Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success — Johanna Rothman at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

TL; DR: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success w/ Johanna Rothman — ACB21

Too many people say, “With agile, we don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” However, because managers create and refine the culture, modern managers create and refine the agile culture. Without modern management, any agile initiative will die. It’s time to invite managers to change their behaviors and create a real agile culture. Learn from Johann Rothman how to adapt your leadership style for agile success as a manager in an agile organization in this 54-minute long video from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021.

Modern Management: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success — Johann Rothman at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021
Continue reading Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success — Johanna Rothman at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

UnSMART Improvements at Retrospectives — Making Your Scrum Work #18

TL; DR: Unsmart Improvements

There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. One area that typically flies under the radar is improvements. While the Scrum Guide encourages addressing the most impactful ones as soon as possible, it is up to the Scrum team to figure out how to improve. One manifestation of this core team task we often encounter is picking unsmart improvements, though.

Join me and delve into the consequences of picking unsmart improvements as a Scrum Team in less than 90 seconds.

Unsmart Improvements — Making Your Scrum Work #18 — Age-of-Product.com
Continue reading UnSMART Improvements at Retrospectives — Making Your Scrum Work #18

Skipping Retrospectives? — Making Your Scrum Work #17

TL; DR: Skipping Retrospectives?

There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. One area where Scrum’s nature of being intentionally incomplete causes issues regularly is whether Scrum teams shall stick to the event schedule even if the team’s life is uneventful? For example, is skipping Retrospectives okay?

Join me and delve into the consequences of skipping Retrospectives in less than 90 seconds.

Skipping Retrospectives — Making Your Scrum Work #17 – Age-of-Product.com
Continue reading Skipping Retrospectives? — Making Your Scrum Work #17

Abandoning Scrum: Can a Scrum Team Decide to Quit Scrum?

TL; DR: Abandoning Scrum

Can a Scrum team simply decide to abandon Scrum? After all, the Scrum team is self-managing, according to the Scrum manual, also known as the Scrum Guide. So, let’s explore this question at the very heart of team autonomy.

Abandoning Scrum: Can a Scrum Team Decide to Quit Scrum? Age-of-Product.com
Continue reading Abandoning Scrum: Can a Scrum Team Decide to Quit Scrum?

Linking Strategy to Everyday Work — John Cutler at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

TL; DR: Linking Strategy to Everyday Work w/ John Cutler — ACB21

In this highly engaging speaker session from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, John Cutler delves into the advantages of linking strategy to everyday work: Motivation, inspiration, seeing the big picture despite working on a small iteration.

Linking Strategy to Everyday Work — John Cutler at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021 — Age-of-Product.com

🗞 Shall I notify you about articles like this one? Awesome! You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 33,000-plus subscribers.

🎓 Join Stefan in one of his upcoming Professional Scrum training classes!

Join the Anonymous Poll for the Upcoming Free Scrum Master Salary Report 2022 — Age-of-Product.com

📈 Join the Anonymous Poll for the Upcoming Free Scrum Master Salary Report 2022.

Linking Strategy to Everyday Work (With value creation models, and time-based goals like OKRs)

When teams can link their day-to-day work to a meaningful/concrete representation of “strategy”, they feel more inspired, and confidently work small while thinking big. Too often teams feel like they are iterating to nowhere, or locked into huge, prescriptive batches. Time-based goals like OKRs (alone) don’t help. In this talk we will discuss the difference between point-in-time goals and persistent value-creation models. My goal: inspire teams to adopt some form of persistent value-creation model and link their daily work to that framework.


Cannot see the form?
Please click here

Learn more about John Cutler

John Cutler is keenly focused on user experience and evidence-driven product development. He mixes and matches various methodologies to help teams deliver lasting outcomes for their customers.

“Team tetris and the feature factory will only take you so far. Cross-functional teams desire so much more, and my passion is helping them get there. It’s a win/win for the front-line teams, the business, and the customer and user.”

John currently works as the Head of Product Research & Education at Amplitude. As a former UX researcher at AppFolio, a product manager at Zendesk, Pendo.io, AdKeeper and RichFX, a startup founder, and a product team coach, John has a perspective that spans individual roles, domains, and products.

