Food for Agile Thought #128: Disrupting Companies, Scrum@Scale Guide, Information Radiators

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #128—shared with 14,506 peers—covers disrupting companies—seven habits that make any organization highly vulnerable—, Jeff Sutherland’s new framework to scale scrum, and the movements that inspire the future of work.

We then dive into the advantages of autonomous product teams and learn that a bug-free product is not necessarily a sign of a quality mindset.

Lastly, if your stakeholders believe your team is a black box, why not build an information radiator? C. Kyle Jacobsen can help you with that.

Have a great week!

Food for Agile Thought #128: Disrupting Companies, Scrum@Scale Guide, Information Radiators


🏆 The Tip of the Week: Disrupting Companies

Larry Downes (via Harvard Business Review): So Your Company Has a Hit. What Next?

Larry Downes and Paul Nunes analyze the crisis of finding your company’s second act and identify seven habits of highly vulnerable enterprises.

Agile & Scrum

Jeff Sutherland: Scrum@Scale Guide

Jeff Sutherland published the Scrum@Scale guide available as a free download.

(via Corporate Rebels): Rewriting The Future Of Work: 8 Movements To Watch

The Corporate Rebels link the eight building blocks of the organization of the future to inspiring movements worth watching.

Yassal Sundman (via Crisp): Stop Managing Bugs, Start Focusing on Quality!

Yassal Sundman urges you to change your attitude toward handling bugs—even ignoring them could be okay given the right mindset.

📯 13 Signs of a Toxic Team Culture

What looked like a good idea back in the 1990ies—outsourcing, for example, software development as a non-essential business area—has meanwhile massively backfired for a lot of legacy organizations. And yet, they still do not understand what it takes to build a decent product/engineering culture. Learn more about typical anti-patterns and are signs that the organization has a toxic team culture.

13 Signs of a Toxic Team Culture — Age of Product

Read More: 13 Signs of a Toxic Team Culture

Product & Lean

Martin Eriksson (via Mind The Product): Your Team is Smarter Than You Are: Why Autonomous Product Teams Work Better

Martin Eriksson on the necessity to remove dependencies and thus friction between product teams.

C. Kyle Jacobsen (via Medium): The Why and How of Creating a Product Wall

C. Kyle Jacobsen shares how to help stakeholders understand what product and engineering are up to by adding transparency.

Sofia Quintero (via NomNom Insights): The Product Manager’s Guide to Change Management

Sofia Quintero addresses the essentials of change management from product management perspective.

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Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #127: Useless Agile Metrics, CD Works, Product Experiments, Fewer Product Managers.