Food for Agile Thought’s issue #201—shared with 22,612 peers—delves into software nature, we correct some popular misconceptions about Scrum, and we revisit the idea that innovation always includes failure, and that teams should experience it safely.
We also address the conceptual difference of product management for machine learning compared to ‘normal’ product management; we embrace the importance of disrupting ourselves, and we appreciate the Product Backlog ordering quadrant.
Lastly, we learn how to help teams that do not want to be coached.
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🏆 The Essential Read: Software Nature
Grown-Up Lean: The Nature of Software:
Software nature: Mary Poppendieck shares work in progress; a chapter of the forthcoming ‘The International Handbook of Lean Organization,’ by Cambridge University Press.
Agile & Scrum
🎙 Coaching Teams That Do Not Want To Be Coached:
Viktor Cessan shares his secret recipe on how to get an invitation to coach a team without imposing your coaching offer.
Truth, Lies, and Scrum:
Zach Bonaker shares ‘some truths of what Scrum is, what it isn’t, and how you can improve as a practitioner.’
Why Innovative Agile Teams Need a Safe Space to "Fail" and How to Create One:
Scott Weiner points at the obvious: if failure speeds up learning so dramatically, how come that organizations are still struggling with embracing the idea that failure is not merely an option, but a necessity for innovation?
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Product & Lean
(via Data Science Blog by Domino): Machine Learning Product Management: Lessons Learned
Ann Spencer shares product management insights and lessons learned from Peter Skomoroch regarding machine learning.
WiderFunnel): Not running experiments? You're falling behind(via
Natasha Wahid points at the elephant in the room: how to avoid disruption from the outside when you’re not trying to disrupt yourself?
Scrum.org): PO Perspective: Team development for the Development Team(via
Willem Vermaak shares his Product Backlog ordering quadrant, including team development and experimentation.
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