• User Story Mapping
    7
    Jan

    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 ...
  • Managing product management by Steven Haines
    1
    Dec

    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 ...
  • Platform Ecosystems by Amrit Tiwana
    11
    Nov

    What are software platforms?

    Software platforms have a unique lifecycle which charts their evolution and growth. Network effects, multi-sidedness, governance, and architecture separate platforms from stand-alone products and play a key role in determining platform success. Platform Ecosystems: Aligning Architecture, Governance, and Strategy by Amrit Tiwana   Platform Ecosystems describes the dynamics that govern platform evolution and how its applications contribute to its growth. Platform management strategies must ...
  • Agile Excellence by Greg CohenAgile Excellence by Greg Cohen
    3
    Nov

    Agile Excellence

    Agile software development methods can flatten the software development cost curve by providing early and frequent feedback from all stakeholders. To be successful with Agile requires the choosing the right tools for your environment, strong team relationships, and good communication. Agile Excellence for Product Managers: A Guide to Creating Winning Products with Agile Development Teams by Greg Cohen   Agile Excellence is ...
  • 24
    Aug

    Requirements and Hypotheses

    Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf with Josh Seiden Many product teams manage their work by using requirements. Requirements are written by a single team member, most often a product manager. The problems with this approach are: 1) requirements are guesses masquerading as certainty; and 2) when a requirement is written by one person and ...
  • Lean UX
    16
    Aug

    A better way to build products

    Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf with Josh Seiden   Lean UX identifies the lack of objectivity as one of the fundamental causes of product failures. A subjective approach results in a closing off customer discovery and relies on individual opinion. Many companies and products serve as clear warnings as to why this approach does ...
  • Thinking With Data
    9
    Aug

    Thinking with Data

    To be successful with data projects requires telling a captivating story at the beginning and concluding with actionable insights. Understanding goals, outcomes and narrative structure are key skills. Thinking with Data: How to Turn Information into Insights by Max Shron   Although Thinking with Data is about data science, the approach author Max Shron provides has many parallels and applicable ideas for ...
  • 1
    Aug

    Making it Right

    Making It Right: Product Management For A Startup World by Rian van der Merwe This is a great, compact overview of product management. van der Merwe divides the book into three sections: product management roles and responsibilities, product planning, and execution. This is one of the few books that discusses product roadmaps at length. van der Merwe includes a lot ...