Software Engineer Behavioral Questions 2
Making Decision in Ambiguity
Question: Talk about the time where you had to make a decision in a lot of ambiguity.
a. Sometimes both decisions are correct.
b. The closer decisions are to one another, the harder it is to decide.
c. The correct action is being decisive, not whether or not you were right.
Example: During my last job, this happened from time to time when PMs or the higher-ups gave ambiguous guidelines. First, I prefer to clarify if it’s possible– usually it is with PMs; but if that’s not possible, you simply have to make an informed decision. Delaying because you’re paralyzed the make a decision is worse than getting something wrong, especially since you can always go back and rework code.