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Neha Patkar
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Practice Test Three- Hybrid and Agile

Mon May 16, 2022 7:13 pm

During estimating, the team is discussing an item in the backlog. It becomes clear that the item can be done in different ways but the best way is not obvious.

What should the team do to progress on this item?

Add ranked alternatives to the backlog
Select the cheapest alternative to build
Add a new spike item to the backlog
Select the fastest alternative to build

Solution
The spike is correct because items should be sufficiently researched (to determine the best way to deliver business value and phrase sufficiently detailed, testable stories. Distractors are incorrect because counter to the method (ranked alternatives) or not properly weighing the business value aspects.

I answered last option. Need to understand why spike is the correct option as we can also choose the fastest way to build.
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Re: Practice Test Three- Hybrid and Agile

Tue May 17, 2022 6:08 am

During estimating, the team is discussing an item in the backlog. It becomes clear that the item can be done in different ways but the best way is not obvious.
So what Question is looking for? we need to find the best way and we do not know as of now which one is best, so the question is asking, which tool can help you in finding the best way?

Add ranked alternatives to the backlog
Select the cheapest alternative to build
Add a new spike item to the backlog
Select the fastest alternative to build
Fast is not necessary the best, may be cheap is the best or may be best option is the one which has less risk.

So we need to discover, spike is termed as an experiment, where we try something and learn about the problem at hand.
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Re: Practice Test Three- Hybrid and Agile

Tue May 17, 2022 1:18 pm

Thanks Saket Again :)
Got your point. I was only thinking from one point of view and also came across this term spike is used to experiment and analyze the problem at hand.

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