• 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 ...
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    OKRs: Working with Purpose

    Objectives and Key Results align product organizations with customer and business goals, empower product managers to say no, and make plans visible to the entire organization. In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy Objectives and Key Results OKRs were brought to Google by John Doerr as a way to align the organzation’s activities, introduce discipline ...
  • The Product Managers Handbook

    Being a product manager

    Product management core competencies include entrepreneurial thinking, strong leadership at all levels, and a holistic view to the product and its market. Product managers play in both the inception and execution segments of the innovation cycle. The Product Manager’s Handbook by Linda Gorchels In The Product Manager’s Handbook Linda Gorchels presents a three-part framework for thinking about product management. The first part of the book ...
  • Platform Ecosystems

    Platform Architecture

    Use partitioning and system integration to build effective platform architecture. Platform architectures should be simple, resilient, maintainable, and evolvable. Platform Ecosystems: Aligning Architecture, Governance, and Strategy by Amrit Tiwana Amrit Tiwana discusses platform attributes as well as design patterns and risks in Platform Ecosystems: Aligning Architecture, Governance, and Strategy. He uses cities as a metaphor for well functioning platform architectures and describes how complexity erodes ...
  • Well Designed book

    Product Leaders on Product Management

    Author Jon Kolko includes interviews with six product leaders who give their perspective on design and product management. The interviews are a treasure trove of opinions and insight on product design, development, and management from people who have built great products. Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love by Jon Kolko Joe Gebbia, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Airbnb (@jjgebbia) The best ...
  • User Story Mapping

    Product Backlogs and User Stories

    Focus on outcomes to align your backlog with business priorities and create high impact releases. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product author Jeff Patton Author Jeff Patton walks through the details of creating shared understanding among the product team and managing a backlog focused on business outcomes and changing the world. The bulk of the book is a detailed walkthrough ...
  • User Story Mapping

    User Story Mapping

    User stories are meant to develop a shared understanding among a product development team. The goal of a product team is to change the world, not gather requirements. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product by Jeff Patton User Story Mapping is a fantastic book that discusses the realities of product development and takes a refreshingly human perspective ...
  • Managing product management by Steven Haines

    Managing Product Management

    Product Management is a key job function in all product and service organizations. However, the lack of standardization and planning with respect to product management is a barrier to high performance product teams. Keys to building effective teams include organizational retrospectives, identification of job competencies, and an overall maturity model for the role. Managing Product Management: Empowering Your Organization to Produce Competitive ...