Software Engineer Behavioral Questions
Finishing on Time
Question: How do you make sure you finish your task on time? What would you do if you miss a deadline?
a. Planning ahead and having good time management skills helps.
b. While this sounds like a hypothetical scenario, consider real-life examples too.
c. Always mention real numbers and figures, avoid just telling people you’re good at this.
Example: Upfront planning I have found to be the key to getting a project completed on time. The SCRUM project management system is a very good way to lay out tasks in a particular timeframe and set goals as deliverables at the end. A missed deadline should not be a surprise. When I was a member or leader of a scrum team we gave daily updates so everyone knew how the progress was coming along. If we were in danger of missing a deadline everyone knew it and we also had an estimate of when it would be delivered based on current progress.