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portfolio management: Interviewee Needed

I am a graduate student pursuing Project Management. For this term, I am enrolled in Managing Multiple Projects and we have been tasked with connecting to and interviewing a senior project manager in this field. Would it be possible to use you to assist with answering my interview questions? It would be great to understand your perspective and learn from your knowledge! Thank you in advance! Please feel free to inbox me!

Here are the questions below:

What industry do you work in?

How many years of experience do you have in this industry?

What is your current/most recent position?

What responsibilities do you hold in that position?

What pressures do you face in your current position?

Do you value portfolio, program and project management? Why or why not?

Does your organization value portfolio, program and project management? Why or why not?

How was program/portfolio management introduced to your organization?

What made program/portfolio management attractive to your organization? Was it the business aspect?

What results has portfolio/program management produced for your organization?

What recommendations, if any, do you have for future program/portfolio managers in terms of results to expect?

How is portfolio management used within your organization?

What processes of portfolio management do you use?

What improvements would you make to the processes?

What recommendations, if any, do you have for future portfolio managers in terms of processes?

How is program management used in your organization?

What model is used?

How effective is this model?

What recommendations, if any, do you have for future program managers in terms of models?

How would you rate your program management performance?

What recommendations, if any, do you have for future program managers in terms of performance?

What are core competencies necessary to be an effective program manager today?

What recommendations, if any, do you have for future program managers in terms of competencies?

Does your company have a project management office? If so, how effective is it? How do they measure success? What are their challenges and how are they being addressed?

What recommendations, if any, do you have for future program managers in terms of the PMO?

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