Food for Agile Thought #168: Product Backlog 101, Experimentation Culture, LeSS vs. Nexus

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #168—shared with 20,064 peers—focuses on the importance of the product backlog, how to create an experimentation culture to verify product hypotheses, as well as on the process of how to create a decent product vision in the first place.

We also learn about the differences and similarities of LeSS and Nexus, the two Scrum scaling frameworks appealing to purists, and enjoy CB Insights guide to moron-proof corporate innovation.

Lastly, we join Marty Cagan when he reveals the secrets to building outstanding product organizations with folks like you and me.

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Webinar #8: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns

TL;DR: Webinar Scrum Master Anti-Patterns

The eighth Hands-on Agile webinar Scrum Master Anti-Patterns addresses twelve anti-patterns of your Scrum Master—from ill-suited personal traits and the pursuit of individual agendas to frustration with the team itself.

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Food for Agile Thought #167: Agile Transformation Phases, Agility Report, Sales-Driven Roadmaps, #NoManagers

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #167—shared with 20,039 peers—focuses on twelve agile transformation phases, why agility is nowadays more important than ever—ScrumAlliance just published a new report based on a survey among enterprise organizations—, and what managers need to embrace to become servant-leaders.

We also learn that growth is good from a product perspective but not at all costs, and what you can do to mitigate risk. We listen to the VP of Product of Medium confirming the importance of getting out of the office, and we reflect on the implications of the sales folks running the product strategy.

Lastly, we visit a Dutch company that proves the obsolescence of the industrial paradigm in the service sector: when the lack of managers is not just improving operations but also the pay-cheques.

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Food for Agile Thought #166: Agile Transformation Challenges, Empowered Teams, Is Holacracy a Cult?

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #166—shared with 19,896 peers—focuses on agile transformation challenges: from the agile industrial complex and imposed agile to figuring what problem you are trying to solve to the conditions under which agile teams can flourish.

We also learn what differentiates the Googles and Netflixes of this world from the weak product organizations, what a senior product manager should be capable of handling, and how to avoid common product development pitfalls.

Lastly, we ask: is Holacracy the cure to the malaise that stems from the widespread application of the industrial paradigm or is it just a cult?

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Webinar #7: Scrum Sprint Anti-Patterns

TL;DR: Webinar #7: Scrum Sprint Anti-Patterns

The seventh Hands-on Agile webinar Scrum Sprint Anti-Patterns analyzed 12 ways a Scrum team can improve its effectiveness by avoiding typical sprint anti-patterns. Learn more about gold-plating, delivering Y instead of X, absenteeism, side-gigs, and organizing people instead of the flow of work.

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Food for Agile Thought #165: Agile Collaboration, Why Agile Goes Awry, Actionable Metrics, UX & Scrum

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #165—shared with 19,786 peers—focuses on agile collaboration: from new ways of working in the digital era to classic failure patterns at an enterprise level while transforming to an agile organization. We also learn first hand from a skeptical manager introducing ‘agile’ at mBank.

We dive deep into useful agile metrics, discover how to escape the feature factory mindset, and reconfirm our belief that experimentation is crucial to excelling as a team and organization.

Lastly, we embrace a suggestion on how to incorporate UX and Scrum.

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