Open Assessments: are they up to date

Last post 08:29 am May 12, 2021
by Kevin Coorevits
3 replies
11:01 pm May 11, 2021


I am wondering if all open assessments are up to date. I came across a question concerning the need to add one "process improvement" story (item coming out of a retrospective) in each sprint. The answer on the open assessment is NO, but I read somewhere that this was now a recommendation as of last January in the guide. Hence my question about the accuracy of the test.



11:15 pm May 11, 2021

Yes all open assessments are up-to-date with the 2020 Scrum Guide and that question is accurate with the current guide as well.

05:11 am May 12, 2021

Watch out for questions which say this or that must happen or certain practices are mandatory. The Scrum Framework is minimally prescriptive.

08:29 am May 12, 2021

Indeed be careful with your understanding of some keywords within the Scrum Guide:

"Must" -> A mandatory element, so it's required.

"Should" -> Recommended, but not mandatory, so optional.