How story points work?

Almost 50% of ScrumMaster are confused about the story point estimation process. If you think Five story points are equal to five days or hours of effort, you are not alone, most scrum master try to relate story points to an absolute number; However Scrum guide clearly states that story points are a ratio of complexity and it has nothing to do with the absolute time (in number of hours or days) When you are reviewing the story points, you…

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Share the retrospective action you have taken and what was the outcome?

The idea here is the interview is looking into details of your scrum implementation and he wants to explore how you are using retrospective to implement scrum Retrospective is the weakest practice of scrum. Imagine a meeting where people come and talk and no action is discovered. Most of times a retrospectives end without deciding any action, if at all an action is decided, no one tracks the outcome and implementation. You should only share the retrospective action you have…

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What metrics do you collect and why?

This questions has a special importance if you are being interviewed for a team which works on outsourcing projects. The equally important question is how these metrics are helping you and your team in getting value out of your scrum process? You have to be clear about the objective of the metrics you are collecting. For example if you focus on velocity and want to improve it, you should also understand what benefits you are expecting out of a high…

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How do you measure the maturity of your scrum process?

Its a tricky question. It can expose the effectiveness of your implementation of scrum. Maturity is not about the process you follow and your level of perfection in following them. Maturity does not mean you are regular in your daily stand up and sprint planning meetings. Its an aspect of maturity but not the complete picture. Rather, you should focus on outcome level perfection. The customer value and speed of delivery are the two pillars of maturity in your process.…

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How Is Scrum Master Role Different From Project Manager

servant leader who creates an environment where the team can deliver. The accountability of  delivering the product lies with the team as a whole and not with the scrum master, while as a project manager you would be accountable for delivery; your role is to get the things done. Facilitating VS Monitoring – A great scrum master is a great coach who is high on emotional intelligence and understand scrum values and principles, Scrum Master does not have any monitoring…

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