Food for Agile Thought #215: Agility Flywheel, Transformation Failures, Fostering Collaboration, Customer-Centricity

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #215—shared with 23,979 peers—delves into the requirements for the business agility flywheel to work; we reason about transformation failures, and we understand that Liberating Structures allow us to avoid groupthink when working on strategy.

We also learn what failure made LEGO getting serious about agility; we follow an interview on the importance of collaboration in product teams to escape the feature factory, and we get a better understanding of what customer-centricity means for product managers.

Lastly, we enjoy a new infographic comprised of tips & tricks for agile teams.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #214?

Food for Agile Thought #215: Agility Flywheel, Transformation Failures, Fostering Collaboration, Customer-Centricity

🏆 The Essential Read: The Business Agility Flywheel

Barry O'Reilly: Spin The Business Agility Flywheel To Transform Your Company

Barry O'Reilly analyzes why more than 90 percent of agile transformations fail to generate the capability to adapt to changing market conditions.

Agile & Scrum

Greg Satell (via InnovationExcellence): Why Corporate Transformations Fail So Consistently (And How To Fix It)

Greg Satell dissects why so many executives fail to communicate the need for change and to create a sense of urgency.

Viktor Cessan: 10 Tips For Agile Teams

Viktor Cessan shares an infographic with ten tips for agile teams.

Christiaan Verwijs (via The Liberators): How To Avoid Groupthink When Creating Strategy Together

Christiaan Verwijs shares how to encourage different viewpoints with Strategy Knotworking and Liberating Structures.

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📅 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I — Berlin, November 27-28, 2019

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Product & Lean

Henrik Kniberg (via Mind The Product): 📺 Minimise the Gap Between Maker and User

Henrik Kniberg discusses how creating great products requires us to reduce the gap between makers and users.

John Cutler (via productboard): John Cutler on fostering collaboration within product teams

In this interview, John Cutler explains why collaboration is essential to product success and how to achieve it.

Marty Cagan: Customer-Centricity

Marty Cagan continues his coaching series with an article on how to develop the critical trait of customer-centricity.

📯 The Liberating Structures Strategy Meetup

During this Liberating Structures strategy for Scrum meetup we addressed dealing with uncertainty — a particularly useful skill in highly competitive markets. Learn more about how to train and grow the resilience of your team when dealing with the unexpected.

Liberating Structures Strategy for Scrum (5): Critical Uncertainties

Read more: Liberating Structures for Scrum (5): Strategy.

📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events

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Nov 27–28, 2019 Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English) Berlin €1,499 incl. 19% VAT
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Feb 18-20, 2020 Professional Scrum Master Training + Liberating Structures (PSM I; English) Berlin €1,699 incl. 19% VAT
Mar 3-4, 2020 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I — Hamburg, March 3-4, 2020 (PSM I; German) Berlin €1,699 incl. 19% VAT

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #214: Scrum & Agility, Time-Based Estimates, Output vs. Outcome vs. Impact, From Developer to PO.

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