Between continuing education classes, cutting-edge software, and indispensable tools of the trade, many a successful Product Manager may end up spending hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars to do the job well. While excellent paid tools exist, it’s worth noting that free resources abound. Below we’ve collected some of the most valuable Product Manager resources available at no cost.
For Product Roadmaps
This ebook by Steve Johnson of Under10 Consulting is free to download and contains information on the “why” and “how” of building roadmaps.
For engaging and highly useful dialogue, Quora is a reliable public forum to visit. The link above will take you to a comprehensive discussion on creating roadmaps.
This Australian company offers several helpful, general tips on understanding product roadmaps.
For Market Research
Run by the United States Census Bureau, this robust database allows users to conduct location-based searches on a wide variety of demographics.
Another searchable database, this website allows users to drill down deeper into business and industry statistics.
This polling and survey service is free when using an existing recipient list.
For Industry News
These blogs and newsletters are perfect for staying current on the trends shaping your industry.