Food for Agile Thought #104: High-Performance Agile Teams, Dual Track Agile, Cultural Revolution

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #104—shared with 10,408 peers—focuses on team building. We address the challenge how to build and scale high-performance agile teams. We learn how important creating the right culture is in that respect, and that the whole process starts with the first team.

We also revisit ‘dual track’ agile—aka continuous product discovery and delivery—and how to visualize your product development work to foster collaboration and inclusion.

Lastly, we dive into product roadmap planning—ProductPlan just published a new survey on processes and tools—, and how to pick the right product ideas from the abundance of available suggestions.

Food for Agile Thought #104: High-Performance Agile Teams, Dual Track Agile, Cultural Revolution

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🏆 Tip of the Week

Ben Horowitz (via Startup Grind): How to Start a Cultural Revolution

a16z co-founder Ben Horowitz talks about how to start a cultural revolution at Startup Grind Global.

High-Performance Agile & Scrum

Christina Wodtke: Beyond OKRs: The Formula for High Performing Teams

Christina Wodtke presents the formula for high performing teams.

(via Mind The Product): Lean and Agile teams – Scaling autonomous teams

Debbie Wren shares insights into successfully scaling autonomous teams.

(via GOTO Conferences): GOTO 2017 • Top 7 Agile Tips I learned as a Product Manager

Benjamin Mitchell covers the top seven hard-earned tips he learned from several years spent as a senior product manager for BBC Worldwide.

Christiaan Verwijs (via Agilistic): How To Kickstart A Great Scrum Team (10 things to do)

Christiaan Verwijs shares his experience on how to best launch a new scrum team in ten steps.

(via InfoQ): Quantitative Analysis of Agile Methods Study (2017): Twelve Major Findings

Donald J. Reifer summarizes the results of a study of agile methods based on 3,000 completed projects.

Product & Lean

Marty Cagan: Process vs. Model

Marty Cagan explains the concept of continuous discovery and delivery and the importance of tackling risks upfront.

John Cutler (via Medium): 11 Ways I Visualize Product Development Work

John Cutler provides another useful collection of artifacts and visualization of the daily product development work.

Barry O'Reilly: Stuck in the Company with You

Barry O'Reilly on why generating ideas is never the problem but testing them.

Teresa Torres: How to Improve Your Experiment Design (And Build Trust in Your Product Experiments)

Teresa Torres on why you should not conflate the hypothesis format with experiment design.

(via ProductPlan): 2017 Product Planning Survey

ProductPlan asked hundreds of product managers about their product planning process, and the survey results are now available.

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