Good reads #8: On collaboration and prioritisation.
This week I enjoyed a few great posts on pair/mob programming, as well as some handy toolkits and points of view on Product Management frameworks. I also enjoyed rewatching Patty McCord’s TED talk on collaboration, and I hope you will too!
A handy website that links out to a number of Product Management frameworks or write-ups from Product-led companies. It’s interesting to flick through the various approaches our discipline has fostered over the years, becoming quite the toolkit. Some things you can dip in and out of based on specific needs, and others are much bigger commitments.
Prioritizing without level of effort by John Cutler.
argued about discussed the relative merits of prioritising strictly based on value vs complexity vs effort vs some mix of each? This thoughtful post from John is worth a read. Let’s see if it ends the discussion 😂
The magic of goal setting by Paige Costello.
A nice post on the Inside Intercom blog about how people throughout the company share one key goal for the week with one another. This creates focus, transparency, and visibility.
I did mob programming every day for 5 months. Here’s what I learned. by Sam Fare.
I. Love. Pair. Programming.
This is a great post on mob programming, which is similar, but bigger!
Pair writing clear, accurate content for ‘How do I’ by Co-op.
On a similar note, here’s an interesting perspective on pairing with people to write copy.
Lessons from a Silicon Valley maverick - new ways of working and collaborating by Patty McCord.
This week I rewatched Patty McCord’s TED talk on ways of working and collaborating. Patty is probably best known for the Netflix culture doc. In fact, I blogged about her briefly a number of years back here and you can find a number of links to posts and videos about her and her work there.
This tweet by Marcus Nielsen.
Check out the whole thread, as it’s interesting. The post that started the discussion was around whether a company should have a standing offer of $15k for employees who want to leave. Marcus suggests that giving people a budget to allow them to fix problems may be a better use of the funds.