On My Shelf with Sergio Morales — Product Manager at Qustodio (Barcelona)
I’m Product Manager at Qustodio, a solution for digital wellbeing, and I have over 15 years of experience in the IT sector. I am a person who enjoys getting involved and making things happen through collaboration, acting as a connector to help teams and stakeholders communicate and work together.
On my shelf
The Product Book
How to Become a Great Product Manager
by Product School (Josh Anon & Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia)
The best and most holistic introductory approach to the role of modern Product Managers. I consider this book as the one you have to read when you’re transitioning to the Product Manager role and/or just want to know what are the frameworks, tools, virtues and vices out there in the wild world of product management.
314 pages, Product School 2017
Agile Product Management with Scrum
Creating Products that Customers Love
by Roman Pichler
Let’s continue with the basics, and this one is the Bible for any Product Manager working in an Agile environment. This book will give you all what you need to know about how to successfully manage and drive a team and a project in a company that adopted Scrum, and how do you fit into the role of Product Owner.
160 pages, Addison-Wesley Professional 2010
Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results
by Christina Wodtke
This book has been a game-changer in the way we work. OKRs are one of the most trendy buzzwords nowadays but you should master to not get into a downward spiral of deception. Applying OKRs at a company requires a change of the mindset and a consistent follow-up to ensure success. The story told by Christina Wodke is plenty of useful advice: try not to repeat the errors of the main characters!
166 pages, Cucina Media LLC 2016
Escaping the Build Trap
How effective product management creates value
by Melissa Perri
When you’re a tech guy and eventually become a Product Manager, you focus on the development and the delivery. You’re a certified PO and know everything about Scrum and other Agile methods. But your mind is not strategic yet — you’re stuck in the tactics. You have to escape the build trap and understand (and communicate) the process to make better decisions and build the right things instead of just building baby projects right.
200 pages, O’Reilly Media 2018
L’art du storytelling
Manuel de communication
by Guillaume Lamarre
One of the key skills of a good Product Manager is to communicate the value of your products. Stakeholders are key participants in any successful project — but this is just the “internal” marketing. Afterwards, you have to communicate to your (potential) users what’s the problem you’re solving. Users are humans, and humans are storytellers. Learn the best techniques to effectively transmit your message and impact in the market.
200 pages, O’Reilly Media 2018
A Practical Guide for Agile Product Managers
by Tim Herbig
A Product Manager is not a cowboy that fights the outlaws at OK Corral on his own. A Product Manager is as good as his team members. Understanding the individual needs and goals of the colleagues and helping them grow and become an epic team is a daily job. Tim shares a framework to base your relationship with your team on confidence and trustiness, and therefore walk the path to success altogether.
68 pages, Sense & Respond Press 2018
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