The uncertainty of digital products

During the last posts I have written of the importance of process in high uncertainty situations and the idea of strategy as a framework. In this and the following posts we will explore why I believe this uncertainty is higher in digital product companies than most other companies. First consider the integrated steel companies in …

Strategic intents, Beliefs and Bets

Last post was about the importance of managing by outcomes instead of outputs. In that context I used the more general terms: business outcomes, product outcomes and user needs to describe what each level in the organization should focus on. I believe those terms give a good theoretical distinction for the three types of responsibilities …

The perils of good ideas and a trick PMs can use

It’s human nature to want to come up with solutions to problems we face. This is true in everyday life as well as in business. A parent of a child struggling in school might want a change in the way a subject is taught and a manager that is falling behind on revenues will want …