We know just how busy product management (PM) teams are. So, we thought we’d save you one more job. With the input of our own team, we’ve rounded up some of the best product management blogs out there. Whether you’re looking for a framework template, some tips on best practices for easier localization product management, or want some inspiration from the best brands out there, there’s a blog here for you.
1. The Product Management Blog
Let’s start with a classic. Founded in 2014, Product School’s blog is for anyone wanting to know the ins and outs of product development. With instructors from top tech companies like Uber, Spotify, and Amazon, they extend the same expertise and insights to their blog. From leadership and storytelling to conflict resolution, they’ve built a valuable resource for any PM team.
Check out first
Use the blog search bar and you’ll find some brilliant free resources, such as their product comparison or customer journey templates.
2. The SVPG insights blog
The Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG) is made up of industry veterans, and their blog is packed full of lessons learned and best practices to follow. Their voice is inspiring and full of honest takes about the shortcomings of product management methods, and how to best tackle these issues.
What we love
They commit to their principles in a 10-part manifesto, laying out exactly why they formed the group and what they’re here to do.
3. Product Talk
Run by product development coach Teresa Torres, Product Talk starts with the premise that building products is hard. And we couldn’t agree more! So, we like her style of breaking down complex concepts, showcasing infographics, and creating tangible elements and workflows we can practically use.
What they do well
Teresa emphasizes the importance of continuous discovery, and how to always include your customer in the process.
4. Inside Intercom
The communications masters at Intercom dissect everything product, design, and innovation in their blog, Inside Intercom. Alongside beautifully crafted visual design to accompany their writing, they lay out unique frameworks and approaches.
Truly showcasing their brand integrity, they take a refreshing look to explore more personal workplace topics such as ethics, burnout, and imposter syndrome.
What they do differently
They include a diverse array of expertise, and spotlight different voices through guest blogs, such as this one from Lokalise, Not investing in localization is costing you more than you think.
5. Productboard Blog
Since Productboard’s entire platform and focus is for product managers, they understand product like no other (did we say product enough?!). In their blog, they deep dive into specific PM problems and tangibly dissect how these problems can be addressed. This industry favorite is filled with actionable frameworks such as how to build a product-driven roadmap, product/market fit, and how to write a product spec. A must-read for product teams everywhere.
What we love
Their lived experience from the various startups and scaleups that use Productboard shape their learnings in their blog, which they share through examples and collaborative pieces.
6. Mind the Product
The Mind the Product blog comes from the creators of Product Tank, who provide the “world’s largest network of meetups for product people.” As well as plenty of top quality blogs on common topics such as product roadmaps and strategy; their career and leadership advice for the product marketer is unrivalled.
Their dedication not only to refining the craft of PM, but also to cross-collaboration with other PMs is evident in their blog.
Their busy Slack community. It is a highlight for us as it allows a glimpse into real-life PM issues, as well as solutions from some of the best.
7. Bring the Donuts
The brainchild of Ken Norton, Bring the Donuts was started back in 2005 while Ken was in the midst of a 14-year stint as a PM at Google. Now as a product leadership coach and speaker, his reputation is almost unparalleled in the PM world.
Ken’s thought leadership and humor shine through in his blog, and his in-depth writing about everything product speaks volumes.
Ken’s quintessential (and famous) essay on How to Hire a Product Manager.
8. Reforge blog
Reforge’s blog is curated by some of the best product minds from Silicon Valley (Think Stripe, Uber, Facebook, Google, Slack, and Intercom, among others). Their posts are well structured and easily digestible, always explaining complex concepts in just a few words. As well as this, they use real-life examples to back up their methods.
What we especially love
They have some of the best product courses out there (called Reforge programs) which also tie nicely into their content.
9. Product Coalition
Product Coalition collects top PM knowledge from across Medium and curates it, so you’ll find an abundance of perspectives in one place. The layout means you can see what others are reading, and you can get different perspectives in a single place from different product experts. It’s a go-to resource and product community, which also boasts a podcast and Slack community.
One of their most-read resources, Product Roadmaps: Love, Hate (& Hate)
10. Chisel blogs
Chisel is a one-stop, all-in-one solution for product managers. Their entire focus is on building fantastic Products with ease. Chisel provides a comprehensive library of blogs such as Product Manager: Roles and Responsibilities that can help to understand the specifics of product building, management, and design. The blogs are so informative that even a novice can discern and develop valuable insights.
What we love
The blogs are enriching, written with various real-life examples and eye-catching infographics. They are interesting yet informative to read. And the help centre articles make Chisel easy to use.
11. TopTotal Product Blog
Toptal’s product blog is brimming with inspiring quotes, best product management practices, visual data, and first-hand accounts. Well structured, easy to read and bought to you by leading experts in product management, what’s not to love? Whether you’re looking for tips on how to run more effective meetings or how to get started in AI product development, you’ll find them here.
What we love
Authors are vetted experts in their fields and content is peer-reviewed and validated by other Toptal experts in the same field, so you know you’re getting the best of the best.
12. Product School Blog
If you’re seeking practical tips and insights from product managers at the vanguard of the tech industry, Product School’s blog is one you don’t want to miss. You’ll find everything from leadership and storytelling to conflict resolution and product design. Articles are entertaining too and you’ll always walk away having learned something new, like new terminology, trends, and what’s new with Gen-Z.
More prompts to practice in your day-to-day: Chat GPT prompts for product managers
13. First Round Review
You’ll find some of the best advice in tech here. First Round Review delivers a candid depiction of the intricacies of product management. Their goal is to deliver a space founders and startup leaders need to exchange “trapped” knowledge, which often gets overlooked or goes unshared. It’s like hot-off-the-press product management news.
What we love
Their manifesto: “we will never be boring. The stories you find on here are crafted to teach, to engage and to stick.”
Aha! is a product roadmap tool but the company also has pretty entertaining blog. Among the company-focused how-tos and product updates, you’ll find some gems, dare we say aha moments, like are you building a minimal lovable product and book recommendations that will change the way you build products.
The short, 6-question interviews with product managers.
15. Lokalise blog
We couldn’t do a top product management blog list without highlighting a few of our own! Our blog is mainly for other product managers and enthusiasts working in localization. We’re dedicated to educating and providing insights about localization. We also share product updates, insights, best practices and what it’s like to work at Lokalise.
Why we blog
Our aim is to share localization processes with companies that want to grow. So, check out one of our favorite blogs by our PM team, How to get more app downloads in 7 easy steps, or one of our monthly product updates.
That’s a wrap
So, there you have it, our team’s favorite, most read, and most used PM blog resources. Don’t have time? Bookmark these blogs and come back to them, or sign up to one of the many newsletters to get insights direct to your inbox.
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