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1. What was the biggest or most challenging project you managed?

The most challenging project I was involved in ERP Project, i have done for XYZ Ltd. I was managing the project from start to deplyment of this project as a project manager. There were four project lead, eight team lead and 50 programmer in my team. In total, I managed 52 project team members during this project. The most challenging part of the project was meeting the deadlines. Because, several other projects were dependent on my project. Any delay in my project was causing delays on the rest of the project. For instance, a one-day delay in my project was causing 50 tester, BA, quality tester to wait for our work to be completed. And the cost of one-day delay was around $10,000. This was causing a big pressure in executive management of the company and therefore it was a big challenge for me as well.

2. How do you monitor projects whether it is going on track?

After I completed the initial project planning, I take a baseline. I use this baseline to compare the progress of the project and actual values against the baseline. Each week or in every two weeks, I forecast the duration and cost of remaining project activities with my team to determine whether the negotiated deadline and budget will be met. I use Microsoft Excel to keep track of issue log. I assign an open issue to a project resource or any external resource in project issue log. I set a deadline for the issue and I follow the issue until it is resolved. I use Microsoft Project for creating project plan. When I am using Microsoft Project, I compare the actual values of the tasks with the baseline values. This helps me to see whether a task is on track, behind schedule or ahead of schedule. I report these tasks to the assignees each week or more frequently if they are urgent.

3. How do you motivate project team?

After I create the project baseline, I mark the milestones of the project. Then, I send this project plan to all project team members. Whenever we pass a milestone successfully, I organize an event to celebrate this. Moreover, if a project team member over performed during the project, I send a special email to his manager to appreciate his efforts.

4. How do you deal with gold plating in your project?

When I am assigning a task to a project team member, I clearly define the KPIs, requirements and scope of the task. Then, I work closely with the technical leaders of the project whether the project team member is doing gold plating. Developer was a skilled and motivated resource. I had to speak with him but not demotivate him. I called him for a coffee in a break. First, I appreciated his efforts in the project. Then, I explained him what the gold plating is. After that, I have expressed him that, we have a project scope to finish first and we have to deliver what is required first

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