1. Who are product managers?
– A product manager acts as a point of contact between the hardware, software and the design
teams. He/she is involved with the designing, developing and managing activities from product
definition & planning to production and release. A product manager is influential in developing
the product strategy and roadmap. A product manager is also responsible for assessing the
business impact of the product and the user accessibility.
2. What does product manager do each day? – Mrunmai ma’am
– A product manager needs to understand the business needs, what sells in the market and
therefore a product manager work to achieve the aspect.
– They work with SCRUM setup.
– Put roadmap for the product into place
– Starts from knowing what is needed.
– Needs to understand the broader aspect and zoom into and explain teams on the tasks to be
– At the management level, a product manager helps in planning and road mapping.
– Manager has to work with the ideation, development, plan for the backlog. User study
approval and monitor the progress of the product.
– Support and report the development.
3. What are the educational requirements to become a product manager? Is MBA a
necessity for pursuing this career domain? Mrunmai ma’am
– There are perceptions that an MBA is necessary, but for any job today its not the education
it’s the skillset
– Communication, technology understanding is necessary that is involved in the product.
– Skillset to understand the design and the end user.
– Data analysis and making decision using data is important.
4. How to be a best product manager?
– To become the best at anything, you need to have a lot of passion for the profession. Along with
passion you will need strong communication skills and an understanding about different software
development methods and be familiar with the terminologies.
– A good product manager should be able to assess the financial viability of the product and the
market reach of a product. He/she should possess the knack of knowing what the customers want.
– Analytical thinking is also a crucial skill needed to become a product manager.
5. Is product manager’s job done after product launch? – Shree sir
– After the product launch, the product manager is responsible for monitoring the progress of the
product and analyse the data to understand the customer behaviour with regards to the product
such as user engagement, popularity etc. The product manager is also responsible for providing
post-launch support for the product.
6. How does a product evolve over time after its release? – Shree sir
– Products evolve overtime in terms of features, quality, user interface etc over time.
7. How do you deal with technical problems? -Mrunmai ma’am
8. What is the most exciting product you have worked on? – both
9. What is the future outlook of product management? – both
10. How to do exceptionally well into product manager/product owner interviews? – Shree sir