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Preguntas que te podrían hacer cuando buscas trabajo de Scrum Master

Tanto si buscas trabajo como Scrum Master de manera profesional o si te estás iniciando en el Agilismo y en concreto, en Scrum, te aconsejamos esta batería de preguntas que te podrían hacer en un futuo.

Échales un vistazo y observa cómo ven a la figura del Scrum Master desde fuera.

El objetivo de este post es aplicar la lógica inversa, es decir, si sé qué me podrían preguntar, sabré de antemano en qué temas he de seguir ahondando para saber más y más.

Si focalizas tu estudio de Scrum a cosas tan puntuales o concretas como las que te podrían preguntar en una futura entrevista, seguro que te harás un SM mucho más potente, porque de esto se trata, de saber más y más cada día.

Espero que os sirvan de ayuda. Toda información es poca.

Encontraréis links a las páginas personales de cada “preguntador“:

1.What was the last book you read?Follow up questions:
2.What did you like most on that book / article.
3.How did you apply that learning in real life?
4.Why do you want to be a scrum master in our company?
5.How do you measure your success as a scrum master?
Sebastian Radics  – Lead Agile Coach
1.Why should our company invest in becoming agile? What problem do we address with that? (Interesting to see how questions are raised to spot the companies current need and mapping it to the Agile knowledge)

2.Assume a stable team constellation with people working on tasks in isolation delivering every sprint what they promised. Time to interfere? (There can be quite a lot of dysfunctions in that setup. Let’s see what happens with further investigations)
3.What sources of learning do you use? What were recent learning activities? (Get the learning path and investments in staying up to date in a fastly growing agile world)
4.What were typical outcomes from your last retrospectives and how did you work with these outcomes? (Let’s learn about the strategy in retrospectives and ways to follow up results)
5.Where do you recommend using Scrum and when would you recommend not using it? (It’s not always a nail so you also not always need a hammer)
6.How do you know that your work is effective and efficient? (Is the difference clear? And how is success on both lanes measured?)

1.Why did you become a Scrum Master?
2.What is the worst mistake you have made and what did you learn from it?
3.Scrum is a form of empirical process management. What was your last experiment about and what were your conclusions?
4.What would your team say they like and dislike about your service to them?
5.How do you usually go about causing change?

Pedro Torres – Engineering Director

1.Define me what an empirical process is
2.What is the difference between an iterative process and an incremental process
3.How can you manage risk with Scrum
4.How can you estimate an User Story? What types of estimates do you know? How about scales? And techniques?
5.Explain to me how story points works

1. You have participated in the release planning –which ends on March– with your Brazilian team. Everyone forgot about carnival (almost a week of partying). The client does not care about the carnival and is anxious about the release. What would you do as a ScrumMaster?
2. What is the difference between lead time and cycle time?
3. Velocity and throughput?
4. Do you prefer a burnup chart or a CFD? Why?
5. You must cancel a meeting this Sprint. Which one would you cancel? Retrospective, planning, review or grooming

1.What is your Favourite retrospective technique and why?
2.How do you establish a teams new teams velocity?
3.What do you do for continuous learning and improvement?
4.You are assigned a new team and their velocity is a saw tooth.When you look closer at the delivery the story count is consistently the same number of stories.
5.What does servant leadership mean and give please give some examples how you have demonstrated it?


1.How do you lead a team to the right answer? (i really like that one – could trigger so many different replies on different levels…)
2.When does it *not* make sense to use scrum?
3.What do you know from science that is relevant for your job?
4.Let’s design an experiment for together!
5.From your opinion, what is the point of the daily scrum? Why do you think it’s important?

Daniel Hommel – Agile Coach

1.Role Play: I am a C-Level Manager. We have considered to hire a ScrumMaster to help us implement Scrum. Given you have 3 Minutes, how would you respond to that?
2.Please explain servant leadership. How do you lead as a Scrum Master?
3.What are the main capabilities a good Scrum Master should have?
4.Why do we need Agile or Scrum at all?
5. So if we implement the Scrum roles and ceremonies etc. we are agile?

Kai Simons – Certified Enterprise Coach

1.What is the connection between Empiric Process Control and the Scrum meetings?
2.One of the team members of your team hates Scrum and kills the team spirit. What do you do?
3.What values are important if you want to establish Scrum?
4.What have been the last things you failed to change though you wanted to?
5.How do you recover if things have gone really bad?

1. If you have to select only one element of Scrum, what would it be and why?
What is the No.1 reason agile transitions fail?
Describe the role of a Scrum Master in an elevator pitch.
Why is Scrum Master a full-time role?
Please create an agenda for a Sprint Retrospective.

Gerard Chiva – Lean Agile Coach

1.How do you know if you are doing well as Scrum Master?
2.This is your first week as Scrum Master in a new company/customer, what is the single most important thing during this week? Why?
3.Describe me your first week in that new company/customer as Scrum Master
4.Your team is not implementing agreed actions as result of retrospectives. What do you do?
5.Your new assignment as Scrum Master consists of a new virtual team distributed across different countries with people that has never worked together before. What do you do?

Fuente: Artículo del blog de Luis Goncalvez (Alemania)

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