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Program Manager Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Program Manager interview, here are 34 interview questions and answer examples.

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What are your weaknesses?

Interviewers know this question has a high chance of throwing you off your game in an interview. Program managers are expected to show poise under pressure while delivering information that can be perceived as difficult to communicate. Your interviewer wants to see if you can maintain your composure, confidence, and integrity while discussing your own professional improvement opportunities.

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34 Program Manager Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. What are your weaknesses?

  • Behavioral

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

  • Competency

    3. How would you define the relationship between a vision, goals, and strategy?

  • Competency

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

  • Competency

    5. Why are program managers needed if project managers can manage individual projects successfully?

  • Competency

    6. Describe a method for performing an impact assessment.

  • Discovery

    7. What qualities of a company's culture do you appreciate the most? Dislike?

  • Discovery

    8. What skills do you feel add the most value to your work as a program manager?

  • Discovery

    9. How could your management best support you in your work as a program manager?

  • Discovery

    10. How many projects do you typically have in flight at once?

  • Discovery

    11. Tell me about yourself.

  • Discovery

    12. Do you have experience managing globally distributed teams?

  • Discovery

    13. What attributes do you appreciate the most in the members that make up the teams you work with?

  • Discovery

    14. Please describe your experience managing projects and programs.

  • Discovery

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

  • Discovery

    16. Please describe your experience delivering executive level presentations.

  • Discovery

    17. What three words would your stakeholders use to describe you?

  • Discovery

    18. What strategic planning methods do you have experience facilitating?

  • Discovery

    19. What do you dislike about the program manager role?

  • Discovery

    20. What do you enjoy the most about your work as a program manager?

  • Discovery

    21. What experience do you have working with lean or agile methodologies?

  • Discovery

    22. What project management tools have you used in the past?

  • Leadership

    23. What type of leader do you aspire to be?

  • Leadership

    24. Please describe your management style.

  • Leadership

    25. What are your expectations for the project managers you have direct responsibility for in your work as a program manager?

  • Leadership

    26. What are the typical titles of the individuals on the teams you have responsibility for?

  • Leadership

    27. Please describe your experience managing remote teams.

  • Situational

    28. How would you add value within your first sixty days after being hired?

  • Situational

    29. Describe a time when you were asked to step in to rescue a failing project or program.

  • Situational

    30. How do you get up to speed on a large domain of work and develop a plan to move forward?

  • Situational

    31. Describe a time in which you had to address work-quality issues with an individual on a team you were responsible for.

  • Situational

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

  • Tough

    33. Why should we hire you?

  • Tough

    34. Why do you want a career as a program manager?