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.

Outcome-driven product roadmap

The Product Coalition

Many organizations struggle with roadmaps, finding them difficult to maintain and hardly ever coming true. They say, a roadmap in its first edition barely resembles what they get in the end. Those not given up the fight, experiment with crossbreeds of the roadmap and the release plan.

Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

Much has been written about the process of creating product roadmaps, not least the six great articles written by my own team. I believe the actions of a product leader all too often are the root cause of a “bad” roadmap. A Product Leader’s Role in Roadmapping.

What is a Product Roadmap?

Gainsight

A product roadmap is a high-level, visual representation of the direction your product offering will take over time. Maps are a fundamental part of our lives therefore, a product roadmap isn’t exactly a new concept. Executive-level product roadmaps. Types of Product Roadmaps.

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.

What Does the Agile Roadmapping Process Look Like in Practice?

ProductPlan

In today’s article, we’ll discuss the agile roadmapping process. We’ll start by reviewing the objectives of roadmaps and planning for agile teams, then share some special considerations for agile roadmaps. Why Agile Teams Need A Product Roadmap.

Why Technical Debt Roadmaps Don’t Work

ProductPlan

To understand the problem with technical debt roadmaps, we’ll start with a quote from renowned philosopher, Homer Simpson. When you create a dedicated roadmap for technical debt, you are removing the the problem from your immediate sight. In this article, we’ll discuss why technical debt roadmaps don’t work. What is a Technical Debt Roadmap? Technical debt is a natural part of all software development.)

Create Your First Roadmap with Craft

Craft.io

In this article, you’ll get to know the roadmap structure, how to use the different elements correctly and how to toggle around the roadmap views until you find a view you like. The Roadmap. The Roadmap View. Click the Roadmap view.

6 Ways for Product Managers to Manage their Time Off (and Still Drive their Roadmap Forward)

ProductPlan

As another Harvard Business Review article points out, time off doesn’t always reduce stress. As the Harvard Business Review article explains, a vacation from work isn’t something you should try to manage on the fly. Product Management Roadmaps Career

Create Your First Roadmap with Craft

Craft.io

In this article, you’ll get to know the roadmap structure, how to use the different elements correctly and how to toggle around the roadmap views until you find a view you like. The Roadmap. The Roadmap View. Click the Roadmap view.

10 Tips for Making Roadmaps Your Non-Product Team Members Will Understand

ProductPlan

Product management owns the roadmap. But that doesn’t mean the roadmap is an internal document for the product team’s eyes only. If they want their products to succeed, product managers need to share their roadmaps with other teams across the company. That means your roadmap needs to be more than well-thought-out, strategically sound, and supported by data. We’ve discussed how to share your roadmap with different teams in a previous article.

Crafting your perfect Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

A solid Product Roadmap will help you efficiently and systematically achieve the necessary steps to a successful Product Launch. If you had to use 1 word to sum up what PMs do, most PMs I know would likely pick “Product Roadmap”. product-roadmap product-management awip

How to Create a Strategic Portfolio Roadmap

Proficientz – Product Management University

Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. Strategic Portfolio Roadmapping Workshop. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to develop a strategic portfolio roadmap that drives new growth by shifting your inside-out product vision to an outside-in customer vision. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to create a strategic roadmap that can be executed in the trenches by product, marketing and sales teams.

The Art of the Strategic Product Roadmap

The Product Coalition

I believe this constant change is the reason that people have become frustrated with roadmaps, and in some cases have even went so far as to declare the roadmap dead. For many product people, the roadmap is their first taste of business strategy. Strategy, visualized.

What does the agile roadmapping process look like in practice?

The Product Coalition

In most contexts, war and product development are completely different beasts. But in the context of planning, agile software development practitioners are wise to take Eisenhower’s words to heart. “In So, before we dive into the “how” of creating agile product roadmaps, a quick review.

True North: Managing Long-Term Roadmap Needs with Agility

Pragmatic Marketing

Everyone wants to see the product roadmap. Agile Loves Roadmaps and Plans. Agile and scrum don’t discourage the creation of a product roadmap. There is no single silver bullet for building the perfect roadmap. Therefore, it is crucial that a product roadmap not provide a detailed list of features and timeline, but instead provides direction for the team to build the right software. In a nutshell: Do not bring a waterfall roadmap to a scrum product delivery.

How to Use Google’s OKR Framework to Prioritize Your Product Roadmap

ProductPlan

If you haven’t found the right objective goal-setting framework for setting roadmap priorities, consider Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Although not designed for product roadmaps in particular, the OKR model has a lot to offer product teams. Roadmaps Product Strategy

How to Create Your Product Roadmap in 2019 (5 Templates Included)

The Product Coalition

You are supposed to coherently navigate the development, design, and marketing of a product. Roadmapping is one of the unsung heroes in the product arena. The principles of creating a Product Roadmap First of all: as PMs, you are assumed to hold an ability to improvise.

The Dirty Dozen Roadmap Roadblocks

Product Culture

A good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish and continuously update. It's key to success, and yet many organizations struggle to produce effective roadmaps. What Is a Product Roadmap? A roadmap is your vision for how a product (or product line) will help achieve your organization's strategic goals. A good roadmap inspires. I call these roadmap roadblocks the "Dirty Dozen.".

Is Agile Product Development Right for Your Team?

