Food for Agile Thought #124: Low Engagement, Get Hired as a Scrum Master, Building Trust

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #124—shared with 13,873 peers—addresses some symptoms of troubled agile transitions: low levels of engagement, difficulties in learning presumably simple patterns, optimizing for the own team while ignoring the organization.

We then learn what it takes to build trust, how to discover ‘your product’ without falling into the stage-gate process trap, and what product strategy concepts are currently en vogue.

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Food for Agile Thought #124: Low Engagement, Get Hired as a Scrum Master, Building Trust


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Agile & Scrum: Low Engagement

The Travel Chica: How to Build Trust to Enable Agility

Stephanie Ockerman explores the elements related to enabling agility, based on Brené Brown’s BRAVING concept.

John Yorke: For the public good…

John Yorke reflects on the general low involvement and engagement in extra-curricular activities of self-organizing teams.

John Cutler (via Medium): The Hard Thing About (Not So) Hard Things

John Cutler analyzes why is it so “hard” for some teams to learn and try relatively basic patterns.

Product & Lean

Roman Pichler: Product Discovery Tips

Roman Pichler suggests viewing today’s product discovery as a set of activities rather than a clear-cut phase.

Paul J (via Hackernoon): Product Strategy: The New Toolset

Paul J provides an overview of contemporary product strategy concepts: from aggregation theory, and JTBD, to the pyramid.

John Cutler (via Medium): Story Epilogues: Think backwards to help with story splitting, shrinking, thinning, and batching

John Cutler suggests thinking backward to help with story splitting, shrinking, thinning, and batching.

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Read more: Food for Agile Thought #123: Scrum 2018, Bulletproof Product Strategy, Hypotheses Testing System.