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12 Top Product Management Blogs And Websites Of 2020

Reading project management blogs has a lot of important benefits for a product manager. Stay up to date on new trends, best practices, strategies, and any news related to your product with top industry people who know the ins and outs of the field. 

A quick Google search for product management blogs provides an overwhelming options, so we’ve rounded up our favourites to make life a little easier for you. Don’t forget to bookmark them!

12 Top Product Management Blogs and Websites of 2020

1. The Black Box of Product Management by Brandon Chu

“Shining Light on the PM discipline”
This blog has a great mix of personal and technical content that makes it easy and interesting to read for product managers. Brandon looks at the philosophy of product management, advice for running and creating good product teams, and the way a manager should look at product development. He also covers soft skills like prioritization and decision making.

The Best Part of This Blog:

This is a great blog full of real stories about success and failure. Read the post about A Bad Product Decision for some insight into the imperfect world of a product manager. This is especially useful for any PM who has ever had a problem with product owners, ownership, or defining roles.

2. Bringing the Donuts by Ken Norton

Ken is well known in product management and offers one of the best product management blogs on the web. The cool thing about his site is that it offers access to job opportunities in the industry as well. Ken is humble, smart, and has good advice for anyone in the industry.

The Best Part of This Blog:

The best part of this blog is the depth of content and the links to resources for product managers. Articles like The PM Mind Meld are clear, thoughtful, and easy to read. Lots of good stuff.

3. The Department of Product by Richard Holmes and Jason Leonard

Here’s a blog is written by product management professionals for product management professionals. The authors focus on realistic thinking and straightforward learning as a roadmap to business. This site offers articles, lots of resources, and various perspectives on this ever-changing industry. It also covers specific topics like agile and DevOps, as well as the use and popularity of tools like Slack and GitHub.

The Best Part of This Blog:

This blog offers a lot of options if you’re looking for specific topics. They are well written, clear, and full of good info. Why Do Products Fail is a great place to start for good information.

4. Sachin Rekhi by Sachin

Musings on product management & entrepreneurship.
This website and blog cover all things around product management. Sachin is well written and more than accomplished in the field. After working in Silicon Valley both as a PM and as a founder, he knows a lot. His work is fresh, easy to read, and offers a lot of different perspectives.

The Best Part of this Blog:

Product manager blogs can be dry and technical but this is a refreshing one that really addresses the realities of the industry. Much of the content feels like sitting in an office and having a chat.

My recent article on the top 10 deliverables of product managers is a must-read, as it breaks down the role of product management into very specific actionable deliverables that you can self-assess your own capabilities on and then specifically work to improve.Sachin Rekhi

5. Hitenism by Hiten Shah

While the website is pretty basic, the content is far more than that. Hiten specializes in SaaS companies and offers a lot of great insight into software product development and crowdsourcing ideas. He knows how to create products and has a wealth of knowledge on creating product communities.

The Best Part of this Blog:

This site is all blog and full of lots of ideas and cool content. Give Growth Hacking Was Invented with a Mint Julep and Two Beers a read. It is not only interesting but also offers some really solid insight.

6. Roman Pichler by Roman

If you are looking for product management resources, this guy is one of the best. This website offers everything you could want when it comes to info and resources and the blog itself is insightful and helpful for those in the field. You can find anything you need or want when it comes to product management information, including tips on scrum, product roadmaps, user experience, and product strategy. 

The Best Part of this Blog:

The easy search tool along with the depth of content is the best part of this blog. Lots to offer and easy to find and use – the perfect combination.

7. Hacker Noon by various authors

So much is available on this site from product management, development info, and even a product marketing blog here and there. There are lots of original writings that look at everything tech. The blog’s growing product management community is supportive and great to work with and learn from.

The Best Part of this Blog:

The product manager community here is awesome and there is so much content to get through. Read Product Management Skills NO ONE Talks About as a start and then go from there.

8. Elezea by Rian van der Merwe

This blog looks at the whole product management process. It is one of the best product design blogs around and covers almost everything you can think of, including top trends, best practices, and more, as well as specifics around product design, product development, and new product launches. The content is light and easy to read and the relaxed writing style is a great way to learn and enjoy it at the same time.

The Best Part of the Blog:

There are a lot of great thoughts on things like customer research. Product Management Is about Building Carrots, Not Sticks is a good article to start with so you can get the gist of the blogs.

9. Women in Product by various authors

A blog to empower women. This is a non-profit organization that aims to help women get equal access to product management. Blog topics are original and offer a female perspective in what has traditionally been a male-dominated field.

The Best Part of the Blog:

The best part of this blog is its perspective that allows women to interact and get mentorship from other women that have paved the way into product management.

10. Product Coalition collated by Jay Stansell

This site pulls in a lot of different blog posts on product management from across the industry and the internet. It is great for finding insights and ongoing learning and finds the best of all the blogs so you don’t have to go searching for ones you want.

The Best Part of the Blog:

The fact that they have done the research and pulled the best of best makes life easier for the reader. The best part is the easy access to good articles.

11. Silicon Valley Product Group written by Marty Cagan

The SVPG is an organization based in San Francisco that is dedicated to sharing knowledge and expertise among tech companies to boost their success. Their blog, containing articles written by founder Marty Cagan, contains a wealth of knowledge on all things product – from big picture questions around product strategy and product discovery to the nitty-gritty of specific products.

The Best Part of the Blog:

This blog has multiple series on big picture topics like product strategy, coaching, and product team objectives. Get started with an overview of the product strategy series, which links to all the articles in the series.

12. Product Talk by various authors

Product Talk proclaims it helps readers “make better product decisions”. Their team of product leaders and authors cover leadership and decision-making best practices for product managers, as well as more general topics such as overcoming challenges in product management.

The Best Part of the Blog:

This blog’s focus on leadership and decision-making makes it a valuable resource for product managers looking to improve their skills in these areas. Check out Doing Discovery Well: How to Measure and Guide Your Team by Teresa Torres for a good mix of leadership and product discovery advice. 

Share Your Favorite Product Management Blogs

Good product management blogs and product development websites are really helpful when it comes to staying up to date and gaining insight into the industry. 

If you have a favorite product management blog that’s not on the list, I’d love to add it. I know there are lots more product people and influencers with blogs out there – let me know in the comments!

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