Tell us about a time when you missed a significant deadline
Tell us about a time when you missed a deadline.
Let's discuss a time when you missed a significant deadline.
If you answer something like "You never missed a deadline". Most interviewers will immediately conclude you are not experienced and may also feel you are lying.
Approach - It is absolutely necessary to accept that you have missed a deadline and give reasons how you resolved and what you learned from it. This will demonstrate your experience.
You could say in one of the first projects earlier in your career you missed an important deadline and made the boss very upset. It was a great learning experience and after doing some introspection, you realized, you could have done better planning, prioritization and communication. Now, you use special tools, processes and methods to address these issues. Now your team, colleagues and management are always up to date so no surprises arise on meeting deadlines.
Below are few things you may emphasize on in your response...
Better Status reporting