Food for Agile Thought #156: Servant Leadership, Pace of Change, Mental Models for PMs

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #156—shared with 18,778 peers—focuses on servant leadership, why change cannot be rushed, and how one road to enterprise business agility may look like.

We also have a look at mental models for product managers/owner; we learn how free time from our schedules to run user interviews regularly, and how to avoid failure when reaching for product/market fit.

Lastly, we like to thank Bartosz for compiling a great list of resources to help us to apply servant leadership in the trenches. 🙏

Have a great week!

Food for Agile Thought #156: Servant Leadership, Pace of Change, Mental Models for PMs



🏆 The Essential Read

The Travel Chica: Scrum Mastery: 5 Actions Of An Effective Servant-Leader

Stephanie Ockerman explores how to be an effective servant-leader.

Agile, Scrum & Servant Leadership

Bartosz Rakowski (via Medium): Curated list of books and videos which inspire

Bartosz Rakowski created a great list of books, videos, blog-posts, and practices for scrum masters and agile coaches.

Len Lagestee: The Pace of Change

Len Lagestee reflects on why you can’t schedule the (change) revolution.

(via InfoQ): The 7 Steps to Enterprise Business Agility

In this video, Brad Bennett and Lisa Duty discuss the Enterprise Business Agility Model (EBA).

Product & Lean

Brandon Chu: Product Management Mental Models for Everyone

Brandon Chu shares his toolbox of mental models for product managers.

Rich Mironov: How to Make Time for Customer Interviews and Validation

Rich Mironov shares his recipe of how to consistently make time for customer interviews.

Dan Olsen (via Mind The Product): Mastering the Problem Space for Product/Market Fit

Dan Olsen, the author of The Lean Product Playbook, tackles in this video the critical components of product/market fit and how to achieve it.

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