Food for Agile Thought #207: DevOps 2019, Sprint Review Revisited, Nature of Product Teams, Influencing the Business

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #207—shared with 23,508 peers—continues its support of Liberating Structures; this time, Barry addresses the Sprint Review. We enjoy the State of DevOps 2019 report, and then we follow up on the Sprint Review with an unconventional suggestion.

We also learn to distinguish between delivery and product teams; we acquire new skills to influence the business side, and we delve into OKR and hypotheses as a means of team alignment.

Lastly, we learn about three obsolete, yet popular mental models of the industrial paradigm impeding transformations.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #206?

Food for Agile Thought #207: DevOps 2019, Sprint Review Revisited, Nature of Product Teams, Influencing the Business

🏆 The Essential Read: State of DevOps 2019

Nicole Forsgren (via TechBeacon): 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps: How elites drive high performance

Nicole Forsgren presents the 2019 edition of the State of DevOps report. Download your free copy now.

Agile & Scrum

Barry Overeem (via Scrum.org): Improving the Sprint Review with Liberating Structures (Variant #1)

Fellow PST Barry Overeem takes on improving the Sprint Review with Liberating Structures.

Marcus Hammarberg: 3 mindset shifts for agile transformations

Marcus Hammarberg lists three mental models of the industrial paradigm you need to lose if you want your transformation to succeed.

Mike Cohn: Are Sprint Reviews Necessary? The Answer Might Surprise You

Mike Cohn believes that for many teams, the Sprint Review has run its course, and it’s time to stop doing them.

📅 Final Call: Liberating Structures Workshop for Scrum — Berlin, Sept 7th, 2019

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.

Learn more: 📅 Liberating Structures Scrum Workshop — From Product Strategy to Roadmap to Sprint Review — Berlin, September 7, 2019.

Product & Lean

Marty Cagan: Product vs. Feature Teams

Marty Cagan reflects on the differences between delivery teams, for example, a Scrum Team, and empowered product teams.

David J Bland (via Mind The Product): How to Influence the Business

In this short video, David J Bland offers some valuable tips on how product managers can influence the business and run more practical experiments.

Ant Murphy (via Product Coalition): Alignment through OKR’s and Hypotheses

Ant Murphy pitches his approach on how to align teams and products without killing autonomy.

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Oct 21–22, 2019 Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English) Frankfurt/Main €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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Read more: Food for Agile Thought #206: Breaking Hierarchy, Estimation & #noEstimates, Change Agents, 10x Experiments.

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