The Product Manager Handbook

About the Creators


Carl is a lifelong student, mentor, teacher and aspiring Product Manager. With Brittany’s help, he compiled this handbook to share what he learned through his conversations about Product Management with as many people as possible.

When we created this handbook, Carl was a Mobile Product Manager at Pearson in New York City. His work led him to being nominated & selected by company executives as Pearson’s ‘Intern of the Year.’ He is also a US Kairos Fellow.

He graduated with a honors degree in  Statistics from UC Berkeley and is now a 2014 Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Data Science for Social Good program.


Brittany is passionate about technology, design, and education. Since taking her first graphic design class in high school, she has not stopped designing.

In college, she was a co-director of Berkeley Innovation, a human-centered design student organization at UC Berkeley, and managed up to seven student design projects each semester.

When we created this handbook, Brittany was a Program Manager Intern at Microsoft. She worked with designers and developers to design, spec, prototype, and implement new features and experiences for Movie Moments, a Windows 8.1 app. She is also a US Kairos Fellow.

She graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UC Berkeley, with an emphasis in human-centered design, and now works at Yelp as an Associate Product Manager.