TL; DR: Descaling Manifesto, Cultivating Ownership, Release Planning, 5th Product Manager Report—Food for Agile Thought #224
Food for Agile Thought’s issue #224—shared with 24,821 peers—introduces the Descaling Manifesto; we address why great teams have the habit of ‘rule-breaking,’ and we analyze why great Scrum Masters are CEO-material.
We also revisit product releases; we download the 5th Product Manager Report, and we get back to output, outcome, input, effort, and how they are all related to each other.
Lastly, we enjoy a look behind the scenes at Netflix and talk about five levels of ownership.
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🏆 The Essential Post: The Descaling Manifesto
A Descaling Manifesto:
Peter Merel extends the agile manifesto to whole organizations to counter bureaucracy.
📅 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I + Liberating Structures — Berlin, February 18-20, 2020
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Agile & Scrum
Great Teams Break the ‘Rules’ All the Time:
John Cutler delves into obvious — but rarely addressed — team issues.
InfoQ): 📺 Mistakes and Discoveries While Cultivating Ownership(via
Aaron Blohowiak talks about Netflix’s model of the five levels of Ownership: Demonstration, Oversight, Observation, Execution, and Vision.
Medium): Why your Scrum Master might be your next CEO(via
Scott Weiner analyzes the qualities of a great Scrum Master.
📯 Agile Movers & Shakers (3): Ben Linders
Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. Today’s guest is Ben Linders, who is an independent advisor, trainer, and coach. He helps organizations with effectively deploying software development and management practices to deliver business value to customers.
Learn more: Agile Movers & Shakers (3): Ben Linders.
Product & Lean
Medium): Outcome Over Output: Also Impact and Effort(via
Kent Beck reflects on commerce, growth, and trade-offs.
Release Planning Advice:
Roman Pichler points at the importance of release planning to keep the product moving in the right direction and connected to strategy and tactics.
(via ProductPlan): 📖 Download ProductPlan's 2020 Product Management Report
ProductPlan’s fifth annual product management report is now available for download.
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