Product Management Blogs To Follow: The Communities

This entry is part 3 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 Communities

  1. Product Coalition
    Medium has become such a popular outlet for product managers that we’re dedicating an entire post of this blog series to Medium all-stars. However, Product Coalition, run by Jay Stansell, aggregates awesome product writing from around Medium and has built a great Slack community, too. So, if you don’t have the bandwidth for yet another online community, make sure you at least visit Product Coalition.

     

  2. Product Manager HQ
    With the world’s largest Slack product community, this is one of our favorite PM resources. PMHQ, founded by Kevin Lee, often hosts AMAs with leading product managers. Their site also includes articles and guest posts on career development. Basically: Go here to get hired/inspired.

     

  3. Silicon Valley Product Group
    SVPG is a no-frills website featuring product advice from Silicon Valley coach Marty Cagan, whose former gigs include eBay, AOL, Netscape and HP. Cagan’s writing is both helpful and personal. He offers insider advice gained from his deep roots in the Valley’s tech community. Marty also wrote the book “Inspired“.

     

  4. Product Club
    This content hub, led by bulldog lover and “startup hustler” Tim Platt, offers real talk for peers. Posts like “Average Manager vs. Great Manager” and “Cut the Crap and Build with Empathy” exemplify their no-nonsense approach to product advice.

     

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