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Question 3 of 30 for our Program Manager Mock Interview

Program Manager was written by and updated on June 3rd, 2022. Learn more here.

Question 3 of 30

Do you have experience managing globally distributed teams?

Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

Many companies operate in a global setting with employees and customers located all over the world. Management of global initiatives requires advanced facilitation skills as well as knowledge of cultural and professional norms for each area. Interviewers ask this question when they anticipate the program manager they hire will be responsible for projects that rely on globally distributed teams.

Written by Karrie Day on June 3rd, 2022

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    Do you have experience managing globally distributed teams?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Many companies operate in a global setting with employees and customers located all over the world. Management of global initiatives requires advanced facilitation skills as well as knowledge of cultural and professional norms for each area. Interviewers ask this question when they anticipate the program manager they hire will be responsible for projects that rely on globally distributed teams.

      Written by Karrie Day on June 3rd, 2022

      Remember To

      Remember to mention working with globally distributed customers or stakeholders if your management experience is limited in this area. Interviewers will often accept experience working with customers in various locations in lieu of experience managing globally distributed teams.

      Written by Karrie Day on June 3rd, 2022

      1st Answer Example

      "I have managed several globally distributed teams. The customers for the products within my portfolio are located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. I coordinate steering committee meetings comprised of representatives from each area regularly. Additionally, the product development teams I manage all work remotely. We have team members in the US, Brazil, England, Poland, and India."

      Written by Karrie Day on June 3rd, 2022