One exercise to improve at product job interviews

Building your product muscle, one hour at a time

I usually don’t write much about breaking into product management — I believe that there are others who have more valuable insights to share than I do, and I therefore focus my writing on what I have learned while working as a product manager and product leader. Whenever I do share advice for people wanting to break into product, it’s only because I have a perspective or idea that I consider reasonably unique. Today, I want to share one exercise to get better at product management job interviews.

  • Identify the customer
  • Report the customer needs
  • Cut by prioritizing
  • List potential solutions
  • Evaluate tradeoffs
  • Summarize your recommendation

Experienced product leader, previously at 8fit, Yammer, BCG. Currently working on something new.