This section is a combination of Product Ownership competency, Product Development/Ideation/Innovation approaches and finally effective ways to organize and orchestrate a Product Development lifecycle.
Scrum Product Ownership: Navigating The Forest and The Trees - Bob Galen - This is his 3rd edition. The 1st had a lot of key insights in Scrum's contribution to Product roles and competencies. I'm sure this will be even better.
Product Mastery: From Good to Great Product Ownership - Geoff Watts - sticking with his role improvement theme, a wonderful sequel to his Scrum Mastery.
Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love – Roman Pichlar - Roman's perspective has a lot of great points.
Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams - Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, Nate Walkingshaw
Design Sprints – book Sprint describes it, a cadenced method of testing ideas in 5 days.
Human Centered Design and Design Thinking - a creative approach to problem solving and the backbone of work from IDEO - a prominent international idea and design firm.
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation - Tim Brown - great overview by one of IDEO founders
Jobs to be Done (JTBD) – is an product innovation approach that shapes a product by asking - what jobs is the customer hiring this product for? It is a very focused and systematic process…but realizes/develops better products than simply guessing. Main person doing this for over 20 years is Tony Ulwick.
Other great JTBD discussion is in the book Competing Against Luck by Clayton Christensen, et.al.
Fit for Purpose: How Modern Businesses Find, Satisfy, & Keep Customers – David Anderson, Alexei Zheglov - Kanban thought leaders discussions on product and service necessities for organizational survival.
The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development – Donald Reinertsen - quite technical and tough to read, full of absolutely essential ideas.
Discover to Deliver – Ellen Gottesdiener – talks through product discovery approach – free pdf book on her website
Product Development Process and Organization
Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age - Roman Pichler
Lean Startup - Eric Ries - Lean Startup – how do you structure a company process to survive as a startup? Includes product development using customer feedback loops, but also startup management concepts. It’s actually where term MVP came from. Check out the lean startup site.
Essential Upstream Kanban - Patrick Steyaert - free book if you give some info. Discusses what to do about the work and product/service development that happens before you start your delivery and release journey.
The Lean Machine: How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product Development - Dantar Oosterwal - great story on product comeback.
Product Development for the Lean Enterprise: Why Toyota's System is Four Times More Productive and How You Can Implement It Why Toyota's System Is Four Times More Productive and How You Can Implement It - Michael Kennedy
Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business - James Morgan, Jeff Liker
Lean Product and Process Development – Allen Ward