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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

The PO is the owner of the product, but that doesn't mean they can do watever they want with the product. At the end of the day, they represent the needs and the wants of all stakeholders. Inevitably, ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

State your case, CEO decides, you execute decision like your job depends on it.
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How is a project's governance different to its strategy?

I really love Wikipedia for definitions: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governance https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategy In summary: Governance includes everything to rule the project while ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

What can, and should, a Product Owner / Product Manager do if the CEO has mandated that the team builds something which the Product Owner feels is not in the best interests of the customer? Build a ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

CEO's and their yes-men are always going to use the excuse that "the company has larger goals that may not align with what is in the best interest of the customer" to justify their decisions ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

TL;DR This is not an either/or situation. In a successful agile implementation, all parties collaborate on what product to build and how to validate that it's fit for purpose. If instead you're ...
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managing a project without subject matter expertise

This is a difficult one to answer because there could be a lot that is not being said, however, based on what you are saying here is some guidance. TL;DR Projects are temporary organisations to ...
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Why are fiscal quarters a thing?

This financial analysis divided by periods of the year (quarters, for example), is an important practice to analyze the performance of companies and to be able to exemplify the success or failure of ...
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How do you employ agility in defining the strategy of a project?

Because Agile is a set of values and principles, there is not a set "Agile" way to approach strategy. If you're looking for a pure step-by-step, SAFe talks a lot about strategy or, if you don't want ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

If it is a minor point, don't sweat it. But if it is a major point, in addition to the other answers, it might also be good to brush up your resume. Sometimes directors and executives don't make ...
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Business Case - Strategic Alignment

I would align the project with the strategic plan of the customer. In order for a project to be perceived as useful and valuable, the project has to deliver something that advances the strategic aims ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

Most of the time, companies don't aim to build something that is good for the customers, they aim to build something that is good for the company, it just happens to go through the way of also adding ...
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Why are fiscal quarters a thing?

For my work, quarters are a useful artifact. I do long term scheduling, and I need a scope of work that is longer than a month but shorter than a year. I'm looking ahead between 0 and 4 years and ...
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How is a project's governance different to its strategy?

Governance is a verb. Governance is how you make decisions, how you govern. Strategy is what you want to do; strategy is the future you're hoping to get and the path you need to get there. Strategy ...
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Why are fiscal quarters a thing?

People have been using fractions of an year for ages to evaluate things and measure progress. Business and project management isn't any different. You measure per year, semester, trimester, quarter, ...
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How to involve the whole team in setting quarterly objectives (OKRs)?

First of all: great idea with the workshop! And thumbs up for OKRs! Ad your question: I've made good experiences with having the people who have the needed information plus your team in one room for ...
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What are the special advantages of regression method of forecasting over others

I personally do not believe there is an answer to this question. All predictive models have a predictive validity of something less than perfect. Certainly, some models or techniques are better than ...
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