There are no short cuts to product success. This case study shows how Fender guitars used solid product management work to discover and define a winning, modern product strategy.
Declaring Goal BankruptcyPosted on January 9, 2023.
Start the year by erasing all of your goals and do this instead.
OKR Leadership: Stop telling people what to doPosted on May 2, 2022.
The biggest change a leader has to make if OKRs are to succeed is to stop telling their teams what to do.
OKR Leadership: Without trust for your teams OKRs failPosted on April 11, 2022.
Leading teams with OKRs requires several changes to the way you manage. The first and most important is trusting the team you’ve hired to do their work. Here’s how to start.
OKR Anti-pattern: Sandbagging your key resultsPosted on February 7, 2022.
Teams that sandbag their OKRs set easily achievable goals. Here’s why this stifles innovation and what you can do about it.
Why does planning require a “season?”Posted on November 15, 2021.
We spend a tremendous amount of time planning next year's work. We don't need an entire season to do this. Here's a better way to plan work.
Planting Season vs Harvest SeasonPosted on August 23, 2021.
Businesses are cyclical. Thinking about when you're going to plant vs harvest ensures we've always got new ideas to try and grow.
Bottom-up? Or Top-down? What’s the best way to set OKRs?Posted on July 12, 2021.
Don’t assume that telling your teams what their OKR goals should be is the best approach. Here’s a better way.
Did Lean Startup fail at GE?Posted on November 27, 2017.
Josh Seiden & I have received tremendously positive feedback to the launch of Sense & Respond Press. Our newest venture, Sense & Respond Press, publishes short, beautiful, actionable books by … Continue reading Did Lean Startup fail at GE?
Optimizing your team’s velocity (of learning)Posted on May 8, 2017.
Here is what people are saying about Sense & Respond: “some great case studies and an extraordinarily clear case for the application of lean/agile methods across business. I’ll certainly be … Continue reading Optimizing your team’s velocity (of learning)