• 42 Rules of Product Management

    42 Rules of Product Management

    42 rules to live by for product managers. Great insights and product principles for being a great product manager and making better products. 42 Rules of Product Management  edited by Brian Lawley This book is packed with great advice, product patterns, and anti-patterns. The rules are brief and written by different authors. Each encapsulates a key principle of effective product management. There ...
  • Take charge product management by Greg Geracie

    Take Charge Product Management

    Collect information and work with your cross-functional partners to be an effective product manager. Your company will rely on you to be the most knowledgeable about your product so never take your eye off the market and establish an objective framework to guide your decisions. Take Charge Product Management by Greg Geracie You won’t find these two sentences in any books ...
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    Building Insanely Great Products

    To build great products, design the whole product, including the first experience, the subsequent customer journey, pricing, support, and go to market activities. Building Insanely Great Products by David Fradin This is a short book of rapid-fire advice snippets interspersed with a variety of anecdotes from Fradin’s career. Fradin races through a lot of concepts and briefly covers topics like pricing, go ...
  • The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen

    The Lean Product Process

    Create and validate your hypotheses about your target market and their unmet needs and then do the same with your value proposition, feature set, and user experience. Use the build-measure-learn loop to refine your hypotheses. The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen The Lean Product Playbook covers the entire Lean product development process: finding your target market, creating your value proposition, ...
  • PM Interview Questions by Lewis Lin

    Product Manager Interview Questions

    PM Interview Questions: Over 160 Problems and Solutions for Product Management Interview Questions by Lewis Lin The product management interview is hard. Recognizing that hiring managers are asking candidates to “show me, don’t tell me”, Lin’s mission is to prepare product managers for the astonishing array of questions which can come up during a product management interview. It’s no longer enough ...
  • Making Users Awesome

    Creating an expertise path for your users

    Once you’ve identified the broader, compelling context within which your product lives, map the expertise path that users must take within that context. There will be a “suck zone” between novices and experts that you will need motivate and help your users navigate. Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra  The second half of this book deals with understanding the stages of expertise ...
  • Making Users Awesome book

    Making Users Awesome

    Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra Don’t make an awesome product. Make users awesome. Find the larger context your product contributes to and help users become awesome in that context. Expertise and the broader context of your product are key themes in this great book. Kathy Sierra encourages us to switch our view of products. You’re not just making a ...
  • Product Managers Handbook

    Upstream and Downstream Product Management

    The Product Manager’s Handbook by Linda Gorchels Upstream product management focuses on roadmaps, innovation, and the “fuzzy front end”. Downstream product management contributes on-going lifecycle management and product growth. The role of a product manager The Product Manager’s Handbook by Linda Gorchels covers planning and execution phases of the product development lifecycle. Gorchels also includes a set of competencies for the ...