Jobs Theory
Jobs Theory
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Jobs Theory creates a common language that can serve as a North Star to align Product, Design, and Development teams as they collaborate to create new products and services.

To accomplish this, companies — and more specifically product teams — need to optimize their processes in order to accelerate delivery and limit waste.

In large organizations, optimization involves obtaining alignment across multiple divisions and departments…

From nursing to product management

Nursing is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers a person could ever ask for. It is also highly stressful, prone to burnout, and a field in which the adage that nurses “eat their young” is widely known and accepted.

In college I had a classmate who was curious about my desire to pivot from healthcare to business. I’ll never forget the earnest look of disappointment on her face when she asked If I, “didn’t want to help people anymore.”

In reality, I still wanted to help people. But, I wanted to be in a position where I felt…

Change is hard, but being aware of the emotional roller coaster that awaits you will set you up for success. So, let’s take a look at the 5 Emotional Cycles of Change (ECOC) as listed in Brian Moran’s book, “The 12 Week Year.”

Uninformed Optimism
You start to imagine the benefits of change, but see none of the struggle that lies ahead.

Informed Pessimism
As you learn more about the reality of what it will take to change, negativity starts to seep in and your mood begins to shift.

Valley of Despair
You’ve put up with just about all of the…

Q: What books should every workshop facilitator read? There are a wealth of resources out there, but I will share 3 of my favorites. 😀

“Whether the facilitator is teaching, or leading or mediating, or simply managing a process, the purpose of the role is to strengthen the effectiveness of the group of people who are there to get the work done.”

“When you are designing an exercise or workshop, you want to think like a composer, orchestrating the activities to achieve the right harmony…

Roman Grant

Product Manager | Facilitator | Former Nurse | Army Vet | Always Forward!

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