Best of PPM: May 2020

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10 questions to help executives think in uncertain times. To spot and seize opportunities in difficult times, step out of your day-to-day mindset and look at your environment through these lenses.

Scrum is like Bond. James Bond. Like James Bond, the Scrum universe is extensive and diverse, with its own set of rules, and could not exist without support from management.

How to do Product Development like Basecamp. Basecamp is famous for having their own, often counter-intuitive way of doing things which delivers impressive results for them. Maarten Dalmijn dives into the newly publicly released Shape Up Guide to look at how Basecamp's "Shape Up" methodology for project delivery compares to Scrum.

Product teams should focus on product outcomes instead of business outcomes. Product teams need focus and clarity to invest their finite time and resources wisely. Business outcomes (metrics such as revenue or market share growth) are too broad to provide that.

Tidy up your company's data like Marie Kondo. Her 6 principles of tidying up can help to establish a surprisingly solid framework for cleaning company data.

Product Owner is actually 6 different roles. Roman Pichler takes an in-depth look at the different "types" of Product Owner, how their roles differ and relate to each other, and explains how you can effectively apply them.

What do a lot of exceptional achievers have in common? Generosity. Contrary to common perception, generosity and the ability to link people together is what links great innovators and achievers.

Systems of trust are a key aspect of our environment. We don't see them, but we rely on them thousands of times a day to establish trust with people we don't know.

Here's how time works now. Are you feeling like time doesn't have the same meaning as it used to? You're right. But it's not a bug, it's a feature.




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