suitable for Scrum?
what kind of Projects are suitable for XP?
what kind of Projects are suitable for Lean/Kanban?

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