Please help with these two questions
Please let me know if my answers are correct:
1. What is the purpose of a Scrum of Scrums?
a. Align plans of different Development Teams working on the same product.
b. Align plans for different Scrum Teams by bringing the Scrum Masters together every day.
c. Meet to report to stakeholders.
d. Align Product Backlogs of related products by bringing their Product Owners together.
e. Share cross-team experiences of different Scrum Masters.
2. Four new Scrum Teams have been created to build one product. A few of the developers on one of the Development Teams ask the Scrum Master how their Sprint work is going to remain aligned. What should the Scrum Master do?
a. Teach the Product Owner to work with the lead developers on ordering Product Backlog in a way to avoid too much technical and development overlap during a Sprint.
b. Teach them that it is their responsibility to work with the other teams to create an integrated Increment.
c. Collect the Sprint tasks from the teams at the end of their Sprint Planning and merge that into a consolidated plan for the entire Sprint.
d. Visit every team each day to inspect that their Sprint Backlogs are aligned.
Scrum of scrums allow teams to inspect the work and adapt to achieve the goal set and to integrate an increment of the product, focusing on work areas that overlap.
For this reason I think your first answer is correct and your second answer is wrong. Note that Scrum does not recognize any title called lead developer. Scrum Master has to teach the importance of prioritizing product backlog to obtain the maximum value and team members to align their work to deliver a potentially shippable product increment.
answer for second question would the be (b)
The first question was considered in the following thread on 27th February:
...and the second one in the following thread on 10th February:
Yes, it would be (b), you can get some othe reasons at the links Ian has told you.
Thanks Ian and Luis.