Product Management 101

Kick starting your career in product management, or refreshing on some time tested skills, here’s how product managers are getting it done.

Articles

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What to expect from PMs by Julie Zhuo. A two part series on the the product manager-designer relationship. Part one and part two dig into what a PM does and how that two-way relationship can be most effective.

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Product Manager vs. Product Owner by Melissa Perri. Melissa Perri unpacks the differences between product managers and product owners and how different philosophies teach them.

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What Is Agile? The Four Essential Elements by Steve Denning. How do you determine whether a team, a unit or an organization is—or is not—Agile? Cutting through the noise to a clear definition.

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The One Week Product Management Challenge by John Cutler. Challenging readers to make the most of their week, one step at a time.

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Usable Usability: Simple Steps For Making Stuff Better by Eric Reiss. Combines what usability is, why it’s important, and how you do it, in one easy to read book.