8 Best Articles on Product Thinking
The most useful articles on product thinking from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Product Thinking Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on product thinking by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The Ultimate Guide to Minimum Viable Product
- Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design
- The Power of Product Thinking
- WTF is Strategy?
- The Product Thinking That Built Slack & Twitter, with April Underwood
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on product thinking—all under 10 minutes.
The Power of Product Thinking
In many design, product management, engineering, or even venture capital interviews and pitches, you’ll be assessed on a dimension called “product thinking,” sometimes also called “product sense.” If…
«The simplest way to define product thinking is that it is the skill of knowing what makes a product useful — and loved — by people»
The Ultimate Guide to Minimum Viable Product
Please raise your hand, if you’ve ever heard about minimum viable product (MVP) and have no clue what it is. When you talk to software…
Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design
Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…
Delivering Better Products With Design Thinking
It's no secret that product, UX, and engineering sometimes struggle to communicate and collaborate effectively. Here's one theory on why that is.
Design Thinking With Agility
The role of design isn't just to "beautify" your product. By embracing design thinking from the start, PMs can create elegant products from the ground up.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on product thinking.
WTF is Strategy?
Do you understand what planning and executing a product development strategy truly entails? In this helpful article, product development expert Vince Law works to clarify the concept of “strategic thinking.” Law explains strategy’s importance and offers a practical framework that contextualizes and defines strategy within the overall product development timeline. Law also offers general and specific examples of the framework and thus, strategic thinking, in action. getAbstract recommends this article to project leaders looking to better understand how to develop and execute strategy.
«Mission: This is a statement that describes the problem you are setting out to solve, typically including who you are solving it for.»
The Mindset That Kills Product Thinking
My friend Marty Cagan released two articles, this one and this one, describing some of the challenges to product thinking. You should read them. He’s right. This article is about something more…
The Product Thinking That Built Slack & Twitter, with April Underwood
April Underwood offers inside stories and lessons learned from leading product at two category-defining companies, Slack and Twitter.
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