TL; DR: Taylorism & Agile, Kick-Start Self-Organization — Food for Agile Thought #220
Food for Agile Thought’s issue #220—shared with 24,421 peers—asks whether Taylorism is probably less of a villain than often believed; we get back to the agile-industrial complex, and we appreciate a simple introduction on how to kick-start self-organization.
We then learn more about value propositions in niche markets; we can compare our activities as product managers with the results of a recent study, and we listen to a discussion on six critical ingredients for a great product strategy.
Lastly, we consider a heretic thought: might the benefit of team longevity be overrated?
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #219?
🏆 The Essential Post
Taylorism isn’t as far from Agile and Lean as you would think:
Renee Troughton believes that Taylor’s Scientific Management is less of a villain that many agile folks believe,
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Agile & Scrum
Advocating Against Advocating Against:
Ron Jeffries points at that practices are devised, not just to solve a specific problem, but to make room for improvements.
Medium): How To Get Your Team Started With Self Organization(via
Gustavo Razzetti describes a roadmap to increase autonomy and to distribute authority in your organization.
The Agile Revolution): 🎙 [Episode 174: Dynamic Reteaming(via
Craig Smith interviews Heidi Helfand on why the best teams are not always the stable ones.
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Product & Lean
Medium): Value Proposition Interface Canvas(via
Amancio Bouza shares an interesting extension to the value proposition canvas for a niche market: APIs.
(via ProductCraft): Tactical vs. Strategic: Where PMs Spend Time
Paul Young delves into the results of a recent study on what activities product managers allocate their attention.
Intercom): 🎙 The intersection of company and product strategy: six key ingredients for a great product strategy(via
Des Traynor and Paul Adams discuss six key ingredients for a great product strategy.
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