AGILE SCRUM interview questions and answers - Part 1

Darshit Shah
3 min readApr 3, 2021

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What are your roles & responsibilities in the Agile Scrum project?

1. Finalize the activity that needs to be performed in Sprint Zero.
2. Participate in the estimation of user stories.
3. Attend the daily stand-up meeting & update the team about tasks done & tasks that need to be done today.
4. Work with the Scrum Master and product owner to support sprint review meetings.

What are the artifacts of the AGILE scrum?

Product Back Logs: Prepared by the product owner & contains requirements from the customer
Sprint Back Logs: A list of tasks identified by the Scrum team to be completed during the sprint
Product Increment: Sum of all the Product Backlog items completed during the current sprint

Tell me about your Scrum Team.

1. <no.> product owner who helps us to finalize the items for the Sprint
2. <no.> Scrum master who is responsible for managing the sprint
3. <no.> Developers help in developing the software
4. <no.> Test Developers help in developing a test for software

How do you estimate User stories in your Agile project? *

We are using planning poker estimation techniques to estimate a User Story. The values that we are choosing for estimation is using Fibonacci Sequence (i.e. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89… etc)

You are in the middle of a sprint & suddenly the product owner comes with a new requirement, what will you do?

1. Have a discussion with the Scrum master
2. If it has critical business value then include it in the ongoing sprint
3. Highlight the IMPACT & RISK of the ongoing testing efforts
4. If it’s not having higher business values, push it to the next sprint

How do you verify that the user story is CLOSED in your Scrum Project?

1. All the development & testing related activities are completed
2. The Scrum Team provides the Demo to the Product owner
3. NO business-impacting Defect is Active
4. Automation Suite has been run with No issue
5. Test DeVos provides the Signoff

What’s the difference between the Definition of Ready & Definition of Done?

Definition of Ready
1. The User Story is clear
2. User story dependencies identified
3. A person who will accept the user story is identified
Definition of Done
1. Builds without error
2. Unit test is written and passed
3. Peer-reviewed & meeting development standards

What are the drawbacks of using Scrum?

1. Scrum master to plan, organize & structure
2. Frequent Strand up & review meetings
3. Frequent change in the application under test
4. Team members need to dedicate themselves

Are agile & scrum the same?

Agile: Set of Methods & practices based on the values & principles in the Agile Manifesto
Scrum: Framework that is used to implement Agile development

When to NOT use scrum?

1. When requirements are not evolving much
2. The organization is not willing to adopt scrum
3. Does not go well with huge groups

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Darshit Shah
Senior Lead QA Engineer
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Darshit Shah

Hello! I’m Darshit Shah - ISTQB Certified Software QA Engineer with 13+ years of experience. I believe that by sharing our stories, we can grow together.