Apart from the fact that the 6 questions at the back of the book make it worth the read all on their own, the rest of this great book covers what it take to build a true product-led company where anything (everything) is possible. I really enjoyed the flow of the narrative as the book progresses and how Melisa points out so many things which caused me to think ah-ha! If I had one critique I’d ask for more visuals linking key ideas and concepts together, there is so much here, I’d suggest you bring a pen and a notebook to draw out the ideas shared yourself, as you read along. Having said that, this book is a must read!
I've seen Melissa talk about this topic at conferences so was eager to see how she pulled this material together in a book. I liked how it assumed you knew nothing about product development, agile, or service design, but dropped the relevant parts in as you needed to know about them. The moving back and forth from the theory and practice to the ongoing fictional scenario showing how the ideas were used for the company was really useful too. These aspects of the book are why I recommended that my students get a copy of this book. You should get one too if you're thinking of (or indeed have) started a company, or are a product owner at a software company.
A super book. If you’re struggling to become a product-led organisation then this needs to be on your bookshelf. From organisational culture to the product management role Melissa has delivered a great guide to spotting and solving the problems companies have shifting from an output to an outcome focus. I’ve already bought several copies for my clients.
This is the best book for helping you understand how a product management team should be built, and how to ensure that the team is able to have the right discussions with company stakeholders to build effective products that deliver customer value. Start with this book before reading any other product management or development methodology books, so that you can ground yourself in essential practices.