The Six Essential Books that Every Product Manager Should Read

Mind the Product

Read books, keep tabs on blogs, follow people on Twitter, listen to podcasts, be a massive consumer of ideas and then see what resonates most with you. Here are some of the first books I read after getting into product management. As a bonus the book is now available online for free.

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New Product Management For Dummies Book Now Available

280 Group

Our New Product Management For Dummies Book is Now Officially Available We are proud to announce the release of the brand new Product Management For Dummies book, written by Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure of the 280 Group.

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Lewis Lin’s Favorite Books for PMs

Product Bookshelf

Lin , the author of PM Interview Questions , about his favorite books for expanding a product manager’s skill set in the following areas: Product design. ACTION : Read and analyze interesting books, newspapers, advertisements, or anything new you come across.

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Product Leadership Book Review? – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set of rules. This is a book that shows Product Management has come of age.

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How I Read More Books – Bringing the Donuts 02/22/2017

Ken Norton

I read 61 books last year and it was easier than I thought -. At the beginning of last year I decided to try reading more books. It’s much easier than you think to read about a book a week I set what seemed like an unreachable annual goal: fifty. I ended the year with sixty-one, and a conviction that anyone can do it.

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How Minimum Viable Products & Features Helped Me Write My New Book

Roman Pichler

Writing a book is a complex and at times challenging endeavour: it took me over two years to write and publish my latest book. At the same time, I wanted to test that the product would create enough value for its readers before writing the actual book. Minimum Viable Product #1.

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Is The Best Way To Sell More Books By Giving Them Away For Free?

The Accidental Product Manager

What’s the best way to get someone to read your book? Let’s face it: selling books is tough work. The Art Of Giving Books Away For Free. The way that this works is that every day BookBub sends out more than 7 million emails to their list of registered book readers.

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Book Review: The Phenomenal Product Manager

The Product Bistro

Written by Brian Lawley, the top man at the 280Group , a consultancy, and training organization with deep product management and product marketing skills and reputations, I was at first put off by how thin the book was. My first pass through the book seemed to bear this out.

How to Use Psychology to Make Persuasive Video

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is excerpted from Nathalie Nahai’s best-selling book, Webs Of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. Book Reviews

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How to Use Personality Science to Drive Online Conversions

Nir Eyal

This exclusive book excerpt is from Vanessa’s new book, Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, which was recently named as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. Behavior Design In Action Book Reviews consumer behavior personality psychology

Book Review: “Badass: Making Users Awesome”

Folding Burritos

Kathy Sierra’s latest book is a must-read for any product person. These ideas are then broken down in detail over the course of the book. That is also one of the perks you’ll get from this book: a great reading list to keep exploring these subjects. Books Opinion

Amazon Product Managers Prepare To Do The Unthinkable: Open A Store

The Accidental Product Manager

You have Barns & Noble who has 640 stores, you have Books-A-Million who has 255 stores and then there are a lot of smaller independent book sellers out there also. Amazon has already entered the physical world of book selling. We buy from Amazon online, right?

Now Available as an Audio Book: “Building Insanely Great Products: Some Products Fail, Many Succeed…This is their Story”

Spice Catalyst

Now Available as an Audio Book: “Building Insanely Great Products: Some Products Fail, Many Succeed…This is their Story”. The post Now Available as an Audio Book: “Building Insanely Great Products: Some Products Fail, Many Succeed…This is their Story” appeared first on Spice Catalyst.

Product Leadership Book Review? – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set of rules. This is a book that shows Product Management has come of age.

Pairing Improves Writing

Johanna Rothman

I’m writing a geographically distributed agile team book with Mark Kilby. Because we’re writing together, we first had to understand what we wanted to write in this book. I use OmniGraffle to create the images you see in my books.

How Can A Product Manager Bring A Bookstore Back From The Dead?

The Accidental Product Manager

If someone came to you and asked you to make a book store become successful in this day and age, would you take on the challenge? One of the first things that they did was to reduce the amount of space in the store that was dedicated to displaying books. Do bookstores even still exist?

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The Product Manager’s Survival Guide

The Product Bistro

As part of the session, he gave away a copy of each of his books via a raffle. One of his books was new to me, The Product Manager’s Survival Guide , geared to the new product manager, who finds themselves needing to come up to speed rapidly. The Layout of the book.

Need Your Help! Which book cover do you like most?

Spice Catalyst

Book Cover 1 Book Cover 2 Book Cover 3. Which book cover do you like most? The post Need Your Help! appeared first on Spice Catalyst. Building Insanely Great Products Newsletter Dave

How SPICES help product managers build insanely great products – with David Fradin

Spice Catalyst

A book caught my attention recently, and when I investigated the author, I was even more intrigued. The book is “Building Insanely Great Products,” written by David Fradin. BIGP Book Newsletter Dave Product Management Product Marketing

How Cognitive Biases Can Help (and Hurt) Your Business

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: Buster Benson is a product manager at Slack who worked previously at Twitter and Habit Labs and is working on a new book about cognitive biases.

