For our marketing class assignment, we are required to submit a marketing plan for the launch of a new product. We will be visiting a company's General Manager, Marketing to gain insight. We are a group of 5. We are allowed half an hour with him. In this limited time frame what questions should we ask in order to facilitate our inventing a new product and developing a marketing plan accordingly?

How did you define your target audience? What factors made you select that target audience? How did you define your "word-picture?" What were your initial goals for the product, and, how did those goals change, if at all, through the development cycle? How did you formulate your product's competitive advantage? What were the obstacles to market entry and how did you overcome them?