Product Management Books: The Ultimate Collection

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Right now, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of product management books out there. With more books comes more research, and the last thing anyone wants to do is spent hours trawling through book sites in search of the best product management books.

The 5 questions I get the most about becoming a product manager

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Q&A about becoming a product manager that will help you find great roles, build your skills, and ask the questions you need Photo by Canva Studio A few years back, I realized that the questions I was getting about my path to becoming a leader in product were ringing a similar tune.

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The product management of a design system

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Autodesk Shotgun UI, circa 2018 One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had during my time as a Product Manager at Autodesk has been in building out and deploying a design system. ui product-management product-design design-systems practice

Looking after your mental health as a product manager

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Product management is a mentally taxing job. Every now and then I would come across a confession in some PM communities: ‘I’m thinking to switch away from product management. Depending on how tech-led your company is, a PM can actually be the CEO of the product.

100 questions for the new product manager

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An exercise in creative curiosity that will help you think about your product from new angles. Anytime you start a new job that is as nebulous and complex as product management, there are going to be questions. What is the best way to manage testing pre-launch versions?

Lessons product management can learn from science

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From peer reviewing to inductive reasoning, there is a lot that product managers can learn from scientific method. product-leadership business-strategy product-management startup product-development

Why the Product Manager is secretly annoyed by you

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visual-design ui ux-design ux product-managementThe data sheds some light on the reasons Continue reading on UX Collective ».

Transitioning from product design to product management

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product-design ux careers product-management designAn honest chronicle of my current problems as a designer-turned-PM and how I’m struggling to overcome them Continue reading on UX Collective ».

UX researchers and product managers: A guide to effective collaboration

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What’s the most effective way to work with my Product Manager / UX Researcher? product-management design ux psychology ux-researchContinue reading on UX Collective ».

FBI profiling techniques for product managers

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Using the learnings of forensic psychologists & law enforcements officials about criminal profiling to improve product management work. Applying into product management In our role as product people, we can better understand psychological profiles and identify better user needs.

Crucial differences between B2B & B2C product management

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The fundamental variations between enterprise & consumer product. product-management sales enterprise-software b2b productContinue reading on UX Collective ».

A product manager’s 56 best (and stolen) insights from 2021

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design creativity management ux product-managementIf you’re reading this, it means I succeeded in my mission to the future. What follows is a human year’s worth of data condensed into… Continue reading on UX Collective ».

Product Managers: build, buy, or partner? Do you really have a choice?

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There is a ton of information from thought leaders about product managers’ build/buy/decision making. Do product managers have a choice Continue reading on UX Collective ». startup product-management business product-development marketing

Why are product managers still using a timeline?

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For those that know me, you know that I love product roadmaps. ux roadmaps product-development product-management product-designContinue reading on UX Collective ».

Core concepts of modern product management

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A starting point for building successful products. Photo by Anton Maksimov juvnsky on Unsplash I often come across companies that don’t really understand what strong product management is about, mostly because they just never have been exposed to it.

Product managers: Not all metrics are good metrics

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How to use the right product metrics, and use them right Continue reading on UX Collective ». product-management product-design data startup ux

A product manager’s pivotal role in your B2B sales cycle

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How Product Teams Make or Break B2B Sales Success Continue reading on UX Collective ». product sales b2b sales-funnels product-management

Value Before Usability

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This stems from Marty Cagan and the Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG) belief that… “In an empowered product team, the product manager is explicitly responsible for ensuring value and viability ; the designer is responsible for ensuring usability.”

Want a high-performing design org? Here are 3 questions to contemplate

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On the one hand, this question can be contemplated in the formal context: the article finds that top-performing companies not only have their design team improve products but also leveraged their talents and methodologies to analyze and improve internal processes.

How to influence the product roadmap as a product designer

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Shift the focus to user outcomes, connect qualitative insights to quantitative data, and get familiar with prioritisation frameworks As a product designer, I love discussing product strategy and contributing to the product roadmap.

Applying psychology to product experimentation

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Jack Moreh | stockvault I’m currently a product manager working on the website at CarMax, but my undergraduate self lived and breathed human psychology?—?which E.g., we “hire” Amazon to do the job of getting products to our doorsteps fast and without hassle.

