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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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Watch Jeff Patton’s “Output versus Outcome and Impact” talk

In this short video, Jeff Patton talks about the challenges of moving from Output to Outcome in Product Thinking, and how we should measure good outcome!

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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.

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Facilitating Investment Discussions in Strategy

Let’s talk about how to help teams with facilitating investment discussions by finding ways to reduce subjectivity when debating the value ideas.

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Watch “Creating Value and Flow in Product Development” with John Cutler

In this 7-minute video, John explains why limiting work in progress can increase flow and value in product development.

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The Need for Quantifying and Qualifying Strategy

Learn about quantifying and qualifying strategy as we make a case for a set of tools that helps teams find objective ways to value design.

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Watch “How to Break Free of the Feature Factory” with John Cutler

John Cutler looks at 12 Signs You Are Working in a Feature Factory, talks about some hard conversations to be had, and how psychological safety is a prerequisite to escaping the build trap.

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The Skills of a Strategist

If designers want to influence and translate strategy in ways that drive their user experience vision forward, they must become both business-savvy analysts and synthesizers. What are the skills of a strategist designers need to become both business-savvy analysts and synthesisers?