Microsoft Project Manager Mock Interview

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

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What types of projects do you have experience managing?

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List of Microsoft Project Manager Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What types of projects do you have experience managing?

  2. 2.

    What are the primary responsibilities of a project manager?

  3. 3.

    Describe an operational improvement you delivered that had a significant financial impact.

  4. 4.

    How do you approach communication with senior leaders?

  5. 5.

    What are some of the ways you would ensure the members of your team have the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful?

  6. 6.

    What do you enjoy the most about project management?

  7. 7.

    At Microsoft, we strive to earn customer confidence, trust, and loyalty. What are some of the ways you feel you will be able to contribute to that goal as a project manager?

  8. 8.

    What training or certifications do you have that you can apply directly as a Microsoft project manager?

  9. 9.

    Describe a method for performing an impact assessment.

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    What is your leadership style?

  12. 12.

    What are some of the ways you keep costs as low as possible on the projects you manage?

  13. 13.

    What project management tools have you used in the past?

  14. 14.

    What does the budget for a typical project you currently manage look like?

  15. 15.

    What methods do you lean on to perform root cause analysis?

  16. 16.

    At Microsoft, we ask our project managers to learn the business of their clients. How would you approach this aspect of the role?

  17. 17.

    How would you help to develop a positive team environment within the teams you work on?

  18. 18.

    At Microsoft, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees. How would you contribute to this value in your role as a project manager?

  19. 19.

    What is the difference between program management and project management?

  20. 20.

    Do you have experience leading technology development projects? If so, can you describe the types of projects and the functions you performed.

  21. 21.

    What is the difference between business, functional, and technical requirements?

  22. 22.

    Describe a time when you had to sacrifice quality due to budgetary, resource, or time constraints.

  23. 23.

    What do you typically include in your project closeout process?

  24. 24.

    Describe some of the behaviors you leverage to foster high-performance teams.

  25. 25.

    What skills do you have that align well with the project manager role?

  26. 26.

    What experience do you have leading project managers?

  27. 27.

    Microsoft solutions sometimes require partnership with third parties. What vendor selection experience do you have?

  28. 28.

    What steps do you take to identify post-engagement opportunities with a client?

  29. 29.

    Imagine you are assigned to manage the delivery of a series of solutions for an at-risk account. What are the first steps you would take?

  30. 30.

    What experience do you have with complex integration projects?