My colleague at ENS, Nick Johnson, Tweeted this PM-related post to me.
I started reviewing the full post, only to realize it would take more time than I allocated to review it. I plan to work my way through the post this week.
I reviewed the summary slides linked here as a first step. Here are my initial comments based on that review.
1 - Goal setting may not work, especially over long time frames, setting shorter-term priorities does though.
2 - Agree on using comparative rankings/ratios, rather than time estimates
3 - Nice concise definition of "story" and depiction of different "strict prioritization" scenarios
4 - Agree on the project planning approach, would suggest that a spreadsheet is a tool and maybe use a tool that's as simple, yet more visual, than a spreadsheet.
5 - Very insightful and powerful visual comparison of restricted multitasking, i.e. a faster cadence for smaller launches delivers more value than slower cadence of larger launches.
6 - Helpful summary of how bugs and stories should be managed differently on "Bug scheduling tips"
7 - "Don't work on bugs that aren't in the current story" < Yes!
8 - I generally agree with the triage section. I need to read the full post to comment more on this.
I plan to publish additional thoughts after I’ve made time to read the full post. It’s a pretty long one 😬
P.S. - This post was first published in my free Blockchain PM newsletter.