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Best Product Manager Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Product Manager books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology (2013)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionHow many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more. Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book about landing a product management role in a startup or bigger tech company. Learn how the ambiguously-named “PM” (product manager / program manager) role varies across companies, what experience you need, how to make your existing experience…
Author(s): Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Jackie Bavaro

2. The Product Manager Interview: 167 Actual Questions and Answers (2019)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionBEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BOOKS. Readers report that Amazon’s 3rd-party sellers are selling counterfeit books; the counterfeits have misprints, missing pages or pages in reverse order. We are working with Amazon to resolve the issue. In the meantime, purchase genuine books with the Amazon.com logo: bit.ly/2XqFAXBBrand New 4th Edition  From the creator of the CIRCLES, AARM & ESTEEM Methods™, The Product Manager Interview, 4th Ed. gives readers 167 practice questions to improve product management (PM) skills and master the interview. Authored by the world’s expert in PM interviews, Lewis C. Lin, the…
Author(s): Lewis C. Lin, Teng Lu

3. Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy (2017)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionSwipe to Unlock is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy. ***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to to cover the latest developments in the world of tech.*** This from the and has been featured in , , and Swipe to Unlock was touted as by Jeremy Schifeling. By answering real-world questions like this, Software Development, Business Models & Strategies, Economics, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, The Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Technology Policy, Emerging Markets, Future Trends, and much more! Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon,…
Author(s): Neel Mehta , Aditya Agashe , et al.

4. Product Management For Dummies (2017)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionProduct management plays a pivotal role in organizations. In fact, it’s now considered the fourth most important title in corporate America—yet only a tiny fraction of product managers have been trained for this vital position. If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who hold this essential job—or simply aspire to break into a new role—Product Management For Dummies gives you the tools to increase your skill level and manage products like a pro. From defining what product management is—and isn’t—to…
Author(s): Brian Lawley

5. Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams (2017)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionIn today’s lightning-fast technology world, good product management is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Yet, managing human beings and navigating complex product roadmaps is no easy task, and it’s rare to find a product leader who can steward a digital product from concept to launch without a couple of major hiccups. Why do some product leaders succeed while others don’t?This insightful book presents interviews with nearly 100 leading product managers from all over the world. Authors Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw draw on…
Author(s): Richard Banfield , Martin Eriksson , et al.

6. The Product Manager Interview: 164 Actual Questions and Answers (2017)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionNEW EDITION AVAILABLE. This is the OLDER 3rd edition. The NEWER 4th edition is available: amzn.to/2X56Q8OBEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BOOKS. Readers have reported that Amazon’s 3rd-party sellers are selling counterfeit versions; the counterfeit pages have misprints, missing pages or pages in reverse order. We are working with Amazon to resolve the issue. In the meantime, purchase genuine books with the Amazon.com logo: bit.ly/2XqFAXBIntroduction to the Third EditionFrom the creator of the CIRCLES Method™, The Product Manager Interview is a resource you don’t want to miss. The world’s expert in product…
Author(s): Lewis C. Lin, Teng Lu

7. Be the Greatest Product Manager Ever: Master Six Proven Skills to Get the Career You Want (2019)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionBe the Greatest Product Manager Ever is the playbook on how you can move up the PM career ladder. This book is suitable for PMs of all levels from individual contributors to senior executives. Be the Greatest Product Manager Ever features Lewis C. Lin’s brand-new career management framework: the ESTEEM Method™. The ESTEEM Method™ details, for the first time ever, the six core competencies you need to move up in your PM career:ExecutionSuperior Communication SkillsTactical AwarenessExtraordinary Mental ToughnessExceptional Team BuilderMoonshot VisionUnlike other books, Lin explains not only why but also how. In other…
Author(s): Lewis C. Lin

8. The Product Book: How to Become a Great Product Manager (2017)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your Attention“Nobody asked you to show up.” Every experienced product manager has heard some version of those words at some point in their career. Think about a company. Engineers build the product. Designers make sure it has a great user experience and looks good. Marketing makes sure customers know about the product. Sales get potential customers to open their wallets to buy the product. What more does a company need? What does a product manager do? Based upon Product School’s curriculum, which has helped thousands of students become great product managers, The Product…
Author(s): Product School, Josh Anon , et al.

9. The Secret Product Manager Handbook (2018)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your Attention"Product management isn't about you and it isn't about your product. It's about solving problems for your customers, creating a solution, and taking it to market." When I started in product management, I had a lot of questions, like "What is product management?" It's a common question still, but most people don't have a good answer. After all these years, the same questions keep coming up. I see them on forums, I hear them when I talk to new and experienced product managers, and I still do not see them being answered well or usefully. So I wrote this book,…
Author(s): Nils Davis

10. Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty (2017)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionA good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish, and continuously update. In fact, this one document can steer an entire organization when it comes to delivering on company strategy.This practical guide teaches you how to create an effective product roadmap, and demonstrates how to use the roadmap to align stakeholders and prioritize ideas and requests. With it, you’ll learn to communicate how your products will make your customers and organization successful.Whether you’re a product manager, product owner, business…
Author(s): C. Todd Lombardo , Bruce McCarthy , et al.

11. Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews (2013)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionBEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BOOKS. Readers have reported that Amazon’s 3rd-party sellers are selling counterfeit versions; the counterfeit pages have misprints, missing pages or pages in reverse order. We are working with Amazon to resolve the issue. In the meantime, purchase genuine books with the Amazon.com logo: bit.ly/2B9xxBf–Featuring the world-famous CIRCLES Method™. Endorsed by Google recruiters. Praised by Business Insider. Get Decode and Conquer, the world’s first book on preparing you for the product management (PM) interview. Author and professional interview coach, Lewis C. Lin…
Author(s): Lewis C. Lin

12. Agile Excellence for Product Managers: A Guide to Creating Winning Products with Agile Development Teams (2010)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionOrganizations are constantly struggling with complex development projects and are in search for a few, straightforward, and easy to learn methods to help deal with their problems. For this reason, more and more software companies are rapidly turning to Agile development to cope with fast changing markets, unknown or changing product requirements, borderless competition, and to solve complex problems. Yet little has been written to guide product managers through the transition in working with Agile teams and the numerous benefits that it affords. ‘Agile Excellence for Product…
Author(s): Greg Cohen

13. Building Products for the Enterprise: Product Management in Enterprise Software (2018)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionIf you’re new to software product management or just want to learn more about it, there’s plenty of advice available—but most of it is geared toward consumer products. Creating high-quality software for the enterprise involves a much different set of challenges. In this practical book, two expert product managers provide straightforward guidance for people looking to join the thriving enterprise market.Authors Blair Reeves and Benjamin Gaines explain critical differences between enterprise and consumer products, and deliver strategies for overcoming challenges when building for the…
Author(s): Blair Reeves, Benjamin Gaines

14. Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews (2019)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionBEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BOOKS. Readers report that Amazon’s 3rd-party sellers are selling counterfeits; counterfeit pages have misprints, missing pages or pages in reverse order. Amazon is investigating the issue. For now, purchase genuine books with the Amazon.com logo: bit.ly/2B9xxBfBrand new 3rd editionLewis C. Lin — the world’s #1 expert on product management (PM) interviews — has updated Decode and Conquer in an all-new third edition. Decode and Conquer is your starting point on how to conquer the most difficult PM interview questions. Here’s what…
Author(s): Lewis C. Lin

15. Amazon Product Manager Interview: Complete Framework to Succeed at Your Job Interview and Get Hired as a Product Manager at Amazon (2017)

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your AttentionAmazon is a fantastic, diverse, and innovative company and you probably already know that they receive thousands of applications daily. Many who apply don’t get interviewed, and many who get interviewed don’t get hired. When applying for a product management position at Amazon, you need to set yourself apart from a pool of very competitive applicants. The job interview is your best opportunity to do that. Know how to stand out from the crowd This book will tell you everything you need to know about getting ready to interview for an Amazon Product Management job. This book walks you through each part of the process in detail in order…
Author(s): Dominic Black

Best Product Manager Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some product manager books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Art of Agile Product Ownership: A Guide for Product Managers, Business Analysts, and Entrepreneurs

Author(s): Allan Kelly
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2419449

Product Management Essentials: Tools and Techniques for Becoming an Effective Technical Product Manager

Author(s): Aswin Pranam
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2018, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2178982

The Problem-Solving, Problem-Prevention, and Decision-Making Guide: Organized and Systematic Roadmaps for Managers

Author(s): Sproull, Robert
Publisher: Productivity Press;CRC Press, Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2256521

Productivity and Efficiency Analysis: An Economic Approach to Measuring and Explaining Managerial Performance

Author(s): Christopher J. O'Donnell
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2018, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314039

The Product Manager's Toolkit®: Methodologies, Processes, and Tasks in Technology Product Management

Author(s): Gabriel Steinhardt
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1698437

Problem Solving for New Engineers : What Every Engineering Manager Wants You to Know

Author(s): Melisa Buie
Publisher: Productivity Press, Year: 2017, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2076806

The Project Manager's Guide to Health Information Technology Implementation, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Susan M. Houston
Publisher: Taylor and Francis;Productivity Press, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2133468

Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams

Author(s): Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, Nate Walkingshaw
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Year: 2017, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2169308

2017 Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Exam Part I Financial Markets and Products

Author(s): GARP
Publisher: Pearson Education, Year: 2017, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2401315

Wall Street potholes : insights from top money managers on avoiding dangerous products

Author(s): Simon A. Lack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1446050

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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