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Ask HN: are there any "must read" product management books?
11 points by ambertch on Jan 5, 2011 | hide | past | favorite | 9 comments
I'm looking to get some fresh ideas to improve our product lifecycle.

A quick Amazon search turns up a lots of stuff, but I'm not sure which books are for us - in particular, even if the book is very good I am not sure if it is targeted towards say enterprise vs. an small, everyone-wears-multiple-hats agile team.

With software development you've got "must reads" like Code Complete that basically are relevant to any programmer regardless of environment, so I wonder if there's analogous tomes for product?




You should check out Inspired - How to create products customer love by Marty Cagan. I found it extremely concise and useful.

http://www.amazon.com/Inspired-Create-Products-Customers-Lov...


I think the book Managing Humans is a wonderful book on management.

http://www.managinghumans.com/


The website is great, really simple and original.


Augustine's Laws

Like the mythical man month, only not mythical.

http://www.amazon.com/Augustines-Chairman-Lockheed-Corporati...


A classic book is "The mythical man of the month", It was published in 1975, but its worth reading.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mythical_Man-Month


It's "The Mythical Man-Month".

Which makes sense given the content of the book.



steve blank's Four Steps to the Epiphany. Steve also has a list of books on his website, steveblank.com/books-for-startups.


Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun.




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