25 must-read product management articles

Roadmunk

I’m constantly consuming articles on product management, product culture, startups and entrepreneurship to bolster my career as a product person and leader. This list is not the be all end all; there are countless ‘must-read’ articles for PMs.

Minimums Article Posted

Johanna Rothman

My most recent article on the Gurock blog might help you think about what it would take you to move from Big Idea to some form of minimum. The post Minimums Article Posted appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Interesting article from the Nielsen Norman Group, focused on detailing what Brutalism and Antidesign movements are about, and how they impact the product experience and how users consume information. Article hailing from WebDesignerDepot, focused on something very important: accessibility.

33 Amazing Articles Every Product Manager Must Read

Hutwork

Magazine reports that most CEOs read at least a book a week, and this doesn’t include blogs, articles, podcasts, and videos they devour, too. Regardless, the following articles are a must-read for anyone concerned with rolling out the best product in each iteration. Here are the top 33 most amazing product management articles in no specific order. This insightful article from McKinsey & Company talks about today’s product manager evolving into a mini-CEO.

The Product Cloud: An Integrated Toolchain Transforming Product Management

video tutorials, links to knowledge base articles or other help content, and step-by-step walkthroughs that take users through specific tasks. THE PRODUCT CLOUD Learn how a new integrated tool chain is. reshaping digital product management. WWW.PRODUCTCLOUD.IO

Product Managers: Your peers say you should read these articles

ProductBoard

10 must-reads suggested by successful product managers The most successful people read. In fact, many influential entrepreneurs and those looking to better their craft have a habit of reading on a daily basis. But reading that often is easier said than done. It’s not just the time it takes to read. Finding quality content takes time as well. We wanted to help you out. So we’ve asked some. Source. Ideas top-reads

The 15 Most-Loved UserTesting Articles from 2015

UserTesting

If you haven’t had a … The post The 15 Most-Loved UserTesting Articles from 2015 appeared first on UserTesting Blog. It’s been another great year here at the UserTesting blog, and we’ve been honored to have you join us! In celebration of everything we’ve learned together, we’d like to share our top content from 2015. CX Design Marketing Popular Product Research

24 Expert Articles and Resources for Product Managers

UserTesting

Whether you’re working on an early product at a young startup or you’re in charge of a well-established product at a more mature company, it’s your job to satisfy the needs … The post 24 Expert Articles and Resources for Product Managers appeared first on UserTesting Blog. If you’re a product manager, the pressure is on.

The 15 Most-Loved UserTesting Articles from 2015

UserTesting

If you haven’t had a … The post The 15 Most-Loved UserTesting Articles from 2015 appeared first on UserTesting Blog. It’s been another great year here at the UserTesting blog, and we’ve been honored to have you join us! In celebration of everything we’ve learned together, we’d like to share our top content from 2015. CX Design Marketing Popular Product Research

24 Expert Articles and Resources for Product Managers

UserTesting

Whether you’re working on an early product at a young startup or you’re in charge of a well-established product at a more mature company, it’s your job to satisfy the needs … The post 24 Expert Articles and Resources for Product Managers appeared first on UserTesting Blog. If you’re a product manager, the pressure is on.

Learn How to Build Successful Sales Partnerships in the New Issue of Pragmatic Marketer

Pragmatic Marketing

This issue features articles by Jim Ninivaggi of Brainshark , Rod Griffith of MarketReach and Adele Revella and Brock Flint of Buyer Persona Institute. Do you have an idea or are you interested in contributing an article? Contact us at PragmaticMarketing.com/submit-article

Understanding Customer Needs: Problem vs. Solution Space

280 Group

This is the first article in a three part series on navigating the Problem vs. Solution Space with a focus on understanding customer needs. Understanding Customer Needs “Well, we could…” I stopped myself quickly. I had fallen into the most common of traps.

Persuasion Tips: Have A Goal

PM Hardcore

This article is a follow-on to my overview article on persuasion tips for product managers.). And if you like this article, please share it, and subscribe to the site and my email newsletter. Understand and articulate what you’re trying to achieve.

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Five Tips for Product Managers to Get Executive Support

280 Group

This video and article cover five techniques for just that. If you are in Product Management, executive support for your plans can mean the difference between your product’s success and failure.

Product vs. Project Management

The Product Bistro

While there are article after article posted about the difference between the product manager role and the product marketing manager role, there is one more relevant comparison that ought to be made, how does a product manager differ from a project manager.

Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

PM Hardcore

At the end of this article, I provide a short bibliography of a few books and presentations on persuasion that have been very influential. I’ll list them below then expand on them in the next few articles on the blog. (I’ll The next article will answer that question!).

This Weird Research-Backed Goal Setting Hack Actually Works

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This article on goal setting was originally published in early 2016 but got such a great reader response that I decided to expand and update it along with adding the video below.

“Compact, Immediately Useful, and Enough Depth” – The First Review

PM Hardcore

I encourage to you visit Product Bistro , read the review , and check out some of Geoff’s other articles on product management and product marketing ! It’s exciting to see the first review of The Secret Product Manager Handbook !

What Do You Do When Someone “Steals” Your Amazing Idea?

Nir Eyal

An article written by Christopher Mele at the […]. The subject line read: “did you see this?” The message was from my editor Jen. Nir, I saw the headline on this story and thought it might be written by you—but no!” she wrote. Very weird.” I instantly clicked on the link she’d sent. It was uncanny! The post What Do You Do When Someone “Steals” Your Amazing Idea? appeared first on Nir and Far. Business Lessons Upgrading Yourself Life lessons

The Value of Networking

Product Manager in Heels

Evaluating the Value of a Network This Harvard Business Review article is a great framework for evaluating your network. It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know. Boston is a “small” city - everyone knows each other.

