Food for Agile Thought #198: Silent Meeting Manifesto, Bias for Action, Shades of MVP, Lean Experiment Template

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #198—shared with 22,473 peers—learns about the silent meeting manifesto, we appreciate a visualization of why a linear process is ill-suited to progress agile transitions, and we pick up some tricks on how to handle support issues during a Sprint without compromising the Sprint Goal.

We also broaden our understanding of the nature of the MVP, we understand the different challenges product leaders are facing, and we enjoy a new lean experiment template.

Lastly, we reflect on many managers’ bias for action even though self-organizing teams will likely solve most issues on their own.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #197?

Food for Agile Thought #198: Silent Meeting Manifesto, Bias for Action, Shades of MVP, Lean Experiment Template

🏆 The Essential Read

David Gasca (via The Startup): The Silent Meeting Manifesto v1

David Gasca explains how the silent meeting works, a practice first popularized by Jeff Bezos at Amazon.

Agile & Silent Meeting

John Yorke: First, do no harm.

John Yorke reflects on the bias to action at management level and its resulting collateral damage on self-organizing teams.

Mark Levison: How to Handle Production Support Issues in Scrum

Mark Levison suggests how to handle bugs, defects, and unforeseen usability problems of your live application during the Sprint.

(via agendashift): Visualising Agendashift: The why and how of outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation

Mike Burrows indicates why transitions fail when a linear (project) plan meets an adaptive challenge in a complex environment.

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📅 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I + Liberating Structures — Berlin, September 17-19, 2019

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Product & Lean

Gil Bouhnick: 10 shades of MVP (or: how to develop a product without developing a product...)

Gil Bouhnick lists ten different categories of minimum viable products, from the single-feature MVP to mockups to the piecemeal MVP.

Rich Mironov: What Do Product Leaders Do?

Rich Mironov defines four sets of challenges of ‘product leaders’ that are different from managing individual products, form nurturing the product team to organizational alignment.

Tristan Kromer: Our New Lean Experiment Template (and Why You Shouldn't Use It)

Tristan Kromer shares the latest version of the lean experiment template.

📯 Agile Leadership — A Brief Overview of Concepts and Ideas

I recently started aggregating my notes, links, and references related to agile leadership to understand better what it — in the context of an agile transition — may look like. In the end, becoming agile is not the goal of a transition; surviving as an organization is. Hence I appreciate whatever appeals to business leaders and their motivation to delve into agile ideas, frameworks, or practices.

Let’s examine some favorite ideas and concepts around agile leadership. (Please bear with me that the following text is rather bullet-point heavy to concentrate its information.)

Agile Leadership — A Brief Overview of Concepts and Ideas

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #197: Agile Decision Making, Project Sabotage, Agile in 1972, Customer Centricity Fad.

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