About Chris Butler
Chris Butler is a chaotic good product manager, writer, and speaker. He has over 20 years of product management leadership at Microsoft, Waze, KAYAK, Facebook Reality Labs, and Cognizant. He is now the Lead Product Manager at Google's Core Machine Learning team where he PM's the PM experience and strategy.
A sensemaking framework that aids decision making by identifying environmental domains and understanding their dynamics
Decision Rehearsals (Wargaming)
aka Wargaming - using simulated conflicts to test strategies, assess risks, and explore outcomes to aid in scenario planning
Randomness in Decision Making
Introducing randomness is a technique that helps remove our self-limiting tendencies and explore potentially counter-intuitive paths.
A model designed by John Boyd, a fighter pilot, that involves observing, orienting, deciding, and acting, with the goal of gaining a competitive advantage in uncertain or rapidly changing environments
Uncertainty Project Year in Review - Chris Butler, Group PM at Google
learnings from this year and predictions looking ahead
Making space for decision discourse
Many teams stumble through their decision making process because they don’t make time for discourse separated from the decision point.
Chronos and kairos time in strategic decision making
Taking advantage of inevitable change and adapting to improvisation
What is the right amount of 'Strategic Ambiguity'?
We often think that strategic clarity helps make a strategy more effective but it may keep people from believing in it. Strategic ambiguity is a concept that points to people needing a bit of ambiguity in the communication of a strategy. This thread talks about the benefits of strategic ambiguity and some “smells” that your strategy is too specific.