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  1. 1. Project Manager Interview Questions
  2. 2. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager ✓ Project Managers are the main catalysts of a project. ✓ They are responsible for driving a project through various phases of Project Management in a controlled manner. ✓ The various phases of Project Management include planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. ✓ They also shoulder the responsibility of the entire project scope, project team management, risk estimation along with the various resources needed in the project.
  3. 3. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Salary Trend Project Manager Salary (US) Project Manager Salary (IND) Source: PayScale
  4. 4. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Job Openings Based on Salary Source: PayScale $65,000 $80,000 $90,000 $1,00,000 $1,10,000 Salary Offered
  5. 5. Project Manager Interview Questions
  6. 6. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Whatisyourunderstanding about ProjectManagement? Question 1
  7. 7. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 1 Whatisyourunderstanding about ProjectManagement? Project management is the discipline that helps you in implementing various processes, methods, knowledge, skills, and experience for achieving the objectives of a unique project. erformanceProjectPoorPreventsPlanningProperP
  8. 8. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Whatisthedifference between Project,ProgramandPortfolio? Question 2
  9. 9. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Whatisthedifference between Project,ProgramandPortfolio? Question 2 A collection of projects and operations which are managed under one group in order to achieve a strategic goal A group of interrelated projects that are managed together A temporary endeavour undertaken to produce an unique product or solution Project Program Portfolio 2 3 1 Project Program Portfolio
  10. 10. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions ElaborateProjectManagementLife Cycleprocess? Question 3
  11. 11. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 3 ElaborateProjectManagementLife Cycleprocess? The Project Life Cycle is a series of various activities/tasks that are crucial for accomplishing project objectives or targets INITIATING PLANNING EXECUTING, MONITORING & CONTROLLING CLOSURE
  12. 12. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Whatarethemostimportantskills thataProjectManagershould possess? Question 4
  13. 13. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 4 Whatarethemostimportantskills thataProjectManagershould possess? Communication Leadership Team Management Negotiation Power Personal Organization Risk Management
  14. 14. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Howwillyoustartyourjobasanew projectmanager? Question 5
  15. 15. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 5 Howwillyoustartyourjobasanew projectmanager? 1. Listen, observe and learn 2. Understand your clients needs and wants 3. Know your team and their personalities 4. Take the opportunity to learn some new skills 5. Help out around the workplace 6. Try to master the tools your company possesses
  16. 16. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Howwillprioritizetasksinyour project? Question 6
  17. 17. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 6 1. List down the tasks and responsibilities 2. Distinguish between urgent and important 3. Assess the value of each task 4. Order the tasks by estimated efforts 5. Stay flexible and ready to adapt 6. Know when to say NO Howwillprioritizetasksinyour project?
  18. 18. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Whatisyourleadershipstyle? Question 7
  19. 19. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 7 Whatisyourleadershipstyle? Supportive “We Talk, You Decide” [High Relationship – Low Task] Coaching “We Talk, I Decide” [High Relationship – High Task] Delegate “You Decide” [Low Relationship – Low Task] Directing “I Tell” [Low Relationship – High Task] Relationship Task Your leadership style should be situational, depending on the type of team your are working with and the importance of the tasks involved in the project.
  20. 20. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Whatisyouridealproject? Question 8
  21. 21. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 8 Whatisyouridealproject? Before answering this question you must consider the below questions: • What type of work do you enjoy the most? • How much you want to and are allowed to show your creativity? • Under what type of deadlines do you work best? • How comfortable are you with trying new things on a project? • Do you prefer to always receive full credit for your work? • Are you okay with working as part of a team, or do you prefer to work alone?
  22. 22. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Whatareprocessesandprocess groupsintheprojectmanagement framework? Question 9
  23. 23. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 9 Whataretheprocessesand processgroupsintheproject managementframework? • A process is a defined way of doing tasks involved in the project • It defines the actions to be taken along with their sequence • Process Groups are a collection of processes that are applicable to various stages of a project. • In project management framework there are 5 process groups in which 10 knowledge areas and 49 processes are mapped
  24. 24. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Whatareknowledgeareasandhow relevantaretheyinaproject? Question 10
  25. 25. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 10 • Knowledge Areas are the core technical subject matter, which are necessary for effective project management. ❑ Project Integration Management ❑ Project Scope Management ❑ Project Schedule Management ❑ Project Cost Management ❑ Project Quality Management ❑ Project Resource Management ❑ Project Communications Management ❑ Project Risk Management ❑ Project Procurement Management ❑ Project Stakeholder Management Whatareknowledgeareasandhow relevantaretheyinaproject?
