Each interview includes questions looking for three different levels of Scrum/Agile knowledge.
The Basic level questions test for familiarity with the foundational documents of Scrum and Agile, The Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, and The Manifesto for Agile Software Development. The questions test for knowledge of the 11 elements of the Scrum Framework (3 roles, 3 artificats and 5 events) and the 4 values and 12 principles in the Agile Manifesto.
A candidate who demonstrates Basic level knowledge had read these key documents and in familiar with the concepts they contain.
The Advanced level questions test for not just the elements of Scrum and Agile, but the purposes they serve. The Basic level questions test for the “what” of Scrum and Agile. Tne Advanced level questions test for the “why”.
A candidate who demonstrates Advanced level knowledge understands not just the elements, values and principles of Scrum and Agile, but the purposes they serve. He or she can describe the consequences of leaving parts of them out. He or she also understands the reasoning behind including each one of them.
The Basic and Advanced level questions test for a “book learning” based understanding of Scrum and Agile. The Expert questions test for an understanding of how to put the theory behind Scrum and Agile into practice.
Each Expert level question poses a problem to be addressed using the elements, values and principles of Scrum and Agile. Candidates who demonstrate an Expert level of knowledge of Scrum and Agile know how to apply its elements, values and principles to solve real world problems. These are peoplw who know how to realize the benefits these frameworks make possible.