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What Are Some Good "Quick Fire" Round Questions We Can Ask to Assess Agile Knowledge?


There are many situations where you want to understand what level of knowledge a person has about agile, but also don't want to spend a lot of time working through a detailed set of questions. We have found that a “quick fire” round of questions will often help get a feeling for where people are up to in the understanding of agile, lean, etc.

Warm Up Questions

The quick fire round can be seen as high pressure to the person on the receiving end, especially if you use this in an interview situation. It is often useful to start with a couple of softball questions to help get people into the mindset:

  • Rolling Stones or Beatles?
  • North, South, East, and ????
  • Coffee or Tea?
  • Left and ????

Lean / Agile Questions

  1. Process and tools are less important than ????
  2. What is Muda?
  3. What are the 3C's?
  4. What INVEST attribute would you rank highest?
  5. Story points or ideal days?
  6. Biggest Agile influence?
  7. Last Agile book you read?
  8. Autonomy, mastery, ????
  9. SAFe or LeSS
  10. Book you would recommend to a ScrumMaster?
  11. Father of servant leadership?
  12. Ideal sprint length?
  13. Elevator pitch - “why agile?”
  14. 3 retrospective questions?
  15. Book you would recommend to an executive?
  16. Ideal team size?
  17. P, D, C, ????
  18. Pivot or ????
  19. What is WIP limit of expedite lane?
  20. Non-negotiable practice?
  21. Push or pull?

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