I am a developer interviewing a potential product owner. What questions should I ask?

I am a developer interviewing a potential product owner. What questions should I ask?

Previous experience in developing a product and how exactly there were involved:

  • Wireframing
  • UX
  • UI
  • Languages decided to be used
  • Customer Journeys
  • Customer Feedback
  • Development approach as Ian Douglas mentioned

Seek to understand their specific involvement and see how well they understood their product and whether they were the person deeply involved in these things or happened to be the person next to the ‘main guy’/‘product owner’.

Any track record of success

Then it’s a case of providing a case study/situation in which you could seek to discover their ability to deal with complex technical issues/feature builds on the spot.

Then it’s a case of measuring their qualitative skills as well:

  • Communication style
  • Lucidity and Logic under pressure

And so on

I hope this helps!

transcribed from potential product owner questions