Food for Agile Thought #117: The Agile Periodic Table, Scrum Guide 2017, AMA W/ Steve Portigal

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #117—shared with 12,693 peers—covers the agile periodic table, a remarkable visualization of agile principles and practices. We also learn more about the background of the changes to the Scrum Guide leading to the 2017 edition.

In addition to that, we feature survey results that prove that being able to prioritize product features is the most important trait that defines your success as a product owner or product manager.

Lastly, the WhatUsersDo Community on Slack had a great session with tips & tricks from Steve Portigal on user testing. (By the way, the Hands-on Agile Slack community just crossed the 2000 member threshold, see below.)

Have a great week!

The Agile Periodic Table, Scrum Guide 2017, AMA W/ Steve Portigal — Food for Agile Thought #117

🏆 The Tip of the Week: The Agile Periodic Table

Jerome Kehrli: Periodic Table of Agile Principles and Practices

Jerome Kehrli created a single schematic of all agile principles and practices he is using — from XP, Scrum, Lean Startup, to DevOps and others.

Agile & Scrum

Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber (via InfoQ): Q&A with Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland about Scrum Guide Updates

Ben Linders interviews Scrum creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland about the 2017 version of the Scrum Guide.

Mary Poppendieck: The Cost Center Trap

Mary Poppendieck looks back at why IT departments are run as cost centers, and how accounting principles like capitalization impede much-needed change.

Edwin Dando: Radical Transformation

Edwin Dando reflects on the history of organizational structure, transformation, and leadership.

Large Scale Product Management W/ Jeff Patton in Berlin on November 21, 2017

Our friends at Podojo are excited that Jeff Patton will join them with his talk “Thud: Why It’s Not Failure, You Need to Worry About.” He will discuss how we scale our discovery work and experiments, and how we spend most of our time wondering if our solution is a success or a failure.

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Product & Lean

Richard Banfield and Martin Eriksson (via fresh tilled soil): The One Thing That Successful Product Managers Are Doing Differently

Richard Banfield reports survey data on the biggest challenge of all product people: prioritization.

Steve Portigal (via WhatUsersDo): Highlights from our AMA with Steve Portigal, user research expert and author

Christopher Ratcliff summarizes an ask-me-anything session with Mr. User Interview Steve Portigal.

Des Traynor (via Intercom): Getting product strategy right

Des Traynor names four critical elements of a product strategy that PMs need to focus on in an early stage of a new product.

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Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #116: Agile Experiments, Starting Standups on Time, Rebuilding Trust.