Food for Agile Thought’s issue #122—shared with 13,241 peers—supports your New Year’s resolution to read more industry news with the top agile blogs, we learn why software product development sometimes feels like playing Tetris, and how we might deal with fixed scope/fixed deadline projects in 2018.
We also listen to Steve Jobs how good people manage themselves, why including the sales guys may preserve the competitive edge over your competition, and what the next ten years in tech will bring according to Benedict Evans and a16z.
Have a chillaxing holiday season! We will be back with Food for Agile Thought #123 on January 7th, 2018.
🏆 The Tip of the Week: Top Agile Blogs
20 TOP Agile Blogs for Scrum Masters that you will not (easily) find on google searches (2017 edition):
Vasco Duarte shares his list of the Top 20 blogs for Scrum Masters.
Agile & Scrum
Medium): Stop Playing Tetris (With Teams, Sprints, Projects, and Individuals)(via
John Cutler details how working in software development can sometimes feel like Tetris – including its elements of futility and masochism.
Young Steve Jobs on how to hire, manage, and lead people:
Evan Carmichael shares an early video from Steve Jobs on leadership: ‘The greatest people are self-managing.’
Christmas Prioritisation: How to run agile with fixed scope, fixed time, planned months in advance:
Gojko Adzic shares his idea of working in an agile manner with stakeholders that want a fixed scope and fixed time, and ideally a fixed budget.
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Product & Lean
(via Alpha): Top Product Management Influencers in 2017
The Alpha people provide their 2017 list of product management influencers.
Intercom): How Sales adds value to a product roadmap(via
Bardia Shahali encourages open lines of communication between sales and product, thus maintaining an edge over your competition.
Andreessen Horowitz): Presentation: Ten Year Futures(via
Benedict Evans shared his keynote from Andreessen Horowitz's annual 'Tech Summit' conference, talking about the state of tech today and what's likely to happen in the next decade.
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