Variety in Product Management Blogs


We’ve compiled a pretty extensive list of Product Management related blogs. There are almost 60 of them so far.

It’s interesting to see some of the patterns in the blogs and how they’ve positioned or differentiated themselves from each other. Here are some of the 50+ blogs in our PM blog roll, and some comments/advice for some of them.

Named Blogs

A bunch of bloggers named their blogs after themselves: Let’s see now… Carl has a blog. So does Roger. As does Grant and Joao, Rob, Tim and Tyner…. er, I mean Scott. πŸ™‚

OK, am I alone, or did a lot of you at first think Tyner Blain was a person? BTW, did I miss anyone?

Hmmm..there must be some female PM/PMM bloggers out there with blogs named after themselves. Or are most egomaniacs men? πŸ™‚

<Adjective> Blogs

First there was Good PM, and the Cranky PM. Then came the Purist PM. Now, there’s the Brutally Honest PM.

  • Good – Jeff, good to have you blogging again. When’s the next post?
  • Cranky – more frequent posts please or is the crankiness subsiding?
  • Purist – good blog, but why are there no date stamps on your blog posts? Is that a Blogger “feature”?
  • BHPM – I’ll be brutally honest. You’ve only had 1 real post. It was on October 4, and it’s about cloud computing. Let’s see some more frequent honest brutality.

Product Management <stuff>

There areΒ  a number of blogs with some what similar titles. And in another striking similarity, they are all quite good! I have a soft spot for Product Management Zen because it’s tagline contains the word balance, which is one of the words I use to define Product Management.

We’re Strategic

Strategy is a big part of Product Management, so of course we have the following:

We podcast

I really enjoy the podcasts on both of these blogs. And, full-disclosure, I’ve been in podcasts on both blogs.

  • The Heretech – my podcast with Tom Grant where we have a long discussion on important topics related to Product Management, yet never utter the word “agile”.
  • Product Management Pulse – my podcast with Michael Ray Hopkin, where Michael and I discuss what makes a great Product Manager.

Blogs from Around the World

I’m happy to see PM and related blogs from many different countries. I’m sure there are many more out there, so if you know of some, or write one(!), go to the Blog Roll page and let us know about it in the comments. We’ll add it to the list.

BTW, in this case, “around the world” means NOT in the United States! πŸ™‚ At the end, I will give a bit of a shout out though to my Canadian blogging pals. There’s a bunch of us up here and we need to stick together. Otherwise, in alphabetical order by nation:

And the Canadian Contingent:

Take look at the Blog Roll and let us know if there are other blogs we should add.

Saeed

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15 responses to “Variety in Product Management Blogs

  1. Hi Saeed,

    Good summary, but you didn’t mention Steve! How about the one that started it all (in October, 2002); ProductMarketing.com. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Graham,

      Did they have blogs in2002? πŸ™‚

      But seriously. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. That’s the blog roll ( http://tr.im/onpm_blogroll) and Steve is listed there.

      This post was me having a bit of fun with some of the PM blogs and noticing some patterns in the names etc.

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  3. Nice taxonomy!

  4. I’ve been looking for a list like this, thank you! Say… any chance you could add my blog to it?
    http://www.elezea.com

    Thanks!

  5. Thanks for mentioning BHPM and the brutal honesty!

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  7. I looked for ack/nak and didn’t find it; it would make a lovely addition to your site, as it is both a PM blog and a fount of erudition and amusement.

  8. Thanks for the link love, but DUDE, the Cranky Product Manager was around before Jeff’s Good PM blog. GET YOUR DATES STRAIGHT, MAN.
    ME FIRST! ME FIRST! ME FIRST!

    • Sheesh….after the big plug we gave you for the BoS conf, you’re griping about this?

      Who blogged first? Is this a PM version of the Abbott and Costello routine?

  9. Hi Saeed,

    thanks for listing webproductblog.com here πŸ™‚ Actually, I would say wpb could get counted for 3 countries:

    1. Spain, because I live and work there

    2. Germany, because that is where I come from

    3. USA, because that is where the blog seems to be most popular πŸ˜›

    cheers,
    Thomas

    • Thomas

      Thanks for the comment. I chose country of residence for the various country’s blogs. If I had to track country of origin, that would be tough.