tl;dr: successful product-focused teams have a clear Product Narrative that defines who to build for, why to build for them, how to build it, and what to actually build. Moreover, a Narrative sets the direction for a team – a charter that unifies everyone together, identifying the target customers and their problems to be solved.
tl;dr: Successful teams and companies can strike a harmonious balance between inclusiveness and clarity in decision-making. Most unnecessarily over-index one over the other, while those that fail don’t index any of these aspects at all.
TL;DR: building and adopting a trusted model for prioritizing work is critical to the organization, focus and ultimately success of a platform team.
I’m a Platform Product Manager on Mobile, and we recently jammed around how to optimize efficiency of our workload. There are many ways to tackle this: the 10:20:70 rule, the 50:50 rule, et al. I like, and have proven to find most useful, the 60:20:20 rule:
I'm a tech investor @ Obvious.com. I was formerly a Product Manager @ Dropbox and Uber, & studied CS at Stanford. I also write on Medium.
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