Books for Software Product Managers

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Product management is tough. It really is. I’ve written about it many times before (here, here, and here). In addition to learning from the school of hard knocks, there are several books out there on product management worth reading. Here are some of my favorites:

There are many software product management related books out there but these are a few of my favorites.

What else? What other software product management books do you like?

8 thoughts on “Books for Software Product Managers

  1. Great list of must-haves. I also like:

    Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug
    Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan
    Innovator’s Solution by Clayton Christensen
    Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore
    And for those that like Getting Real, Rework is a great read too.

  2. Getting to Plan B by John Mullins and Randy Komisar is one of my favorite books. It is great for situations that call for a major pivot and/or when you are in the long slog of finding product-market fit.

  3. I forgot: Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan – great for learning the nuts and bolts of product mgmt.

  4. Great list of must-haves. I also like:

    Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug
    Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan
    Innovator’s Solution by Clayton Christensen
    Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore
    And for those that like Getting Real, Rework is a great read too.

  5. Hey David,

    I am reading the Four Steps to Epiphany right now. It is a real eye opener! When you get an opportunity can you blog about your thoughts about the book?

    Thanks,
    Eunice

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