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Our second audiobook: Intercom on Customer Engagement

Inside Intercom

Give the book a listen below, or download it as a series anywhere you currently subscribe to the Inside Intercom podcast. We’ve been revisiting our full library of published books (seven and counting!) Updates books customer engagement marketing messaging writingIn customer engagement, the right context for a message matters just as much as the right time and recipient. Given that content is in itself a tool for engagement, the same principle is in play.

Finding the Truth Behind MVPs

Melissa Perri

When I happened upon the book and Eric’s method, I [… If you’re interested in learning more about MVPs, I’m running a one day workshop in Paris on June 14, 2016. More information here. A Successful Start I learned about Minimum Viable Products like 99% of other Product Managers – through The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.

Life Update + Product Management Discussion + UX Book Club (OH MY!)

Product Manager in Heels

and leading a discussion for the UX Book Club. It has been QUITE the year already, and I’m only half way in! This year I’ve changed jobs, graduated from Babson College with my MBA, gotten promoted (at my new job), and done tons of customer experience research.

Listen to the Agile Uprising Podcast with Me

Johanna Rothman

We discussed the book. MPD podcast agile books Create Your Successful Agile Project resource efficiencyI had a great time recording with two of the guys from the Agile Uprising Podcast. See Create Your Successful Agile Project with Johanna Rothman.

Stop Blaming the User

Melissa Perri

When I was booking [… I’m finally going home from a long business trip and I’m very excited. But my experience with United Airline’s customer service this morning completely killed my good mood. They keep blaming me for their mistake. It’s a story I know well because I see it so commonly in Product Management too.

Now Available in Paperback: Building Insanely Great Products on Amazon

Spice Catalyst

BIGP Book Newsletter Dave Product Management Product Marketing Product PlanningTo view on Amazon, click on the image above.

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

You can learn more about agile product roadmaps by: Attending my Product Strategy and Product Roadmap training course ; Reading my book Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age. 1 Focus on Goals and Benefits.

3 Secrets to Successful Product Management

280 Group

Brian Lawley is the CEO and Founder of 280 Group and an author of 5 best-selling books including Product Management for Dummies. In this video he is going to share with everyone the three secrets to successful Product Management. Without waiting any longer, let’s begin.

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Prags Have a 40% Off Thanksgiving Sale

Johanna Rothman

Give thanks for books Happy reading! Books MPD bookThe Pragmatic Bookshelf is having its annual Black Friday sale, starting Nov 22, and running through Dec 1. All ebooks are 40% off. Yes, all of mine and everyone else’s. Including Create Your Successful Agile Project !

Building Insanely Great Products

Under10 Playbook

Friend David Fradin has written a new book on product management called Building Insanely Great Products and he quotes me on the Amazon page. David is officially launching the book today with a one-day promotion: get the book free.

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“Think Different” is Bad Advice

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is an excerpt from the new book Invisible Influence: The Hidden Factors that Shape Behavior, written by my friend and Wharton School professor, Jonah Berger. Being different, the notion goes, is the route to success. Think different was even Apple’s motto for a period. And Apple is often held up as a […]. The post “Think Different” is Bad Advice appeared first on Nir and Far. Business Lessons Design engagement Guest post

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3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

280 Group

Greg works for 280 Group and has authored best-selling books such as Agile Excellence for Product Managers, Lean Product Management, and Strategy Excellence for Product Managers.

Scaling the Product Owner Role

Roman Pichler

Scaling and the Product Life Cycle. To understand if and when the product owner role should be scaled, I find it helpful to consider the product’s life cycle stage.

Is Scrum Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

You can also use Kanban for product discovery and strategy validation activities, as I recommend in my book Strategize. The book discusses the product life cycle model with its impact on product strategy and it shows how Kanban can be used for strategy validation.

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The Product Roadmap and the Release Plan

Roman Pichler

You can learn more about release planning and product roadmapping by: Attending my Product Strategy and Product Roadmap training course ; Reading my book Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age. What is a Release Plan?

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates.

10 Product Backlog Tips

Roman Pichler

You can learn out more about the product backlog by attending my Product Owner training course and by reading my book Agile Product Management wit Scrum. Tip #1: Complement your Product Backlog with a Product Roadmap.

Managing Product Teams for Success

Product Talk

How to set good outcomes is a book in and of itself, but at a minimum, make sure that: The team knows to focus on a measurable outcome. I’ve been thinking about the challenges of managing product teams by outcomes.

Good Products Start With Good Questions

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: My friend Jake Knapp just published a fantastic book titled, Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. The book details a process he and his colleagues at Google Ventures use to quickly go from idea, to prototype, to live test. Jake put together an exclusive excerpt from the book for NirAndFar.com […].

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