After a 15 year hiatus, I recently made the shift from product manager to people manager. I made a big mistake that impacted people I care about. I’ll …
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Big thanks to @ChrisSpalton for the review and drawings! Two anglers wade in a river. One-hundred meters from each other. They complete each other's th…
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Huge favor to ask. Have you learned a new analytics product in the last year or so? If so, and you have 5 minutes to spare, I’d be very grateful if you…
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Here's an anti-pattern to watch for: Hiring a process, tool, framework, or label to do too many jobs. An example. A team starts using OKRs. You ask the…
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I have a book for sale! You can read it free here. Or download the ebook here. Or tip.🎬 As a systems thinker type, how do you broach complex problems …
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I have a book for sale! You can read it free here. Or download the ebook here. Or tip. In this post I am going to briefly describe a board design I use…
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Almost every team has experienced a period of time when: Goals don’t stick Decisions drift There are repeated (but unsuccessful) efforts to reset It is…
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Goal Setting by Julian Cutler I worked with a manager once who explained his rationale behind goal-setting: Without goals, no one will do anything! The…
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If you have time this morning—or want to get the recording—I’m chatting with Emily Campbell, VP of Product, BookClub. We re going to go deep on communi…
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A simple idea for this week's post. To make progress in product development we often need to: Introduce artificial constraints Agree to proceed with in…
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Many companies treat all product work the same . The same stages and phases. The same approaches to budgeting, discovery, work decomposition, and colla…
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Here's an activity you can do right now to help your team grapple with talking about risk and uncertainty. There is nothing new/groundbreaking about th…
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