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Project Manager Interview Questions

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Tell me about your typical relationship with project sponsors.

Project Manager Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Tell me about your typical relationship with project sponsors.

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    What project management methodologies do you follow?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    Tell me about any experience you have overseeing remote teams.

  7. 7.

    What experience do you have in our industry?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    What do you do to prevent "scope creep"?

  10. 10.

    How experienced are you in using RAID analysis?

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    Are you experienced with process development?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

    What is the last project you worked on?

  16. 16.

    How do you handle conflict between team members?

  17. 17.

    How do you manage customers and stakeholders?

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    How do you facilitate the success of your teams?

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

    What kind of experience do you have managing budgets?

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

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

  30. 30.

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