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Saying no.
"When folks want you to commit to more work than you believe you can deliver, your goal is to provide a compelling explanation of how your team finishes work. Finishes is particularly important, as opposed to does, because partial work has no value, and your team's defining constraints are often in the finishing stages."
management  communication  prioritization  product  teamwork 
8 days ago by cwinters
20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour
Great list of different prioritization techniques for different purposes or situations.
prioritization  scrum  agile  gamification 
11 days ago by oliverschwarz
Sprints, marathons and root canals
The notion of a fixed budget for sustainability tasks reminds me of Donald Reinertsen’s concept of decentralized decision making with centralized principles and rules. In his example, Boeing have engineers leeway to spend up to $500 of build cost in an airplane for an improvement that could shave off a kilogram.

Rather than going though the costly exercise of trying to come up with payoff functions for technical work — where the cost-of-delay tends to either be zero or SUDDEN EXISTENTIAL RISK — instead just set aside discretionary time budget for continual work on sustaining features.

I have seen teams do this successfully, although what often happens is that the sustainability work gets done because a senior developer has the credibility to just take the time without permission, rather than waiting for an explicit budget to be set.

Still, when sustainability tasks are deferred long enough the magnitude of the clean-up can exceed any reasonable budget. Then work will have to be prioritized alongside feature work.
productmanagement  process  prioritization  softwaredev 
29 days ago by dehowell
The Decision Matrix: How to Prioritize What Matters
Quote: "I separated decisions into four possibilities based on the type of decision I was making. 1) Irreversible and inconsequential, 2) Irreversible and consequential, 3) Reversible and inconsequential, 4) Reversible and consequential"
prioritization  leadership  choices  decision-making  time 
4 weeks ago by ajohnson1200
Sysadmin 101: Ticketing | Linux Journal
Sometimes a coworker can be guilty of trying to skip ahead in line by messaging you with a request or
admin  planning  prioritization  visualization  tools 
4 weeks ago by tofo
Chris Favorite Interview Question | Silicon Valley Product Group
Quote: "Now that I know you a bit, I’d like to give you a list of 4 broad work attributes. You’re a product manager, so I already expect that you’re strong in each. But I highly doubt that you consider yourself equally competent in all of them. So I’m going to ask you to stack rank them in order of strongest to weakest."
hiring  interview  product-management  career  prioritization 
5 weeks ago by ajohnson1200
The Decision Matrix: How to Prioritize What Matters
The Decision Matrix

Irreversible and inconsequential
Irreversible and consequential
Reversible and inconsequential
Reversible and consequential
decisions  prioritization  productivity 
6 weeks ago by k4rtik
Roadmaps are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps! by C. Todd Lombardo - Mind the Product
To understand where features fit within a roadmap, you have to understand that there are three key elements: outputs, outcomes, and impact.

Outputs are what you produce. They are the features.
Outcomes are the behavior change you are trying to drive. What problem does that feature solve? If we solve that problem, what is the outcome we want to see?
Impact is the business metric you are looking to increase or decrease with this outcome. How do we know we’ve actually done what we wanted to do?
When you combine the outcomes and the impact, you get your objectives and key results. At that point, your theme becomes a headline for your problem or need.
roadmap  prodmgmt  prioritization 
7 weeks ago by rianvdm

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