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The Three P's Of Your New Year
January 16th, 2014
Start Fresh
• Perspective — it's a great time to step back
and re-gain perspective on what matters to
you.
• Pruning — is ...
Here’s What We’ll Cover
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Manag...
Personal Perspective
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Manageme...
Core Values Exercise
• Your core values are simply what matter most
to you.
• When your work is aligned with your core
val...
What matters to you?
Balance

Vitality
Cooperation

Teamwork

Strength
Wisdom

Spirituality
Excitement

Competition

Diver...
What are your top values?
Vitality

Balance
Cooperation
Teamwork

Strength
Wisdom

Spirituality

Competition

Diversity

S...
What are your bottom values?
Balance

Vitality
Cooperation

Teamwork

Strength
Wisdom

Spirituality

Excitement
Competitio...
Core Values Tool
Iterative pairwise comparison

Ranked list of values
Personal Pruning
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Management

...
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Time Management: Focus
Do!

Stop!

Delegate!

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I Care

Evangelize!

-

They Care

+
Time Management: Tasks
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•
•
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•
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•

Always know the 1 thing that must get done today
Stop multitasking
Group similar t...
Time Management: Artifact
Time Management: Meetings
• Don’t go to meetings if you
don’t know why you should
be there
• Tell participants what their
...
Time Management: Attitude
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Respect your time and make it respected
Respect Flow
Be present
Minimize contex...
Personal Priming
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Management

...
Relationship Management: #kbmf
Corporate version

ProductCamp version

Translation

Care

Get naked

Be present
Be vulnera...
Professional Perspective
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Mana...
STAR Stories
• Free-write everything you can remember about last year (3 pages)
• Go back and organize into categories
Sit...
Professional Pruning
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Manageme...
Reputation Management
• Google yourself
• Look at the first 10 pages
• If there’s any content you don’t want there,
remove...
Professional Priming
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Manageme...
Networking
• Networking is NOT schmoozing
• Networking is building relationships
• Be persistent and present in your netwo...
Product Perspective
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Managemen...
SWOT Analysis
Analyze Product
Internally focused
Anything that the product
does well
Any internal factors that lead
to its...
Product Pruning
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Management

P...
Lifecycle Management
Where is your product?

© Pivotal Product Management, LLC
Lifecycle Management
Boston Consulting Group
Growth-Share Matrix

© Pivotal Product Management, LLC

Technology Adoption L...
Product Priming
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Management

P...
Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF)
• Lean way to prioritize the next
couple sprints of your backlog
 in other words, this...
Process Perspective
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Managemen...
Use Case Diagrams
Process Pruning
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Management

P...
Value Stream Analysis
Idea

Submit to
product
council

Approve

Assign
PM

Oppty
Analysis

Submit
business
case

Approve

...
Process Priming
Perspective

Pruning

Priming

Personal

Core Values
Exercise

Time Management

Relationship
Management

P...
Opportunity Mapping
THANK YOU!
Q&A
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The 3 P's for a fresh start in 2014

