Product Manager take-home assignment

Nov 11, 2019 10 Comments

I‘ve been asked to complete a take home assignment for an Associate Product Manager opportunity with a game studio. I really want to get this right. I’ve never completed one before. What can I expect?

TC: 86k (yeah, I know, peanuts)

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  • Microsoft
    muleking

    Microsoft

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    mulekingmore
    “Take hone assignment” is that what they are calling free labor these days
    Nov 11, 2019 2
    • There is some truth to this statement
      Nov 11, 2019
    • Bank of America RLPK44
      OP
      I just want to get it right. Not trying to start an argument. 😅
      Nov 11, 2019
  • Microsoft / Product SerialPoop
    A lot of the APM programs are doing it. I just finished mine. Usually pretty general. Expect some sort of a big problem that will take ~15 slides to finish.

    Slide 1-6 market, industry, business competency
    Slide 7-10 ideation and coming up with a product idea
    10-13 implementation
    14-15 numbers + risk and mitigation

    They might give you some structure or might not. Maybe come back when you have the assignment? I also had to do some UI mocks for it and that was a beetch
    Nov 11, 2019 0
  • Hey ya gotta start somewhere. What's the hw?
    Nov 11, 2019 2
    • Bank of America RLPK44
      OP
      I have a call tomorrow with the recruiter and after that they said they would release the assignment. Honestly have no idea what the assignment is about.
      Nov 11, 2019
    • They will want to see how you approach a specific problem -- definitely related to the team/department you'll be under
      Nov 11, 2019
  • Tesla cgjax
    Pocket games?
    Nov 12, 2019 0
  • New zacmtl
    had a take home split into a data analysis problem and a feature design question
    Nov 11, 2019 0
  • Neurocrine hst36b
    Maybe expect a small dataset in Excel and a problem statement. You will have to come up with strategy for the product based on the information you have and making assumptions for the info you don't have. Make sure to state assumptions clearly, have an easy to follow flow to your presentation, and insights from the data that drive your answer to the problem statement.
    Nov 11, 2019 0

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