Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
Inspired – How to do Product Management
How do today’s most successful tech companies―Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla―design, develop, and deploy the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world? Perhaps surprisingly, they do it very differently than the vast majority of tech companies. In INSPIRED, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides readers with a master class in how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization. And also how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love―and that will work for your business.
What to Learn in Inspired
With sections on assembling the right people and skillsets, discovering the right product, embracing an effective yet lightweight process, and creating a strong product culture, readers can take the information they learn and immediately leverage it within their own organizations―dramatically improving their own product efforts.
Whether you’re an early-stage startup working to get to product/market fit, or a growth-stage company working to scale your product organization, or a large, long-established company trying to regain your ability to consistently deliver new value for your customers, INSPIRED will take you and your product organization to a new level of customer engagement, consistent innovation, and business success.
Startup Book Background – How to do Product Management
Filled with the author’s own personal stories inspires in how to do product management ―and profiles of some of today’s most successful product managers and technology-powered product companies, including Adobe, Apple, BBC, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix―INSPIRED will show you how to turn up the dial of your own product efforts, creating technology products your customers love.
The first edition of INSPIRED, published ten years ago, established itself as the primary reference for technology product managers and can be found on the shelves of nearly every successful technology product company worldwide. This thoroughly updated second edition shares the same objective of being the most valuable resource for technology product managers. Yet it is completely new―sharing the latest practices and techniques of today’s most successful tech product companies, and the men and women behind every great product.
About the Author
Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising and coaching, Marty Cagan served as an executive. He was responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, and eBay.
During his career, Marty has personally performed and managed most of the roles of a modern technology product organization. Including product management, software development, product marketing, user experience design, software testing, engineering management, and general management.
As part of his work with SVPG, Marty is an invited speaker at major conferences and top companies across the globe. Marty is the author of INSPIRED: How To Create Tech Products Customers Love and co-author of EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products.
“It is rare to find someone like Marty who has impacted early founders, high-growth startups, and multi-billion dollar companies over decades through his product leadership. So when he decides to distill his knowledge in a book, it becomes a must read!”
―Avid Larizadeh Duggan, General Partner, GV (Google Ventures)
“If you only have one book on product management, this is the one.”
―Chad Dickerson, Former CEO, Etsy
“I don’t know of any other person who has the breadth and depth of knowledge and insight in Product Management that Marty possesses. This is not your typical business book where you skim it in 30 minutes and wonder why it was worth $14.99. INSPIRED is a book you can study, discuss, use to teach, show to your management, and use as a force for change in your company or in your career.”
―Kyrie Robinson, VP User Experience, Chegg
“Product Management is the art and science of creating the products that give each company its existence. It’s the core of a business. For the digital world, Marty Cagan helps you understand and master Product Management like no other. This is essential reading to remain relevant tomorrow.”
―Frerk-Malte Feller, Workplace by Facebook
“When asked what product is, and how companies can accelerate growth, I always start with ‘read INSPIRED and then we can talk.'”
―Sarah Bernard, VP Product, Jet.com
“When Marty talks and writes about product, it becomes clear that his knowledge is based on walking the walk. He knows the difference between great technology, and great products based on great technology.”
―Bjorn Carlson, Engineering Team Lead, Google Cloud Platform