  1. 1. The Three P's Of Your New Year January 16th, 2014
  2. 2. Start Fresh • Perspective — it's a great time to step back and re-gain perspective on what matters to you. • Pruning — is it time to "prune" your products, processes, and portfolios? • Priming — a new year is a great time to "prime the pump" and refresh your personal brand.
  3. 3. Here’s What We’ll Cover Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  4. 4. Personal Perspective Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  5. 5. Core Values Exercise • Your core values are simply what matter most to you. • When your work is aligned with your core values, you find natural creativity, energy, and passion. • When your work is aligned with what you don’t value, everyday is a demoralizing slog to work that bores or frustrates you.
  6. 6. What matters to you? Balance Vitality Cooperation Teamwork Strength Wisdom Spirituality Excitement Competition Diversity Self-Realization Wealth Helping Others Structure Prestige Humility Time Curiosity Growth Fun Risk Effectiveness Knowledge Achievement Relationship Critical Winning Commitment Creativity Security Belonging Productivity Freedom Equity Religion Accuracy Justice Adventure Tranquility Mastery Quality Independence Excellence Health Clarity Honesty Advancement Equality Autonomy Innovation Respect Humor Service Solitude Power Uniqueness Challenge Integrity Communication Leisure Love Duty Family Beauty
  7. 7. What are your top values? Vitality Balance Cooperation Teamwork Strength Wisdom Spirituality Competition Diversity Self-Realization Communication Wealth Helping Others Structure Prestige Humility Love Time Curiosity Growth Fun Risk Effectiveness Knowledge Achievement Relationship Critical Winning Commitment Creativity Security Belonging Productivity Freedom Equity Religion Accuracy Justice Adventure Tranquility Mastery Quality Independence Excellence Health Clarity Honesty Advancement Equality Autonomy Innovation Respect Humor Service Solitude Power Uniqueness Challenge Integrity Excitement Leisure Duty Family Beauty
  8. 8. What are your bottom values? Balance Vitality Cooperation Teamwork Strength Wisdom Spirituality Excitement Competition Innovation Excellence Equality Mastery Productivity Helping Others Structure Prestige Humility Time Curiosity Growth Fun Risk Effectiveness Knowledge Achievement Creativity Security Belonging Commitment Relationship Critical Winning Justice Adventure Tranquility Accuracy Freedom Equity Religion Clarity Honesty Advancement Health Quality Independence Respect Uniqueness Autonomy Solitude Power Humor Service Diversity Self-Realization Wealth Challenge Integrity Communication Leisure Love Duty Family Beauty
  9. 9. Core Values Tool Iterative pairwise comparison Ranked list of values
  10. 10. Personal Pruning Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  11. 11. + Time Management: Focus Do! Stop! Delegate! - I Care Evangelize! - They Care +
  12. 12. Time Management: Tasks • • • • • • • • Always know the 1 thing that must get done today Stop multitasking Group similar tasks into manageable chunks Save brainless tasks for when you have less brain Set deadlines Constrain the amount of time you may spend on tasks Respect deadlines, constraints, and limits Record how you spend each day in small increments throughout the day • Review how you’re spending time weekly
  13. 13. Time Management: Artifact
  14. 14. Time Management: Meetings • Don’t go to meetings if you don’t know why you should be there • Tell participants what their meeting roles are, and don’t invite people without roles • Schedule an important meeting early in the day so time leading up to it isn’t wasted • Group meetings into blocks to give chunks of time back to the team
  15. 15. Time Management: Attitude • • • • • • • • Respect your time and make it respected Respect Flow Be present Minimize context switching Good enough means not perfect Ship Minimum Viable Products (MVP) Iterate Reward yourself for intense sprints with ‘procrastination’ activities like Facebook and Twitter • Failure is a critical part of the learning process
  16. 16. Personal Priming Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  17. 17. Relationship Management: #kbmf Corporate version ProductCamp version Translation Care Get naked Be present Be vulnerable Be open to being wrong Set aside your ego Connect Fall in love Be genuinely and authentically invested in the other person’s positive outcomes Empathize with them Show them you have their back Collaborate Get dirty Work with them Compromise Focus on the things that matter Allow for imperfection Consistently Rinse and repeat Don’t ever stop Have coffee with the person with whom you least want to have coffee.
  18. 18. Professional Perspective Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  19. 19. STAR Stories • Free-write everything you can remember about last year (3 pages) • Go back and organize into categories Situation Task Action Background or What was the job What did you do context for why this that needed doing? about it? story is special The obstacle that needed overcoming? Result What can you claim as a result? • Buff out the holes row by row • Prioritize and rank the stories  even failures can be great stories • These stories become the bullets of your resume, LinkedIn profile and your interview prep • Update your resume and LinkedIn!
  20. 20. Professional Pruning Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  21. 21. Reputation Management • Google yourself • Look at the first 10 pages • If there’s any content you don’t want there, remove it or ask to have it removed • If you can’t remove it, publish and promote positive things to push the bad stuff down in the search results
  22. 22. Professional Priming Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  23. 23. Networking • Networking is NOT schmoozing • Networking is building relationships • Be persistent and present in your network, both offline and online • Who are your pillars? • Who is ‘at risk’? • Who are you avoiding?
  24. 24. Product Perspective Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  25. 25. SWOT Analysis Analyze Product Internally focused Anything that the product does well Any internal factors that lead to its success Internally focused Anything that the product does poorly or not at all that it should do Any internal factors that lead to its failure OPPORTUNITIES THREATS Externally focused New markets, technologies, trends, etc. Externally focused New competitors, bad economies, political strife, etc. OPPORTUNITIES THREATS STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES SO: How can strengths help us realize opportunities? ST: How can strengths be used to combat threats? WEAKNESSES STRENGTHS Propose Strategies WO: How can we use opportunities to mitigate our weaknesses? WT: How can we prepare for worst-case scenarios?
  26. 26. Product Pruning Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  27. 27. Lifecycle Management Where is your product? © Pivotal Product Management, LLC
  28. 28. Lifecycle Management Boston Consulting Group Growth-Share Matrix © Pivotal Product Management, LLC Technology Adoption Life Cycle
  29. 29. Product Priming Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  30. 30. Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) • Lean way to prioritize the next couple sprints of your backlog  in other words, this is a new continuous process, not an annual one-off task User Value + Time Value + RR&OE Value WSJF = ---------------------------------------------------Job Size (duration) *RR&OE = Risk Reduction & Opportunity Enablement • Use Fibonacci Sequence to rank features across values: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34… • Most people start having difficulty comparing more than 20 items, so keep the list short Features User Time RR&OE Job WSJF Value Value Value Size Feature D 5 3 2 1 10.0 Feature B 2 1 5 2 4.0 Feature A 1 2 8 3 3.7 Feature E 8 8 1 5 3.4 Feature C 3 5 3 8 1.4
  31. 31. Process Perspective Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  32. 32. Use Case Diagrams
  33. 33. Process Pruning Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  34. 34. Value Stream Analysis Idea Submit to product council Approve Assign PM Oppty Analysis Submit business case Approve Assign dev team Value Waste Design, Build Test To verification Value Waste © Pivotal Product Management, LLC Validation To Operations Launch Gain value Efficiency = Total Value/ (Total Value+Total Waste)
  35. 35. Process Priming Perspective Pruning Priming Personal Core Values Exercise Time Management Relationship Management Professional STAR Stories Reputation Management Networking Product SWOT Analysis Lifecycle Management Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) Process Use Case Diagrams Value Stream Analysis Opportunity Mapping
  36. 36. Opportunity Mapping
  37. 37. THANK YOU! Q&A

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