The Most Important Question in Your Product Manager Interview

4 min readDec 13, 2022

I’ve given maybe a hundred interviews at this point, for varying levels of candidates in product management and software development. Rookie numbers compared to some, but enough to know what I’m looking for.

I’ve had colleagues and peers ask how to structure an interview, and most importantly, how to truly assess a potential hire’s knowledge and capabilities. The thing I always come back to is the system design.

What is a system design question?


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