Food for Agile Thought’s issue #168—shared with 20,064 peers—focuses on the importance of the product backlog, how to create an experimentation culture to verify product hypotheses, as well as on the process of how to create a decent product vision in the first place.
We also learn about the differences and similarities of LeSS and Nexus, the two Scrum scaling frameworks appealing to purists, and enjoy CB Insights guide to moron-proof corporate innovation.
Lastly, we join Marty Cagan when he reveals the secrets to building outstanding product organizations with folks like you and me.
Have a great week!
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #167?
🏆 The Essential Read
Zalando Technology): 📺 Empowered—Achieving Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People(via
In this video, Marty Cagan talks at a Zalando event in Berlin, covering numerous topics from customer centricity to servant leadership.
Agile & Scrum Product Backlog
Scrum.org): Product Backlog refinement is a Scrum Team responsibility(via
Jasper Alblas elaborates on the small paragraph of the Scrum Guide, addressing the product backlog refinement.
Business 2 Community): How Do Nexus and LeSS Differ?(via
John Coleman discusses the differences—and similarities—between LeSS and Nexus in detail.
The Product Backlog – ‘One safe waiting place’:
Joshua J. Arnold takes on Agile Alliance’s definition of the product backlog, adding more meaning to it.
Now Available on Youtube: Webinar Replay — Scrum Master Anti-Patterns
The replay of the eighth Hands-on Agile webinar on Scrum Master Anti-Patterns is now available on Youtube. It addresses twelve anti-patterns of your Scrum Master—from ill-suited personal traits and the pursuit of individual agendas to frustration with the team itself.
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Product & Lean
VWO): How To Build A Culture Of Experimentation(via
Alex Birkett wrote an epic guide on how to validate or falsify product hypotheses and get the organization as a whole onboard.
(via CB Insights): A Guide To Corporate Innovation: 19 Strategies To Drive Innovation Now
Given the importance of innovation to drive the longevity, growth, and competitiveness of large corporations, CB Insights shares 19 bulletproof strategies.
cxpartners): A simple workshop format to help you define an effective product vision(via
James Chudley shares a workshop format—including the templates—to simplify the process of defining a product vision.
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