Food for Agile Thought’s issue #195—shared with 22,363 peers—discovers Amazon Agility, we delve into the DevOps phenomenon as a strategic advantage, and embrace successful models for self-managing organizations.
We also learn how to hold each other accountable as teammates, we understand the necessity of safe-to-fail places to stimulate innovation, and we ask: Shall product roadmaps have dates?
Lastly, we enjoy 45 minutes with Mr. Product Management Marty Cagan on ordinary people creating extraordinary things.
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #194?
🏆 The Essential Read: Amazon Agility
Forbes): How Amazon Became Agile(via
Amazon Agility: Steve Denning summarizes John Rossman’s new book ‘Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader.’
Amazon Agility & Scrum
ACM Queue): The DevOps Phenomenon(via
Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, and others provide an executive crash course in DevOps emphasizing its strategic advantage over phase-gate or waterfall-driven organizations.
(via InfoQ): 📺 Management and Leadership of the Agile Organization
Christopher Davies discusses the misinterpretation of ‘command and control,’ the nature of strategy, the difference between leadership and management, looking at models for self-managing organizations.
Medium): How we hold each other accountable(via
Manuel Küblböck reflects on trust and accountability in the agile world, pointing at that the latter is non-optional for a high-performing self-organized team.
📅 Training, Workshops, and Events
|Date||Class and Language||City||Price|
|Sep 17–19, 2019||Professional Scrum Master Training plus Liberating Structures (PSM I; Englisch)||Berlin||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|Oct 08–09, 2019||Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; German)||Berlin||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|Oct 15–16, 2019||Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; German)||Hamburg||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|Oct 21–22, 2019||Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English)||Frankfurt/Main||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|Oct 29-30, 2019||Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English)||Berlin||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|Nov 12–14, 2019||Professional Scrum Master Training + Liberating Structures (PSM I; German)||Munich||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
You can book your seat for the training directly by following the corresponding links to the ticket shop. If the procurement process of your organization requires a different purchasing process, please contact Berlin Product People GmbH directly.
Product & Lean
Mind The Product): 📺 Empowered Product Teams(via
In this video, Marty Cagan shares his experience on how to achieve extraordinary results with ordinary people.
Fear and the Sandbox:
Tristan Kromer notes that to innovate, we need places where we are comfortable exploring ideas that are likely to fail.
Should Product Roadmaps Have Dates?:
Roman Pichler discusses the pros and cons of using dates on product roadmaps to help you decide which option is right for you.
📅 Berlin, 2019-07-06: Liberating Structures 4 Scrum
Join us for an exciting day of practicing Liberating Structures for Scrum in Berlin, on July 6th, 2019. We will be exploring several microstructures, weave them into strings and apply those to Scrum events like the Daily Scrum, the Sprint Review, or the Sprint Retrospective. The workshop language will be English.
The workshop is well suited for beginners of Liberating Structures if you already have a basic understanding of Scrum roles, events, and artifacts. (However, I would not recommend the workshop to those who are unfamiliar with both Scrum and Liberating Structures.)
The workshop fee includes lunch and beverages. The regular ticket is € 89 incl. 19% VAT. There is a limited number of Early Bird tickets available at € 69 incl. 19% VAT. Lastly, if you are a regular attendee of the Hands-on Agile meetups, you might be eligible for a discount of up to € 30. (Get your loyalty card at the next Hands-on Agile meetup on June 13th, 2019.)
Get your ticket: Liberating Structures 4 Scrum — From Daily Scrum to Sprint Review (Berlin, July 6th, 2019.)
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