Allan Neill’s Product Management Show podcast (TPMS episode 43) has md humorously debating Steve Johnson, with Neeha Tummala as referee and Saeed Khan as guest host.
Steve represents the algorithmic approach to prioritization, and I stump for stakeholder consensus. We don’t take ourselves serious, but do reach for some colorful analogies. I liked product managers sharing roadmaps with nerdy teenagers trying to impress the cool kids in class. Saeed observed that “The product manager with one prioritization approach always knows what to do. The manager with multiple frameworks is never sure.”