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.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Another pertinent article from the Nielsen Norman Group, focused on User Interviews. The article goes into details regarding the differentiation between user interviews and usability testing. Interesting article from author Sofia Quintero, focused on UX Writing.

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

This article focuses/showcases the importance of effective illustrations to highlight core components of the messaging and therefore create more engaging product experiences. Another great article from Smashing Magazine, and specifically from author John Rhea.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

article in the McKinsey Quarterly pointed out, “The impact of ‘big data’. FROM BASIC BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS TO. SOPHISTICATED PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATORS Do the analytic offerings in your application make you stand out from the crowd? See where.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Very pertinent article focused on product design and usability, and how this convergence can effectively create successful products, but also dangerous habits, depending on the target audiences it purposefully aims at. Fantastic article focused on Design Systems.

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.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Very interesting article focused on different approaches to listen to customer feedback. It’s a nice addition to previously highlighted articles on Customer Experience (CX).Highlight Very interesting and relevant article from UX Movement.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Interesting article showcasing the importance of responsive web products, detailing statistics on the reach of responsive products, and what strategies to adopt in order to produce effective Products of that nature. March//9//2018 Here are some interesting finds on UI/UX of the week!

Estimation Article Posted: When to Estimate and When Not to Estimate

Johanna Rothman

I wrote an article about estimation, How to give IT project estimates—and when not to estimate at all. The post Estimation Article Posted: When to Estimate and When Not to Estimate appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant. Do estimates make you slightly crazed? Maybe you want to roll your eyes at the organization’s confusion between your estimate (guess) and a commitment. You’re not alone.

Enhance your answers – how to handle frequently asked questions

Inside Intercom

Intercom’s Articles product offers a powerful way to create, organize and present your help content, and to guide customers towards what they need, you can organize your articles in collections. 3: Articles in the Messenger.

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.

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.

3 Ways To Stop Sleep Walking Through Your Leadership Legacy

Lead on Purpose

Guest article by Glain Roberts-McCabe “She was completely whole and yet never fully complete” ?Maquita Maquita Donyel Irvin One day, I was having lunch with John, a successful CEO of a national retailer. Like most executives in highly pressured sectors, John feels … Continue reading → Leadership intentional legacy vision

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.

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.

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

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

My example, my hero

Lead on Purpose

My heart is heavy as I write this article; my father passed away a few days ago. I’ve been thinking about Dad and the important lessons he taught me, both when I was growing up and lived with him in … Continue reading → Leadership Dad father hard work perseverance responsibility

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

The Secret PM Handbook

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

Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

The Secret PM Handbook

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!).

Persuasion Tips: Have A Goal

The Secret PM Handbook

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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Start Doing These 10 Things Today To Be A Better Product Manager

The Secret PM Handbook

It just so happens that I include tons of immediately actionable guidelines in my articles on this site. I provide context for each tip and a link to the original article where you can get the full story, and even more actions! Take Action Today With These Product Management Tips.

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.

Optimizing internal product communications

Folding Burritos

The top of the article has a few of them, and you probably have some more like those. A lot of our time as PMs is spent communicating with other people in our organization.

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?

Storytelling For Product Managers – The TL;DR Version

The Secret PM Handbook

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?

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.

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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This Week in Product – Oct. 12, 2018

ProductCraft

No Feature Left Behind This graph came from an article on SmartRecruiter’s engineering blog. It shows the adoption rate of a new feature, with the lines representing a series of tooltip experiments the team ran over time. The whole piece is very instructive, but perhaps the best takeaway is this: “If you’re building a feature you’re. The post This Week in Product – Oct. 12, 2018 appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Perspectives

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.

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

Sprint Planning Tips for Product Owners

Roman Pichler

For advise on when to carry out product backlog grooming, please see my article “ When should Product Backlog Grooming Take Place? ”. Come Prepared. Make sure you carry out the necessary prep work prior to the sprint planning meeting.

Product Management Culture: Can You Measure It?

Proficientz – Product Management University

Here’s an article we published some time ago to help determine an organization’s Product Management IQ (PMIQ). I’m considering jobs at several companies. How do I determine the importance of product management in a company’s culture? The product management culture in a company may be more evident outside the product management function.

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8 Keys to Getting Started

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

see the following article: Stop Selling Out Your Future Self Build a long lasting partnership with all the functions in the organization.

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Learning Product Management from an Entrepreneur

Sequent Learning

There was an article in from Entrepreneur.com entitled “What Not to Do.” I was intrigued by it because it was about the most common mistakes that start-ups make and how to avoid them, plus a few other things that one could do to ensure the success of your business.

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.