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Watch John Cutler’s “We all agreed to this! Why didn’t it happen?” talk

John Cutler takes a deep dive into the dynamics of an all-too-familiar situation…. decision drift!

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Watch “A Plan is Not a Strategy” talk with Roger Martin

Roger Martin explains why “A Plan is Not a Strategy” because plans typically aren’t explicit about what the organization chooses not to do and why.

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Managing by Outcomes and Jobs to be Done

Managing by Outcomes with Jobs to be Done (JTBD) can help facilitate two-way negotiations that allow for team autonomy and ownership.

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Strategy, Feedback and Design Reviews

Influencing larger decisions that shape strategy starts with facilitating the smallest decisions, including how to incorporate feedback into designs.

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Listen to Josh Seiden’s “Outcomes Over Outputs” talk

Joshua Seiden recently talked on the Product Experience Podcast, where we find out how to simplify the development process by focusing on getting the outcomes we want.

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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops User Experience

Bringing Business Impact and User Needs together with Jobs to be Done (JTBD)

Learn how Jobs to be Done (JTBD) work as an “exchange” currency between designers, business stakeholders and technology people.

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Strategy, Planning and Project Management

There are some Project Management skills that will prove invaluable for the effectiveness of design strategists.

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Strategy and Testing Business Ideas

Testing Business Ideas throughly, regardless of how great they may seem in theory, is a way to mitigate risks of your viability hypothesis being wrong.

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Strategy, Visibility and Traceability

In this post I’ll talk the need for visibility and traceability systems that enables you to adjust strategic choices accordingly.

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Strategy, Pivot and Risk Mitigation

In this post, I’ll talk about how can we facilitate pivot and risk mitigation discussions while pursuing ideas and/or approaches, what methods, tools or techniques are available for pivot and risk mitigation, and what signals we need capture in order to know if we should Persevere, Pivot or Stop.