Paula – Amy, you mentioned that Agile is supposed to be faster. Why don’t you speed up the work with the same team? Sprint velocity is supposed to be must faster sprint after sprint and the speed of work should constantly increase.
Amy – Too much of speed can affect the quality of work. Agile promotes sustainable development. In a long run, the overall benefit with respect to quantity or quality is going to be more in most circumstances while the sprint can run with a pace and all you can expect is little improvement sprint after sprint.
Ron – Amy, why the heck stand-ups are going for an hour every day.
Amy – The team prefers to talk and sort out open items. Although there is some unwanted discussions as well but that is just to keep morale up. It is truly helping us to sort out open items every day.
Ron – There is something wrong here. Are the questions being asked or clarification expected common to all?
Amy – Not really. Once in a while, it is general but typically it’s between two people. It helps everyone to get the perspective.
Ron – You really need to take those discussions offline. The standup is supposed to end in less than 10 minutes (Worst case 15 minutes) for 10 member team. You can do planning or grooming once or twice a week but that must have to be separate meeting and not a standup.
Disclaimer – There is no intention to hurt anybody. The idea is to pass the learning and a MESSAGE. I have seen Agile getting abused and many a times it is visible to rest of the world except the one who is responsible for it. Click on each scenario to get more details.
Scenario 1– I leave very early because I finish my work and I pick very less because this is all I can do.
Scenario 2– I didn’t do anything hence pairing was a saver although it was knowledge transition.
Scenario 5– It is perfectly alright to play with estimation at any point in time.
Scenario 6– Story point is not about time, not even a range.
Scenario 7 – We will unearth acceptance criteria and requirements for a given story as we continue with development. Writing one liner description for a story should be fine and we will keep looking at it while work in progress during the sprint.
Following are the TOP 10 agile interview questions. There is another list of critical questions while these are expected in most interviews. Moreover these are very basic, and every interviewee is expected to excel in his/her responses for these questions.
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