IT Project Manager Job Interview Questions and Answers

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IT Project Manager Job Interview Questions.

When are are applying for a Project Manager position specific to IT or Software projects, there are some additional considerations, and some specific qualities the employers may be searching for like certifications and training.

Prospective employers may look for the following criteria.

Qualification of a IT Project Manager

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified or Prince 2 certified Project Manager - these two are most important globally-recognized for project managers. For more details you can refer this website. http://www.pmi.org
  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) is another certification  which recognizes the advanced experience and skill of portfolio managers
  • Techno Functional Experience is very much required in IT companies now-a-days.
  • Most of the companies expect that the candidate have at least one end to end IT implementation.
  • Some minimum years experience coordinating and supporting IT business processes.
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Technology or related area, but this is not always a required criteria.

Responsibilities and duties of a IT project manager

As an IT project manager you’d have to describe the following action taken within the project lifecycle:
  • Defining project requirements, budgeting and plan project schedule based on MS project and/or other managerial tools such as BI tools.
  • Establishing the appropriate SOW, scope of work, for the project.
  • Performing strategic IT analysis for the project.
  • Identifying/Assigning resources for project/program implementation based on the project business plan.
  • Planning project deliverables, goals and its milestones.
  • Preparing RFP, Requests for Proposals, and conducting sub-contractors/vendors selection process.
  • How did you demonstrate leadership to define requirements for project risk?
  • How did you efficiently solve project issues?
You can refer to this post for some generic questions HERE

Why do think you fit the job of an IT manager? What are your skills?
  • Strong awareness of core project management techniques and some practical project management experience.
  • Strong organizational, client presentation, and customer service skills.
  • Strong project management skills and methodologies such as: prioritization, problem analysis, use of analytics and ability to solve problems effectively.
  • Ability to build effective working relationship with peers, team members, customers and higher management.
  • Analytical and rational thinking, effective planning, accuracy at various stages and attention to detail.
  • Strong and effective verbal communication skills.
  • Work and task Prioritization skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively without conflict with the higher management.
  • Conceptual and in-depth knowledge of Industry Standards and Process
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