Implementing an Outcomes-Led Strategy (w/ Alli Blum, Hypothesis Department)

Author's avatar Metrics & Chill Podcast UPDATED Jun 11, 2024 PUBLISHED Jun 8, 2024 2 minutes read

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    In this episode of “Metrics & Chill”, host Jeremiah Rizzo converses with Alli Blum about the implementation and benefits of an outcomes-led strategy for businesses focused on product growth and customer retention. The discussion starts with Jeremiah’s inquiry about estimating the potential revenue impact of projects. Alli emphasizes the importance of thorough planning, directional alignment, and establishing financial insights through strong relationships with finance teams. They explore how an outcomes-led approach can transform a company from a state of stress and ambiguity to one of effective autonomy and data-driven decision-making.

    Alli highlights the significance of aligning company vision with team metrics using tools like the “jobs to be done” study and fostering continuous communication and trust. She stresses the value of setting realistic goals, leveraging both qualitative and quantitative data, and focusing on core metrics such as acquisition, activation, and retention. Furthermore, the conversation delves into practical strategies, emphasizing the need for consistent executive messaging, establishing a “North Star metric,” and maintaining a problem library that aligns with business-impactful metrics.

    The episode also covers the emotional nuances of product management, where Alli discusses managing customer demands and making strategic trade-offs. She advises focusing on “big bucket of money problems” to prioritize features that significantly impact revenue. Jeremiah and Alli conclude by agreeing that their conversation has merely scratched the surface, indicating the potential for future discussions. The episode provides valuable insights into integrating data-driven strategies and emotional intelligence in product management and organizational alignment.

    Key Topics with Timestamps:

    00:00 – Utilizing Data for Growth Strategy

    03:45 – Customer Retention Strategies

    06:57 – Product Strategy Template

    10:00 – Planning Phase and Core Business Metrics

    14:52 – Prioritizing Customer Problems to Drive Business Metrics

    17:23 – Navigating Emotional Tension in Product Management

    22:17 – Aligning Customer Feedback with Business Metrics

    24:36 – Selecting High-Impact Problems for Quarterly Planning

    29:32 – Prioritizing and Implementing Upgrades for Maximum Impact

    32:51 – Balancing Roles in Upgrade Analysis and Decision Making

    35:34 – Before and After Effects of Implementing an Outcomes-Led Approach

    40:24 – Driving Stability and Change Through Big Bucket of Money Problems

    42:50 – Aligning Teams Around a Clear Vision and Metrics for Success

    47:23 – Methodical Problem-Solving for Company Alignment

    49:00 – Estimating the Bucket of Money: Strategic vs. Project Planning

    51:51 – Unlocking the Bucket of Money: Finance, Data, and Collaboration


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