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A product manager is responsible for identifying customer needs and the larger business objectives that the product should working towards. They generally spend their time collecting, analysis and prioritising customer needs as well as working on the larger features/updates that'll push the product forward. Product manager roles require strong organisational and prioritisation skills as well as a deeper understanding of what customers and competitors/ the wider market is doing.

Product manager responsibilities

  • Understanding and representing user needs in product changes
  • Monitoring the market and developing competitive analyses
  • Defining the product roadmap and overall vision for the product
  • Aligning stakeholders and the wider organisation around the vision for the product
  • Prioritising product features and bug fixes

What skills should you be looking for?

Project management
Product development
Product passion
Problem solving
Question 1

The dev team has been working towards the big release of a new tool. The planned release date is end of day tomorrow, but there are a number of bugs in it. What would you do?

Project management
Product development
Question 2

How would you go about designing a ride-sharing app for blind people?

(We're interested in the process and your approach, not features)

Product development
Product passion
Question 3

One of the teams has had an awesome idea for a big new feature but you're concerned that it might impact users negatively.

Outline briefly how you might go about deciding whether to build it or not.

Product development
Question 4

Imagine the Customer Success Team come to you with a list of bugs to solve today. What pieces of information would you need to help you prioritise and how would you weigh them against the current features we are building in a sprint?

Question 5

What digital product do you use regularly and love? What problem(s) does it solve and why is it awesome?

Product passion
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