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Awesome Product Management Awesome

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.

OneNote

Property Value
Developer Microsoft
Cost Free
Platform macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, web
URL https://onenote.com

Bear

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

Bear

Property Value
Developer Shiny Frog
Cost Freemium ($16/yr subscription available)
Platform macOS, iOS
URL https://bear.app/

Trello

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

Property Value
Developer Atlassian
Cost Freemium ($9.99/mo+ subscriptions available)
Platform macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, web
URL https://trello.com/

To-Do

A tool to quickly manage "to-dos".

Property Value
Developer Microsoft
Cost Free
Platform macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, web
URL https://to-do.microsoft.com/

Notion

All-in-one workspace for teams and individuals.

Notion

Property Value
Developer Notion Labs
Cost Freemium ($4/mo/user individual, $8/mo/user teams)
Platform macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, web
URL https://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.

Property Value
Developer Balsamiq Studios, LLC
Cost Paid ($89/person - permanent license)
Platform macOS, Windows, web
URL https://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.

Sketch

Property Value
Developer Bohemian B.V.
Cost Paid ($99/year)
Platform macOS
URL https://www.sketchapp.com/

Figma

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

Figma

Property Value
Developer Figma
Cost Freemium ($0-45/month)
Platform macOS, Windows, web
URL https://www.figma.com

Taskade

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

Figma

Property Value
Developer Taskade Inc.
Cost Freemium ($0-10/month)
Platform macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Chrome Extension, Firefox Addon, web
URL https://www.taskade.com

Articles

Books

Podcasts

Podcast Hosts URL Description
Masters of Scale Reid Hoffman https://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.
The Product Podcast Multiple https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-product-podcast/id1219400787?mt=2 This 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.
StartUp Multiple https://www.gimletmedia.com/startup The business origin story you never get to hear.
How I Built This Guy Raz https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this Guy 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.
The Pitch Multiple https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch Where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money.
ReWork Multiple https://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.

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.

License

Licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 License.

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