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 | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------| | | 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. | | | 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. | | | Multiple | https://www.gimletmedia.com/startup | The business origin story you never get to hear. | | | 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. | | | Multiple | https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-pitch | Where real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money. | | | 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

License

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