TL; DR: 20 Product Prioritization Techniques, The Simplified Scrum Guide — Food for Agile Thought #319
Welcome to the 319th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 33,623 peers. This week, we point to an epic guide on 20 product prioritization techniques, and we summarize seven lessons learned on change; from change is happening anyway to you never know when your efforts will pay off. Also, we point to an ‘extremely simplified definition of the Scrum framework,’ primarily based on the SG 2020 with a bit of the 2017 edition.
We then delve into gold-plating and its consequences, and we share Lenny Rachitsky’s definition of the job of a product manager, from delivering business impact to solving the most impactful customer problems. Moreover, we follow Teresa Torres when she suggests avoiding hands-offs between the product trio leading discovery and the team building the product.
Lastly, we praise the best-designed ‘thinking tool’ in history; we share Jeff Gothelf’s free OKR tracking spreadsheet using Google Docs, and we provide a good primer on how a statistical method can contribute to your team’s forecasting quality.
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career.pm): 20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tourand (via
Greg Prickril and Daniel Zacarias created an epic guide on 20 product prioritization techniques.
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7 Lessons for Sustainable Change Agency:
John Cutler summarizes seven lessons learned on change, from change is happening anyway to you never know when your efforts will pay off.
The Simplified Scrum Guide:
Jurgen De Smet created an ‘extremely simplified definition of the Scrum framework,’ primarily based on the SG 2020 with a bit of the 2017 edition.
Medium): 13 Ways Of Looking at a Post-It Note(via
Clive Thompson praises the best-designed ‘thinking tool’ in history.
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Process People Continued:
Marty Cagan continues reflecting on the rise of ProductOps and its probable consequences.
Mind The Product): Overengineering can kill your product(via
Simón Muñoz delves into gold-plating and its consequences, claiming it ‘has killed more products than the absence of good development practices.’
What is product management:
Lenny Rachitsky shares his definition of the job of a product manager, from delivering business impact to solving the most impactful customer problems.
Discovery Hand-Offs Kill Momentum: Here’s What to Do Instead:
Teresa Torres suggests avoiding hands-offs between the product trio leading discovery and the team building the product.
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🛠 Tools & Measuring
OKR Tracking Tool (free template):
Jeff Gothelf shares a free OKR tracking spreadsheet using Google Docs.
(via Kanban Zone): What is a Monte Carlo Simulation and How to Use it
Kanban Zone provides a good primer on how this statistical method can contribute to your team’s forecasting quality.
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