His viral enthusiasm has been heard through speaking/teaching engagements at QCon NYC, Agile-Lean Ireland, UXThailand, UXLondon, Front, Oredev, Mind The Product, Agile 2015, and various ProductCamps (Vancouver, Los Angeles, Raleigh NC) and MeetUps (Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, New York). John’s talk on Feature Factories was voted one of the Top 10 Product Talks of 2017.

Mixing in some less-than-typical experiences — driving rickshaws in NYC, and touring the US with “five other weird creative people in a van playing music” — John blogs prolifically about collaboration, product development, diversity, UX research, lean startup, and user experience. Some notable posts include The Evolving Product Manager Role, Persona(s) Non Grata, 12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory, and Stop Setting Up Product Roadmaps To Fail.

Meet John Cutler

LinkedIn.

Twitter.

Medium.

Related Content

Sustainable Agility at the Enterprise Level—Agile Camp Berlin 2021.

How to Win with Agile Resistant Teams—Agile Camp Berlin 2021.

Increasing the Velocity of Value—Agile Camp Berlin 2021.

Real Cross-functional Teams for Creating Real and Better Products.

Evidence-based Interventions—Agile Camp Berlin 2021.

✋ Do Not Miss Out and Learn about Linking Strategy to Everyday Work : Join the 10,000-plus Strong ‘Hands-on Agile’ Slack Team

I invite you to join the “Hands-on Agile” Slack team and enjoy the benefits of a fast-growing, vibrant community of agile practitioners from around the world.

Join the Hands-on Agile Slack Group, Learn more about the Developers Code Fallacy

If you like to join now all you have to do now is provide your credentials via this Google form, and I will sign you up. By the way, it’s free.

📅 Learn about Linking Strategy to Everyday Work by Attending Our Scrum Training Classes, Workshops, and Events

DateClass and LanguageCityPrice
🖥 💯 🇩🇪 November 23-26, 2021GUARANTEED: Advanced Professional Scrum Master Online Training (PSM II; German; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 💯 🇬🇧 November 30, 2021GUARANTEED: Hands-on Agile #37: Agile Metrics Survey 2021—Alexander Bergmann & Stefan Wolpers (English)Live Virtual MeetupFREE
🖥 💯 🇩🇪 Nov 30 — Dec 3, 2021GUARANTEED: Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; German; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 🇬🇧 December 15-16, 2021Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 💯 🇩🇪 December 20-21, 2021GUARANTEED: Professional Scrum Product Owner Training (PSPO I; German; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 🇬🇧 January 25-28, 2022Advanced Professional Scrum Master Online Training (PSM II; English; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 🇩🇪 Jan 31 — Feb 1, 2022Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; German; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 🇬🇧 February 8-11, 2022Professional Scrum Product Owner Training (PSPO I; English; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 🇬🇧 February 15-18, 2022Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 🇩🇪 February 22-25, 2022Professional Scrum Product Owner Training (PSPO I; German; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 🇩🇪 March 7-8, 2022Advanced Professional Scrum Master Online Training (PSM II; German; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT

See all upcoming classes here.

Professional Scrum Trainer Stefan Wolpers

You can book your seat for the training directly by following the corresponding links to the ticket shop. If the procurement process of your organization requires a different purchasing process, please contact Berlin Product People GmbH directly.

If you like to learn more about how to avoid skipping Retrospectives, consider attending Stefan’s Professional Scrum Master classes.

When the Management Ignores Self-Management — Making Your Scrum Work #16

TL; DR: Ignoring Self-Management — Undermining Scrum from the Start

There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. One of Scrum’s first principles is self-management. It is based on the idea that the people closest to a problem are best suited to find a solution. Therefore, the task of the management is not to tell people what to do when and how. Instead, its job is to provide the guardrails, the constraints within which a Scrum team identifies the best possible solution. Join me and explore the consequences of management ignoring self-management and what you can do about it.

Ignoring Self-Management — Making Your Scrum Work #16 — Age-of-Product.com
Continue reading When the Management Ignores Self-Management — Making Your Scrum Work #16