Often considered the "CEO" of their product area, product managers oversee the strategy, production, and implementation of a particular product. Because product management teams include members from different backgrounds such as engineering, design, and data design, product managers must have strong communication skills and excel in cross-functional work environments. Expect to answer questions about your management abilities, prioritization skills, and experience working in product. Though not required, technical backgrounds are advantageous particularly when applying for roles at tech companies.
Design a better toothpaste tube1 Answer
I nailed this by BS'ing about this or that. Typical product development stuff: who's the user? what are the unmet needs? What are the challenges of use? Then brainstorming different product solutions, different mechanisms, different iterations, etc. Competitive benchmarking with existing solutions. The interviewer kept asking me what more, what else, and kept pushing. They want to see when you're exhausted I guess. The key is to keep them involved and keep brainstorming. If I were do it over, I'd whiteboard this part out and fill the whiteboard with a structure for attacking this design problem and then populate the possible thoughts/solutions.