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In a scrum team, the scrum master is an important member responsible for supporting and promoting scrum. He or she helps other team members to understand the scrum values, rules, practices, and theory. Besides, a scrum master assists people outside the scrum team to comprehend the best way to interact with the team.

Thus, the role of a scrum master is challenging to fill owing to the needs and demands involved including assisting the team in reaching an agreement on activities and timelines, coordinating daily scrum meetings, and ensuring the team is not distracted.

These demands may make the process of hiring problematic in terms of finding the right individual. But knowing what to ask candidates and the answers to expect can simplify this process. Here are interview questions to ask scrum master interviewees and answer to expect from the right candidate.

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Below are the 20 questions discussed:
1. What is Scrum?
2. As a Scrum Master, How can You Track the Sprint Progress?
3. What is the Objective of “User Story” in Scrum?
4. As a Scrum Master, how will You Help the Product Owner?
5. Why is it Necessary to Adopt the Agile Methodology?
6. What Techniques Can You Use to Perform Estimations in Scrum Projects?
7. What is scope creep and how would you prevent its occurrence?
8. How is the change management in Waterfall different from an Agile scrum?
9. In Scrum, what is Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?
10. As a Scrum Master, what is Your Role during the Daily Scrum?
11. As a scrum master, what would you do when you realize Agile principles are being broken?
12. What artifacts are maintained in scrum?
13. What role does a product owner perform in the scrum framework?
14. State three main tools utilized in a scrum project
15. Describe your Daily Routine as a Scrum Master
16. What do You Understand by Timeboxing?
17. What is Done During Sprint Review and Retrospective?
18. Do You Find any Disadvantage with Scrum?
19. In your opinion, can scrum be applied in the development of all kinds of software?
20. Describe Velocity in Scrum

26 thoughts on “Top 20 Scrum Master Interview Questions and Answers for 2022

  1. Thanks for watching! If you liked the video, please hit the like button, if you want to see more videos, hit the subscribe button, and if you have something to say, please leave a comment. Good luck on your interview!

  2. Would you recommend switching careers from Life Insurance Manager to scrum master?

    1. ​@ProjectPractical wow! that is a loud no, Why not if I may ask? I am a Financial Advisor and planning to switch career path. I want to be able to work remotely and the work life balance for a mom is not really great in the Banking industry in Canada I am also great in Communicating and active listening. I would like to know why you said no.

    1. @ProjectPractical it’s not hard if the person is very determined. I know some Nurses who are scrum masters

  3. Good video but needs a break in the VO after each sample answer. It flows so fast it gave me a headache.

    1. @ProjectPractical give the viewer a pause to process the info and and visual aid..3 seconds… Let’s the mind create paths between what is heard and what is seen

    2. @ProjectPractical I’m a multi media pro and looking for work if you need help

  4. Don’t get my message wrong I am sure this is very helpful for many people but, the content has a few debatable parts.:
    -Why isn’t the increment in the artifact section?
    -On the Daily Scrum people are welcome to attend but necessarily participate..
    The SM does not even have to be there he/she just needs to make sure that it is held (need maturity ofc).
    -Change management is done via Reviews where feedback is provided, or through the PO if any asap requirement arises for example from a CTO/CEO. This is the basic of any agile framework. Inspect Learn adapt. There is the change mgmt.
    -There are no prescribed tools in Scrum. This is why it is a light framework. But if you mention JIRA why not to mention Confluence?
    -Burndown chart is not representative in regards of changes in the product backlog, that is why even a burn up chart better, or even so: cumulative flow diagram.
    -SM does not break up quarrels, but facilitates dialogue to mitigate interpersonal issues.
    -Time box is not 15 minutes but 15 for the daily scrum (time box on the sprint, the planning the review and the Retro are different)
    -Why the term increment avoided here? You bring the increment to the review. Whatever the increment is (User Story again is an option not prescribed. Features can be broken down into spongebob if you wish) The review is not exactly about demonstrating it is an opportunity to the customer/user to TRY out the increment and experience it first hand. Then the feedback will be used by the Team.

    1. Scrum, the same as PMBOK or any other project management process is a framework. It is a guideline for the project team to follow. The project team can adjust accordingly depending on the team’s maturity and type of project.

  5. In scrum, the maximum time box is 15 minutes … How ??
    This need correction.

  6. Straight to the point. Be aware that these precious tips will help lots of people. Thanks for sharing this!

  7. lovely and awesome content. Thanks for this amazing video with lots of things to learn as a “Scrum Master”

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