Three Product Management Interview Questions You Must Be Able To Answer

Interview questions for Product Managers are a perennial favorite, and now that I’m interviewing for a new PM I figured it was time to share my favorites, too.

Hint: If you’re interviewing with me any time soon, READ THIS POST. But don’t copy my answers; that’s just lame.


“My favorite product is Masterpiece Optimus Prime, and here’s why…”

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Interview: 7 Questions With… Saeed Khan

Today, we have another great conversation in our continuing series of one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

This time, we’re talking with Saeed Khan of On Product Management. Saeed has worked in startups and public companies, both in Toronto and Silicon Valley, in roles ranging from individual contributor to Vice President of Product Management.

And he understands the potent combination of Legos and Star Wars, so you know he’s good people.


Image source: Inside Sugab’s Brain

What’s the best career advice Saeed received early? And what’s he find distasteful about “Agile product management”? Read on…

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Sorry, Product Managers: We Do Actually Own The Dysfunctions Of Other Teams

When we talk about the “product manager”, the emphasis always seems to be on the “product” part — which, okay, isn’t really a surprise, since we’re managing products.

However, we’re doing ourselves and our companies a disservice if that’s all we’re doing.


Kilowog explains the importance of being a hardcore product manager.
Image source: Comic Book Resources

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Interview: 7 Questions With… Carl Knibbs

Today, we have another great conversation in our continuing series of one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

This time, we’re talking with Carl Knibbs, a London-based Product Director and co-founder of Lovemoney.com. Who happens to share my love for the British drama Being Human.


The cast of Being Human, or what the PM team looks like at the end of the day?

What’s the single biggest mistake Product Managers make on the job? And what has working for the BBC taught him? Read on…

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Product Manager Interviews: David Hudson

Today, we have another great conversation in our continuing series of one-on-one interviews with product management professionals. This time, we’re talking with David Hudson, Senior Director of Product Management/Product Strategy at CrownPeak Technology.

In this role, David develops and drives the product vision by unifying product strategy and execution with input and insight from the market, clients, and industry.

Prior to CrownPeak, David worked as a leader in the Information Architecture and User Experience disciplines, first at the pioneering web firm W3-design, later with USWeb/CKS, and finally at marchFIRST. David continues to guest lecture on IA, usability, and content management as part of the information science curriculum at UCLA.

What inspired David to jump from IA to product management? And if he won the lottery tomorrow, how would he spend his millions? Let’s find out…

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