Project Manager Interview Questions : Part 1

2/05/2011 No Comment

Project Manager Interview Questions asked in top companies

  • Have you encountered a situation in your project where you had a team member who was not meeting his commitments and goals, what steps did you take to handle?
  • Tell us what you have learnt from the current project?
  • Describe  a situation when you faced a difficult situation. How steps  you took to handle it?
  • What do you mean by a project charter? Can you tell us what are the elements in a project charter?
  • Explain in detail the steps you had taken for quality management
  • Tell us about the methods and process you employed for project estimation.
  • What are your specific responsibilities in the current project?
  • Explain the bidding process of your last project
  • How do you define scope of a project  and what is the output of scope definition process?
  • Are you open to work for us as an independent contractor or consultant for our company ?
  • Explain the difference between a project and a program.
  • Describe in detail about risk management and how will you plan risk response management in your project?
  • What are the different kind of interaction you had with other employees in the current project?
  • In the current project, what are the things you like and dislike the most as far as management is concerned ?
  • Explain how would you start a project? What are the documents you would refer ?
  • How would you plan for the role and what would be your specific goals as a consultant in our company ?
  • Tell us about a specific time in your project when you faced a difficult project environment to get the job done on time and on budget for your client.
  • Explain about the different project selection methods?
  • What are the different quality control measures you have taken in your project ?
  • Which are the tools that you have used for defining, managing and controlling projects?
  • Have you ever encountered such a situation in your project where there is a delay in the early phase. What actions did you take to overcome the delay? 
  • Can you provide a professional reference of people from your past consulting services or companies? 
  • Describe us about an accomplishment you are particularly proud of and for which you received a lot of appreciation.
  • Define milestones and inter dependencies. How do you do resource allocation ? 
  • Describe in brief about your soft skills.
  • Tell us how many projects you handled in the past? How did you meet the deadlines ? Were they on time and within the stipulated budget? What are the obstacles and hurdles you faced and how steps you took to overcome them?
  • What are the most important qualities a IT/Software Project Manager should have  in order for the project to succeed
  • Have you ever handled a Support and Maintenance team. What did you learn from it ?

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