Food for Agile Thought #205: Agile Principles, Agile’s Course, Amazon’s Innovation Formula, Innovation w/o Labs

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #205—shared with 23,482 peers—covers agile principles; we explore the foundation of organization-wide agility, and we embrace the benefits of trunk-based development.

We also have a look at Amazon’s formula for innovation; we learn why abolishing innovation silos is beneficial, and we appreciate a comprehensive workbook on Design Thinking.

Lastly, we ask: is our industry heading for trouble?

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #204?

Food for Agile Thought #205: Agile Principles, Agile’s Course, Amazon’s Innovation Formula, Innovation w/o Labs

🏆 The Essential Read

John Cutler (via InfoQ): 📺 Using Bets, Boards and Missions to Inspire Org-wide Agility

John Cutler talks about bets, boards, and missions, and how to apply them at an organizational level, addressing why it is essential to become outcome-focused.

Agile Principles & Scrum

Marcus Hammarberg: How we do Agile — principle-led & context-dependent

Marcus Hammarberg shares a set of principles that worked well for him in the past, pointing at that they may not be equally successful in your context.

Johanna Rothman: Where I Think "Agile" is Headed, Part 1: Do You Need an Agile Approach?

Johanna Rothman believes that our industry is in ‘big, big trouble.’ Here is why.

Mattia Battiston (via Medium): Why I love Trunk Based Development (or pushing straight to master)

Mattia Battiston delves into the advantages of working directly on the master: better collaboration, improved quality, and more collective ownership.

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

This extended PSM class adds a third day to the Professional Scrum Master training that focuses on the application of Liberating Structures to Scrum Events such as the Sprint Retrospective or the Sprint Review to apply the PSM training immediately to practical problems.

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

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Product & Lean

Scott Brinker: Want to innovate like Amazon? Here's their formula

Scott Brinker shares his notes and photos of Dirk Didascalou’s talk at the MIT Platform Strategy Summit.

(via Mind The Product): How to Master Innovation (without the) Labs

Andy Wicks advocates against innovation silos and points at the advantages of creating small and nimble teams throughout the organization.

(via Collective Campus): Design Thinking Playbook

Shay Namdarian shares a comprehensive playbook on how to benefit from Design Thinking and when not to use it.

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Sep 07, 2019 Liberating Structures Scrum Workshop — From Product Strategy to Roadmap to Sprint Review (Englisch) Berlin €69 incl. 19% VAT
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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

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