Experimental Mind: Bets, Roadmapping, Philosophy, Randomization, Zoom, Salary…

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As always I’ve handpicked the best experimentation content, events and job opportunities from around the world. Let’s dive in.

ps. we are looking for an Analyst to strenghten Vista’s experimentation team

🔎 What I’ve been reading this week

1. Bets, success metrics, and roadmapping

In my new role I am creating a roadmap for our internal experimentation platform. I always come back to the work John Cutler does on this topic. In this Google doc he outlines his thinking around bets, succes metrics and create a roadmap. Useful content.

2. Podcast: 'Experimentation as a business philosophy'

In this episode, Luka Nikolić shares why it’s better to adopt a mindset of experimentation to make the right decisions and deliver value to customers.

3. Parameter exploration at Lyft
At Lyft, the experimentation team’s purpose is to drive data-driven decision making. We primarily do so by facilitating different experiment techniques including AB testing, time-split experiments…

4. Randomization, blocking, and re-randomization

The three fundamental statistical concepts of A/B testing: randomization, blocking, and re-randomization.

5. Should I ask over Zoom, phone, or in-person?

Interesting research paper trying to answer which communication channel you should use in case you need to ask for help.

In two experiments, we found that seeking help in-person was far superior to seeking help through any form of mediated communication channel—including seeking help over synchronous, with-face video channels. Nonetheless, we found that richer media channels do still offer an advantage over text-based channels. Yet, importantly, help-seekers appear largely unaware of both these facts.

6. Experiment Nation's 2021 average CRO salary survey
A question we’ve heard asked quite often in the Experiment Nation community is what should a CRO expect to be paid? After 2 minutes of Googling, we couldn’t find any great information so we decided to collect it ourselves! All information is confidential and only averages will be shared.

🚀 Job opportunities

Are you looking for a new opportunity? These are this week’s featured jobs:

Or check the other 17 open roles from companies like Netflix, Apple, Adidas, Gitlab, Stripe, Just Eat, Skyscanner, Lego and Spotify.

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📅 Upcoming events

This is a running list of upcoming events. First 2022 event is on it:

💬 Quote of the week

“”When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck; when you invent the plane you also invent the plane crash; and when you invent electricity, you invent electrocution… Every technology carries its own negativity, which is invented at the same time as technical progress.” — Paul Virilio

😉 Fun of the week

This tweet was (again) making the rounds this week. I tried it as well and now each morning I wake up with a smile on my face. Let’s see how long the effect stays.

[tweet https://twitter.com/Ivyzenati/status/999642815838740485]

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