Product Collective - 🍔 The right Product Management stack

Choosing the Right Product Stack

Grady Booch (or was it Abraham Lincoln?) once quipped “a fool with a tool is still a fool.” We assume he meant that simply using a tool does not make you a better… whatever it was you were trying to do. You could also say an effective Product Manager with the right product stack is even more effective. But that doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easy.

Want free access to 100+ hours of Product Management videos? Simply refer this newsletter subscription to 5 or more friends!

How to Evaluate and Choose the Right Product Tools as a Product Manager. Product managers often lead the evaluation, selection and acquisition of product management tools to use in their organization. However, it's hard to know which product management tool is the right one for the job. Michael Sanders provides 7 strategic steps to evaluate and choose the best product management tools for your organization.
(via @getdonedone)

Collection, analysis, action: A beginner’s guide to the product stack. Data is at the core of good product management. Making the most of the data that your organization collects is a process that’s hindered by unnecessary complexity. The Product Stack provides a useful framework for cutting through that complexity. A product stack is the collection of tools that allow you to collect, analyze, and act on data created by users in your application. Oz Nazilli explains the three core components to know about when building your product stack: collection, analysis, and action.
(via @mixpanel)

Continues below...

The ITX Product Momentum Podcast is over 90 episodes of candid conversation on product + leadership. Join our hosts as they explore the stories, reflections, and lessons learned from some of the industry’s brightest minds like Teresa Torres, Marty Cagan, and more. A new episode drops every other week!

Class is back in session

Every Fall, I teach an undergraduate product management class at the same place where I went to graduate school – Case Western Reserve University. In a way, it’s a bit surreal to teach in the very same building that I took classes in almost 20 years ago. But I enjoy getting to spend time with students and help them along their career journey, even if it’s in a small way.

My class is a reminder to me of how things are changing in our world of product management, though. Although it’s just a single class, it’s the very first undergraduate product management class ever at CWRU. When I was an undergraduate, there were zero product management classes to take not just at CWRU – but really, anywhere in the world. Yet today, more and more are sprouting up everywhere.

I don’t know if my students understand how incredible it is that they have so many resources available to them today – and I don’t mean through the class I teach. But today, there are so many resources that exist – from communities like Product Collective and others, free courses they can take through Udemy and Coursera, and heck, even social media platforms that offer access to insights from some of the best product management leaders and practitioners today.

I can’t blame the students for not realizing what opportunities they have today that didn’t exist for others a couple of decades ago. They live in the world we are in today – and it’s no different from the new opportunities that those like me who grew up with the early web had that the generation before us didn’t. But I am excited for them. With the product management world at their fingertips, we’re bound to see some amazing product people blossom in the very near future. 

I can’t wait to have a front-row seat for that.

Join the companies below at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference on September 19-21 in Cleveland, Ohio. And if you register at any point today or over the weekend and use the code POPUP100 -- you'll save $100 off of your pass.

With 3 full days with some of today's top product leaders, practitioners, and bestselling authors, we're confident that INDUSTRY is the best value for any product event you'll find (with or without the discount!). 

How to Select the Right Product Toolkit for Your Team. With product managers having such a varied array of responsibilities, a good product toolkit should have the right integrations, support communication, and enable you to make data-informed decisions. At some point you’ve asked, “am I using the right product toolkit?” The folks at Userpilot explain how to select the right product stack for your team.
(via @teamuserpilot)

12 Best Product Management Tools to Include in Your Stack. A product manager’s job involves a lot more than gathering product insight, tracking the backlog, and reviewing the product roadmap. Whether you’re a new product manager or a seasoned PM, you want to make sure you’re not missing a key component of your role because you’re lacking the proper tool. The folks from ProductPlan provide a list of product management tools to help you excel in your role.
(via @productplan)

13 of the Best Product Management Tools for Your Stack. From capturing and managing ideas to developing a product strategy, from overseeing user research to coordinating complex processes and workflows—the Product Manager role is fast-paced and multifaceted. Besides a broad skill set, Product Managers require a robust tool stack. Emily Stevens identifies 13 of the best product management tools, covering everything from collaboration and project management to road mapping, user analytics, and feature flagging.
(via @careerfoundry)

How to Use Design Thinking as a Product Manager

Wednesday, October 5th @ 1:00 PM EST

It can be easy for Product Managers to hear the phrase "Design Thinking" — and assume that it's something that ought to be reserved for our colleagues working in design. But the reality is that even Product Managers who wouldn't describe themselves as "Designers" could really benefit from embracing Design Thinking. In this conversation, we'll dig into on why this is and how Product Managers can use Design Thinking for the benefit of themselves and their teams. Plus, you'll have a chance to ask questions of your own!

The Product Collective community is growing every day, now with over 35,000 members. Are your friends and colleagues enjoying it too? If you have yet to spread the word, perhaps this will help -- you can now win prizes (see below) based on how many people you refer.

Your referral link is now active. Simply forward this email to as many people as possible and have them use the button below to subscribe. 
Product Collective is an initiative to connect software Product Managers from across the world - online and at our INDUSTRY conferences held in Cleveland, New York, Ireland, and virtually several times a year.

