Top Agile Project Manager Interview Questions and Tips
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Agile Project Manager Interview Questions and Answers | PART 3" by CareersTalk
TLDR Showcasing qualities such as critical thinking, communication, dependability, flexibility, and teamwork, along with prioritizing time, acknowledging weaknesses, and aligning strengths with company goals, can set a project manager apart in an interview.
Part three of a video series on the top 100 senior agile project manager questions, with tips and answers for each question.
Highlighting qualities such as critical thinking, communication, dependability, flexibility, and teamwork sets you apart from other candidates in an interview, showcasing exceptional project management skills, great communication abilities, and strong organizational skills that have consistently exceeded goals and earned bonuses in a decade of experience.
Prioritize time better, acknowledge weaknesses and turn them into strengths, and describe yourself with three words that reflect your actual strengths to align with company goals and job requirements.
As a project manager, I prioritize attention to detail and a method-led approach, allowing for flexibility in personnel changes and ensuring timely completion of work, while also being open to new ideas and adopting agile methodology.
The interviewee should reflect on their self-perception and compare it with references, focusing on incidents of appreciation and qualities mentioned in reference letters, LinkedIn endorsements, and performance reviews, while keeping their answer concise and relevant to the job. Handled a project for a demanding client, delegated tasks to inexperienced members, helped them execute tasks while completing my own responsibilities, completed project on time, received letter of reference praising my organization and effective time management.
The interviewee is self-motivated, loves challenges, and enjoys interacting with people, with a goal of helping customers and completing projects on schedule while showcasing their personality and passion through hobbies.
Mentioning hobbies related to health, exercise, volunteering, and community participation can be helpful during an interview, but avoid mentioning useless hobbies like watching TV or sleeping.
The project manager should focus on specific examples related to the job, demonstrate passion and motivation, express organization and time management skills, and mention specific aspects of the job that appeal to them while also acknowledging that plans can change.