Product Management Blogs To Follow: The Classics

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Product Management Blogs To Follow

Regardless of whether you’re a newbie PM or a veteran in your field, staying up to date with current blogs is a great source of inspiration and learning. Having a good resource list in your tool set is a must. It’s like always having your own network of smart experts to consult with. You can almost always find a helpful tip or insight to help you with your daily dilemmas, when you have diverse and high-quality resources to follow. Are you preparing for your first user research interview? There’s a blog for that. Are you getting ready for your first PM interview? There’s a blog for that. Just feeling kind of “stuck” today? There are many blogs for that too. One of the really awesome things about the PM community is the degree to which knowledge-sharing has become second-nature. However, as a result there are a lot (and I mean A LOT) of product management blogs out there. The problem is that it’s a full-time job by itself to follow all of them. So, how do you know which ones are worth checking out? The trick is to know the focus of each blog and ‘consult’ it’s content depending on your needs or what you want to learn. So, to help you out, we decided to compile our favorite product management blogs. To not overwhelm you with new sources, we will share our product management blogs compilation one category at a time with you, in this series.

NOTE: this is not a complete list. There are some great sites we ended up having to leave on the table—at least for now. And, obviously, there is overlap between these buckets. Most influencers are educators, and most of our favorite Medium writers are influencers, as well. These categories are intended as a loose guide, not pigeonholes. We’re planning to update this list frequently, so let us know if we forgot an essential entry!

To help parse the sheer volume of PM writing out there, we’ve organized this list into categories. And to make it more useful, I also added a short description of the focal point for each blog and added a blog post I think showcases their style, so you can easily choose the ones that will benefit you the most.

The Classics

  1. Mind the Product
    You’ve probably been to the meetups. The MTP conference is in your calendar. Now read the blog already! Could MTP be the mother of all product management sites? They feature writing from some of the most interesting and insightful people in the business. Definitely some must-read stuff.

     

  2. 280 Group
    This training and consulting firm is one of the most established (and prolific) hubs for PM content. 280 Group is there for you when you want to beef up on product strategy—or when you need a pep talk.

     

  3. Pragmatic Marketing
    Pragmatic Marketing actually have five different product management blogs, each hosted on their own domain, going into the strategic role of product teams, defining product launch success, influencing your space in the market, building product management from the ground up, and product pricing. But beyond their designated “blog” content, the site includes pretty much every other type of resource for product managers. Webinars! Infographics! A magazine! They do everything.

     

  4. Sirius Decisions
    Sirius Decisions is a global B2B advisory firm, and home to product management heavyweight Jeff Lash (more on him in the Educators post of this blog series). Their blog is a serious informational resource covering a broad range of relevant topics — from meat-and-potatoes product advice to marketing and sales.

     

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