Think big, start small

By Intercom

PMs are most directly responsible for ensuring teams constantly fight to scope smaller to learn faster, balancing an ambition to think expansively about the opportunity

Level 1

Actively contributes to the exploration of multiple solutions to the problem statement. Needs support to make strong scoping decisions.

    Level 2

    Actively contributes to the exploration of multiple solutions to the problem statement. Effectively represents various inputs & tradeoffs to drive accurate scoping decisions. Facilitates effective scoping sessions with team, clearly documents decisions made. Ensures teams are focused by default on scoping small.

      Level 3

      Steers team explorations of multiple solutions to the problem statement efficiently Anchors explorations to a clear understanding of the problem area. Challenges the team to question their assumptions about what’s actually needed and sharpens the entire team’s thinking about what’s essential, and when. Consistently integrates the story and GTM input into scope.

        Level 4

        Facilitates concept explorations with high ambiguity and complexity. Works across multiple teams to form coherent think big and start small approaches.

          Level 5

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