Product Management Book List

This is a list of books I found useful and have enjoyed reading. You won’t become a product manager by reading these books but you will have more information about the role. You become a great product manager by doing. Build something and take it to market.

However if you like reading for fun as well as learning then here is the list:



Cracking the PM Interview

Decode & Conquer

The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback

Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value

Product Handbook from Intercom


The Design of everyday things

Don’t Make Me Think

The Mom test



Measure What Matters

Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster

The Lean Startup


Succeeding with Agile: Software

Development Using Scrum

User Story Mapping

Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your User Stories

Agile Estimating and Planning


The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering


How to win friends and influence people

Never Split the Difference

High output management

Radical Condor

Product Leadership

Happy reading!

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Just finished Inspired tonight. There are some good product management principles in there, there is also a lot that is very problematic in real world situations or just plain wishful thinking in almost every scenario I’ve ever encountered. Your mileage may vary. If you disagree please point me in the direction of companies lead by executives that don’t require roadmaps and have dev budgets allocated to building prototypes and writing a bunch of code that never makes it to production :slight_smile:

No you’re completely right. I think its a very idealistic book but I sort of think that’s the point. He’s just trying to show you what a good product manager should be able to do.

I don’t even think its a must read or anything, i’d rather recommend any of the other books under product management than that one tbh.

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