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The “51331 memo” and the origins of product management – Carnegie Mellon School of Business

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Christensen – How will you measure your life?

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Avoid the “Marginal Costs” Mistake

We’re taught in finance and economics that in evaluating alternative investments, we should ignore sunk and fixed costs, and instead base decisions on the marginal costs and marginal revenues that each alternative entails. We learn in our course that this doctrine biases companies to leverage what they have put in place to succeed in the past, instead of guiding them to create the capabilities they’ll need in the future. If we knew the future would be exactly the same as the past, that approach would be fine. But if the future’s different—and it almost always is—then it’s the wrong thing to do.

Clayton Christensen – HBR article

Recommended read at: https://hbr.org/2010/07/how-will-you-measure-your-life

Greg Coticchia: 4-UP: Prioritize This, Product Manager

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An excellent article on techniques for prioritization from Greg Coticcia.


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/4-up-prioritize-product-manager-greg-coticchia/

Tim Meyers: You’re too “by the Book!”

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Interesting article from a coworker.

You’re too “by the Book!”

14th Annual State of Agile Report – Take the Survey

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The survey is open, please spend about 15 minutes of your very valuable time responding to the survey.

https://14-state-of-agile.questionpro.com

DevSecOps Bungling

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Sometimes it is important to call out missteps even when there is good intent. Feedback is critical, and an important part of DevOps after all…

The authors, brilliant knowledge workers, amazing researchers, and well known marketers of the DevOps movement do not overload the already loaded term trying to capture acronyms for every element of the body of knowledge. Kim, Humble, Debois, and Willis did not call their book the “DevSecOps Handbook.” I wonder why? 

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Beyond the Holacracy Hype

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The overwrought claims—and actual promise—of the next generation of self-managed teams

Source: Beyond the Holacracy Hype