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Awesome Product Management

A curated list of awesome resources for product/program managers to learn and grow.

Who's a product manager?

By definition, a product manager is an individual who drives the product vision and has a deep understanding of customer needs. PMs generally are considered to be at the intersection of the business, technology and and design spaces - they are the experts in the problem space, and are able to learn and iterate quickly to deliver valuable experiences to consumers.

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Tools

OneNote

Efficient note-taking with superior organizational capabilities. Integrates easily with team-based workflows, where notes from the same notebook can be shared with many individuals.

PropertyValue
DeveloperMicrosoft
CostFree
PlatformmacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, web
URLhttps://onenote.com

Bear

Note-taking in Markdown format, with tag-based organizational capabilities.

PropertyValue
DeveloperShiny Frog
CostFreemium ($16/yr subscription available)
PlatformmacOS, iOS
URLhttps://bear.app/

Trello

Kanban-style boards to manage work items. Integrates well with teams and other services. Has a rich extensibility platform.

PropertyValue
DeveloperAtlassian
CostFreemium ($9.99/mo+ subscriptions available)
PlatformmacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, web
URLhttps://trello.com/

Taiga

Taiga is a project management tool for multi-functional agile teams. It has a rich feature set and at the same time it is very simple to start with through its intuitive user interface.

PropertyValue
DeveloperKaleidos
CostFree (self-hosted) or Freemium
PlatformmacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Web
URLhttps://tree.taiga.io

To-Do

A tool to quickly manage "to-dos".

PropertyValue
DeveloperMicrosoft
CostFree
PlatformmacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, web
URLhttps://to-do.microsoft.com/

Notion

All-in-one workspace for teams and individuals.

PropertyValue
DeveloperNotion Labs
CostFreemium ($4/mo/user individual, $8/mo/user teams)
PlatformmacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, web
URLhttps://notion.so/

Balsamiq

Wireframing tool that allows building mocks without a strong focus on details. Extremely useful for situations where you don't want others to over-index on pixels and instead focus on the content.

PropertyValue
DeveloperBalsamiq Studios, LLC
CostPaid ($89/person - permanent license)
PlatformmacOS, Windows, web
URLhttps://balsamiq.com/

Sketch

Mocking and prototyping made efficient. Offers many downloadable components that can help one create high-fidelity designs for websites, apps and other experiences.

PropertyValue
DeveloperBohemian B.V.
CostPaid ($99/year)
PlatformmacOS
URLhttps://www.sketchapp.com/

Figma

A better way to design. Design, prototype, and collaborate all in the browser—with Figma.

PropertyValue
DeveloperFigma
CostFreemium ($0-45/month)
PlatformmacOS, Windows, web
URLhttps://www.figma.com

Taskade

Get work done with collaborative task lists, notes and video chat. Taskade is beautifully designed for remote teams.

PropertyValue
DeveloperTaskade Inc.
CostFreemium ($0-10/month)
PlatformmacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Chrome Extension, Firefox Addon, web
URLhttps://www.taskade.com

Notejoy

A collaborative note-taking application that is simple, intuitive and allows you to focus on the notes rather than the process around those.

PropertyValue
DeveloperSachin Rekhi, Ada Chen Rekhi
CostFreemium ($0-12/month)
PlatformmacOS, Windows, iOS, Android, web
URLhttps://notejoy.com

productboard

productboard is the product management system that helps you understand what users need, prioritize what to build, and rally everyone around your roadmap.

PropertyValue
Developerproductboard
CostPaid (starts at $49/month)
PlatformWeb
URLhttps://productboard.com

logchimp

LogChimp allows you to track your customers feedback to build better products.

PropertyValue
DeveloperLogChimp
CostFree (Open source)
PlatformWeb
URLhttps://logchimp.codecarrot.net

Hellonext

Hellonext helps you close the user feedback loop. Comes with feedback portal, roadmap, and changelog.

PropertyValue
DeveloperHellonext, Inc.
CostPaid ($19/month)
PlatformWeb
URLhttps://hellonext.co

Articles

Books

Podcasts

PodcastHostsURLDescription
Reid Hoffmanhttps://mastersofscale.com/How do companies grow from zero to a gazillion? Legendary Silicon Valley investor / entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Guests include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Spanx’s Sara Blakely. With original music and hilariously honest stories, the show sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard.
Multiplehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-product-podcast/id1219400787This is your Product Management podcast featuring PMs from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, Twitter and other tech companies/ startups. Tune in if you’re a manager, designer, engineer, entrepreneur or marketer who wants to learn the latest best practices.
Multiplehttps://www.gimletmedia.com/startupThe business origin story you never get to hear.
Guy Razhttps://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-thisGuy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
Multiplehttps://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitchWhere real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money.
Multiplehttps://rework.fm/A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.
Multiplehttps://artofproductpodcast.com/Chronicling the journeys of two entrepreneurs building software companies.

Communities

Conferences

  • Industry - Over 3 days, attendees will learn from renowned product leaders and share the latest methods, tools, and frameworks that they use to build, launch and scale world-class software products. Building world-class software products is hard. At INDUSTRY you will see how others manage product in different environments, from fast-paced startups to complex large enterprises.
  • ProductCon - Organized by Product School, ProductCon takes place five times a year with events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and London. The speaker lineup features product leaders from Google, Slack, Amazon, Airbnb, Netflix, Facebook and more. You’ll learn best practices behind the most successful products, and new trends in AI, VR, IoT and Blockchain. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with all our sponsor companies interested in recruiting PMs.

Additional resources

License

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