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This is part two of a series on taking control of your Opportunity Solution Trees. In this post, we interview Dr. Else van der Berg (product management, discovery & validation enthusiast) on tactics she uses within her trios to keep noise down and signal high.

Matt O'Connell
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Taming Opportunity Solution Trees (Part One)

It's not difficult to become overwhelmed by evaluating a large number of opportunities in your Opportunity Solution Trees. This post looks at several scenarios teams find themselves in and offers tips for getting unstuck.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Opportunity Solution Tree (OST) Patterns

This article is on Opportunity Solution Tree patterns we observed working with teams to build Vistaly.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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KPI Trees – Visual Metric & Goal Mapping

Deep dive into KPI Trees and how to improve metric and goal execution.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Use Case – Show me what's new

Knowing what's changed recently in your Opportunity Solution Tree or KPI tree can be a pain. Not anymore.

CP Dehli
CP Dehli
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Use Case – Segmenting by Customer

See firsthand how you can segment the opportunity solution space by customer(s).

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Use Case – Show my work

Quickly finding your work in an Opportunity Solution Tree or KPI Tree.

Sean Barkley
Sean Barkley
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Creating Flexible KPI Trees

KPI Trees that work with your OKRs, not against them. A recent change to Vistaly improves how KPI Trees can be modeled in your workspaces.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Card Statuses

Knowing the 'status' of any work helps improve planning, coordination, and communication. This post explores changes to statuses in Vistaly and how the new experience simplifies the usage of statuses while maximizing planning, coordination, and communication.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Key Results, KPIs, & KPI Trees

Key Results, KPIs, and KPI Trees. What's the difference and when to reach for one over the other.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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10 tips to improve your customer discovery process

10 quick tips to improve your teams customer discovery process.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Playbook – KPI Trees

Use KPI Trees to get have better metric-driven conversations and get tactical

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Product Updates – Scoped Roadmaps

Navigate to a specific Objective, Key Result, or Opportunity to see delivery and discovery work in one place.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Snyk's VP of Product on Vision & Mission – Highlights

An in-depth look at Ben Williams' (VP of Product @ Snyk) approach to Strategy & Mission and how you can use some great advice to level up your Vistaly board.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Strategic "Flow State"

Getting into a deep flow state is essential to get some of your best work done. So what would it look like for an organization to enter a state of strategic "flow state"?

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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KPI Trees & Visualizing Outcomes

KPI Trees are great visual models for breaking down more significant North Star styles metrics into smaller ones that can lead more than they lag.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Discovery AND Outcome-based Roadmaps

Are you using outcome-based roadmaps? Discovery isn't a requirement to use them, but it should be.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Problem/Solution Discovery

Most of our time innovation is spent in solution discovery (or it should be). Why is the differentiation important?

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Letting product strategy drive your roadmap

Vistaly's Matt O'Connell and Launch Awesome's Steve Klein discuss the topic of roadmaps and how product strategy, outcomes, and discovery play their part in creating them.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Get more out of your discovery work (OSTs)

How can you maximize the value of your discovery work using OSTs?

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Do you really know what's going on?

We've made it easier to surface risk your team may see before it becomes a problem. With little effort, teams can elevate risk, share important updates, and celebrate wins with the entire team.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Product Strategy Deployment

Every product team wants to build something great, but not every team will. Having a product strategy increases the odds of success.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Vistaly · What's the point?

Looking to develop and deploy a product strategy or product discovery process? Take a look at Vistaly's behind the scenes take on why and how we want to change the way teams approach product strategy and discovery.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Measuring team sentiment

Do your teams work towards achieving a set of goals or key results? Do you regularly ask 'how things are going?' How can you take that information and provide a better snapshot of progress?

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Opportunity Decision Making

How does your team assess and select opportunities to pursue?

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Project Learning Tax

Is there a tax that we pay when starting a new project or begin solving a new problem?

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Getting from problem → solution

A look at 5 product principles that help teams better solve problems.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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Strategic Prioritization

We often hear the words strategic prioritization when it comes to answering the question - What should we focus on now vs next? - Let's take a moment to explore.

Matt O'Connell
Matt O'Connell
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