8 Must-read books for Product Managers

8 Must-read books for Product Managers

At Atomic, we know only too well how quickly software development evolves. That’s why our product team works hard to stay on top of their game; mastering new skills, and staying abreast of the latest developments within product management.

If you work in product management, here’s a list of hand-picked resources we’re using right now that you might find useful. 

Product management reading list 1

Inspired – How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

Technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides readers with a master class in how to structure and staff a successful product team, and how to deliver technology products that your customers will love.

Making work visible 

In this timely book, IT time management expert Dominica DeGrandis reveals the real crime of the century―time theft, one of the most costly factors impacting enterprises in their day-to-day operations.

User Stories Applied:

User Stories Applied offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software. 

Impact Mapping: 

This handbook is a practical guide to impact mapping, a simple yet incredibly effective method for collaborative strategic planning that helps organisations make an impact with software.

Product management reading list 2

Purple Cow: 

Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and flat-out unbelievable. In his new bestseller, Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable. It’s a manifesto for anyone who wants to help create products and services that are worth marketing in the first place.


Using a wide range of proven techniques and tools, product management expert Roman Pichler explains how to create effective strategies and actionable roadmaps to help you maximise your chances of creating successful products.

Lean UX

Lean UX teaches you valuable Lean UX principles, tactics, and techniques from the ground up and outlines how to rapidly experiment with design ideas, validate them with real users, and continually adjust your design based on what you learn.

Product Mastery

This book is ideal for anyone involved in agile product development. It takes examples from inspiring product owners and how they have taken their product from good to great.

Cara Thresh

Cara Thresh

Product Owner


18 November, 2022

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