  26. 26. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Howwouldyouhandleadifficult stakeholderinvolvedinyour project? Question 11
  27. 27. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 11 • Accept their authority without fighting • Remove all the negative emotions • Understand their issue • Ask for advice and listen to them • Be tactful and honest with your decisions • Praise them and try to establish the connection • Tailor your communication Howwouldyouhandleadifficult stakeholderinvolvedinyour project?
  28. 28. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions WhatisRAIDinProject Management? Question 12
  29. 29. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 12 Risk Assumptions Issue Dependencies WhatisRAIDinProject Management? R A I D
  30. 30. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Whenyouconsiderthatyour projectisofftrackandwhatwillbe yourstepsensurethatitfinishes withinthegiventimeline? Question 13
  31. 31. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 13 Check for below pointers to know whether the project is on track or not: • Budget is under control or not • Consuming too much time • Project scope keeps changing • Original goals are no longer present Whenyouconsiderthatyour projectisofftrackandwhatwillbe yourstepsensurethatitfinishes withinthegiventimeline? What can be done to bring it back on track: • Discover the root cause • Put in more time and efforts to catch up • Try to follow the original goal/vision • Re-adjust the resource management • Keep open communication with client and stakeholders
  32. 32. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 14 Whichprojectmanagement methodologydoyouprefer followinginyourprojects?
  33. 33. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 14 Before you choose your project management methodology, you must consider the below factors: • Organizational strategic goals and core values • Key business drivers • Constraints • Stakeholders • Risks • Complexity • Project size and cost Whichprojectmanagement methodologydoyouprefer followinginyourprojects?
  34. 34. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 15 Whatarethetoolsmostlyusedfor improvingtheprocessactivities?
  35. 35. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 15 Majorly used tools in the industry: ❑ Comparing and Baselining a Process ❑ Flow-charting ❑ Value-Stream Mapping ❑ Cause and Effect Analysis ❑ Hypothesis Testing Whatarethetoolsmostlyusedfor improvingtheprocessactivities?
  36. 36. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 16 Howwillyoumanagetheteam memberswhoarenotworkingto theirfullpotential?
  37. 37. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 16 ❑ Avoid any type of emotional confrontation ❑ Encourage them to think and act in natural ways ❑ Help in developing their decision-making abilities ❑ Expand their performance tolerance threshold ❑ Strengthen potential by surrounding it with those even stronger ❑ Understand what motivates your employees ❑ Show where they fit in the company mission ❑ Arrange a follow up process ❑ Reward and appreciate their improvement ❑ Be ready to let them go Howwillyoumanagetheteam memberswhoarenotworkingto theirfullpotential?
  38. 38. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 17 Beingaprojectmanagerhowwill yougainyourteamagreementfor results?
  39. 39. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 17 ❑ Keep your expectations clear from the beginning ❑ Build achievable milestones ❑ Collaborate and maintain team trust ❑ Agree on the terms with the team ❑ Schedule frequent accountability meetings ❑ Establish outcome results and consequences ❑ Clear out any conflicts as soon as possible Beingaprojectmanagerhowwill yougainyourteamagreementfor results?
  40. 40. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 18 ExplainIshikawa/Fishbone diagrams.
  41. 41. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 18 ❑ A fishbone diagram, also called a cause and effect diagram or Ishikawa diagram ❑ It is a visualization tool used for categorizing the potential causes of a problem in order to identify its root causes ExplainIshikawa/Fishbone diagrams. Problems Categories Causes
  42. 42. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 19 Explain theentireteamforming processyoufollowforyourteam.
  43. 43. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 19 Developmental stages of team generally consists of: ❑ Forming ❑ Storming ❑ Norming ❑ Performing ❑ Adjourning Explain theentireteamforming processyoufollowforyourteam.
  44. 44. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 20 Whatistheprocessofcalculation ofthreepointestimatingmethod?
  45. 45. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 20 There are 2 formulas to calculate 3 point estimation. 1) Triangular Distribution E = (P+M+O)/3 ; 2) Beta or PERT Distribution E = (P+4M+O)/6 ; where: P = pessimist O = Optimist M = most likely Whatistheprocessofcalculation ofthreepointestimatingmethod?
  46. 46. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 21 ExplaintheWorkBreakdown Structure(WBD)anditseffecton theworkestimatesof tasks/activities?
