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?
🏆 The Essential Read: The Business Agility Flywheel
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
InnovationExcellence): Why Corporate Transformations Fail So Consistently (And How To Fix It)(via
Greg Satell dissects why so many executives fail to communicate the need for change and to create a sense of urgency.
10 Tips For Agile Teams:
Viktor Cessan shares an infographic with ten tips for agile teams.
The Liberators): How To Avoid Groupthink When Creating Strategy Together(via
Christiaan Verwijs shares how to encourage different viewpoints with Strategy Knotworking and Liberating Structures.
📅 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I — Berlin, November 27-28, 2019
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Product & Lean
Mind The Product): 📺 Minimise the Gap Between Maker and User(via
Henrik Kniberg discusses how creating great products requires us to reduce the gap between makers and users.
productboard): John Cutler on fostering collaboration within product teams(via
In this interview, John Cutler explains why collaboration is essential to product success and how to achieve it.
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.
Read more: Liberating Structures for Scrum (5): Strategy.
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|Dec 10-11, 2019||Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; German)||Berlin||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|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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