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How to assess “We do scrum” on a job interview?

I have noticed on some job ads where at the near end company states "we do scrum". I'm just getting into scrum stuff and I learned little bit about scrumbuts https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-...
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Is it common to conduct technical test for project manager (IT projects) interview? [closed]

I have been requested to attend 'some' technical test while I applying a job for PM position which is unusual in Singapore. This is fuzz. Am I hired to do coding like a developer?
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When faced with a back of the envelope type question in a PM interview, is there a standard of accuracy that is expected?

Back of the envelope calculations are not meant to be very accurate - but they are meant to be better than random guesses. The process of making one usually helps remove bias from your answer, and ...
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Managing scope creep in Agile

I often get asked this question in the interview, and no matter what I answer the interviewers do not seem to get satisfied. So, they start with asking how to manage scope creep in Project Management?...
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Scrum Master Interview Questions [closed]

As an internal Agile Coach, I'm often asked to help select new Scrum Masters for teams. I would like to develop a set of questions to evaluate existing employees for their fit for being a scrum master ...
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Interviewing for MS Project skills

I'm assisting with interviewing a few new PM candidates, and I've been given the task of asking questions related to their MS Project knowledge. The other interviewers are using experience-based ...
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How to describe a system [closed]

I am new to this community and please go easy on me. I have been doing C# dev for like 10 years and recently I am considering a Business Analyst (BA) position. When I applied for the role, the ...
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How should I approach a Product Owner interview test?

I have an interview this week for a PO position and they have set a hypothetical practical exercise where one of their clients is experiencing a problem with their mobiles app and for the candidate to ...
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What indicates a good Project Manager?

I get an understanding of what good code is and what skills will be needed on my project. I can assess a software developer's skills and knowledge by looking at his code and asking technical questions....
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Interview question on “convince your programmers to work that hard”

If you have been asked the following question during an interview. What would be your answer? You have only 2 weeks before the deadline to fix 500 bugs. Since there is no more other programmers ...
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Creating interview standards for an IT department [closed]

How do you create a baseline standard across your team for how to conduct interviews? We have done some research into the actual interview techniques (#, #, #, #, #). What I'm looking for is to see ...
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How you answer for such question on job interview: Why would you like to be a Project Manager? [closed]

I would like to ask you Directors, PMs, and HRs for something. Lately I have been on several job interviews. The question what very often I have heard was: "Why would you like to be a Project Manager?"...
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Interview preparation tips for junior project manager position or project manager with no experiences

What kind of preparations or any helpful tips should be done/handle ahead for going in interview for junior project manager position or project manager position? ( A person who has no PM experiences ...
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How to create an astounding innovative project plan when the information is too broad and there is short time to do it

Maybe you remember my last question, where I asked how to leverage my internal knowledge to better handle an internal selection process for project manager. Well, in part because of that advice, I ...
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How to handle selection process for new project manager position I'm interested in?

In the company I'm currently working at, there is a new opening for a project manager position. I've been here for two long years working in a more technical role (software configuration manager), ...
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How to determine the skills of a software developer in a job interview?

I have come to a new challenge in my career that involves handling some job interviews, and I must determine if the applicant really has mastered the skills he/she lists in his/her CV. How do I ...
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Is it acceptable to terminate an interview early?

At a recent interview, a candidate couldn't write a small piece of code on a whiteboard. The answers she had given up to that point had also been weak, so rather than have her spend more time talking ...
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Interview tips for a Project Manager Position, with no IT background, but strong PM Skills

I have managed to get through the phone screening and have an in-person interview for the position of a Project Manager with an e-commerce company. I have a strong background in project management (5+ ...
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How to Simulate a Kick-off meeting For a Project Management Job Interview?

As part of my interview process, I have been asked to kick-off a project to a pretend client. This is for an interactive agency in LA. There will be 5 people acting as stakeholders. I really want this ...
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Scheduling interview with stakeholders

Have a business process re-engineering project where I need to schedule and conduct interviews with business participants and stakeholders in a short period of time (4 weeks). What is the best way ...
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How to conduct an exit interview with an external contractor?

I have a contractor, who is a programmer, that has successfully performed his duties in the short time and I'd like to receive feedback from him on our organization. How do I prepare for such a ...
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Tips for a business analyst job interview?

I'm going in for my second round of interviews for a technically-minded business analyst position tomorrow. The first (phone) interview went great, and they seemed to really like me, and I really ...
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Interviewing business analyst

There is a small company working on a software projects - mainly medium-sized integration project for big clients from financial industry. There is a PM, a few developers, a couple of quality ...