What it takes to bring a new product from 0 to 1

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For product managers, founders, startups, and anyone building or considering building a new product. product-management product-development business founders startup

How to recruit B2B users to interview

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Photo by airfocus on Unsplash Interviewing users, customers and conducting market research is a core part of building successful products. This becomes even more difficult when you consider B2B products with a narrow segment. why aren’t they using your product?

Wordle is a masterclass in product design simplicity

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But I’m a product designer and a programmer, so as I played, I couldn’t help but notice some strange things about how it was constructed. I was right in the middle of making my own product School Morning Routine , so I was very interested to see what I could learn from Wordle.

Designing a rocketship in flight

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The team seemed nice though, and the product interesting. These are my takeaways from 20 months on the rocket ship, along with some reflections on process and framework that made everything so much more manageable. At the end of the day, the only thing that counts is the product.

A matrix for prioritizing user research

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The ROI will be experienced subsequently across the product team, as they will be able to form better hypotheses and craft more accurate assumptions due to the depth of their understanding. It is known that product teams often work under pressure.

How to help decide for yourself whether a job change is right

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I had nearly twice as many managers as jobs and rode a wave of national interest in educational “reform” across an array of areas from school operations and fundraising to teacher evaluation and most recently curriculum and digital learning apps. Sometimes the grass is greener.

Build mobile apps more consciously

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technology business product-management product-design mindful…with visual examples. Continue reading on UX Collective ».

Product thinking: Focus on the solution, not the problem

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Valuing solution excellence in product management Continue reading on UX Collective ». design product-design product user-experience product-management

Stop adding features to your product. Start crafting behaviors.

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As a data scientist that has been working in many different areas, starting in agro-tech , mobile games , and now in the no-code industry , I faced a common issue in companies that I have been so far: the fever of adding features and features to the product, waiting for the users to come.

Desirability vs Defensibility

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Deciding where to place your bets in the Grand Poker Game of Product Management Continue reading on UX Collective ». product-development strategy ux startup product-management

The 5 types of Questions

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The kick-ass framework for every Product Manager In my previous post, I had shared my story of how my manager taught me the greatest ‘a-ha’ lesson of my professional life. ???? product-discovery product-management asking-questions skills business-analysis

Design system FAQ: adoption and implementation

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Design systems are living rulesets, expressed in libraries of changeable components that silently follow and assist the work of product teams using them. In other words, small budgets for documentation allow loose governance over teams, whether it’s product or marketing.

Revisiting the anatomy of a design system

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ui product-management design-systems ux product-designOver the years, a lot has evolved about what a design system is what it’s comprised of. An article from Brad Frost inspired me to revisit this earlier article from 2016 and update this idea with my current perspectives.

Non-functional performance requirements for ecommerce websites

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load-testing performance-testing product-management testing jmeterThe first step towards a high-performant application Continue reading on UX Collective ».

Designer’s four roles in agile

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If you are a business owner, a design manager, or an individual designer, you must understand these roles and ensure that you have proper resources for each of them. Role 2: Product designer The detailed designs should be mostly ready before the implementation starts.

How to evaluate product ideas?—?a systematic approach

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A structured guide to evaluating product/feature ideas, meant for product managers and product owners ready to up their game. product-management ux product software-development decision-making

Product metrics that matter

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The power of metrics entered Product Management to change it forever. Before product metrics, we were shooting blindfolded. As a result, product metrics quickly got established. If we don’t use product metrics, we’re at a disadvantage.

Needs, Jobs, and Behaviours?—?what’s the difference and why does it matter?

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3) Motivations and Anxieties These are in response to a product or service. user-experience insights research ux-strategy product-managementNeeds, Jobs, and Behaviours?—?what’s what’s the difference and why does it matter? Insights come in all shapes and sizes.

I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

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I imagine like with most similar products, if someone doesn’t return the day after they sign up to Duolingo, they are almost certain never to return, so if you can get them back and make them feel like it’s ok they didn’t return, there is still a chance, that would help short-term retention.