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Project Manager Interview Questions

As a project manager, it is your job to oversee the creation and execution of company projects and ensure that all team members stay on track to meet deadlines. Expect interview questions that will assess your ability to lead a group and communicate effectively to members with different roles and varying concerns. As the scope, schedule, and cost of a project can change frequently, the interviewer may ask you to role-play a few scenarios in which a project deadline changes or several group members leave the company.

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How do you manage people resisting change yet the leadership is requesting output that requires something difference.

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Assess the situation. Present the facts, with the benefits and risks of the suggested actions or inactions. Seek leadership support and escalate if necessary or let the status quo continue with the risks identified and documented.

The management approach ideally would depend on the characteristics of the recalcitrant individuals.

Share a challenging situation you faced on a project, explain the conditions, and the outcome?

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Suppose you are working on a project with an original scope of a few months and you are told that you instead now have a few days -- how would you handle it?

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What is your idea of reasonable turn around time for a project?

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How do you define project plan?

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Provide a specific situation from your work history when you failed as a Project Manager and what did you do about it?

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How would you explain story points to a team who's new to Agile/Scrum?

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What size and types of projects have you project managed?

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How would you handle insubordination or direct reports failing to meet expectations

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Describe a project that you have managed and the steps you took to see that project completed.

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