  47. 47. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 21 ❑ Work breakdown structure defines the work activities that are required for the project and the sub activities of each of the work requirement. ❑ It has a hierarchical structure in which concrete, main activities are divided into logical sub-activities. There are two approaches: 1. Top-down approach 2. Bottom-up approach ExplaintheWorkBreakdown Structure(WBD)anditseffecton theworkestimatesof tasks/activities?
  48. 48. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 22 Differentiate betweenRiskand Issues.
  49. 49. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 22 Issues ❑ Present focused ❑ Always negative ❑ Documented in “Issue register” ❑ Response will be “Issue work- around” Differentiate betweenRiskand Issues. Risks ❑ Future focused ❑ Can be positive (or) negative ❑ Documented in “Risk register” ❑ Response will be done based on “risk response planning”
  50. 50. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 23 WhydoesaProjectManagerneed tobeproactive?
  51. 51. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 23 ❑ Proactive Managers have higher chances of finding risks and implementing solutions to minimize them ❑ They have more control over their project tasks and resources ❑ Keeps a track of all tasks and issues and work towards making small changes and improvements for higher productivity and efficiency ❑ Organizes frequent meetings for developers to talk about their problems, brainstorm solutions, share best practices etc. ❑ Compares the actual costs and time spent on tasks on a weekly basis with the planned numbers WhydoesaProjectManagerneed tobeproactive?
  52. 52. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 24 Whatisthedifferencebetween RiskImpactandRiskProbability?
  53. 53. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 24 Whatisthedifferencebetween RiskImpactandRiskProbability? Risk Probability is the chance that a risk will occur whereas Risk Impact is the cost when a risk does occur. Low Impact – Low Probability Low Impact – High Probability High Impact – High ProbabilityHigh Impact – Low Probability RiskProbability Risk ImpactLow High High
  54. 54. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 25 Whichcommunicationstyledoyou preferusinginyourprojects?
  55. 55. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 25 Whichcommunicationstyledoyou preferusinginyourprojects? Type of communication you use in your project will depend on the type of project you are working on and the type of team you have. Types of Communication styles that project manager use: 1. Written 2. Electronic 3. Face-to-Face 4. Responsive
  56. 56. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 26 Whatdoyouunderstandbytime& materialcontract?
  57. 57. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 26 ❑ It is a type of contract that is a hybrid contractual arrangement containing aspects of both cost-reimbursable and fixed price contracts ❑ Time and material contracts resemble the cost-reimbursable type arrangements where they have no definitive end ❑ This contract is generally used in projects whose accurate project size can’t be estimated or when it is expected that the project requirements would most likely change Whatdoyouunderstandbytime& materialcontract?
  58. 58. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 27 Whatwillyoudo ifanyofthe customerisnothappywiththe qualityorresultsoftheproductby theendoftheproject?
  59. 59. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 27 ❑ Show the customers that you value them ❑ Understand why they are not happy ❑ Figure out what modifications they want ❑ Try to incorporate the modifications if possible ❑ If not possible try to convince and explain to the customer that the project fits in with the agreed scope Whatwillyoudo ifanyofthe customerisnothappywiththe qualityorresultsoftheproductby theendoftheproject?
  60. 60. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 28 WhatisParetoprincipleanalysis?
  61. 61. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 28 ❑ Pareto Analysis is a statistical technique in decision-making ❑ It is basically used for the selection of a limited number of tasks which can bring the significant overall effect ❑ This principle follows the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) and states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the actions ❑ It helps in prioritizing the work especially in large projects with number of small tasks WhatisParetoprincipleanalysis?
  62. 62. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 29 Explainthetripleconstraint triangleinprojectmanagement.
  63. 63. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 29 ❑ Triple Constraint Triangle is a combination of three key components which acts as the most significant restrictions on any project. ❑ Following are the three constraints in this model: 1. Time 2. Cost 3. Scope ❑ Each of the constraints forms the vertices of the triangle with quality as the central factor Explainthetripleconstraint triangleinprojectmanagement.
  64. 64. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 30 Whatarethevarioustypesofrisks youmightencounterinaproject andhowyouwillbehandlingthem?
  65. 65. www.edureka.co/pmpPMP® CERTIFICATION EXAM TRAINING Project Manager Interview Questions Question 30 Most common types of Project Risks are: ✓ Cost Risk ✓ Schedule Risk ✓ Performance Risk ✓ Resource Risk ✓ Technology Risk ✓ Market Risk ✓ Legal Risk ✓ Strategic Risk ✓ Governance Risk ✓ Operational Risk ✓ External Risk Whatarethevarioustypesofrisks youmightencounterinaproject andhowyouwillbehandlingthem?

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