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Stakeholder Management

Can you describe a time when you had to convince someone or a team to adopt your idea?

What does it assess?

These types of questions are very common in product manager interviews. It assesses the crucial responsibility of a PM - leading and influencing others.

How to answer it?

These tactics can help you out. If you can't remember any specific tactics, try to think back to times when you've influenced others and consider what worked for you or what worked on you.

  • Using data to support your conclusion: By presenting evidence and facts to support your idea, you can increase the chances that others will be convinced.
  • Start with a small group of supporters, you can build momentum and influence others more effectively.
  • Create a safe space for others to share their thoughts and feelings, which can increase their trust in you and make them more receptive to your idea
  • Gradually influence others to accept your idea. Example: Shared understanding, common goal, common framework.