My Product Operations reading suggestions — Issue #13

  1. Working Backwards
  2. Switch
  3. Operations Management
  4. Team topologies
  5. The principles of product development flow

The List

  1. Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value
    By Melissa Perri
    In this book, Melissa Perri explains how laying the foundation for great product management can help companies solve real customer problems while achieving business goals.
  2. Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters
    By Richard Rumelt
    Clarifies the muddled thinking underlying too many strategies and provides a clear way to create and implement a powerful action-oriented strategy for the real world.
  3. Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
    By Marty Cagan
    In INSPIRED, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides readers with a master class in how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization, and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love―and that will work for your business.
  4. Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business
    by David J. Anderson
    This book answers the questions:What is Kanban?Why would I want to use Kanban?How do I go about implementing Kanban?How do I recognize improvement opportunities and what should I do about them?
  5. Operations Management
    By Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones & Nicola Burgess
    Learn from world-leading experts Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones and Nicola Burgess and benefit from their wealth of experience helping improve businesses of all shapes and sizes. Strategic in its perspective, the book offers a comprehensive and practical way to explore key concepts and see them in action through a plethora of international examples.
  6. ReWork
    By David Heinemeier Hansson & Jason Fried
    From the founders of the trailblazing software company Basecamp, here is a different kind of business book — one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business.
  7. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
    By Simon Sinek
    asks (and answers) the questions: why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?
  8. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
    By Chip Heath & Dan Heath
    In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people — employees and managers, parents and nurses — have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results
  9. Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow
    By Matthew Skelton & Manuel Pais
    Effective software teams are essential for any organisation to deliver value continuously and sustainably. But how do you build the best team organisation for your specific goals, culture, and needs?
  10. The Culture Code: The secrets of highly successful groups
    By Daniel Coyle
    How do you build and sustain a great team?The Culture Code reveals the secrets of some of the best teams in the world — from Pixar to Google to US Navy SEALs — explaining the three skills such groups have mastered in order to generate trust and a willingness to collaborate.
  11. The Culture Map
    By Erin Meyer
    An international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life.
  12. The Principles of Product Development Flow
    By Donald G. Reinertsen
    Reinertsen starts with the ideas of lean manufacturing but goes far beyond them, drawing upon ideas from telecommunications networks, transportation systems, computer operating systems and military doctrine.
  13. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    by Charles Duhigg
    In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporterCharles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.
  14. Thinking, Fast and Slow: Kahneman, Daniel
    By Daniel Kahneman
    In his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, world-famous psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.
  15. Who Moved My Cheese? : An Amazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life
    By Spencer Johnson & Kenneth Blanchard
    This book shows how to anticipate change, adapt quickly, enjoy the change and be ready for more, so that you suffer from less stress and enjoy more success in life.
  16. Working Backwards
    By Colin Bryar & Bill Carr
    Working Backwards
    gives an insider’s account of Amazon’s approach to culture, leadership, and best practices from two long-time, top-level Amazon executives.




// Leading Product Operations at OLX Motors EU // Helping to make better products — Co-founder of @uxdiscuss with @whitingx

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// Leading Product Operations at OLX Motors EU // Helping to make better products — Co-founder of @uxdiscuss with @whitingx

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