Scrum Master Trends Report 2019 — Free Download

TL; DR: Scrum Master Trends Report 2019

Back in 2017, we started the Scrum Master Salary Report 2017—the first industry report that covered in depth the educational background, working experience, industries, and organizational details of the companies Scrum Masters or agile coaches work for. For its 2019 edition—the Scrum Master Trends Report 2019—, we partnered with Scrum.org—the leading Scrum training and certification institution founded by Scrum co-founder Ken Schwaber—to improve the underlying data set.

Learn more about the state of the industry and download for free the Scrum Master Trends Report 2019.

Scrum Master Trends Report 2019 by Scrum.org and Age-of-Product.com

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Agile Failure Patterns in Organizations 2.0

TL;DR: Agile Failure Patterns — Why Agile is Simple and Complex at the Same Time

Agile failure seems to be increasingly more prominent nowadays despite all the efforts undertaken by numerous organization embarking on their journeys to become agile.

The funny thing is: Who would disagree that the four core principles of the Agile Manifesto

  1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  2. Working software over comprehensive documentation
  3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  4. Responding to change over following a plan

— are derived from applying common sense to a challenging problem? Moreover, the application of those principles might be suited to fix numerous organizational dysfunctions and reduce an error-prone and complex social setting to maybe just a complicated one?

Age of Product: Agile Failure Patterns in Organizations

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Food for Agile Thought #184: Agile Management Trends, Waste, Twyman’s Law, 251 Free PM Resources

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #184—shared with 21,451 peers—covers eight winning agile management trends, we dive into waste in software creation, and we learn why Microsoft prevailed where General Electric failed.

We also address how to place a growth mindset at the core of your product strategy; we bring clarity to what data-driven means, and we applaud fyi for curating an enormous list of free product management resources.

Lastly, we bust trust building myths when you are in a leadership position—be surprised by the data!

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #183?

Food for Agile Thought #184: Agile Management Trends, Waste, Twyman’s Law, 251 Free PM Resources

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Food for Agile Thought #183: Leadership Health Check, InfoQ’s State of Practices, Feedback Fails Us, Courageous Leader Myth

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #183—shared with 21,403 peers—covers a new leadership health check tool by Crisp, InfoQ’s State of Practices report 2019—Liberating Structures made it onto the list—, and we analyze what ‘executive sponsorship’ means for change in reality.

We also address how to move from an output-minded to outcome-minded organization; we attempt to figure out whether there is an end to customer development and we warm up to a coaching tool for product managers looking for excellence.

Lastly, we dive into the issue that providing feedback does not seem to have a real impact on other people. What does that mean for retrospectives and self-organizing teams?

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #182?

Food for Agile Thought #183: Leadership Health Check, InfoQ’s State of Practices, Feedback Fails Us, Courageous Leader Myth

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Food for Agile Thought #182: Agile-Industrial Complex, Pro Scrum, Cynefin 2019, Marie Kondo Your Product Backlog

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #182—shared with 21,278 peers—addresses the agile-industrial complex, the stages of progress in becoming agile—provided your organization belongs to the lucky few—, and the state of Cynefin in 2019.

We also learn more on how to deal with complaints that your user stories are not detailed enough—and why it is worth to get to the ground of this notion—; why strategy maps are essential to building valuable products, and how to Marie Kondo your product backlog.

Lastly, we understand why capability maturity models are unsuited for assessing any form of agility.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #180?

Food for Agile Thought #182: Agile-Industrial Complex, Pro Scrum, Cynefin 2019, Marie Kondo Your Product Backlog

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Food for Agile Thought #181: Dark Agile, Agile Governance, Scrum Master Trends Report, Product Reviews

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #181—shared with 21,092 peers—addresses transparency, the lack thereof and other forms of dark agile. Moreover, we get a backstage view at the Scrum Master Trends Report, and we borrow from Atlassian’s team health tool.

We also get some new ideas about how to create product reviews people like to participate in; we refresh our memory why the traditional governance approach is unsuited for ’agile,’ and embrace the idea that product launches do not have to be a troublesome thing.

Lastly, Ron Jeffries asks what the agile community can do to reach out to those practitioners who haven’t yet experienced the real thing as outlined in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. What are your thoughts?

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