Food for Agile Thought #202: Cognitive Biases, Agile Around the Globe, ProductOps, Metrics of Innovation

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #202—shared with 22,882 peers—dives into mental models and cognitive biases that impede decision making; we browse through a case study of a failed large Scrum project in the financial industry, and we get more ideas on how to overcome agile transition antibodies of an organizational immune system.

We also address how to make product discovery less of a gamble; we consider suitable metrics for an innovation program, and we get a glimpse at ProductOps. (DevOps, DesignOps, and now ProductOps—the space is getting crowded.)

Lastly, we learn more about how “Agile” is working around the globe, and how we could learn from other cultures.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #201?

Food for Agile Thought #202: Cognitive Biases, Agile Around the Globe, ProductOps, Metrics of Innovation

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Liberating Structures for Scrum (3): The Product Backlog

TL;DR: The Liberating Structures Product Backlog Meetup

The fourth Liberating Structures for Scrum meetup addressed the Product Backlog, more precisely the issues with Product Backlogs that subsequently cause Sprint Plannings to fail and Scrum Teams to deliver below their capabilities; as the saying goes: garbage in, garbage out.

Liberating Structures Product Backlog — Hands-on Agile Meetup #14 by Age-of-Product.com

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Food for Agile Thought #201: Software Nature, Coaching Permission, Safe Spaces, ML Product Management

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #201—shared with 22,612 peers—delves into software nature, we correct some popular misconceptions about Scrum, and we revisit the idea that innovation always includes failure, and that teams should experience it safely.

We also address the conceptual difference of product management for machine learning compared to ‘normal’ product management; we embrace the importance of disrupting ourselves, and we appreciate the Product Backlog ordering quadrant.

Lastly, we learn how to help teams that do not want to be coached.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #200?

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📅 Upcoming Scrum Training Classes, Liberating Structures Workshops, and Events

TL; DR: Scrum Training Classes, Liberating Structures Workshops, and Events

Age-of-Product.com’s parent company — Berlin Product People GmbH — offers Scrum training classes authorized by Scrum.org, Liberating Structures workshops, and hybrid training of Professional Scrum and Liberating Structures. The training classes are offered both in English and German.

Check out the upcoming timetable of training classes, workshops, meetups, and other events below and join your peers.

Upcoming Scrum Training Classes, Liberating Structures Workshop, Events by Berlin Product People

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📅 Liberating Structures Scrum Workshop — From Product Strategy to Roadmap to Sprint Review

TL;DR: Liberating Structures Scrum Workshop

Join us for another exciting LS Scrum workshop on September 7th, 2019, in Berlin. Following up on our first workshop, We will continue exploring LS microstructures, weave them into strings and apply those to Scrum’s soft underbelly — the product side, or figuring out what is worth building. Please note that participants should already understand Scrum as well as product management in general. Furthermore, first experiences with Liberating Structures, e.g. from a Meetup, would be desirable. The workshop language is English.

The LS Scrum training class will take place at the Alte Kantine Wedding on Saturday, September 7th, 2019, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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Food for Agile Thought #200: Fixed Agile, Scrum Master Qualification, What Is Your Product, Uncertainty & Product

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #200—shared with 22,519 peers—delves into fixed agile, we learn about how large organizations assess a Scrum Master’s qualification, and why ‘agile transformation’ is not ideal as a story to tell.

We also ask whether all of your organization’s members can answer the “what is your product” question consistently, we gain a better understanding how uncertainty will influence product discovery and delivery, respectively, and brush up our understanding of effective Product Backlog refinement techniques.

Lastly, we like to thank Basecamp for providing another free webbook on software project management Basecamp-style. (#NoAgile, #NoScrum, #NoWaterfall, #NoPostits, #NoSprints, #NoStandups — just saying.)

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #199?

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