• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Platform Ecosystems by Amrit Tiwana

    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

    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 ...
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    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

    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 not ...