Product Manager Written Assessment
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Please go through the assessment below and the questions, we are only looking for a high level snapshot. This assessment should not take longer than half a day.
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#1 Can you design and integrate a wallet into XYZ which enables its user and customers to pay monthly bills?
#2 Suggest a new payment platform which can seamlessly integrate into the XYZ’s CRM –can you build a simple high-level platform?
#3 Can you suggest web-accessibility features for disabled to integrate into the XYZ platform and how would you design it
#4 Can you explore the XYZ platform and list the features which you a) Dislike b) Needs improvement c) An absolute No; Design few mocks with your suggestions.
#5 Can you list the metrics you would like to look at as a Product Manager to continuously improve the XYZ platform –Suggest the Business Intelligence metrics, tools and the data points that should be considered.
#6 As a product manager if you would like to define user roles / change privacy settings for the XYZ App in a B-B-C setting (which is the current business model) how would you do that. Please share flow charts, mocks etc to illustrate.
#7 What is your favorite SAAS company? Can you create a mockup of an ideal SAAS platform MVP ?
I was introduced to this company and their product just this week. I really only know what I learned from browsing the marketing materials and watching a video from the founder. (I replaced their platform's name with XYZ)
I figured #1
was just trying to trick you with wording. Rather than dive in and start making recommendations, you're supposed kickback questions and ensure there is a business justification, existing demand from customers and well defined goals (or to see if you use some kind of framework, like CIRCLES etc). After reading some of the other questions, not sure that assumption was correct. If you are literally asking if I can learn your platform and design that feature in under 4 hours then no. No I cannot.
. What? How could I possibly know what would "seamlessly integrate" into your system? Been PM long enough to know that nothing is seamless. The only people who use the word "seamless" are the ones trying to sell you their solution. Even if I did know XYZ's integration requirements, it would take me at least a "half a day" to start researching the top payment platforms out there and what their integration options are. And the second half...can I build
it? Me? Are you expecting me to deliver code? No. No, I can not build it. #3,4,5
are totally fair and much closer to what I am used to from these things. If it were just these 3, no problem. #6
First, I think you mean B2C not B-B-C. Second, not sure how I could possibly distill this into a high level snapshot that is still meaningful in anyway. I have zero knowledge of your existing system so no way of knowing how this would fit into or change existing workflows. So you want me to deliver wireframes of a standalone
"user role management" app? How trivial. Is this re-invention of the wheel even necessary? You think you're going to come up with a revolutionary way to turn a regular user into a moderator that will lead your drive to $1 Billion dollar valuation? Every CMS on earth has a decent user management page. I have, in the past, literally gone to Ghost's user management system, changed a few key labels using the web inspector, took a screenshot and then wrote the requirements. There's your wireframe. #7
Starts out ok and then back to the bullshit with... "Can you create a mockup of an ideal SAAS platform MVP ?" WTF is an "ideal SAAS platform" you mean one that is potentially profitable and wouldn't have too many competitors? Yes, I'm sitting on a stack of potentially lucrative SAAS business plans. Let me just peel one off, throw together some mockups and hand that valuable IP over to you in under 4 hours. Want me to draw up a VC pitch deck while I'm at it?
That's not even mentioning the grammar errors scatter throughout.
Sorry for the rant. I just started typing, blacked out and when I came to, there was a wall of bitter text.