Top 12 Product Management Books You Must Read in 2022

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#12 The Professional Product Owner: Leveraging Scrum as a Competitive Advantage

Scrum is obviously not the only framework available, but it should be the default choice for every Product.

#11 User Story Mapping

User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product, by Jeff Patton is a must-read for you. This book details story-mapping techniques and explains why they are important for teams that create products to meet user needs. According to Patton, user story mapping is not about creating a set of written requirements, but a way of thinking. Telling stories through words and pictures builds understanding and helps solve problems for organizations, customers, and users.

#10 Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile

Most Agile transformations struggle. According to an Allied Market Research study, “63% of respondents stated the failure of Agile implementation in their organizations.” The problems with Agile start at the top of most organizations with executive leadership not getting what Agile is or even knowing the difference between success and failure in Agile.

#9 Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery provides a quick overview of how agile software development works from beginning to end. It describes the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process decision framework and then works through a case study describing a typical agile team’s experiences adopting a disciplined agile approach. The book describes how the team develops the first release of a mission-critical application while working in a legacy enterprise environment. It describes their experiences from beginning to end, starting with their initial team initiation efforts through construction and finally to deploying the solution into production. It also describes how the team stays together for future releases, overviewing their process improvement efforts from their Scrum-based beginnings through to a lean continuous delivery approach that fits in with their organization’s evolving DevOps strategy.

#8 Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

#7 Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?

#6 Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game-changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow’s enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don’t yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation.

#5 Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

The basic premise of Inspired is that the best tech companies create products in a manner very different from how most companies create products. The goal of the book is to share the techniques of the best companies. This book is aimed primarily at Product Managers working on technology-powered products. That includes the hundreds of “tech companies” like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and the like, as well as the thousands of companies moving to leverage technology (financial companies, media companies, retailers, manufacturers, nearly every industry). Inspired covers companies from early-stage start-ups to large, established companies. The products might be consumer products or devices, business services for small businesses to enterprises, internal tools, and developer platforms.

#4 Empowered: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products

What is it about the top tech product companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix, and Tesla that enables their record of consistent innovation?

#3 What Customers Want: Using Outcome-Driven Innovation to Create Breakthrough Products and Services

A world-renowned innovation guru explains practices that result in breakthrough innovations. Ulwick’s outcome-driven programs bring discipline and predictability to the often random process of innovation.

#2 Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant

This international bestseller challenges everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success.

#1 The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

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Product Lead, Writer, one of the 300 PSPO™ III. Helping teams to deliver value and release their inner greatness.

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Paweł Huryn

Paweł Huryn

Product Lead, Writer, one of the 300 PSPO™ III. Helping teams to deliver value and release their inner greatness.