Thought Leaders in Product Management
There are several key thought leaders in the discipline of product management who have contributed to shaping the field through their research, writing, and teaching. Some notable figures include:
- Clayton Christensen: A Harvard Business School professor and author of the bestselling book “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” He is considered one of the foremost experts on innovation and disruptive technology, and his work has had a significant impact on product management and strategy.
- Eric Ries: A serial entrepreneur and author of “The Lean Startup,” which has become a foundational text for product managers and entrepreneurs. His work focuses on the use of experimentation and data-driven decision-making in product development and management.
- Steve Blank: An entrepreneur, educator, and author of “The Four Steps to the Epiphany,” which is considered a classic in the field of product management and startup strategy. Blank is also a pioneer of the “customer development” methodology, which emphasizes the importance of understanding customers during the product development process.
- Marty Cagan: A Silicon Valley product leader and author of “Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love.” He is considered a leading expert on product management and product development, and his work has been influential in the technology industry.
- Ken Norton: A Partner at GV (Google Ventures) and author of “The Lean Product Playbook” which is a practical guide for product managers on how to build successful products through customer-centric approach. He is also a mentor and advisor to many product managers and teams.
- Ash Maurya: An entrepreneur, author of “Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works” and creator of the Lean Canvas, a tool used to plan and prioritize product development efforts. He is also a mentor and advisor to many product managers and teams.
These thought leaders have contributed to the discipline through their teachings, writing, and mentorship. They have shared their knowledge and experiences to help product managers and teams to build better products and improve their skills.