Food for Agile Thought’s issue #206—shared with 23,491 peers—covers Spotify’s approach to breaking hierarchy; we revisit the estimation discussion, and we consider reasons why teams may not be interested in becoming agile.
We also learn how to 10x our experimentation capacity; we discover five machine learning lessons for product managers, and we track value in an agile transformation.
Lastly, we delve into types of agile coaches—from cargo cult to transformative.
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #205?
🏆 The Essential Read: Breaking Hierarchy
InfoQ): 📺 Breaking Hierarchy - How Spotify Enables Engineer Decision Making(via
Kristian Lindwall shares how Spotify approaches the problem of fully leveraging the capacity of everyone in the organization.
Agile & Scrum
Some Thoughts on Estimation:
Ron Jeffries reflects on estimation and the #noEstimates tag and meme.
The story of 3 change agents:
Simon Powers defines three types of coaches—from the unquestionable expert to the transformational coach.
(via AgileConnection): It's Not Just Culture: When Teams Impede Agile Adoption
Joe Schofield explores five barriers to a successful agile transformation at the team level.
📅 Liberating Structures Scrum Workshop — From Product Strategy to Roadmap to Sprint Review
Join us for another exciting LS Scrum workshop on September 7th, 2019, in Berlin. Following up on our first workshop, We will continue exploring LS microstructures, weave them into strings and apply those to Scrum’s soft underbelly — the product side, or figuring out what is worth building. Please note that this class is an advanced Liberating Structures Scrum workshop. The class is not suited for beginners to Liberating Structures. Also, you need to have a good understanding of both Scrum as well as product management in general. The workshop language is English.
Product & Lean
WiderFunnel): Going from 10 to 100 experiments per year: Building the frame(via
Michael St Laurent analyzes how to leverage existing organizational buy-in and experimentation technology to 10x your discovery.
Mind The Product): 5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers(via
Anna Buldakova summarizes her experience regarding machine learning for PMs in five lessons.
Leading Agile): 📺 How do you Track Value in an Agile Transformation?(via
In this short video, Mike Cottmeyer points at the metrics that indicate a successful transformation.
📯 Liberating Structures for Scrum (4): The Daily Scrum
This post on Liberating Structures for Scrum addresses the Daily Scrum, particularly the notion that it is barely possible to create a Liberating Structure Daily Scrum string that fits into the 15-minutes time-box of the Daily Scrum. Learn more on how to bust that myth.
Learn more: Liberating Structures for Scrum (4): The Daily Scrum.
📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events
|Date||Class and Language||City||Price|
|Sep 07, 2019||Liberating Structures Scrum Workshop — From Product Strategy to Roadmap to Sprint Review (Englisch)||Berlin||€69 incl. 19% VAT|
|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|
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