Some news: First, I wanted to invite everyone to a talk I will be giving about Drivers, Constraints, and Floats (see 2021 TBM 43/52) on October 14. I…
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A product leader friend explained to me recently that they were struggling with framing objectives for their team. Paraphrasing their question: I'm…
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How do you deal with the tension between your go-to-market and product teams as you scale? In this post, I will explore one of the central mechanisms…
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Thought experiment: A company sets 24 ambitious goals for the year. They do not consider the org chart at all when creating the goals. The goals are…
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You are trying to move something forward in a thoughtful way. You hit a roadblock. What do you do? We either: optimize for what we can move forward…
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How do people learn how to ski? You wear boots and skis. Somehow, you get hauled up the mountain. There's snow or a snow-like surface. Other skiers and…
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This thread by Dr. Cat Hicks is one of the most thought provoking things I’ve read this year. I highly recommend you follow Cat on Twitter. Here is…
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Background I met recently with a product leader friend. For heavy conversations I prepare notes. His team (~400 in product/engineering/design) is…
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“It is ALL about incentives!” “We need to incentivize the right behavior!” Sound familiar? Here’s the problem...
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How do you repair a sinking ship that is sailing full steam ahead? We’ll dedicate 10% of our time to pay off the debt! Unfortunately, this rarely works…
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Hello! I finally got around to organizing the templates and resources we use in our North Star Workshops at Amplitude. I apologize for how long this…
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I asked about his opinions on pair programming. His take: Pair programming is an absolute waste of time. I hate it.  actively discourage it at Acme.
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