Microsoft Program Manager Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Program Manager interview at Microsoft, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What do you enjoy the most about working as a program manager?

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List of Microsoft Program Manager Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What do you enjoy the most about working as a program manager?

  2. 2.

    Please describe your experience leading initiatives that utilize Azure.

  3. 3.

    Describe your experience partnering with internal teams involved in the enterprise delivery process such as security, DevOps, cloud, database, operations, and support.

  4. 4.

    Describe your preferred project or program kickoff process.

  5. 5.

    What attributes and behaviors does a program manager need to be successful?

  6. 6.

    What are some methods you would use to build relationships as program manager at Microsoft?

  7. 7.

    How would you explain the cloud to your grandmother?

  8. 8.

    Describe a time when you were required to pivot on the fly.

  9. 9.

    Describe a time when you had to work with a challenging stakeholder.

  10. 10.

    What excites you the most about the opportunity to work as a program manager at Microsoft?

  11. 11.

    What are the key components of a strategic roadmap document?

  12. 12.

    What is your least favorite aspect of program management?

  13. 13.

    How do you measure the success of the programs you are responsible for?

  14. 14.

    How do you foster teamwork and collaboration in a remote setting?

  15. 15.

    Describe your process for learning how to use a new application in the workplace.

  16. 16.

    How would you improve Microsoft Edge?

  17. 17.

    Describe a time when you delegated a significant work effort to someone else on your team or to another team.

  18. 18.

    What are the major differences between agile and waterfall methodology?

  19. 19.

    Please describe your experience managing agile projects.

  20. 20.

    How would you design a dishwasher? What features would you include?

  21. 21.

    What strategic planning methods do you have experience with?

  22. 22.

    Describe a time when you served as a coach or mentor to a coworker.

  23. 23.

    Describe the roles you typically interact with the most as a program manager.

  24. 24.

    What automated technology delivery tools or continuous deployment platforms do you have experience with?

  25. 25.

    Describe your executive or senior management presentation experience.

  26. 26.

    Describe your experience managing large-scale applications and projects across multiple product lines and businesses involving significant scope and complexity.

  27. 27.

    Are you comfortable with travel to client sites?

  28. 28.

    Please describe your experience leading project managers.

  29. 29.

    What level of budgetary responsibility do you have in your current role?

  30. 30.

    Describe a time when you implemented an extensible solution.