Microsoft Project Manager Interview Questions

Project Manager Interview Questions asked in Microsoft.

  1. What types of projects (academic or otherwise) have inspired you in the past?
  2. What are some self-directed missions that may have influenced your career direction?
  3. How does Microsoft as a Software company fit into your vision?
  4. Tell us what are some of the things that excite and motivate you for working with Microsoft?
  5. Tell us about your favorite Microsoft product and its main features? Do you think it is particularly well-designed for end users? 
  6. What is your least favorite Microsoft product and why. Can you suggest some features which you feel will help improve the product.
These questions are mean for testing the IQ of the candidates. General background knowledge.
  1. How will you explain the concept of database to a young child and make him understand.
  2. How would you explain the functioning of the Internet to your grandparents
  3. Which is your favorite website? Why do you find it interesting, and what improvements you want in the website.
  4. One day, Steve Jobs calls you up and asks you to improve the iPod. What suggestions would you offer?
  5. Explain in detail with an example of a great product design?
  6. Explain how will you design a coffee maker that will be used by astronauts in space.
  7. How would you design a music system for your car. What are the features you would include? Illustrate with a picture.
  8. How would you design a GPS navigation unit for a hiker.What would be the special features?
  9. Explain how will you design a remote control for an automatic window-blind system.
  10. How would you design an simple alarm clock.
  11. What feature would you include to design an alarm clock for a blind person. Illustrate with a picture.
  12. Design a simple search function and explain how it will perform.
  13. You are asked to develop instant messaging system. What will be the new features you would like to include in it?
  14. You are asked to design a communication device for Canadian park rangers.How will you proceed?
  15. How would you describe what MATLAB to your grandmother?
  16. Design an algorithm which will be used for selecting objects in Microsoft Visio.
  17. What are steps you take to test a keyboard?
  18. Describe in brief how would you test an elevator? 
  19. Design an algorithm for lift-scheduling.
  20. Explain how would you test a coffee vending machine?
  21. A hypothetical question, if you given the chance to remove any of the 50 states in USA, which state would it be and why would you go for it?
  22. Can you tell how many cars are there in the USA, and how many gets stolen in one year?

  1. There is a bear walking along a path. Now, the bear walks one mile south, then it turns left and walks one mile to the east and then it turns left again and walks one mile north and finally it arrives at its original position from where it started. Can you now tell what is the color of the bear?
  2. In your home, you have a closet that is full with shirts. It becomes very hard to find a shirt. So what would you do to organize your shirts in such a way that the retrieval would be fast and easy?
  3. A band is going in the street with a constant speed. Someone in the last row has a dog. The dog runs ahead, reaches the front row of the band and gets back to it's owner. The dog's speed was constant all the way and while it was running the band passed 50 feet. Find the length of the dog's path, if the distance between the front and the rear row of the band is 50 feet.
  4. You enter a big library. Tell us how would go about finding out to find a book in a library assuming that you don't know how the books are organized.
  5. The federal government has a requirement of keeping track of cars whether or not they are speeding. The part to determine this is already able to determine the speed of the vehicle, how would you design the rest of the system. Explain with a diagram.
  6. In a Wall Clock, how many times a day do the two hands on a clock overlap themselves. Explain mathematically?
  7. You are given 8 balls. Out of which one of them is found to be defective and it weighs less than others. Now, you are provided a balance to measure the balls against each other. In at most 2 weighing, how do you find the the one that is defective?
  8. There are 3 baskets. one of them have apples, one has oranges only and the other has mixture of apples and oranges. The labels on their baskets always lie. (i.e. if the label says oranges, you are sure that it doesn't have oranges only,it could be a mixture) The task is to pick one basket and pick only one fruit from it and then correctly label all the three baskets.
  9. You've got someone working for you for seven days and a gold bar to pay them. The gold bar is segmented into seven connected pieces. You must give them a piece of gold at the end of every day. If you are only allowed to make two breaks in the gold bar, how do you pay your worker?
  10. One train leaves Los Angeles at 15mph heading for New York. Another train leaves from New York at 20mph heading for Los Angeles on the same track. If a bird, flying at 25mph, leaves from Los Angeles at the same time as the train and flies back and forth between the two trains until they collide, how far will the bird have traveled?
  11. You have two jars, 50 red marbles and 50 blue marbles. A jar will be picked at random, and then a marble will be picked from the jar. Placing all of the marbles in the jars, how can you maximize the chances of a red marble being picked? What are the exact odds of getting a red marble using your scheme?
  12. Imagine you are standing in front of a mirror, facing it. Raise your left hand. Raise your right hand. Look at your reflection. When you raise your left hand your reflection raises what appears to be his right hand. But when you tilt your head up, your reflection does too, and does not appear to tilt his/her head down. Why is it that the mirror appears to reverse left and right, but not up and down?
  13. You have 5 jars of pills. Each pill weighs 10 gram, except for contaminated pills contained in one jar, where each pill weighs 9 gm. Given a scale, how could you tell which jar had the contaminated pills in just one measurement?
  14. If you had an infinite supply of water and a 5 quart and 3 quart pail, how would you measure exactly 4 quarts?
  15. You have a bucket of jelly beans. Some are red, some are blue, and some green. With your eyes closed, pick out 2 of a like color. How many do you have to grab to be sure you have 2 of the same
  16. Which way should the key turn in a car door to unlock it?
  17. There are four ants at four corners of a square of unit distance. At the same instant all of them start running with unit speed towards the person on their clockwise direction and will always run towards that target. How long does it take for them to meet and where?
  18. Why do mirrors reverse right and left instead of up and down?
  19. Given a rectangular (cuboid for the puritans) cake with a rectangular piece removed (any size or orientation), how would you cut the remainder of the cake into two equal halves with one straight cut of a knife?
  1. Tell me about a time when you made a decision and later found out that it was incorrect. What did you do to resolve the issue?
  2. Suppose you are one week away from the product shipping date and discover a bug in your software. what do you do?
  3. Explain in detail along with examples of poorly designed software?
  4. What are some examples of poorly/well-designed software? What makes the software this way and how would you change it?
In a typical Microsoft Project manager interview they look for Leadership skills, Positive attitude, a keen interest and passion for technology, Rational and Questioning attitude, Strong technical knowledge in a candidate.
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