Program Manager Mock Interview

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

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

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List of 30 Program Manager Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

    Please describe your experience managing projects and programs.

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    What project management tools have you used in the past?

  6. 6.

    Please describe your experience managing remote teams.

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    What three words would your stakeholders use to describe you?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

    What strategic planning methods do you have experience facilitating?

  17. 17.

    Please describe your experience delivering executive level presentations.

  18. 18.

    What do you dislike about the program manager role?

  19. 19.

    Describe a method for performing an impact assessment.

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

    Please describe your management style.

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

    Do you have experience managing globally distributed teams?

  29. 29.

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

  30. 30.

    What type of leader do you aspire to be?