Product Managers: 31 Blogs You Should Follow To Up Your Game

Danni FriedlandProduct Manager7 Comments

31 product management blogs

For a Product Manager, staying up to date with current blogs is a great source of inspiration and learning.

Having a good resource list in your tool set is a must. It’s like always having someone smart to consult with. And if you have diverse and high-quality resources to follow, you can almost always find a helpful tip or insight to help you with your daily dilemmas.

There are a lot (and I mean A LOT) of resources out there. The problem is that to follow all of them is a full-time job by itself.

I found that the trick is to know what’s the focus of the each blog and “consult’ with their content depending on your needs or what you want to learn.

In this post, I gathered my favorite blogs for product managers.

To make it more useful – I also added a short description of the focal point and added a blog post I think showcases their style, so you can easily choose the ones that will benefit you the most.

31 Blogs of product managers should follow:

First Round

In their manifesto, First Round states that they will do whatever they can to deliver expert opinions on what they believe is important, serve article with practical and actionable tips and “will never be boring”. What more can you ask for?.. For a taste, check out their post on A/B testing in LinkedIn, Wealthfront and Ebay.

Mind The Product

MindTheProduct is an international product community that consists of over 20,000 members and sold out events in 60+ cities around the world. Read Lorian Leong’s blog post on building cross-functional teams as a start.

Conversioner

Conversioner’s blog is an amazing resource for anyone looking to brush up on their CRO skills, improve their testing methodologies and optimize their product. Read Talia‘s post, featuring 9 expert views on testing strategy.
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How To Be A Good Product Manager

The blog features tips on product management and product marketing, along with summit recaps and important Product Management events – written by Jeff Lash, Vice President and Group Director for the Product Management and Portfolio Marketing research and advisory services at SiriusDecisions.

John Peltier’s Blog

John is Director of Product at Terminus. Read this post where he predicts product trends of 2016 so you don’t miss the boat if he’s right.

Product Management Tips

An insightful look into product management, by Gopal Shenoy – Product Manager at Care.com. If you’re just starting your Product Management journey, read Gopal’s post “How do I Become A Product Manager” for starters.

Invision

Invision’s blog is all about design. It’s a great read for anyone interested in Product and in the design process. Read this post by Jordan Koschei to learn more about the importance of building a design culture in your company.

Product Marketing

Product Marketing is a blog that combines tips on Product Management and Product Marketing.

Read their post, “The Germination of Great Product Teams” and get some awesome recruitment tips for your team.

Product Management Medium

A curated Medium collection of interesting reads in the Product management field, curated by Pete Davies, Product Manager at LinkedIn and formerly Runhop, Medium, Automattic and more.

Ken Norton

Ken is a Google Ventures partner and a Product Manager. He shares his experience in his blog, giving readers great tips from his vast experience. Check out his post on working with engineers to get a glimpse of the kind of valuable information you’ll get by following his blog.

The Product Guy

With fifteen years of experience managing product teams under his belt, Jeremy has held various executive and advisory roles, from Founder of several start-ups to driving diverse organizations in online services, consumer products, and social media. In his blog, Jeremy shares a lot of job opportunities for PMs as well.

Product Manager HQ

Product Manager HQ features a lot of great Q&A interviews with leading PMs, such as this Product Q&A with Brandon Chu and more diverse and valuable content. They also run the world’s largest online Slack community for product managers.

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Product Talk

Product Talk is a blog written by Teresa Torres, a Product Consultant that shares her experience on her blog. Read her post describing the concept of Product Discovery.

All about Product Management

Derek Morrison’s blog focuses on Agile Product Management and the transition to an Agile work culture. Derek shares his opinions on very in-depth and practical topics, such as the way Product Managers should tackle objections in group meetings.

Tech Product Management

Daniel Elizalde’s blog focuses on IoT Product Managers.

Read his post, “The IoT Decision Framework for Product Managers” to learn about Product Management for IoT products.

Jackie Bavaro’s Quora Blog

Jackie shares her personal experience as a Product Manager, giving the readers an insight into the different roles and thoughts she has on Product Management. Read her post on time management to take back your day.

Aha! Blog

Aha!, a Roadmapping and Product Strategy tool, is one of our favourite blogs. They write about roadmapping, product strategy and other product-related topics. Read Ron Yang’s post, “The best product managers fear this one thing” for an interesting take on being second-guessed as a PM.
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Sachin Rekhi’s Blog

Previously Director of Product, LinkedIn, Sachin creates products for the past 15 years. Check out his roundup, “Top 10 Posts on Product Management from the Industry’s Best”  to top this list with some extra reading.

