As a project manager, it is your job to oversee the creation and execution of company projects and ensure that all team members stay on track to meet deadlines. Expect interview questions that will assess your ability to lead a group and communicate effectively to members with different roles and varying concerns. As the scope, schedule, and cost of a project can change frequently, the interviewer may ask you to role-play a few scenarios in which a project deadline changes or several group members leave the company.
I was asked to tell about a typical day at my recent client engagement. The work at my recent client engagement did not correlate to the role I was interviewing for. Unfortunately he continued to focus on the role, instead of asking questions about my previous engagement which was similar to the role with his organization. Unexpected Questions: Please explain, "What is a Sprint Planning Meeting"? Please explain "Planning Poker".
The interviewers were clearly NOT Scrum Practitioners ~ based on the answers I gave, and questions I asked in return, it was clear that they are pretending to do SCRUM. One interviewer didn't understand WHY the Product Owner would review the "User Stories" and then break them down into individual tasks: things that will take a couple of hours. Answer: The Scrum team needs that kind of granularity so that everyone knows in detail, what they should do over the next two weeks (SPRINT). For beginning SCRUM teams, its useful to break the stores down into specific technical tasks and estimate the tasks into hours. The interviewer spent over five minutes attempting to understand 'WHY'. A good SCRUM Master and Product Owner knows It simply helps to clarify the work and flush our more details.