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  • Product Management in Practice

  • A Real-World Guide to the Key Connective Role of the 21st Century
  • Written by: Matt LeMay
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Dorian
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Written by: Matt LeMay
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Publisher's Summary

Product management has become a critical connective role for modern organizations, from small technology startups to global corporate enterprises. And yet the day-to-day work of product management remains largely misunderstood. In theory, product management is about building products that people love. The real-world practice of product management is often about difficult conversations, practical compromises, and hard-won incremental gains. 

In this book, author Matt LeMay focuses on the CORE connective skills - communication, organization, research, execution - that can build a successful product management practice across industries, organizations, teams, and toolsets. 

For current and aspiring product managers, this book explores:

  • On-the-ground tactics for facilitating collaboration and communication
  • How to talk to users and work with executives
  • The importance of setting clear and actionable goals
  • Using roadmaps to connect and align your team
  • A values-first approach to implementing Agile practices
  • Common behavioral traps that turn good product managers bad
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generic words...nothing concrete

even if u replace the word "product manager" with any other role , the book still makes sense since it is so generic .
it's like when you ask a question and the MBA guy gives you flashy lengthy answer in a fancy tone at the end of which you are like "but everything you said is generic and non actionable".
at the end of this if someone asks me what did you learn ...I am like "I dnt know" 😐

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  • Pablo Azcurrain
  • 08-03-21

Clear, realistic, well written and narrated... a must for any aspiring or active PMs

This is a highly rated book already because it’s a really honest and actually helpful book for the increasingly complex work we face as PMs. I specially love how LeMay challenged pretty much everything I assumed about the career itself.

But I will say this: the author says that this is no reference book. I respectfully disagree. There are many instances when he talks about templates and frameworks that are very powerful. I would take note of them.

Also, Its so good that I want to read it again :)

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  • Josh
  • 17-01-22

Fantastic PM book

This book is incredibly insightful, helps lay the ground work for anyone wanting/already is a PM, and gives numerous warnings they there is no one "right" way. you can tell a PM wrote this , one that struggled and succeeded and struggled again

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  • Justin
  • 29-01-21

insightful and Easy to Follow

Picked this up on a recommendation because I'm going to be taking on a new role withing my organization and found this book to be incredibly enlightening. I have more understanding as to what will be expected of me and how to handle difficult situations.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-10-22

The best product management book I’ve ever read

It’s rare that you read a book written by somebody who has obviously experienced everything they’ve written about.

The author details numerous real world situations that you will face as a product manager and pragmatic examples of how to address them.

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  • Narek Gevorgyan
  • 22-07-22

Mediocre book my mediocre PM

This book is like a gold standard of a mediocre product manager, so much shallow bla bla bla no depth at all.

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  • Mel
  • 03-05-22

Cringe

"Because start-ups, man!" This is a cringey and generic overview of project management. For example, one of the pieces of advice is to create user personas when building a product. Useful for early undergrad or high school students.

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  • Helpful Reviewer
  • 21-06-21

Checklists for each Chapter

Well written. Well organized. Insightful comments. Examples provided. And a checklist at the end of each chapter.

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  • J. Mount
  • 25-01-23

Good content if you can ignore the snarky tone

The content is good, but the reader made me wish I had picked up the book and read it myself.
His tone is harsh, verging on obnoxious more than I think the author intended. I can't imaging that the author - who focuses so much on the importance of soft skills and working successfully with teams - would find this 'edge' professional, especially in this context. I had to work to ignore this at times It's a distraction. If you can get past that, the content is helpful.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 17-01-23

Of no real value

Just a big pile of clichés and obvious advices like “encourage your team to ask questions” and “be interested in other people’s roles before it’s time to ask something”. Thank you captain obvious. Quite disappointing.

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  • Robert Bole
  • 27-11-22

Interesting and helpful

While valuable, did not have anything detailed or groundbreaking. So very hard for this to be more than a 3.

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  • Frank
  • 26-02-22

A great insight into the real work of a PM

This book tells you about things that are eventually learned through experience and this is what makes it extremely valuable. You can always look at what methodology or lifecycle you can use on the Web, however you need to dig deep and learn on the job to get some of the lessons very well explained in this book.

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  • m
  • 14-02-22

Total nonsense and waffle

This book has no content, it’s completely pointless. Narrator is pretty good though.

This book has no content, it’s completely pointless. Narrator is pretty good though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-21

Valuable

I appreciate the author's openness and the proof of years of experience in this field.
great narrative as well!

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  • Saurabh
  • 04-09-21

Real insights from the world of Product Management

Product Management in Practice brings to you the real challenges that a PO/PM faces in today's business world . It supplements the topics with relevant examples and the narrative of the book is also very engaging . If you want to build your PM muscles then this book is for you