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Project Management Interview Questions
Questions Answers Views Company eMail

What was the biggest challenge you faced in your project?

HCL,

1 10111

What is the difference between contingency and mitigation plan?

1 2528

What is the difference between contingency and mitigation plan?

1 6295

Your project got delayed by 40 days and you have to keep it back.what steps you would take.

Alstom, Wipro,

4 10416

The Project Management Knowledge Areas: A. Include Initiation, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing B. Consist of nine different areas that bring together processes that have things in common C. Consist of five different processes that bring together phases of projects that have things in common D. Include Planning, Executing, and Controlling processes as these three processes are commonly interlinked

1302

What is tracing process? How this can be enabled?

167

Explain the difference between Project management and IT management.

TCS,

162

How do you handle conflicts in the Team Management ?

Microsoft,

164

Explain the Principals of Management

Mahatma Gandhi University,

184

Explain the concept of total quality management.

EX,

168

Explain the meaning of management.

Mahatma Gandhi University,

158

What are the characteristics of management?

Mahatma Gandhi University,

167

What change would you like to bring in the management of your previous organization ?

EX,

156

What do you think you can bring to this position?

Ross Stores, Starbucks,

160

Why do you want to switch over from IT to management?

EX,

145


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Un-Answered Questions { Project Management }

You are the project manager for a cable service provider. Your project team is researching a new service offering. They have been working together for quite sometime and are in the performing stage of Team Development. A new member has been introduced to the team. Which of the following is true? A. The Team Development process will start all over again with the storming stage. B. The team will continue in the performing stage. C. The Team Development process will start all over again with the forming stage. D. The team will start all over again at the storming stage but quickly progress to the performing stage. ?

186


What is the key activity during Contract Closeout and Administrative Closure? A. Documenting lessons learned B. Creating project archives C. Disseminating information to formalize project closure D. Documenting project closure

143


The outputs of the Administrative Closure process include all of the following except: A. Project archives B. Project closure C. Lessons learned D. Formal acceptance

156


You have been assigned to a project that will allow job seekers to fill out applications and submit them via the company website. You report to the VP of human resources. You are also responsible for screening applications for the information technology division and setting up interviews. The project coordinator has asked for the latest version of your changes to the online application page for his review. Which organizational structure do you work in? A. Functional organization B. Weak matrix organization C. Projectized organization D. Balanced matrix organization

246


You are the project manger for Xylophone Phonics. They produce children's software programs that teach basic reading and math skills. You're performing cost estimates for your project and don't have a lot of details yet. You will use which of the following techniques? A. Analogous estimating techniques, because this is a form of expert judgment that uses historical information from similar projects B. Bottom-up estimating techniques because this is a form of expert judgment that uses historical information from similar projects C. Monte Carlo Analysis, because this is a modeling technique that uses simulation to determine estimates D. Parametric modeling, because this is a form of simulation used to determine estimates

176






You are working on a project that will upgrade the phone system in your customer service center. You have used bottom-up estimating techniques to assign costs to the project activities and have determined the cost baseline. Which of the following is true? A. You have completed the Cost Estimating process and now need to complete the Cost Budgeting process to determine the project's baseline. B. You have completed the Project Plan Development process and established a project baseline to measure future project performance against. C. You have completed the Cost Estimating process and now need to complete the Project Plan Development process to establish a project baseline to measure future project performance against. D. You have completed the Cost Budgeting process, and the cost baseline will be used to measure future project performance.

139


You are a project manager for a telecommunications firm. You're working on a project that entails upgrading technical hardware and equipment. The estimated cost of the hardware and equipment is $1,725,000. You are reviewing products from three different vendors. One of the vendors invites you to lunch. What is the most appropriate response? A. Thank them but let them know this could be a conflict of interest since you haven't made a decision about which vendor you're going to choose. B. Thank them and decline. You know this could be considered personal gain, which could call your integrity into question. C. Thank them and accept. You don't believe there is a conflict of interest or a personal integrity issue. D. Thank them and decline. You believe this could be a conflict of interest on the part of the vendor, and you don't want to encourage that behavior.

147


What is the concept of project management?

134


You are managing a project to install a new postage software system that will automatically print labels and administer postage for certified mailings, overnight packages, and other special mailing needs. You've attempted to gain the cooperation of the business analyst working on this project and need some answers. She is elusive and tells you that this project is not her top priority. To avoid situations like this in the future, you should: A. Establish the business analyst's duties well ahead of due dates and tell her you'll be reporting on her performance to her functional manager. B. Establish the business analyst's duties well ahead of due dates and tell her you are expecting her to meet these expectations because the customer is counting on the project meeting due dates to save significant costs on their annual mailings. C. Negotiate with the business analyst's functional manager during the planning process to establish expectations and request to participate in the business analyst's annual performance review. D. Negotiate with the business analyst's functional manager during the planning process to establish expectations and inform the functional manager of the requirements of the project. Agreement from the functional manager will assure the cooperation of the business analyst.

171


You are the project manager for Lucky Stars nightclubs. They specialize in live country and western band performances. Your newest project is in the Planning process. You are working on the WBS. The finance manager has given you a numbering system to assign to the WBS. Which of the following is true? A. The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the code of accounts, which is used to track the costs of the WBS elements. B. The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the WBS dictionary, which is used to track the descriptions of individual work elements. C. The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the code of accounts, which is used to track time and resource assignments for individual work elements. D. The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the WBS dictionary, which is used to assign quality control codes to the individual work elements. ?

151


Describe resource planning during the estimation of software project.

131


You are a project manager working for Mail House King. Your company processes orders for several mail-order catalog companies. Your project is to install new mail-sorting equipment and software. You’ve had some problems and experienced some variances so far during the project. Your project sponsor has asked for an EAC. You know the following information: PV = 800, BAC = 700, EV = 675, AC = 750, and ETC = 30. Which of the following is the correct EAC given the circumstances? A. 778 B. 780 C. 861 D. 833

177


Common causes of variances are a result of all of the following except: A. Random variances B. Predictable variances C. Special variances D. Variances that are always present in the process

137


All of the following are inputs to the Administrative Closure process except: A. Performance measurement documentation B. Product documentation C. Other project records D. Contract documents

147


A negative result from an SV calculation means which of the following? A. PV is higher than EV. B. PV equals one. C. EV is higher than PV. D. EV is higher than AC.

198