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Test specifications
Author:
Jeremy Jarrell
Available Language(s):

English

Questions:

11 questions

Suggested timelimit:

26 minutes

Chapters

Agile engineering practices

Working with an agile team

Agile fundamentals

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Brief test introduction

This test is designed to help you assess the agile experience of any individual contributor that you’re considering for your team. Agile can take many forms, and these questions will help you assess how closely your candidate’s experience with agile matches your organization’s approach to agile. After completing this test, you will have a great starting point to assess your candidate’s fit with your current team.

The Kandio Method

Kandio’s assessment tests let you assess the candidates, employees, agencies, or freelancers you have, and offers guidelines on which programmers to proceed with, and which ones to discard. Kandio will give you clear indications, so you can hire on proven candidates instead of empty talk.

How to use the test

We suggest that you use our tests before your interview process to know which ones to shortlist. The final Kandio report should be a piece of conversation with strong candidates, rather than a disqualifying process in a late-stage interview process.

Who can users use the test?

Customers

  • Customers should use this test to evaluate the level of agile experience of a software developer.
  • This test is not intended to serve as a stand-alone evaluation of a candidate’s specific agile skills, but rather in conjunction with another skill assessment to help judge a candidate’s level of exposure to different agile concepts.
  • The results of this test would be ideal for a conversation tool to discuss how a candidate’s previous experience with agile might best match the agile approach in use at the hiring organization.

Ideal candidates for this test are

  • Developers with at least 2 years of experience working in an agile environment.

Which areas (chapters) will be covered in the test, and why was it chosen that way?

Agile fundamentals

This chapter covers the fundamentals of agile approaches, such as responding to change and the importance of delivering working code quickly.

The concepts in this chapter are drawn heavily from the 4 tenets of the Agile Manifesto, which are used to assess a candidate’s general understanding of the core values that underlie most agile methodologies.

Working with an agile team

This chapter covers the values individuals should consider when working as part of an agile team, such as how agile teams think about roles and responsibilities.

The concepts in this chapter are an excellent choice for evaluating how well a candidate may integrate with the hiring organization’s existing agile culture.

Agile engineering practices

This chapter covers the day-to-day tactical engineering practices commonly in use by agile teams, such as Test-driven Development and Pair Programming.

These concepts are intended to assess a candidate’s understanding of the practical side of agile development, beyond simple agile project management.

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Jeremy Jarrell

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Agile Coach

As a leading voice in agile, Kandio offers me the ability to help organizations find those individuals who are the best fit for how they work.

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