“A great product manager is both trusting and trustworthy.
She knows the difference between trust and blind faith, and invests in building a working environment where people have each others’ backs.
She sets an example with her own behavior and works from the assumption that people have good intentions. She listens and always strives to understand others’ context, point of view and perspective.”
An interview is always a challenge.
It’s far from a perfect solution but in many cases, it’s the only option you have in order to decide if a person will be a good fit to your needs.
In some roles you will need more technical skills and in some it will be more about the leadership and strategic thinking.
The main aspects you wish to have in a product manager for a technology company:
- Intellectual ability
- Great Communication skills
- Culture Fit
- Deep understanding of what users want
- Strategic thinking
- Analytical capabilities
- Technical knowledge
- Entrepreneur at heart
Below are some ideas for questions that will help you identify if the person have some of these aspects. It’s still “work in progress” so if you find something ‘funny’ please let me know.Continue reading