The Art of Product Management: Lessons from a Silicon Valley Innovator collects the most popular Product Bytes columns from 2002-2008 with additional commentary and forewords by Professor Henry Chesbrough and David Strom. The book is organized into five sections covering:
- Start-ups (“Falling in Love”)
- Agile and SaaS (“the Almost New-New Things”)
- Getting into customers’ heads
- Pricing (“what should things cost?”)
Together, these topics cover many of the meta-issues about product management: how to “think” about PM rather than how to “do” individual PM tasks and projects. Readers are likely to recognize themselves and their daily process struggles in many of these pieces.
A second book is underway, outlined here, focusing on the people who manage teams of product managers. Comments, corrections and complains are welcome as we build this new book.