TL; DR: Flow Thinking, Trust Building, North Star Playbook, Prediction & Planning — Food for Agile Thought #221
Food for Agile Thought’s issue #221—shared with 24,513 peers—addresses the evolution of flow thinking; we delve into visualizing of forecasts, OKR, and non-static roadmaps, and we learn how to build professional trust in the workspace.
We also appreciate a new guide on north star metrics; we face our industry’s dismal track record regarding dealing with uncertainty, and we agree on that product strategies shouldn’t be executed blindly, but inspected and adapted like all the rest.
Lastly, we thank Allan Holub for voicing the obvious: when teamwork becomes the new standard, HR techniques from the Roaring Twenties need to be ditched.
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #220?
🏆 The Essential Post: Flow Thinking
InfoQ): The Evolution of Lean Thinking – Transitioning from Lean Thinking to FLOW Thinking(via
Nigel Thurlow elaborates on the requirements of achieving flow, thus making customer-centricity a reality.
📅 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I + Liberating Structures — Berlin, February 18-20, 2020
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Agile & Scrum
Crisp): Make OKRs and Forecasts come alive!(via
Jimmy Janlén provides examples of visualizations of forecasts and non-static roadmaps.
Six Ways to Build Trust:
Esther Derby lists six ways on how to build professional trust in the workspace.
Individual Performance Appraisals, Just Say No!:
Allen Holub advocates dumping individual performance reviews entirely.
📯 Scrum Master Anti-Patterns — 20 Signs Your Scrum Master Needs Help
Scrum Master anti-patterns: The reasons why Scrum Masters violate the spirit of the Scrum Guide are multi-faceted. They run from ill-suited personal traits and the pursuit of individual agendas to frustration with the team itself.
Read on and learn in this post on Scrum anti-patterns how you can identify if your Scrum Master needs support from the team.
Product & Lean
Amplitude): The North Star Playbook(via
John Cutler and the Amplitude team created a free guide to discovering your product’s North Star.
(via InfoQ): On Uncertainty, Prediction, and Planning
J. Meadows delves into our industry’s dismal track record regarding predicting and planning in the face of uncertainty.
Tips for Effective Product Strategy Reviews:
Roman Pichler points at the necessity to regularly review and adjust product strategy instead of blindly executing it.
📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events
|Date||Class and Language||City||Price|
|Dec 10-11, 2019||Sold out: 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||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|Mar 3-4, 2020||Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; German)||Hamburg||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|Mar 10–11, 2020||Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English)||Frankfurt/Main||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT.|
|Mar 24–25, 2020||Advanced Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM II; English)||Berlin||€1,699 incl. 19% VAT.|
|Apr 17–18, 2020||Agile Camp Berlin — Berlin, April 17-18, 2020 (English)||Berlin||From € 129 incl. 19% VAT.|
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