Storytelling For Product Managers – The TL;DR Version

PM Hardcore

In my last article , I covered a powerful storytelling technique in great detail. This article is the summary (the TL;DR ) version. Do you hem and haw when asked talk about one of your accomplishments? Do you stick to a “just the facts, ma’am” approach when telling a story?

Persuasion Tips: Pre-Handle Objections

PM Hardcore

(This is the third article in my Persuasion Tips series.). Pre-handling objections” is about showing empathy for your audience. You put yourself in your audience’s shoes, figure out what they’re going to be worried about, and make sure you have answers to some of those worries.

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Don’t Let Friendships Starve to Death: Use This Happiness Hack to Keep People Close

Nir Eyal

Several months ago, I wrote an article sharing a happiness hack my wife and I use to maintain and nourish close friendships. Here’s a SlideShare summary of the happiness hack article. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Quality Friendships Diagram You may also enjoy reading: Happiness Hack: This One Ritual Made Me Much Happier. The post Don’t Let Friendships Starve to Death: Use This Happiness Hack to Keep People Close appeared first on Nir and Far.

Techniques to Stimulate Innovation

Product Manager in Heels

Check out this article from Harvard Business Review. Innovation is an area that every product manager from every organization wanted to focus on and hear more about.

Christopher Cummings, Product Management Meets Pop Culture

Product Manager in Heels

I love the image that Christopher chose to represent the article, a shot of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones with an inset of a shot of my with Gunner.

Product Manager Salary Statistics

280 Group

This article will give you some statistics about being a Product Manager and what to expect in terms of salary and other benefits. The Product Manager salary for a new hire in Silicon Valley is now higher than that of engineers. Looking to find out what a reasonable Product Manager Salary is?

Introducing: PM Mixtapes

ProductCraft

Earlier this month, my slack was blowing up with articles on why open-plan workplaces are the cause of all evil. You probably didn’t escape that onslaught, the result of newly-published research from Harvard. This, however, is not an argument for or against an open floor plan. It’s Friday, and so instead of presenting problems, we wanted to. The post Introducing: PM Mixtapes appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Esoteria Music NPS Playlist

How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster

Nir Eyal

Below are resources, tools, and articles for regaining focus in your digital life. Technology is taking over our lives, especially in the workplace. What can we do to put technology in its place to finally get focused work done? These are tools I use myself but is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Full disclosure […]. The post How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster appeared first on Nir and Far. Changing Your Habits Putting Technology In Its Place

The Ladder of Evidence: Get More Value From Your Customer Interviews and Product Experiments

Product Talk

See these related articles. Related Articles. One of the best signs of an effective product team is a regular cadence of customer interviews and product experiments. But it’s not enough to simply check the box on these activities; we need to make sure that we do them effectively.

Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Scrum is a simple framework with three roles: product owner, development team, and Scrum Master. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. As the product owner, you lead the product and are responsible for its overall success.

The Secret Truth About Your Methodology and Processes

PM Hardcore

I’ve discussed that before, in “ How To Prioritize ” and other articles. What are your goals? A product organization has three overarching goals: Deliver great value to our customers. Do it quickly, efficiently, and with high quality. Do it better over time.

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Recommended web sites

Under10 Playbook

featuring articles from Under10. So many blogs and news sites to choose from. Here are some favorites. Product blogs. Under10's product blog. On Product Management. News aggregators. Alltop on Product Management. Product Management Today from BPMA. Pragmatic Marketing blog

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PR Does Not Stand for “Press Release” – B2B Marketing Rules

280 Group

In order to understand these factors, you need to speak with the editor to get a feel for what he/she is looking for and to understand the publication’s acceptance criteria for articles.

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Embrace Reciprocal Learning in the New Issue of Pragmatic Marketer

Pragmatic Marketing

Do you have an idea or are you interested in contributing an article? Contact us at PragmaticMarketing.com/submit-article Startups can learn a lot from established enterprise companies, including where the potholes are and the best ways to navigate around them.

Sprint Review Tips for Product Owners

Roman Pichler

See my article “ How to Choose the Right Product Validation Technique in Scrum ” for more information.). Involve the Right People.

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Feedback and Feedforward for Continuous Improvement Posted

Johanna Rothman

This month’s article is Feedback & Feedforward for Continuous Improvement : Using Double-Loop Learning Challenges Our Assumptions. I’m a monthly contributor to the Gurock blog.

Price Data, the Internet Arms Race and You

Pragmatic Marketing

Saw this article about Web price scrapers and how companies are using them to optimize their pricing (possibly instantaneously). Fascinating article, but here is the gist. A reader sent in the following: Hey Mark, hope all is well with you these days.

May BOM: Buyer Personas

Pragmatic Marketing

Throughout the month we’ll highlight articles, webinars, podcasts and blog posts to help you create archetypical profiles that representing key buyer populations for your products and services. May’s Box of the Month is buyer personas.

Can a Product Manager Interview Predict Success?

ProductCraft Debates

In the last few weeks, we’ve been hearing a lot about the supposed futility of job interviews, after the perennial article on the subject made the rounds on Slack channels the world over. If you’ve recently tried to hire anyone for your team, you’ve probably sat through a whole slew of interviews, which has made this. The post Can a Product Manager Interview Predict Success? appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo

Product Manager Certification: What, Why, How

280 Group

This article discusses the benefits of certification and what you can expect to gain by becoming certified. Advancing your career by earning a Product Manager Certification can be a highly-effective strategy.