IT Project Manager Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your IT Project Manager interview, here are 29 interview questions and answer examples.

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What is one word you would use to describe the role of an IT project manager, and why?

"If I had to use just one word to describe the role of an IT project manager, I would have to say 'resourceful.' No matter how much planning goes into IT projects, there are always a great number of unknown variables that impact the project. Issues such as a lack of resources, mistakes by the project team, unrealistic expectations by the project stakeholders, and other issues occur during any project. The key is to anticipate these, have the strategy for addressing them, and resolving them as quickly as possible to get the project back on track and moving towards completion. Often the solutions need to be unique and require some imagination."

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29 IT Project Manager Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. What is one word you would use to describe the role of an IT project manager, and why?

  • 2. Why do you want a career as an IT project manager?

  • 3. Why should we hire you?

  • 4. What are your weaknesses?

  • 5. Tell me about yourself.

  • 6. What steps do you take to close out a project?

  • 7. Would you recommend project management to someone interested in pursuing a career in the IT industry?

  • 8. Can you tell me about a project you managed that failed, and discuss what you learned from this experience?

  • 9. Can you describe what you spend your time doing during a typical day?

  • 10. What is your risk management strategy for the projects you manage?

  • 11. Do you do any contingency planning when managing an IT development project?

  • 12. How do you manage to provide project updates to all the project stakeholders?

  • 13. What certifications do you have that qualify you for this position?

  • 14. What is your process for planning a schedule for an IT project?

  • 15. Which do you prefer, focusing on one project or managing several projects at the same time?

  • 16. What are some of the primary methodologies you use to manage your IT projects?

  • 17. What methods have you found to be effective in gaining consensus from your project team in the project stakeholders?

  • 18. Can you discuss some of the tools and technology you use to manage IT projects?

  • 19. Can you discuss the outcome and the results of a recent IT development project that you worked on or managed?

  • 20. What has been one of the most significant mistakes you have ever made on an IT project?

  • 21. Once you recognize that a project has fallen behind schedule, what specific steps you take to get it back on track?

  • 22. What are some of the key indicators you use to determine if a project is falling behind schedule?

  • 23. Can you discuss your experience managing remote teams and collaborating with outside resources on a complex IT project?

  • 24. How do you prioritize the tasks required to move an IT project forward?

  • 25. What methods do you use to communicate and collaborate with customers and other project stakeholders to ensure the success of the projects you work on?

  • 26. What is your approach to coaching team members who are performing below their full potential?

  • 27. Have you ever recruited outside resources to assist you with a critical issue for a project you were working on?

  • 28. One of the key responsibilities of an IT project manager is to oversee the budget for the project. Can you tell me about your experience in this area?

  • 29. Can you describe for me your ideal project and what it would look like if you were able to design it yourself?