Membership is free and you get:
  1. A newsletter each and every Friday centered around an important product topic, like roadmapping, strategy, and analytics.
  2. Access to a thriving Slack group with thousands of others to share advice, tips and get feedback on your work.
  3. Plus, invitations to exclusive video chats, special member privileges at the conferences we hold in the United States and Europe, and more!
PLUS, as a member, you can also take part in our referral giveaway program.

Our Member Dashboard is coming soon, but you can see some of the cool swag you'll be able to get your hands on here:
5 Referrals

Get forever-free 100% free access (worth $9.99/month) to INDUSTRY On Demand. Enjoy over 100 hours of videos that will help you level-up your Product Management skills.
10 Referrals

Put these custom-designed stickers on your laptop and show that you are a creative force of a Product Manager.
25 Referrals

Once you put on one of these luxuriously soft tees, featuring the 'digital smoke' synonomous with Product Collective's INDUSTRY conference, you won't want to take it off!
50 Referrals
FREE TICKET TO INDUSTRY: The Product Conference

The big one! For the top referrers amongst us, you have the chance to get a FREE ticket to INDUSTRY (valued at up to $1,000). Whether you join us in Cleveland, New York, or Ireland, your ticket will be waiting for you.

Don't want to receive this newsletter each week?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list altogether (you'll miss invites to online video interviews, INDUSTRY: The Product Conference promos, etc.). 

Older messages

Product excellence (& a free ticket to INDUSTRY Virtual)

Thursday, September 8, 2022

This survey takes about 5 minutes. At the end, you'll receive a code for a FREE ticket to INDUSTRY Virtual, happening on October 18th! TAKE 5 MINUTE SURVEY Each year we team up with our friends at

2 weeks to go - last chance to save (plus a very special announcement!)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Pricing increases on Monday! Register this week to save $200. REGISTER TODAY With less than 2 weeks to go, we're very excited to announce that Saturday Night Live Cast Member Mikey Day will be

🔧 Do Product Managers need to be technical?

Friday, September 2, 2022

Technical Skills for Product Managers Do you need to be a developer in Product Manager's clothing to be an effective Product Manager for a software product? No. But it certainly helps if you

You're invited -- product AI, remote teams, design thinking, delighting customers

Monday, August 29, 2022

AI-Driven Guided Insights Tuesday, August 30th @ 1:00 PM EST Artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning are increasingly taking on a larger role when it comes to driving business growth.

👫 Interviewing your customers

Friday, August 26, 2022

How to run effective customer interviews You probably already know that it's important for Product Managers to talk to their customers regularly. But it's not sufficient to just strike up

Kotlin Weekly #321

Sunday, September 25, 2022

ISSUE #321 25th of September 2022 Hello from Berlin! We are here to run the Berlin marathon, which does not make us better at Kotlin, but does it make us happier? Also not. Find our selection of

The image in this post displays its own MD5 hash — and A mysterious voice is haunting American Airlines’ in-flight announcements

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Issue #900 — Top 20 stories of September 25, 2022 Issue #900 — September 25, 2022 You receive this email because you are subscribed to Hacker News Digest. You can open it in the browser if you prefer.

Weekend Reading — 👋 0.1 + 0.2

Saturday, September 24, 2022

This week we play Dungeon & Types, visualize our designs IRL, FOMO into the Metaverse, and wrestle a bear for a Belgium waffle. Weekend Reading — 👋 0.1 + 0.2 By Assaf Arkin – 24 Sep 2022 – View

Daily Coding Problem: Problem #889 [Easy]

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Daily Coding Problem Good morning! Here's your coding interview problem for today. This problem was asked by Amazon. Run-length encoding is a fast and simple method of encoding strings. The basic

Animated | Visualizing 140 Years of Global Surface Temperatures 🌐

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Here's a look at 140 years of global surface temperatures, highlighting the ten coldest and warmest years since 1880. View Online | Subscribe Presented by: Explore what 8 billion people means for

The Best Laptops of 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Did You Know?: The stethoscope was invented in 1816 by French physician René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec and motivated by a desire to accurately (and modestly) diagnose heart problems in women. The

Noonification: Monsters of Mars

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Top Tech Content sent at Noon! Private Applications Begin Here How are you, @hacker? 🪐 What's happening in tech this week: The Noonification by HackerNoon has got you covered with fresh content

Week in Review - GTA 6 footage leaks, Revolut gets hacked, and Wipro fires 300 for "moonlighting"

Saturday, September 24, 2022

TechCrunch Newsletter TechCrunch logo Week in Review logo By Greg Kumparak Saturday, September 24, 2022 Hi, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we very quickly sum up the most

London Police Arrested 17-Year-Old Hacker Suspected of Uber and GTA 6 Breaches

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The Hacker News Daily Updates Newsletter cover 2022 First Half Threat Report A Semiannual Report by FortiGuard Labs Download Now Sponsored LATEST NEWS Sep 24, 2022 London Police Arrested 17-Year-Old

Startups Weekly - Tiger Global, fickle checks and the difficulty of acceleration

Saturday, September 24, 2022

TechCrunch Newsletter TechCrunch logo Startups Weekly logo By Natasha Mascarenhas Saturday, September 24, 2022 Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week's startup news and