TL; DR: 20 Product Prioritization Techniques, The Simplified Scrum Guide — Food for Agile Thought #319

Welcome to the 319th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 33,623 peers. This week, we point to an epic guide on 20 product prioritization techniques, and we summarize seven lessons learned on change; from change is happening anyway to you never know when your efforts will pay off. Also, we point to an ‘extremely simplified definition of the Scrum framework,’ primarily based on the SG 2020 with a bit of the 2017 edition.

We then delve into gold-plating and its consequences, and we share Lenny Rachitsky’s definition of the job of a product manager, from delivering business impact to solving the most impactful customer problems. Moreover, we follow Teresa Torres when she suggests avoiding hands-offs between the product trio leading discovery and the team building the product.

Lastly, we praise the best-designed ‘thinking tool’ in history; we share Jeff Gothelf’s free OKR tracking spreadsheet using Google Docs, and we provide a good primer on how a statistical method can contribute to your team’s forecasting quality.

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🏆 The Tip of the Week

Greg Prickril and Daniel Zacarias (via career.pm): 20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour

Greg Prickril and Daniel Zacarias created an epic guide on 20 product prioritization techniques.

➿ Agile & Scrum

John Cutler: 7 Lessons for Sustainable Change Agency

John Cutler summarizes seven lessons learned on change, from change is happening anyway to you never know when your efforts will pay off.

Jurgen De Smet: The Simplified Scrum Guide

Jurgen De Smet created an ‘extremely simplified definition of the Scrum framework,’ primarily based on the SG 2020 with a bit of the 2017 edition.

Clive Thompson (via Medium): 13 Ways Of Looking at a Post-It Note

Clive Thompson praises the best-designed ‘thinking tool’ in history.

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Marty Cagan: Process People Continued

Marty Cagan continues reflecting on the rise of ProductOps and its probable consequences.

Simón Muñoz (via Mind The Product): Overengineering can kill your product

Simón Muñoz delves into gold-plating and its consequences, claiming it ‘has killed more products than the absence of good development practices.’

Lenny Rachitsky: What is product management

Lenny Rachitsky shares his definition of the job of a product manager, from delivering business impact to solving the most impactful customer problems.

Teresa Torres: Discovery Hand-Offs Kill Momentum: Here’s What to Do Instead

Teresa Torres suggests avoiding hands-offs between the product trio leading discovery and the team building the product.

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🛠 Tools & Measuring

Jeff Gothelf: OKR Tracking Tool (free template)

Jeff Gothelf shares a free OKR tracking spreadsheet using Google Docs.

(via Kanban Zone): What is a Monte Carlo Simulation and How to Use it

Kanban Zone provides a good primer on how this statistical method can contribute to your team’s forecasting quality.

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