What caught our attention in December
Jens-Fabian Goetzmann Interviewed ChatGPT for a Product Manager role, and it almost got the job. ChatGPT’s answers were by and large reasonable, and cleared the bar for “decent” answers. In fact, it even outperformed the average PM candidate with these answers. (14 min read)
Portfolio agility is one of the three fundamental ways to manage uncertainty. Portfolio agility is, by some estimates, the largest single driver of revenue growth and total shareholder returns for large companies. (18 minute read)
Agile today is not the same as Agile 10 years ago. Mindsets have changed, technology needs have changed, and there are new challenges at hand that simply didn’t apply 10 years ago. (30 min watch)
It's very easy to make the wrong assumptions when communicating with the CEO. Respect for the CEO's authority often leads us to take what they say at face value, and miss a key opportunity to help them take a few steps back and understand the problem they are trying to solve. (10 min read)
When big changes are required, taking a step-by-step approach is often the best strategy. Companies can still get the type of disruptive innovation they need to survive and create lasting change, without moving fast and breaking things. (7 min read)
8 Steps to Building a World-Class PMO Build a PMO that satisfies your project managers and stakeholders in just 8 steps.
To boost your organization's agility and speed of execution, turn your teams inside out. Externally-focused teams (also known as X-teams) leverage their strong orientation towards external outreach and learning to become more nimble and networked. But adopting them requires a change of mindset (18 minute read)
How to develop your personal project management philosophy. Your project management philosophy is essentially your guiding principles for how you approach your work. (11 min read)
Work (or Kanban) boards can be helpful, but it doesn't mean they are always implemented well. Kiron Bondale walks us through the six sins of Kanban boards. (3 min read)
How to handle tough questions. Answering difficult questions well is key to maintaining the trust of your clients and colleagues, keeping your relationships intact, and weathering any storm. (6 min read)
Tech highlights from 2022—in eight charts. From metaverse mania to eye-popping breakthroughs in generative AI, it has been quite a year for technology. (8 min read)
We shape our tools and then the tools shape us.