TL; DR: Agile Coaching Spotify Style, Empathy w/ Engineers—Food for Agile Thought #222
Food for Agile Thought’s issue #222—shared with 24,597 peers—addresses agile coaching Spotify style; we come back to technical debt—a never-ending story—, and we listen to a take on what high-performing engineering teams need.
We also learn how to empathize with engineers as a product manager; we pick up a formula on how to measure product/market fit, and we dive into seven likely cases of internal (product) politics.
Lastly, we dare to ask: what is sociocracy, and what is it good for?
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #221?
🏆 The Essential Post: Agile Coaching Spotify Style
(via InfoQ): 📺 Agile coaching at Spotify: The Evolution of the Agile Coach
Erin McManus and Fiona Siseman discuss Agile coaching at Spotify, its evolution, struggles and pitfalls, and how coaches are set up for present and future success.
📅 Agile Camp Berlin 2020 — The Last Minute 🎄 Gift
The Agile Camp Berlin 2020 will happen from April 17-18, 2020, at the Evangelische Schule Berlin Zentrum right in the center of Berlin.
The ACB2020 tickets are available now—and for ten lucky people, using the code XmasACB2020 will save € 20 on the ticket price.
Learn more: 📅 Agile Camp Berlin 2020 — We Are Back!
Agile & Scrum
The Lead Developer): 📺 The four components of high performing teams(via
Beyond architecture & tech stack, Lisa van Gelder shares the four things she believes necessary to create great teams.
Allen Holub revisits one of this newsletter’s favorite topics.
(via Sociocracy For All): What is sociocracy, and do you need it?
Ted Rau explains the basic concept of sociocracy as a governance system.
📯 Scrum Master Career 2020 — Using Ecocycle Planning to Identify Opportunities
Last week, about 30 members of the Hands-on Agile community in Berlin came together to identify opportunities for personal and professional growth for the coming year, using Liberating Structures’ Ecocycle Planning in the process, to further your Scrum Master career 2020. Read on and learn in this post what opportunities you have to advance your career as a Scrum Master or agile coach in the next year.
Product & Lean
(via Product Manager HQ): Empathizing with Engineers
Clement Kao summarizes his learnings as a product manager on how to collaborate best with engineers.
What is product/market fit and how to measure PMF:
Oleg Yakubenkov shares his proven formula on how to measure when product/market fit is achieved.
ProductPlan): Internal Politics Situations You Will Encounter as a Product Manager(via
Shaun Juncal outlines seven internal politics situations a product manager may likely encounter.
📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events
|Date||Class and Language||City||Price|
|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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