Notes on Erik Larson’s 7 Decision-Making Hacks for Product Mgrs

(Posted 7/18/17 to Cloverpop’s blog) A recent training survey by Mind the Product found PM’s major challenges centered around stakeholder communication/getting buy-in, alignment issues, keeping teams on the same page Erik’s details 7 behavioral science hacks to help drive better and faster product decisions Align product and company goals—Seems obvious but often overlooked Helps connect upcoming work with big goals and important outcomes Widens decision making criteria and avoids rationalizing decisions after the fact Expand the options—Don’t just select from A & B! Cloverpop research found if you consider 4 options, you’ll have a 56% better chance of a better … Continue reading Notes on Erik Larson’s 7 Decision-Making Hacks for Product Mgrs

Notes on the Cynefin Framework

From Dave Snowden’s 07/10 video for Cognitive Edge, link here. Firstly, Cynefin is pronounced kuh-nev-in, it’s Welsh (as is Dave).  The Cynefin framework is a decision-making framework the highlights the causal differences between system types. Imagine a quadrant with: Simple (bottom left) Cause and effect relationships exist and are obvious, predictable and repeatable Decision model is Sense–Categorize–Respond with best practices Complicated (top left) Cause and effect relationships exist but aren’t self-evident and therefore require expertise Decision model is Sense–Analyze–Respond with a good practice by an expert Complex (top right) Cause and effect are clear only in hindsight with unpredictable, emergent outcomes … Continue reading Notes on the Cynefin Framework