The Product Coalition

Well, for those who are unsure about what Agile Product Development means, this post will refresh their memory first. Indeed, it has been a while since Agile was first popularized by a manifesto from product developers. Change is welcome at every stage of development.

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A Product Manager’s Guide to Saying no

Mind the Product

Back at the office Nikola, a developer, is frustrated that some of the business logic is in the wrong part of the code base, making development inefficient. You pass your CEO in the corridor, she’s read an article claiming blockchain will take over the world and wants you to investigate it… immediately. You open your laptop and view the roadmap. The cost might include: The effort to develop this idea gives a poor return on investment.

Opposite Views of a Product Roadmap

Tyner Blain

Your product roadmap is a view of what you are building right now, in the near future, and in the more distant future. Or is your roadmap a view of why you are building whatever you’re building right now, in the near future, and in the more distant future?

A Roadmap to Product Peace

Product Culture

This is the seventh article in a series called The Dirty Dozen Roadmap Roadblocks. In this article, I will talk a little about what this controversial nobel peace prize winner can teach us about getting your stakeholders to buy into a practical plan and come together to make it happen. It’s much easier to discuss priorities and roadmap items one-on-one with the head of sales, for example, than it is if the head of marketing is also in the room.

What Pixar Knows about Motivating Stakeholders (and What it Means for Your Product Roadmap)

Revulytics

As product managers, we may sometimes feel as though communicating our roadmap strategies and recommendations to those who sit outside of the immediate team – sales, marketing, and other executive stakeholders – resembles Catmull’s first characterization of the unhealthy culture. As product managers, much of our role involves evangelizing our product roadmaps to people outside of our immediate team. Product Management Usage Analytics Software Development

Product Management Journey?—?Developer to Consultant to Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Developer to Consultant to Product Manager If you asked me 5 years ago, I didn’t even know what Product Management was. I started off my journey as a UI developer at PayPal Engineering Singapore. I hope this article was helpful. Product Management Journey?—?Developer

A Digital Native Approach to Customer-Centric Product Development

Revulytics

Customer feedback is put into a “need to prioritize” pipeline, and sorted either into new features, or if the feature was put in the backlog, pushed ahead for reconsideration, according to the article.

How to Drive Customer-Centric Product Development Like a Digital Native

The Product Coalition

Customer feedback is put into a “need to prioritize” pipeline, and sorted either into new features, or if the feature was put in the backlog, pushed ahead for reconsideration, according to the article. analytics customer-experience product-management product-development

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Last month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments. One attendee asked, “ Please explain how a prioritized list of features is not a roadmap? Called it a roadmap, then.

Behind the scenes of product development: Building the perfect product

Hutwork

Most on the customer side of product development don’t see the long days and hard nights that go into creating an amazing product. In product development, it’s a near-obsession with creating your MVP. If product development were a breeze, everyone would do it, right? ” An excellent article to read is one on LinkedIn by Subin Das PK, entitled “ The Importance of Hard Work in Success.” Your product roadmap can help you avoid surprises down the road.

My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

Mind the Product

This is in order for Product to provide value to the organisation and it is underpinned by developing a high-performing team. If you’re looking to develop a high-performing team I’m sure some of this is familiar to you too. Roadmap – the when.

What’s sucking momentum from your product development journey

Radical Product

How do you recover and sustain the momentum on your product development journey? If your product development journey looks like a drive down Lombard street in San Francisco (see below), you’re seeing symptoms of Pivotitis.

How to Drive Customer-Centric Product Development Like a Digital Native

Revulytics

Customer feedback is put into a “need to prioritize” pipeline, and sorted either into new features, or if the feature was put in the backlog, pushed ahead for reconsideration, according to the article.

How to get respect from your development team (as a Product Manager)

The Product Coalition

Ahh developers. In the following, I will help you to get the respect of your development team. You have to differentiate between: The personality of the individual The personality of the collective Tip: Take your time to get to know your developers. Imagine being a developer.

Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Mind the Product

Product management teams often ask themselves if third-party integration is right for their software product roadmap. Senior/director integration positions are usually expected to own a product roadmap strategy.

TEI 172: Apple’s product development process and secrets to success – with John Carter

Product Innovation Educators

3:12] What was the product development environment like at Apple when you started? The process had four phases: investigation, concept, development, and validation. Next is the development phase, which ended with the go-to-market plan.

Agile Role Transitions: Keep Austin Agile 2018 Activity Summary

Agile Velocity

Organizations are already fully staffed to their current way of developing software, and it stands to reason that most of the folks who will be working in the new paradigm will be transitioning from an old role to a new one. Ability to control development practices.

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Product Principles – A Leadership Tool

BrainMates

From operational to strategic, people to the product, financial to technical, Executives to Developers, you’ll have to respond with the right aplomb to ensure you give just enough direction to guide rather than decide. I will behave and develop products in this particular way.”

Agile roadmaps – and other innovation insights for product managers July 22, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. 10 tips for creating an agile roadmap. (1) Get the Product Mastery Roadmap and….

Here’s Why Every Product Manager Must Learn to Love Data

UserVoice

The HBR article suggests anyone without a basic understanding of statistics take a refresher, while noting that said refresher does not mean going back to school. You Can Use Data to Make Better Roadmap Decisions. “Big data.”

When was the Last Time you Talked to Your Customers?

Mind the Product

Everyone talks and writes about the importance of customer development, but companies still don’t spend enough time really talking to their customers. They are not designers, nor product developers (even though we have many on the platform). love asking people this question.