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Senior Program Manager Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Senior Program Manager interview, here are 33 interview questions and answer examples.

Senior Program Manager was written by on June 25th, 2022. Learn more here.

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What types of individuals do you seek out as mentors?

This is a behavioral question aimed at understanding your learning preferences. Interviewers are interested to know that a candidate is concerned with professional growth and understands the value of learning from others.

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33 Senior Program Manager Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. What types of individuals do you seek out as mentors?

  • Behavioral

    2. Senior program managers at our company are expected to operate with minimal guidance. How do you feel about working mostly autonomously?

  • Discovery

    3. Our program managers work alongside our sales and business development team to seek new business opportunities. What experience do you have driving sales or new business contracts?

  • Discovery

    4. What strategic planning techniques do you have experience facilitating?

  • Discovery

    5. We strive to hire top talent. What are some ways you feel you can help us raise the bar?

  • Discovery

    6. Describe an operational efficiency a team you led as a program manager was responsible for.

  • Discovery

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

  • Discovery

    8. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned so far in your career?

  • Discovery

    9. What is your comfort level with traveling to client sites?

  • Discovery

    10. What types of resources have you controlled budgets for in the past?

  • Discovery

    11. Our senior program managers are often the face of large third-party solution purchases. What experience do you have working with vendors?

  • Discovery

    12. How would you rate your experience as a facilitator, and do you have any formal training in this area?

  • Discovery

    13. As a senior program manager, we ask that you have strong executive presence. What qualities do you feel you have that would contribute to that goal?

  • Discovery

    14. What types of programs do you have experience leading?

  • Discovery

    15. Do you have experience leading technology projects or programs?

  • Discovery

    16. What do you envision as your next step after the senior program manager role?

  • Discovery

    17. What aspect of program management do you enjoy the most?

  • Discovery

    18. What aspect of program management do you dislike the most?

  • Discovery

    19. Please describe your experience level with agile and lean methodologies.

  • General

    20. What strategies do you lean on the most to develop relationships with your stakeholders?

  • General

    21. Do you believe honesty is always the best policy?

  • General

    22. What are the similarities and differences between a senior program manager and a senior product manager?

  • General

    23. Describe your preferred project discovery process.

  • General

    24. How would you partner with a client to define a high-level program vision?

  • Leadership

    25. What level of experience do you have managing and developing personnel?

  • Leadership

    26. Our teams are cross-functional. What types of roles do you have experience working with in a leadership capacity?

  • Leadership

    27. What are some ways you would coordinate and drive accountability across the various groups within your programs?

  • Situational

    28. Imagine that a coworker has just provided you with direct and honest feedback about a lack of quality in your work. How do you respond?

  • Situational

    29. Describe a method for performing an impact assessment.

  • Situational

    30. What are some ways you generate positive energy within a team?

  • Situational

    31. Describe a time when a contract was broken, and you had to negotiate a resolution.

  • Situational

    32. This is a fully remote position, and the members of the teams within the program you are responsible work remotely. How do you plan to stay connected to your teammates and stakeholders as a senior program manager?

  • Situational

    33. Describe a time when you established a program level process change.