Project management interview questions and answers


Project management interview questions and answers

Requirement Elicitation 

Name some requirement gathering techniques
Why is easy access to a customer a good thing?
When should you end the process of gathering requirements?
Why is a simple change control process necessary for agile projects?
Why do requirements change?.................
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Explain the phases of software project.

Lastest answer: The different phases of software projects are follows:..............
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Explain the popular Software development life cycle models.

Lastest answer: Waterfall model, Spiral Model, Build and fix model, Rapid Prototype Model,Incremental Model..............
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Define CAR and DAR.

Lastest answer: CAR – Casual analysis and resolution.............
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Define pareto principle or 80/20 principle.

Lastest answer: It is one way of tackling problem in management. It says 20% of the.............
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Describe each levels of CMMI

Lastest answer: At this level, there is no proven processes and has no stable environment in the organization. This type of organization.............
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What is Fish Bone Diagram? Or Explain Ishikawa Diagram.

Lastest answer: Fish Bone Diagram is also called Ishikawa Diagram or Cause and Effect Diagram.............
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What is Black box testing? What is White box testing? 

Lastest answer: White box testing is done to test the accuracy of logic and code of the program. It is done by programmers.............
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What is Unit testing? What is Assembly testing?What is Regression testing? What is System Testing?

Lastest answer: Unit testing, also called Component testing is performed by programmers to test that a specified unit of the program meets the expected output when a particular input is.............
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What is Six Sigma? Who forms the part of Six Sigma implementation team? 

Lastest answer: It is a methodology and set of tools for the measurement of process quality. It demonstrates that the business..............
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What are function points?

Lastest answer: FPA is a process to break system into discrete pieces.............
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Project Management Interview questions with answers - May 05, 2009 at 13:10 pm by Rajmeet Ghai

What is project management?
What is triple constraint triangle in project management?
How do you handle change request?
What are the CSFs in the Software project management?
What is DSS?

What is project management?

Project management is a combination of operations such as applying knowledge, skills, tools, techniques in a project followed by the deliverables of the project. As whole project management is managing time, cost and the scope of a project.

-Generally the project management is the part of internal oganistional functions.
-To perform all the tasks in the project execution we need an organitional structure which will strategise the project execution & implementation.
-To carry out the project succesfully one must have a clearly defined goals & objectives.
-There are several tools available for the successful project management in the market.Most common names can be coined as PERT , CPM , MS_PROJECT , GANNT CHART etc.
-The WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) is very important in the context of project management .
-The project management characteristics are complex,unique,involves high risk,constrained by time & cost.
-The project management is very much resource intensive.
-Ultimately , the successeful project depends on the manger's efficiency, effectivity & performing standard of the core manegerial activities , i.e. planning , organizing , staffing , Directing , controlling & cordinating.

What is triple constraint triangle in project management?

Project cost, schedule and scope are depicted as a project management triangle. The triangle is formed by customer as the center point and the three aspects form the sides of triangle. In order to gain customer satisfaction, the project management team should deliver scope in propose schedule and cost. In case any leg is gets disturbed, the other two legs gets affected. For example, if the customer increases the scope, then the other two legs-schedule and cost- get affected a lot.

How do you handle change request?

The impact analysis document preparation followed by re-estimation is the process of handling change request. For example, a table of customer is available in the on going project. The customer also wants the addresses to assign to the project. For that a change request is raised and then an impact analysis of the same is performed. The estimation and the financial aspect of the project are known to the client. The implementation of this change request is continued by either by signing off the client or by agreement of the upper management.

What are the CSFs in the Software project management ?

The CSFs (critical success factors) for a successful software project management are listed blow:

-Change management is very essential.
-Leadership & motivating employees for giving direction.
-Team Orientation is crucial.
-Cultural & ethnic diversity is also needed for maintaing a cordial environment.As different companies around the world is having the EEo(equal employability opportunity) foe their employees.
-The cost evaluation must be done diligently in the given time frame.
-Lucidity in communication is very essential.

