The Eagle – Was really grateful to spend time with good people this week, and to have chance encounters. Moments like that will make the coming weeks bearable.
The Buzz – Bit of a buzz this week. There's lots going on, almost too much, but it's all good stuff going in the right direction.
The Oops! – These notes come to you earlier than usual. It's my birthday and I've got a few days off. Initiate Maximum Chill.
The Milestone – This week, it felt like we achieved something by reaching a milestone. Here's to gradual, iterative progress!
The Birthday – It's my weeknotes first birthday! 🎉 And we launched the new quarter working on GOV.UK's site search.
Kicking off a new quarter with your product team – Here's how I frame what we've achieved so far, what's left to do and what's next with product teams at GOV.UK.
What I learned about product strategy from a video game – Strategy is probably one of the key parts of being a product manager, but it's not something I learnt in my comprehensive school education. Rome: Total War sure taught me a lot though.
The High – Back on the wagon! Writing weeknotes last week did wonders for my brain, it'd be silly not to carry on this week.
The Fatigue – Having not written weeknotes for 10 weeks, here's a bunch of things I've done that should remind me I've done a lot.
Product teams deliver outcomes, not outputs – It's a change in mindset for leadership to manage outcomes or results, instead of the traditional way of managing effort and output. Here's how I turn 'Build this' into 'Realise that' on GOV.UK at the UK's Government Digital Service.
The Fishing Smacks – The first week of quarter one, 2019/20, was fairly decent overall. A stormy week with calm moments, a veritable feast of ups and downs. Goods. Bads. In-betweens.