Food for Agile Thought’s issue #145—shared with 17,732 peers—addresses how to make agile work for you, how graphics can massively improve your facilitation skills, and how you can identify friends and foes with an organizational design analysis.
We also get a better understanding of Kanban Cadences, how to sell and prioritize non-feature work such as refactoring, and why merely shipping code does not mean you understand the philosophy of Kaizen.
Lastly, learn new tips and trick on how to deal with HIPPOs and their pet projects in your organization.
Have a great week!
🏆 The Tip of the Week: Make Agile Work à la Jeff Patton
Mind The Product): Owning Agile(via
Jeff Patton deconstructs ‘agile’ from a product manager’s view and shares what he did to make it work for him.
Make Agile Work & Scrum
UX studio): How To Hold Better Meetings With The Help Of Graphic Facilitation(via
Luca Morovián explains what graphic facilitation is about and how you can use it to improve your daily meetings and workshops instantly.
Gamestorming): Organizational Design Analysis(via
David Mastronardi introduces an activity from visual thinker Yuri Mailshenko to identify your stakeholders and understand how they feel about your work.
(via Kanbanize Blog): Kanban Cadences for Aligning Communication
Radoslaw Orszewski provides an introduction to Kanban Cadences, a suggested network of meetings, fostering proper bi-directional communication.
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Product & Lean
Product Talk): The Art of Managing Stakeholders Through Product Discovery(via
Teresa Torres on HIPPOism or the frustrating reality of managing stakeholders above your pay grade.
Medium): Prioritizing “Non-Feature” Work and Continuous Improvement(via
John Cutler shares his approach to advocate for, prioritize, and put a dollar figure on non-feature work.
Intercom): How to make product improvements(via
Des Traynor explains why merely shipping code does not mean your product is continuously improving.
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- On June 19th, 2018, the sixth webinar will address product owner anti-patterns.
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