Food for Agile Thought’s issue #169—shared with 20,091 peers—focuses on agile trust, or the lack thereof, how to disagree but commit effectively, and why a big change initiative may be advantageous in some cases.
We also dive deep into how to engage effectively in communication with your stakeholders without burning bridges, why idea velocity and execution velocity are two critical factors for a healthy product roadmap, and speaking of which: what continuous alignment with your stakeholders is all about.
Lastly, the good folks at Rootstrap made an epic ebook on customer development or product discovery publicly available. Kudos!
Have a great week!
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #168?
🏆 The Essential Read
Rootstrap): 📖 The First 100 Course: Measure the strength of your idea with real customers.(via
Ben Lee shares a 195-pages ebook on customer development.
Agile Trust & Scrum
Hackernoon): Why Don’t They Trust Us?(via
John Cutler reflects on agile trust and why most product teams are not entirely trusted to deliver a high-level outcome or solve a problem.
TED Talks): 📺 How to disagree productively and find common ground(via
Julia Dhar offers three techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other so we can start disagreeing productively and finding common ground.
Money talks: A tale of two change programs:
Allan Kelly advocates for piecemeal adoption of agile practices but also shares his learning that sometimes a big change might be the way to go.
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Product & Lean
Engaging in Product Debates:
Sachin Rekhi summarizes the benefits of healthy product debates and suggests how to collaborate with stakeholders.
Medium): Continuous Alignment of Product Management(via
Ross Mayfield suggests that achieving continuous alignment requires product management to make plans visible, celebrate problems as an opportunity, and collaboratively learn with stakeholders.
pendo.io): Ideas are Screwing Up your Product Roadmap(via
René Rosendahl explains his concepts of idea velocity and execution velocity and what happens to your roadmap when there is a mismatch between both.
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