Avinash Kaushik

Avinash is an expert in Analytics, Digital Marketing and Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google.

Read his post, “Suck Less | A Plea For User-Centric Design: Powered By You!” and pass it to anyone on your team that second guesses the User-Centric approach.

ProductPlan’s Blog

The team at roadmap tool ProductPlan share their own knowledge and informative posts for Product Managers.  Check out Maddy Kirsch’s post “How to Know What Your Customers Want Even Before They Do” to get an idea of the inspiring content they share. Product Plan Screenshot

Jaco’s blog

Yes. I feel confident enough to say that our young blog is definitely worth paying attention too. We provide content tailored for Product Managers and Product designers. Bringing best practices, How-to’s, experts tips and resource.

Our new Product Manager Tools Series is already socially acclaimed and we have some huge names to be interviewed next.

Jon Shafer’s At The Gates

Just in case you’re a gamer, we had to include Jon Shafer’s blog. It differs from other blog in this list, but it’s one of the most inspiring reads for Product Managers.

Reactfu’sl Blog

Reactful’s goal is to react to user behavior in real-time, and as such their blog is focused on analyzing users and understanding their intention. Ever wanted to read your users’ minds? Well, read this post.

Attack With Numbers

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Paul Cothenet’s blog hasn’t been updated in almost 2 years, and still it’s one of the most interesting blogs out there. Just read this post (probably one of the most important posts you’ll encounter) and see what we’re talking about.

Appcues Blog

Appcues create content that helps you enhance your product’s experience. They do in-depth articles about everything product-related. For a new take on measuring churn, start here, Read Ty Magnin’s Post here.

Price Intelligently

Price Intelligently’s blog is a great resource for Saas enthusiasts, going deep into advanced topics that every SaaS manager should know. Read this post  by Patrick Campbell for his view on what’s wrong with today’s SaaS growth.

Arkenea

Arkenea’s team post diverse article on subjects varying from content marketing and Product Management to Virtual Reality and AI. Definitely, an awesome read when you’re looking for something different. Read Nidhi Shah’s article, “11 Product Managers Highlight What Customers Want From Your Product“.

Inner Trends

This blog focuses on Growth Hacking, Testing, and Conversion Optimization. It’s a must-read to anyone looking to grow their product and user base. Improve your upcoming tests by reading this post by Claudiu Murariu

User Onboard

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Probably the best onboarding teardowns out there. Learn how different websites onboard their new users to get inspiration for your own onboarding process. For example, see wow Zendesk onboard new users

Open Buffer

In their Open blog, Buffer share insights to their company’s growth process, giving the users an inside look into their tests and efforts and discussing different topics that trouble every startup head out there – such as work culture, Product processes, and personal success. Check out Buffer’s Transparent Product Roadmap by Jim Hitch.

Josh Elman’s Medium

With a vast experience, including his current role as Partner at Greylock and previous roles at Twitter, Facebook Connect, Zazzle, LinkedIn, RealPlayer, Josh shares his insights on product management in his personal blog.Learn about leveraging other tools to create your own new tools.

Kevin Steigerwald’s Medium

Co-founder of Usenotion, Kevin‘s new Medium account shows great promise, with tons of useful information for product enthusiasts.

Summary:

Remember, execution is the best way to gain experience, reading is a great way to get insights and ideas on what you should test next, and maybe leverage other’s experience to plan yourself better .

Think we missed a blog? Send us a link in the comment and we’ll add it to the list!

7 Comments on “Product Managers: 31 Blogs You Should Follow To Up Your Game”

  1. Tim Herbig

    Maybe a bit self-biased, but I got some decent feedback on the product-related writing I provide on my personal blog: herbigt.com
    One very loved example is my deep dive into the product discovery process: herbigt.com/product-discovery

    Would love to see you checking it out and considering it for this list.

    Cheers,
    Tim

  2. Joe Glover

    Can I add businessofsoftware.org/blog into the mix too… not specifically just product stuff, but product is a big part of it.

    Blog posts by people such as Steve Johnson, Rich Mironov, Ash Maurya and more.

    Couple of sample links:

    Scaling Lean Methods AMA – http://businessofsoftware.org/2016/08/scaling-lean-methods-ama-with-ash-maurya-video/

    How to grow and stay agile – http://businessofsoftware.org/2016/08/how-to-grow-and-stay-agile-part-2-top-6-software-development-decisions-guest-blog-post-dirk-paessler/

    The modern way to build your product team: http://businessofsoftware.org/2016/07/build-your-product-team-around-customers/

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