How To Be A Good Product Manager

Tips on product management, product development and product marketing. By Jeff Lash

About this blog

How To Be A Good Product Manager is a blog that provides resources and tips on good product management practices. While it focuses more on managing technical and online products, most of the concepts are appropriate for broader product management purposes.

Photo of Jeff LashThis site is put together by me, Jeff Lash. I currently work for SiriusDecisions as a Research Director focusing on Product Management.

The views and opinions expressed on this site are strictly mine and are not to be representative of my current employer or any of my past employers.

In most cases, I came up with ideas for the postings based on a “good” product management experience, and then I tried to think of the exact opposite approach that would be a “bad” thing to do. Other times they are based on examples, case studies, or others’ experiences. “Bad” examples should not be interpreted to be based on product managers I have worked with in the past or with whom I am currently working. (Hopefully, though, they are not representative of product managers I will work with in the future!)

From 2008-2012, I also ran Ask A Good Product Manager, which provided real answers to your real product management questions.

In addition to this blog, you can follow me on Twitter as @jefflash.

What others are saying about How To Be A Good Product Manager

  • PhD in Management.org: One of the “100 best web resources for managers”
  • Usability Counts (Patrick Neeman): “a phenomenal blog”
  • Silicon Valley Product Group: “Recommended Reading for Product Managers and User Experience Professionals”
  • Adam Bullied: “a great blog … that every PM should read regularly”
  • Pluggd.in (Ashish Sinha): “[a blog] that every product manager should read”
  • unraveled (Joshua Kaufman): “an excellent resource for product managers and just about anyone else on a product development/design team”
  • brainmates: on a list of blogs “that stimulate, provoke and teach us about Product Management.”
  • Experience Planner (Scott Weisbrod): “a fantastic new blog … Sharp, well-written, and insightful”
  • Cauvin (Roger Cauvin): “a great read and off to a roaring start”
  • Thinking and Making (Austin Govella): “a fantastic new blog … well-written lessons … The format’s great. … The lessons are straight-forward, but it’s nice to be reminded of things you should already know or might have forgotten.”
  • Just a Gwai Lo (Richard Eriksson): “I spent the last couple of hours reading with interest the entire archives—yes, the entire archives”
  • xblog (Bill Keaggy): “Awesome!”
  • D. Keith Robinson: “Lots of good stuff in here.”
  • Croc o’ Lyle (Lyle Kantrovich): “a great resource”

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