The Practitioner’s Guide to Product Management


The Practitioners’ Guide to Product Managementprovides a firsthand road to help founders understand how to avoid the pitfalls of product failure by taking them through the field of product management with stories and real-world experiences of what it takes to create a product that meets the customer’s needs.

Product management is the art, science and skill of bringing a successful product to life. In The Practitioner’s Guide To Product Management, Jock Busuttil looks what product managers do, how the role came to be, how it’s still continuing to evolve, and why it’s such good news that there’s no prescribed route to becoming one. Busuttil also delves into examples of the good, the bad and the ill-advised products to consider why they succeeded and failed and give you the inside track on avoiding all the common product management pitfalls. The book examines the fine line between success and failure and reveals nine ways you can increase your product’s chances of success.

If you’re new to product management and wondering what it’s all about or if you’re a product manager shooting for professional success, this book will give you the inside track on starting, developing, and then selling a new product.


The Practitioner's Guide to Product Management

The author, Jock Busuttil is a product consultant, speaker, and writer. He has spent more than a decade working as a product manager for technology companies ranging in size from startups to multinationals, including Zeus Technology, Iron Mountain, and Experian. In 2012, he founded Product People (, a product management consultancy. With a number of associates, he provides help to companies large and small needing an extra pair of hands, and his clients include After the Flood, BBC, eWise, Inkling, Saberr, SwiftServe, and What Users Do.

A highly recommended book for anybody working, or aspiring to do Product Management.