The section will discuss the top delivery management interview questions. It will help us to have a background of the following questions an interviewer may ask.
Introduction of Delivery Management Interview Questions
A delivery management job is one of the most important roles in project management. It is a role that can make or break the project. The interview for this type of position will be more about how you perform as an individual rather than how well you work in a team. This makes it different from other positions.
Here are some of the top questions we expect to be asked in the delivery management job interview. Also, we will answer these questions.
1. Why Do You Want To Work In This Role?
This is one of the most common interview questions. The interviewer will ask this question to find out why you want to work in this role, what motivates you and what you expect from a job in this position.
You need to be able to answer this question in a way that shows you are motivated, determined, and have a positive attitude towards your work. The best way to do that is by giving examples of past jobs where you displayed these attributes and how they helped move the project forward. Also, show that you have experience with the technical skills required for the position, such as managing projects and setting up delivery pipelines.
2. What Is Your Preferred Delivery Method?
The interviewer will ask this question to understand how you approach project delivery. This is important because it gives an insight into how well your skills will fit into the company’s culture, as well as how well you will be able to manage different types of people and teams who work on the project. There are five delivery methods that you should be familiar with:
This is a process where each phase of the project has a defined deliverable that needs to be completed before moving on to the next phase. It is good for companies with fixed deadlines who require a lot of planning.
With this method, there isn’t one definitive set of deliverables or phases for each phase of the project. Instead, it focuses on continuously updating plans and delivering the most important features first.
This method begins with small iterations like the adaptive method (the smallest being mini-iterations). But then grows into iterations that last from 2 weeks to several months depending on the project’s requirements.
This method is broken down into small time-boxed iterations similar to the iterative method. But unlike the iterative method, it focuses on a collaborative team environment that emphasizes communication and decision-making.
This is a very popular delivery method among startups and agile software development environments. It is very similar to the agile method but with a couple of key differences. It uses a Scrum Master role instead of a project manager and it focuses more on creating a shorter product backlog on a smaller time frame than the agile method.
3. What Is Your Preferred Project Management Tool?
This question is to determine your level of familiarity with project management tools. The interviewer will also be looking for any specific tools you are interested in using for the project.
The most popular project management tools are JIRA, Trello, Asana, Project, Basecamp, Pivotal Tracker, and Rally. A good answer should include at least one or two of these tools.
4. What Is Your Preferred Project Management Style?
This question is to understand how you manage projects. Also, on how well you can manage different types of people who work on the project. As well as manage your own time. There are six project management styles:
- Adhocracy and Autocratic
Some businesses find that certain projects or employees fit better into one type of management style over others. You should be familiar with all six styles before answering this question.