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Interview Practical Exercise

Last post 02:13 am May 7, 2016 by Ramakrishnan Subramanian
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06:26 am April 9, 2016

I have an interview coming this week and they have set a hypothetical practical exercise where one of their clients is experiencing a problem with their app and for the candidate to present a suitable solution to improve user experience given various technical constraints. I'm wondering how the problem could be approached - tools, exercises, deliverables, check-lists, etc.

Ordinarily I would list and prioritize the biggest pain points and business risks and then work with the team to brainstorm possible solutions and work through each to determine our collective, best approach. From there I'd work through technical feasibility and implementation which would naturally initiate development once we are all happy to go ahead. I think it's safe to say that they are looking for more rigour in the approach and I'm wondering what they may be looking for.

Any help would be much appreciated!

02:13 am May 7, 2016


The interview could be subjective ( where people might expect a right answer as per their expectations) - but i would consider adding an approach where one of the interviewer's volunteers as a client where you effectively whiteboard challenges with the product, build a product backlog as a starting point

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