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What kind of experience do you have managing budgets?

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Project Manager Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What kind of experience do you have managing budgets?

  2. 2.

    Tell me about your typical relationship with project sponsors.

  3. 3.

    How do you facilitate the success of your teams?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about any experience you have overseeing remote teams.

  5. 5.

    How do you manage customers and stakeholders?

  6. 6.

    How do you handle conflict between team members?

  7. 7.

    Tell me about the types of projects you've handled in the past.

  8. 8.

    How experienced are you in using RAID analysis?

  9. 9.

    Are you experienced with process development?

  10. 10.

    How do you keep a project on track when you feel overwhelmed?

  11. 11.

    What kinds of project management software do you use and why?

  12. 12.

    How do you go about defining the scope of a project?

  13. 13.

    What do you do to ensure a project doesn't go off track? If it does, how do you fix it?

  14. 14.

    What is the most important skill that a project manager needs to be successful?

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    How do you handle it when one of your team members makes a mistake?

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    Give me an example of a time when you successfully handled intense pressure.

  17. 17.

    Tell me how you communicate with others. What kind of communicator are you?

  18. 18.

    What is the most successful project you've managed to date?

  19. 19.

    What do you hope to achieve in the next five years?

  20. 20.

    What would you do if a client was unhappy with the project's end result?

  21. 21.

    What do you do to prevent "scope creep"?

  22. 22.

    How do you handle the escalation of an issue and when might you do this?

  23. 23.

    What is the biggest mistake you ever made during a project?

  24. 24.

    What project management methodologies do you follow?

  25. 25.

    Do you prefer to handle things yourself or to delegate to others?

  26. 26.

    What is the last project you worked on?

  27. 27.

    What are some risks and issues you've dealt with in the past during projects?

  28. 28.

    What experience do you have in our industry?

  29. 29.

    Do you prefer to work on one project or multiple projects at the same time?

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    What kinds of risks do you encounter during projects and how do you handle them?