70 Scrum Master Theses

TL;DR: The Scrum Master Theses

The following 70 scrum master theses describe the role of the scrum master from a holistic product creation perspective.

The scrum master theses cover the role of the scrum master from product discovery to product delivery in hands-on practical manner. On the one side, they address typical scrum ceremonies such as sprint planning, sprint review, and the retrospective. On the other hand, the scrum master theses also cover, for example, the relationship with the product owner, they deal with agile metrics, and how to kick-off an agile transition, thus moving beyond the original scrum guide.

Scrum Master Theses – Age of Product
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Food for Agile Thought #109: Agile Metrics Secrets, Agile Tribes, Going Faster, Product Adoption

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #109—shared with 11,473 peers—reveals agile metrics secrets, how to avoiding strangling innovation in your organization and asks: “Is Agile Doomed” as more agile tribes and factions appear.

We also share the best learnings from Mind the Product London 2017, how any organization can ‘speed up’ in the race of delivering value, and why falling in love with your ideas is not helpful in that respect.

Lastly, we understand how scaling Agile can work without sacrificing everything it stands for along the way — there is a short new introduction to Large-Scale Scrum available. (Thanks to Craig and Bas for organizing the LeSS Conference 2017 last week!)

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Food for Agile Thought #109: Agile Metrics Secrets, Agile Tribes, Going Faster, Product Adoption
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Food for Agile Thought #108: Agile’s Heart, Let the Best Ideas Win, Management Anti-Patterns

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #108—shared with 11,308 peers—covers once again what is agile’s heart: from Deming’s lean production principles to jobs-to-be-done.

We also gain insight into the advantages of radical transparency leading the competition of ideas to new levels. We learn new entrepreneurial mental models from the one who coined product-market fit and embrace 12 certain innovation techniques.

Lastly, we understand that product management is just another sales job, and how we can use guerrilla testing to understand better what to build.

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Agile Management Anti-Patterns — An Introduction

TL;DR: Agile Management Anti-Patterns

Learn more about agile management anti-patterns the aspiring agile manager should avoid during the organization’s transition. From stage-gate through the back door to the ‘where is my report’ attitude.

Age of Product: Agile Management Anti-Patterns — An Introduction
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Food for Agile Thought #107: Quick Fix Agile, High-Performance Agile, How to Identify Product Metrics

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #107—shared with 11,115 peers—covers the change of mind of a design thinking skeptic, quick fix agile, and high-performance Agile.

We gain insight into why agile and DevOps are made for each other, and we get a fascinating report on Facebook’s continuous delivery practices.

Lastly, we turn again to product discovery and its various traps: from leading questions in user interviews to chasing the wrong product metrics.

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Food for Agile Thought #107: Quick Fix Agile
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Food for Agile Thought #106: Agile Maturity, Feature Factory, Integrating Agile and UX

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #106—shared with 10,783 peers—focuses on agile maturity and transition issues, escaping the feature factory, and asks whether sprints have become a burden.

We learn that the product people of WP Engine hate MVPs. Instead, they support SLC. (Which isn’t just another abbreviation but a sound product creation concept.) We also learn why management techniques of the 19th century will not deliver disruptive products today, and how to integrate UX with your agile practices.

Lastly, after months in the making, the Scrum Master Salary Report 2017 is available for download.

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