PMP®Exam interview Questions

  • Project Management
Created on :
May 23, 2019
Updated on :
June 2, 2023
  • Domain Based

  1. What is a baseline, how is it use while creating project management plan?
  2. What are organizational influences? Explain with examples
  3. What is a project charter? Is project manager involved in the creation of a project charter?
  4. What is a project, how is it different from a program, and a portfolio?
  5. How many knowledge Areas are there in Project Management. Do you use all in your projects?
  6. What are project management methodologies? Which one did you used in your projects?
  7. What Is Triple Constraint Triangle In Project Management?
  8. What do you mean by Talent Triangle?
  9. What is an SOW? How is it different from Scope Management Plan?
  10. What is the difference between project management and project operational/ Business As Usual (BAU) activities?
  11. What is the difference between agile project management and traditional project management concept?
  • Project Manager Skills

  1. A project Manager is expected to be influential and exceptionally good in communication? Do you agree? Why or why not?
  2. How good are you in taking proactive decision? Give examples from your past experience?
  3. Are you good in delegating responsibilities? Did you ever failed in your delegation style?
  4. How do you handle escalations? Do you react immediately or take time before responding?
  5. What mechanism do you use to monitor and review the delegated responsibilities?
  6. Change is inevitable? How do you handle changes to your project?
  7. What tools do you use as a manager to plan your and team’s activities to minimize conflicts occurring due to dependencies?
  8. On time delivery is the main performance criteria of any project manager. How do you ensure that your project is always on track?
  9. At times project managers had to make tough decisions. Do you have any instance to share?
  10. How influential you are in seeking help outside from people outside your project team?
  11. How do you manage frequent Scope creep and interference of high management in your project?
  12. How good you are in handling contract based vendors for your project
  • Schedule/Cost

  1. Your project is behind the planned schedule, how do you get it back on track?
  2. What is fast tracking and Crashing? Differentiate with examples.
  3. What are the ways of compressing project time or schedule?
  4. What are different cost estimation techniques?
  5. What measures do you take in case of high cost variance in your project?
  • Risk

  1. What is a risk and how is it different from an issue
  2. Can a risk be beneficial? If yes give examples.
  3. What is the difference between contingency and Management reserve?
  4. Quote an incident in your past project where you experienced a high level of uncertainty. How did you tackle these uncertainties/risks?
  5. What are the types of risks you may encounter in a project?
  6. Are there any positive aspects of the risk identification process?
  • Quality

  1. What are different Quality tools used in project management? Mention any 3 which you have used very often.
  2. What is the 80/20 principle? Where is it generally used?
  3. Did you take any initiative for process improvement plans in your projects?
  4. How do you ensure Quality is as per client’s expectation?
  5. What is the importance of prototypes?
  6. What are Fishbone Analysis and Pareto Analysis?
  • Communication/Stakeholders

  1. Good communications skill is necessary for a successful project manager.How do you communicate bad news or failure?
  2. Stakeholder Management and engagement is essential for a successful project. How do you determine the communication needs of stakeholders?
  3. In case of dis-satisfaction of a customer with the quality or results of the product, what will you do as a project manager?
  4. Did you face any communication challenges in you past projects? Give examples?
  5. What is the difference in your communication style when you are dealing with your internal project team and end customer?
  6. Who all are included as stakeholders in the project? Differentiate between direct and indirect stakeholders?
  7. How do manage external and internal stakeholders?
  • Resource Management

  1. How good are you in people management? Did you get a chance to manage discontented employees?
  2. How do you manage conflict between two key team members of your project?
  3. How do you ensure work done in time by resources not reporting to you directly?
  4. There are times when you fail to keep promise? How do you handle such situations?
  5. How do you ensure you and your team deliver or exceed customer expectations?
  6. At times Performance review becomes a challenge as you have pressure from your top management with limitation of top rating. How do you mange it effectively?
  7. What do you do to motivate your team members?
  8. What tools or techniques do you use to develop a cohesive team?
  9. How do you set goals for your team in alignment with the company’s goal? And how do you track these goals?
  10. It is difficult to manage resources not physically present. What challenges did you faced in managing remote teams?
  11. How do you manage team members that are not working to their full potential?
  12. How do you handle team at the time of strict project deadlines?
  • Software/ IT industry/Testing

  1. What project management software do you prefer?
  2. Explain The Phases Of Software Project?
  3. What do you mean by SDLC?
  4. Six Sigma Implementation Team?
  5. What Is Cmmi?
  6. What Are The Five Levels In Cmmi?
  7. What Is Black Box Testing and White Box Testing?
  8. What Is Regression Testing?
  9. What Is System Testing?
  10. What Is Acceptance Testing?
  11. What is the Difference between Unit Testing, Assembly Testing And Regression Testing?
  • General Questions

  1. How do you deal with the situation when you have not performed well?
  2. Did you involved in make or buy decision and end up with wrong estimation?
  3. What do you think are 5 qualities required to be a successful project manager?
  4. Do you think that a project manager should be proactive? Why
  5. What is your view regarding professionalism and integrity at work place?
  6. A project manager is more successful if he is a subject matter expert? Do you agree
  7. How will you ensure that your team will stay on the right track to complete the project on deadline?
  8. What Do You Mean By Business Object?
  9. Did any of the employees or managers challenge your decisions in your previous job?
  10. How did you ensured and maintained long term relationship with you customers?
  11. Where do you want to see yourself in next six years?