When we are talking about the goals in the product sense questions, I have seen material and mock interviews take 2 approaches,
- Tie the goal to the mission and keep it very macro level for e.g. connect as many doctors to patients , or apartment hunters to landlords, volunteers to non-profits etc. and
- define a metrics such as total # of transactions connecting doctors and patients, or total # of apartments found etc.
Which one is a better approach? Also, does defining a metric such early on increase the risk of pigeon holing the entire response on that metric?