Communication and Alignment - Reading List

At Mind the Product we give you access to the best product thinkers, bringing you together to make product people more successful and to develop our craft.

 

As well as our fantastic team of trainers this workshop relies heavily on the excellent work of blog writers, authors, product thinkers, keynote speakers, and podcast producers. There is a wealth of information out there on product management and it can be difficult to sort the good from the bad, so we’ve compiled a list of the best resources you can dive into to continue your learning long after the workshop has wrapped up.

Our top picks


πŸ“– READ – 20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour (foldingburritos .com)

πŸ–₯ WATCH – Stuck in the Middle: Mastering Stakeholder Management by Emily Tate – Emily Tate (mindtheproduct.com, 2020)Β 

🎧 LISTEN – How To Say No – Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience (mindtheproduct.com, 2019)

Stakeholder Management Resources

 

BOOKS πŸ“–

Forming Storming Norming Performing: Successful Communication in Groups – Donald Egolf, Sondra Chester (iUniverse, 2013)

The User Experience Team of One – Leah Buley (Rosenfeld, 2013)

Just Enough Research – Erika Hall (A Book Apart, 2013)

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BLOGS πŸ–₯

Keeping your Stakeholder Relationships in CREDiT – Julia Whitney (mindtheproduct.com, 2017)

Remember HiPPOs are Humans Too – James Gatsby Peet (mindtheproduct.com, 2017)

Top Tips for Negotiating With Stakeholders – Edward Scotcher (mindtheproduct.com, 2017)

Developing a Communication Strategy – (KnowHowNonProfit.org, 2019)

 

VIDEOS πŸ“Ή

Mindset in Singapore: Stakeholders, How to Bridge The Gaps – Rosemary King
(mindtheproduct.com, 2020)

How to Train Your Hippo – Ozlem Yuce (mindtheproduct, 2020)

Mindset: Being Empowered to Manage Your Stakeholder with Papa Akuffo – Rosemark King (mindtheproduct.com, 2020)Β 

Stuck in the Middle: Mastering Stakeholder Management – Emily Tate (mindtheproduct.com, 2020)Β 

The Magic in Conflict – Shaun Russell (mindtheproduct.com, 2020)Β 

 

PODCAST 🎧

How To Say No – Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience (mindtheproduct.com, 2019)

Team Communication Resources

 

BLOGS πŸ–₯

Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially, Susana Lopes, (mindtheproduct.com, 2018)Β 

 

VIDEOS πŸ“Ή

Effective Storytelling to Motivate and Align your Team, Anna Marie Clifton, (mindtheproduct.com, 2018)

Alignment Resources

 

BLOGS πŸ–₯

A Framework for Evaluating Market Opportunity – Neal Cabage, (mindtheproduct.com, 2013)

Love the Problem, Not Your Solution – Ash Maurya (blog.leanstack.com. 2016)

Value Proposition Design – Alex Osterwalder (businessmodelalchemist.com, 2014)


RESOURCES πŸ“
Template: JTBD –> Value PropsSunita Mohanty (Twitter, 2020)

Prioiritisation Resources

 

BLOGS πŸ–₯

Building a Bespoke Prioritisation Framework: A Case Study – Imogen Schels and Katerina Suchkova (mindtheproduct.com, 2020)

20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour. (foldingburritos .com)

5-Steps to Prioritization That Actually Works Dan Toma, (grasshopperherder.com)

Prioritisation for Product Managers: Are we Doing it right? (mindtheproduct.com, 2020)

A New Way to Look at Competitors – Steve Blank (steveblaank.com, 2013)

Understanding the Kano Model – A Tool for Sophisticated Designers, Jared Spool (articles,uie.com, 2018)

The 3 qualities of a great product – Esther Nitafan (uxdesign.cc, 2020)

Prioritizing Design Time: A Long Tail Approach, Joshua Porter, (uie.com, 2006)

 

VIDEOS πŸ“Ή

Embracing the Art of Prioritisation – Emily Tate ((mindtheproduct.com, 2020)

 

PODCAST 🎧

Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy (mindtheproduct.com 2019)

Emotional Intelligence Resources

 

BOOKS πŸ“–

The EQ Interview: Finding Employees with High Emotional Intelligence – Adele B. Lynn (AMACOM, 2008)

 

BLOGS πŸ–₯

Emotional intelligence (EQ) interview questions Β (workable.com)

 

VIDEOS πŸ“Ή

The importance of EQ for product development teams – Nikkia Reveillac (mindtheproduct.com, 2021)

The Secret Sauce to Hiring Great Product People – Kate Leto (mindtheproduct.com, 2019)