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Project Management (PM) questions

Please assist with this questionaire.

1. Who is accountable when you manage a project?

2. How do you get an understanding of the technology so you can effectively manage a project?

3. Onshore - offshore delivery model? Please describe the engagement structure.

4. How do you plan on arriving to your budget?

5. How do you deal with scope changes?

6. How do you deal with risk management?

7. Provide an example of escalating an issue to the customer?

8. What is a PM's role in the creation of SOW's, contracts, proposals? What are the key areas covered in SOWs?

9. What is the difference between issue and risk?

10. What tools are used to manage various aspects of a project?(e.g. Planning, Resource Utilization, Tracking, etc).

11. How do you create & maintain the project plan for projects with multiple dependencies from start to completion?

12. How frequently do you manage project burn (Planned vs Actual)?

13. By phase/step, please list out the top two deliverables/artifacts in the SDLC and what are the possible hands-on involvement with them.

14. MS Project related questions:

-Describe the difference between Duration and Work; which one do you find for valuable for fixed-cost projects?
-In a fixed cost environment, what is the â??task typeâ? you would use in MS Project?
-Is % complete a useful metric?
-How could you easily, in as few steps as possible, reschedule incomplete work, using the options available in MS Project?
-How do you manage resource utilization/allocation using MS-project?

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Project Management Questionnaire and Examples

1. Who is accountable when you manage a project?
Project Manager. A project manager is responsible and held accountable for managing a project and is often responsible for managing factors such as work plan, budget, and project management procedures such as issues management, scope management, risk management and many more.

2. How do you get an understanding of the technology so you can effectively manage a project?
To be able to get an understanding of a technology, training on that particular technology and its impact and role in completion of a project, is usually conducted to the project team.

3. Onshore-offshore delivery model? Please describe the engagement structure.
The engagement structure applies an integrated onshore/offshore delivery model making a major use of offshore advantages and resources. There is an onsite expert team depending on project demands and access that directly interact and consult with clients. This model has helped achieve scalability, massive operation and competitive advantage through global delivery.

4. How do you plan on arriving to your budget?
First, I would have to conduct a resource plan in which work package in the project is assigned resources such as people, material and tools. A cost plan will then be finished showing the cost of using each of the outline resources to be used in the project and the respective project timeline. A payment plan is then finally conducted detailing the project financing plan. This shows what portions of the project budget are needed at what time in order to complete tasks in the work package and fulfill the payment.

5. How do you deal with scope changes?
Often scope change requests can be only up to a certain level, effort and cost threshold. I often guard against constant scope changes and if I accept a change I make sure that the work plan is updated accordingly. But I only do this if I feel that I can accommodate the scope change and still be on budget and deadline, otherwise when there is a risk of exceeding budget or end date, I take the scope changes to the project sponsor and update them on the progress and changes.

6. How do ...

Solution Summary

Project management questions are examined. The understanding of technologies are determined.

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