Food for Agile Thought #131: Make Agile Happen, Distributed Teams, Roadmap Questions

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #131—shared with 15,032 peers—focuses on how to make agile happen in large organizations: who will most likely kick-off a successful adoption, how to embed ‘experimentation’ in the culture, and why distributed teams do not exclude an organization from becoming agile.

We then get back to the challenge of ‘what to build.’ John Cutler shares a list of questions for product roadmap and prioritization issues, and we learn how to reduce the risk of creating an MVP with JTBD. Also, Alpha shared the results of its recent product management trends survey.

Lastly, we are invited to get a better understanding of Sociocracy 3.0 — one of the agile concepts left of the chasm.

Have a great week!

Food for Agile Thought #131: Make Agile Happen, Distributed Teams, Roadmap Questions



🏆 The Tip of the Week

Steve Denning (via Forbes): Ten Steps To Launch Your Agile Transformation

Steve Denning shares his observations how large organizations successfully make agile happen.

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Make Agile Happen & Scrum

John Okoro (via InfoQ): Distributed Agile Leadership

John Okoro analyzes trends in organizational leadership that affect distributed agile teams.

Chris Lucian (via Agile Alliance): Developing a Culture of Improvement & Experimentation

Chris Lucian reflects on when starting experiments is most likely to succeed: when the ‘usual way’ is completely broken.

Bernhard Bockelbrink (via GOTO Conferences): A Pragmatic Approach To Enterprise Agility with Sociocracy 3.0

Bernhard Bockelbrink introduces Sociocracy 3.0—70 lightweight and independent patterns for agile collaboration.

Product & Lean

John Cutler (via Medium): 40 Roadmap Item Questions

John Cutler shares a list of questions useful for roadmap workshops, pitches, and filtering ideas.

Jared Ranere (via thrv): Using JTBD to Improve The Build-Measure-Learn Feedback Loop

Jared Ranere suggests to figure out the customer need before testing a hypothesis by building an MVP.

Nis Frome (via Alpha): What are the major product management trends heading into 2018?

Nis Frome shares Alpha’s 2018 product management survey results.

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Read more: Food for Agile Thought #130: Corporate Agile Failure, Guide to Agile Metrics, Psychology Traps.