tl;dr: I recently saw a LinkedIn post that asked for a list of books helpful for upping one's game as a technical product manager. This post is the result.

What is Technical Product Management?

I think of it as the combo/intersection of product management and technical work, so books that help me sharpen either of those are really valuable to me.

Here's a list of some of the books that have been most pivotal in my experience and have really helped me in my roles, especially as a PM.

I'm not including anything technical in this post, because it's gonna vary widely with what you're interested in? APIs? Databases? JS libraries? Search algorithms? Google books about those things. But here's a list of books about product management and related skills and ideas that have really influenced me. I may revisit and revise in the future.

The Purely Technical

The Pragmatic Programmer: Your Journey To Mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)

Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin Series)

About negotiation, collaboration, and management

Never Split the Difference

Crucial Conversations: Talking When the Stakes are High

Team Topologies

The Phoenix Project

The Unicorn Project - a followup to The Phoenix Project.

Project Management for Humans: Helping People Get Things Done

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

First, Break All The Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

About product management as such

Cracking the PM Interview

Inspired: Create Tech Products that Customers Love

Product Roadmaps Relaunched

The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow

Laws of UX: Using Psychology to Design Better Products & Services

About business and careers in software development

The Lean Startup

Unlocking the Customer Value Chain: How Decoupling Drives Consumer Disruption

The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

Managing Oneself and The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done, both by the unsurpassed Peter Drucker

Managing Up for dealing with bosses that are hard to deal with, and how to keep them from getting hard to deal with