Department of Product

The Department of Product is your ultimate guide to building a product-led tech company, with news, analysis and knowledge for 44,000+ people who build tech products.

A product-led perspective means we don’t just keep you in the loop with what’s happening in tech - we tell you what it means for the people building tech products.

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, we sift through the noise to bring you a collection of:

  • Practical tools

  • Data, trends and new technologies

  • Explainers to improve your knowledge 

  • In-depth analysis and insights

To keep you on top of what matters, grow your knowledge and to help you make smarter strategic decisions in your role.

Free subscribers

Free subscribers get the Weekly Briefing sent every Thursday to help you stay in the loop with a product-led perspective of what matters in tech. 

Free subscribers get roughly a quarter of the content included in a paid subscription.

Paid subscribers

Paid subscribers get access to the full Department of Product stack, which includes the Weekly Briefing plus:

  • DoP Deep -  in-depth, deeper analysis, DoP Deep goes deeper into the concepts and ideas that are covered in the Weekly Briefing to help you learn from the experiences of top tech companies (sample).

  • The Knowledge Series - a collection of easy to read guides designed to help you plug the gaps in your tech knowledge so that you feel more confident when chatting to technical colleagues. Clearly explained in plain English. One topic at a time. (sample)

  • Data and chartpacks on business, design and technology. These product-focused insights will broaden your perspective beyond your immediate environment, empowering you to make well-informed strategic decisions.(sample)

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How much does it cost?

$12 per month or $120 a year (includes an 18% discount).

If you have a learning and development budget, this can often be expensed. You can use this template to send to the person responsible in your company.

Our audience

The Department of Product is read by a global audience of over 44,000+ product managers, UXers, engineers, VCs and tech leaders from high calibre tech companies and VC firms.

About the author

The Department of Product’s newsletters are written by me,

👋. Thanks for taking the time to read about this newsletter!

Over the past 10+ years I’ve helped build products as a product leader at companies including eBay, international banks and smaller fintech startups.

I realise there’s a lot of newsletters out there these days and that’s why this newsletter is a little different; we don’t focus exclusively on either practical thought leadership or news - instead, we’re at the intersection of figuring out what’s happening in tech and understanding what the implications are for product builders.

Some other product-oriented newsletters focus a lot on textbook theory and frameworks but the Department of Product is focused on the products and new technologies real teams are building - and what this means for you.

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Writing about product, tech and strategy for 44,000+ readers. Ex-product in SaaS, banking / fintech startups.