This is the Vision and Bricks list of some of the best product management blogs we follow.
There are a range of product management blogs from product leaders who mainly write to share their insights. Listed here are some of the product leaders who have invested the most time into writing educational pieces for product managers.
Sue Raisty’s blog on Product Management broke ground back when there really wasn’t a voice from the trenches for PMs. Her post on the brain of a sales rep is a classic.
Daniel Zacarias blog has some really in depth posts on the different approaches to prioritizing backlogs and building roadmaps. His posts on the Kano Model are fantastic.
Lisa Torres is a regular speaker at product management events. Her blog offers a lot of video content. Her talks on Product Discovery are very popular.
The Product Coalition is a blog aggregator that posts the best articles from a range of leaders from top companies. It fills an important niche for content that is neither marketing nor consultant driven.
Rich Mironov is a product management consultant who trains and occasionally fills in for leading companies where there is a vacuum for product leadership. His insights into the product management organization and careers are some of the best in the space.
Roman Pichler’s delivers insights into how to develop product strategy and manage day-to-day planning in an Agile world.
Product Marketing from Products for Product Managers
These are product management blogs from product companies that market to the product management community. The constant push for content in marketing means that some of th pieces are short on substance, but there are some golden nuggets out there. These are some of the product marketing blogs for that have invested the most time in serious thought leadership for product managers.
Brian de Haaff’s company blog publishes on a rapid cadence. Some are deep, and some are classic marketing fare. Posts like his piece on the declining role of sales in SaaS products have inspired great debate. The company manages Roadmap.com, which is like Quora for Product Managers.
Amplitude, MixPanel, and Woopra are the three major analytics companies for SaaS products.
They have a vested interest in teaching product managers the art of data-driven product management. They provide blog articles and webinars on the fundamentals and even advanced topics for product managers seeking to learn more about digital analytics.
UserVoice is the leading feedback management tool for product managers. They have a great blog and several white papers on how to manage feature requests and prioritize backlogs.
Product Plan and Roadmunk are the leading pure plays in roadmap visualization and management tools. Their teams publish great general articles on product management issues.
Roadmap.com is like Quora for product managers. If you’ve ever looked for answers for practical questions, this is the place.
Don’t be surprised if your questions are answered by many of the product leaders you see here.
Consulting & Training Companies
Consulting & Training companies write product management blogs to promote their service. They are great for tracking major themes and challenges in product management.
Product School has been a prolific publisher of product management articles, webinars, and ask-a-PM events.
Most of their content targets the novice PM looking to get their career started.
Pragmatic Marketing is one of the oldest most venerated product management training companies out there.
Most of their content focuses on strategic issues in product management and career advice. Their digital magazine goes deeper than most blogs do.
Their authors are typically seasoned PMs.
SiriusDecisions is a research and advisory company focused on ensuring product, marketing and sales leaders drive intelligent growth for B2B organizations.
Jeff Lash’s product management blog has for years posted substantive pieces on topics like what tools product managers use.
The Silicon Valley Group is a group of veteran product managers who consult and train in the valley.
Their blog covers a range of topics that will be of interest to PMs working at startups in tech.
Mind the Product is a prolific producer of product management articles promoting thought leadership for their company.
The 280 Group is very active in product management events and consults for major enterprises around the valley. Every year, they publish at least 5-10 very timely, in-depth articles on challenges in product management.
These product management blog posts are touchstones for the industry. If you only read a few articles, read these:
- Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager – by Ben Horowitz
- Good Product Team, Bad Product Team – an update by Marty Cagan
- The Only Thing that Matters – Marc Andreessen
- Beware of Specials – Marty Cagan
- The Brain of a Sales Rep – Cranky PM
- 20 Prioritization Techniques – by Daniel Zacarias at Folding Burritos
- How to Hire a PM – Ken Norton