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The book follows the PM work steam of an artificial company preparing to deploy a new feature in its app. It covers examples from big tech companies and also discusses some theory behind good products.
Overall, a lot of content may be found by yourself googling, but this book removes that work and presents chapters that build on each other.
This book is for people that are generally interested in transitioning to software Product Management but that may not have extensive experience and/or knowledge in the field yet. It covers a lot of aspects of the job and tries to give concrete examples, which is good, especially with the fictional company that’s used throughout the book. Lots of reference are made to recognized sources and the list of additional readings at the end is very useful. But it really feels only as an introduction to the topic and, particularly towards the end, as a huge ad for Product School (which it definitely is, and I’ve known it from the start, to be honest). I don’t regret reading it but it’s true, as I’ve read in another comment, it could have been shorter without losing depth (and maybe a shorter version would have allowed less typos through!)
This book is a very good fieldbook, especially for newbie product managers into the modern product management. The book takes the reader through its logical progression, and builds upon ideas to help the reader understand what are the key activities at each step of the journey. I would highly recommend for anyone looking to make a career as a product manager, and in general anyone involved in product development in any role.
Maybe some of these negative reviews are down to it being too software or startup-specific? I thought it was great, simple to pick up on the techniques and found some new ones too. Worth a read for any PM.