Excellent book—easy to read, with just the right (for me) mix of clear and concise explanations, humour, and illustrative anecdotes.
It's short enough to read in a few hours, but can introduce you to many concepts and practical practices worth further reading.
Covers the benefits of productled organisations, and how to create alignment around mission, vision, goals, strategy, as well as how to iterate & experiment towards success at all levels. In contrast to top-down edicts, elaborate plans, locked down budgets & immutable roadmaps.
Worth a read for anyone from those considering a move into product management, to software engineers who want to deliver value, to executives who want to be successful.
Even if the content and concepts aren't new to you, it's likely to be an inspiring reminder of what good looks like.
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 really enjoyed the book, and I would recommend picking it up. My only complaint is perhaps that I wish that the fourth and fifth parts were a bit longer and went deeper into the techniques and practices of product-led organizations. I almost wish I could have a companion book, in the same way, that the The Phoenix Project was later complemented by The DevOps Handbook. Overall, it is worth a read for anyone who is stepping into the product world or wants to learn about new ways to help their team or organization to achieve more.
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.