Six Product Management Books I’m Thankful for This Year

I’ve always loved to read. Ever since I was a kid, curling up with a good book after a long day was always a treat. One topic I am quite fond of reading about is product management.

I’ve gained countless ideas and insights from a number of books which has helped me over the years in my profession. This past year I came across many fantastic books about product and project management which provided answers to a handful of questions, and have given me quite a few new ideas.

From team leadership advice, to productivity tips, each book on this list contains a plethora of wisdom. I am truly thankful to each author for sharing their insights, and to each person who recommended I pick up these fantastic pieces of literature.

6 Product Management Books You Should Read:

Agile Excellence for Product Managers, by Greg Cohen

Greg Cohen offers easy to implement solutions to solving the challenges your company constantly faces during complicated development projects.

Cohen’s book provides a fantastic guide to the Agile development methodology commonly used by product managers to produce successful products.

It’s important for product managers to gain a full understanding of the agile development methodology so they can fully benefit from its organizational perks.

Expert Product Management, by Brian Lawley

Whether you’re new to the field, or you’ve been in product management for decades, this book is for you!

Brian Lawley provides useful advice on how to reach maximum success in the product development business through methods accessible to everyone.

With topics ranging from how to rank features to the complex process of building product roadmaps, this book is one of the most informative reads out there.

 Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely

Are your day-to-day choices as rational as they should be?

Dan Ariely takes his readers on a groundbreaking journey as he argues the alternative motives to our decisions.

Ariely states that our seemingly rational decisions aren’t in fact as rational as we think, and provides useful advice on how to make the necessary improvements.

Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz, by Frank J. Barrett

Learn how to embrace the concept of improvisation with Frank J. Barrett. He states in his innovative book that it is essential for today’s leaders to become experts at improvising in order to climb the ladder to success.

A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson

An excellent source of entertainment, this book will keep you on your toes as you embark on an adventure to discover Bill Bryson’s insights into the human psyche. Bryson uses his personal experiences to attempt to understand and explain humanity from the beginning of time.

The Product Manager’s Survival Guide, by Steven Haines

Attention all product managers! This book is for you! Steven Haines, an expert in his field, writes a phenomenal guide to ensuring ultimate product management success. With four informative sections, this is the book you will end up lending out to all your friends.

Mark is the Lead Author & Editor of Spectechular Blog. Mark established the Spectechular blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to Product Management.