On Decision-Making

Henry Latham – Agile Coach, Head of Product at Scribe, and Author of “Why Your Startup is Failing”, available June 2019

Prioritizing the most impactful action items requires a refined ability to make important decisions. And beliefs/mindset serve as the foundation for solid decision making.

In this episode, Henry details what he calls the 3 Pillars of Decision Making:

  • Be Mindful
  • Be Robust
  • Focus on the Essentials

Quick Nav:

  • [00:42] Startups don’t have product owners
  • [01:30] Prioritization = shared responsibility
  • [01:50] Mindset = foundation for execution
  • [02:05] ⭐ 3 Pillars of Decision Making ⭐
  • [02:17] Be Mindful
  • [03:10] Be Robust
  • [03:41] Focus on the Essentials
  • [05:14] Failure is ok – you have to experiment
  • [06:50] ⭐ Write your stories and tasks as experiments ⭐
  • [07:45] ⭐ Add a column after Done for validation ⭐
  • [08:33] Summary

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