The five keys to a successful Google team by Julia Rozovsky
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team by Charles Duhigg
Culture Trumps Strategy, Every Time by Nilofer Merchant
Patterns of Effective Teams by Mark Finkle
Good Product Team Bad Product Team by Marty Cagan
Unlocking the Power of Stable Teams with Twitter’s SVP of Engineering by First Round Review
Working with the team
Take a Team Approach to Product Delivery by Teresa Torres
Talents of Great Agile Team Members by Roger Cauvin
Leading Cross-functional Teams by Ken Norton
5 Hard Questions to Ask Yourself During a Conflict by Julie Zhuo
Team Health: A Daily Checkup by John Cutler
Working with developers
How Engineers Want to Work with Product Managers by Zach Schneider
10 Ways PMs Can Earn The Respect and Trust of Their Team by John Cutler
How to Work With Software Engineers by Ken Norton
Dogs like bones; Developers like bullet points by Jackie Bavaro
The 7 Types of Software Engineers: Identification, Care and Feeding by Another PM (humor)
The Essential Guide to Building Balanced Development Teams by Eric Elliott
Answer to What qualities do developers value in product managers? on Quora by multiple authors
Working with designers
How to Work with Designers by Julie Zhuo
How to Work with Designers by Jackie Bavaro
PM 101 – Working With Designers by The Clever PM
Product Managers and UX Designers: ways to work better together by Cassandra Naji
How to Work with UX Designers: A Product Manager’s Guide by Colin Lernell
Tools for Building An Effective Team
Team Effectiveness Discussion Guide by Google
Document from Google to assess the true effectiveness of your team.
Manager Actions for Psychological Safety by Google
Document from Google with actions to foster psychological safety.
Hyper Island Toolbox by Hyper Island
Site full of team development exercises to improve collaboration within the team.
Tools for teams and teamwork by Teampedia
Wiki with team development exercises.
The Best Books for Building An Effective Team
Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team by Jurgen Appelo
Modern organizations expect everyone to be servant leaders and systems thinkers, but nobody explains how. To survive in the 21st century, companies need to dig past the obvious and find what works. This book offers a complete set of practices for more effective management that makes work fun – it provides tools, games, and practices that put joy into work, with practical, real-world guidance for empowering workers and delighting customers.
Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams by Mickey W. Mantl eand Ron Lichty
All too often, software development is deemed unmanageable. In this book, Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty answer that persistent question with a simple observation: You first must make programmers and software teams manageable. That is, you need to begin by understanding your people—how to hire them, motivate them, and lead them to develop and deliver great products. Drawing on their combined seventy years of software development and management experience, Mantle and Lichty provide the guidance you need to manage people and teams in order to deliver software successfully.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
In this book Patrick Lencioni offers a leadership fable that is enthralling and instructive, turning his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.
Team of Teams – New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal
General McChrystal led a hierarchical, highly disciplined machine of thousands of men and women, but to defeat Al Qaeda in Iraq, his Task Force would have to acquire the enemy’s speed and flexibility. In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be relevant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations. As the authors argue through compelling examples, the team of teams strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA.
The Hard Hat: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate by Jon Gordon
From the moment Jon Gordon heard about George Boiardi and the Hard Hat he was intrigued and captivated. The Hard Hat is an unforgettable true story about a selfless, loyal, joyful, hard-working, competitive, and compassionate leader and teammate, the impact he had on his team and program and the lessons we can learn from him. Infused with practical insights and life changing lessons, The Hard Hat will inspire you to be the best teammate you can be and to build a great team.