Looking to prepare for your upcoming Technical Project Manager Interview?
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We’ve searched high and low, and spoken to industry professionals to hear what questions could come up in your next interview.
Below are 5 commonly asked Project Manager interview questions along with our suggestion on how to best answer.
- What would you do if you noticed that the work being done by your team was inconsistent or below standard?
This helps the interviewer understand your management style and how you would handle difficult situations within your team. Make sure to mention accountability and regular communication to support areas for improvement.
- Provide an example of a time when you had to manage a difficult or challenging project.
This helps the interviewer understand your problem-solving skills and how you manage different situations. This feeds into how you plan and approach projects as well as how you would communicate and motivate your team.
- What project management methodologies or frameworks are you familiar with (e.g., Agile, Scrum, Waterfall)?
If you’ve worked within a few different methodologies, make sure to mention under what circumstances were the different methodologies used. The interviewer is looking to see if you’re a good fit for how they’re expecting the project to be led.
- Do you have any experience working with a budget for a technical project? If so, can you provide an example?
The interviewer will want to know if you’ve had any financial management experience. Your answer should include how and where you’ve worked with a budget previously and what steps you took to ensure the project kept within it.
- What is your process for managing stakeholder engagement?
Your answer should include how important communication with stakeholders is and specific strategies you’ve used to ensure stakeholders are involved with the processes.
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