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Your New PM Learning Resources
Books, videos, templates, and more
Hey, Paweł here. Welcome to the free edition of The Product Compass! 🌎
🎯 My goal for the next 12 months is to help every premium subscriber become at least 30% better as a PM.
At least once a month, you can:
Test your knowledge,
Identify areas for improvement,
Get recommended learning materials.
Premium subscribers can also reach out to me on Slack. Feel free to discuss doubts, ask questions, and get personalized advice. I'll even review your resume.
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Your New PM Learning Resources
Due to your enthusiastic feedback after the Your PM Competence Map + Skills Assessment, I reorganized all my PM learning resources by the categories from the PM Competence Map:
Business and Strategy
This is to prepare for what we will do over the next few months.
In today’s issue, a set of PM resources:
An Interactive PM Competence Map
Recommended PM Books
Recommended PM Videos
Recommended PM Templates
The Best Product Compass Issues
The First Insights After Collecting 650+ Surveys
1. An Interactive PM Competence Map
During the week, I created an interactive map you can access with a web browser. Free link: https://xmind.works/share/PnDamsJH
2. Recommended PM Books
You can access my free PM books collection organized by new categories here:
I kept four old categories:
3. Recommended PM Videos
Free PM videos organized by:
I recommend you to start with the Top 30 videos, which are also available as a YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa1_vXxMr75GSOCCsej2sBfRl3IVolSdp
This will quickly give you an overview of the most important topics.
4. Recommended PM Templates
Free PM templates organized by:
5. The Product Compass Issues
My best Substack issues by the same categories:
Other (e.g., Breaking into PM)
I also kept the Top 10 issues:
6. The First Insights After Collecting 650+ Surveys
One of the most interesting insights is the correlation between seniority and Product Discovery knowledge:
The same for Experimentation:
And Business and Strategy:
At the same time, it looks different for Execution:
I will collect more data in the next months to get more statistically significant results, especially for other roles and areas.
What surprised me across the whole dataset was how little the average scores differed. The difference between an average score of the PO and CPO is less than 10% of the available points.
I verified that most participants were not subscribers to this newsletter and came from LinkedIn and Twitter.
My early conclusion is that many people stop learning after breaking into PM. Thus, you can get into the top 10% by regularly investing in your growth.
The best time to start learning was a week ago.
The next best time to start is now:
If you haven’t checked your knowledge yet, you can do it here: https://forms.gle/1cgpTuKDpedcqhSu7
Thanks for reading The Product Compass
It’s incredible to learn and grow together.
I’m super excited about the new direction and can’t wait to follow up with more assessments, challenges, and contests 👊😊
Have an awesome weekend and a fantastic week ahead,