What is DSS?

-DSS is the acronym stands for decision support system.
-DSS is used vastly in the enterprise applications , mainly MIS & ERP based SYSTEMS.
-DSS provides automation & stabilty in the decision making process of the organisation .
-DSS is of two types , i.e. structured & unstructured.
-DSS connects many flow charts in organisational process.
-DSS is used profoundly by the top level management for STRATEGY formulation & planning.
-DSS integrates many business logics with the organisational operational functions.
-DSS can be formulated & built statistically or stochastically.

Project Management Interview questions with answers - August 11, 2008 at 13:10 pm by Rajmeet Ghai
Software Testing Interview

Explain the PDCA cycle.
What are white-box, black-box and gray-box testing?
Explain the difference between Latent and Masked Defect.
What is Big-bang waterfall model?
What is configuration Management?

Testing Techniques Interview

What is Boundary value Analysis?
What is Equivalence Partitioning?
Explain Random testing.
What is Monkey testing?  

Software Process Interview

Explain Software Process.
What is Maturity level?
What is process area in CMMI?
Explain about tailoring.

CMMI Interview questions

What are staged and continuous models in CMMI?
Explain capability levels in continuous representation.
What is SCAMPI process?
What is the importance of PII in SCAMPI?

Six Sigma Interview questions

What are the different kinds of variations used in SIX Sigma?

Automated Testing Questions

Explain how to perform load-testing.
What is Table-Driven testing?

Testing Estimation Interview 

What is TPA Analysis?
Explain function points.
Explain the concept of Application Boundary

When do you do load and performance Testing?

Web applications that involve a number of concurrent users. E.g. Shopping carts...............  

What are the types of Bottlenecks in Performance testing?

The biggest bottleneck in performance testing is that it requires well experienced man power.............  

What type of security testing you performed?

A very common task in security testing is trying to attack the system. This helps in finding out how vulnerable.............  

What are the most important steps you would recommend for securing a new web server?

Minimize rights, Update permissions, Delete default data and scripts.............

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Project Management interview questions and answers

What is triple constraint triangle in project management?
- It is the balance of the project’s scope, schedule and cost. It is also called as Dempster’s triangle.

What is a fish bone diagram?
Fishbone diagrams also called as Ishikawa diagrams (or cause-and-effect diagrams) show the reasons behind a certain event. In project management, this tool is used in Quality Management & Risk Management processes.

What is 80/20 principle?
- 80/20 principle is also called as Pareto's principle.
- It believes that 20% os tasks consume 80% energy for e.g. - 20% tasks in development consume 80% time, 20% of project personnel perform 80% task etc.

Raju 12-6-2011 06:06 AM

Project Management interview questions and answers

Differentiate between SITP and UTP in testing?
SITP - System Integration Test Plan - This test is performed in an integrated mode usually by the testing team.
UTP - Unit Test Plan - This test plan is performed at the smallest level or in a stand alone mode. It is usually performed by the developers.

What is CMMI?
- CMMI stands for Capability Maturity Model Integration.
- It is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements for effective process improvement.

What are the five levels in CMMI?
In case of development CMMI ratings are awarded from 2 to 5.

- Level 2 - Managed
- Level 3 - Defined
- Level 4 - Quantitatively Managed
- Level 5- Optimizing

Richa 12-6-2011 06:05 AM

Project Management interview questions and answers

What is SIX sigma?

- Six Sigma is a measure of quality that strives for near perfection.
- It is data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects.
- In order to achieve Six Sigma, a process must not produce more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities.

What is DMAIC and DMADV?
- DMAIC is a series of steps used to measure defects in business processes and improve profitability. The five steps are: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control.

- DMADV - This is also a series of steps to measure and analyse the defects and produce better. The steps here are: Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify.

Shweta 12-6-2011 06:04 AM


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