Product Manager Tools & Resources

Here are the product management books, podcasts, blogs, software, and other tools I recommend to everyone, whether you’re trying to break into product management, starting a new Product Manager job, or a seasoned product leader who wants to sharpen your skills.

My Job Search Tools and Programs

If you’re in need of job search guidance, these are my currently available tools and programs that might help you land your next PM job.

The Product Manager Job Search Template Kit

This downloadable guide will help you quickly:

  • Create an effective resume that gets you noticed
  • Communicate with the right people using the right message
  • Land more interviews without wasting time

Product Manager Job Search Bootcamp

Learn how to create a winning Product Management resume, land more interviews, and get hired!

Product Management Books

I’m a big advocate of reading books and believe it’s one of the least expensive ways to educate yourself on a variety of topics.

Click here to see all of my favorite books for Product Managers.

Below is a collection of books I’ve read and enjoyed and would recommend to anyone interested in product management and productivity.

Inspired by Marty Cagan
Empowered by Marty Cagan
Cracking the PM Interview
Building a Second Brain
Escaping the Build Trap
Atomic Habits
Measure What Matters

Product Management Communities

  • Product Manager HQ – claims to be the world’s largest slack product community with more than 7,000 members and 40 active channels. PMHQ does cost to join, but the lifetime membership gets you access to live AMAs (Ask Me Anything), in-person meetups, and exclusive content.
  • Mind the Product – is one of my absolute favorite resources. The MTP slack community has over 20,000 members worldwide. Mind the Product also offers conferences around the world that bring the product management community together in real life. Nothing beats meeting in real life!
  • Women in Product – this is a group I belong to on Slack and Facebook. Women In Product is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing women with equal access and representation in product management careers at all levels. I find the Facebook group, which has almost 15,000 members, to be more engaging.
  • The Product Collective – a highly engaged community of more than 8,000 members. I’ve found people asking for advice on various topics ranging from how to price SaaS products to how to sunset apps and everything in between. The people behind The Product Collective also host the Industry product conference and produce a great podcast about product creation called

You can learn more about how to leverage communities by reading my blog post, “50,000 Product Managers are waiting to connect with you.”

Podcasts for Product Managers

Listening to podcasts is my favorite way to stay on top of best practices and new trends in product management. I’ve written a blog post about this and included my favorites here:

Product Management Software

  • ProductPlan – My favorite tool for creating and managing roadmaps
  • Trello – Great productivity app; can also be used for simple roadmaps and backlog management
  • Loom – Provide quick feedback via video to your designers, engineers, stakeholders, and more.
  • Balsamiq – Great for creating low-fidelity prototypes and mock-ups
  • Canva – an amazing tool that lets you create almost pixel-perfect graphics for presentations, user documentation, mock-ups, and more
  • – This AI-based writing tool will help you end writer’s block and create content more quickly. It’s incredible!
  • – Another AI-based tool, this one integrates with Zoom to transcribe your meetings and take notes for you. It’s like having your own personal assistant!

Product Manager Resume Resources

Jobscan – this tool will optimize your resume based on ATS algorithms and job postings

Exponent – This service provides in-depth information about interviewing at most big tech companies, such as Google, Meta, and Amazon. Plus, you can sign up for mock interview sessions with Product Managers at these companies.

Other cool stuff

Rocketbook Orbit Smart Notebook

I gifted the Rocketbook Orbit Smart Notebook to myself and everyone in my family this past Christmas. I love that I can take meeting notes and then send them digitally to various cloud services. I highly recommend it!

Check out my Office Must-Haves. These are my favorite items for being a more productive product manager. 


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