Food for Agile Thought #224: Descaling Manifesto, Cultivating Ownership, Release Planning, 5th Product Manager Report

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.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #223?

Food for Agile Thought #224: Descaling Manifesto, Cultivating Ownership, Release Planning, 5th Product Manager Report

🏆 The Essential Post: The Descaling Manifesto

Peter Merel: 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

This extended PSM class adds a third day to the Professional Scrum Master training that focuses on the application of Liberating Structures to Scrum Events such as the Sprint Retrospective or the Sprint Review — to apply the PSM training immediately to practical problems. The class will be offered in English.

For those who are interested in applying Liberating Structures as a Scrum Master, we made only the third day of the training class available.

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Agile & Scrum

John Cutler: Great Teams Break the ‘Rules’ All the Time

John Cutler delves into obvious — but rarely addressed — team issues.

Aaron Blohowiak (via InfoQ): 📺 Mistakes and Discoveries While Cultivating Ownership

Aaron Blohowiak talks about Netflix’s model of the five levels of Ownership: Demonstration, Oversight, Observation, Execution, and Vision.

Scott Weiner (via Medium): Why your Scrum Master might be your next CEO

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.

Agile Movers & Shakers (3): Ben Linders — Age-of-Product.com

Learn more: Agile Movers & Shakers (3): Ben Linders.

Product & Lean

Kent Beck (via Medium): Outcome Over Output: Also Impact and Effort

Kent Beck reflects on commerce, growth, and trade-offs.

Roman Pichler: 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.

📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events

DateClass and LanguageCityPrice
Feb 18-20, 2020Professional Scrum Master Training + Liberating Structures (PSM I; English)Berlin€1,499 incl. 19% VAT
Feb 20, 2020Liberating Structures Scrum Master Training (English)Berlin€190 incl. 19% VAT
Mar 3-4, 2020Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; German)Hamburg€1,499 incl. 19% VAT
Mar 10–11, 2020Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English)Frankfurt/Main€1,499 incl. 19% VAT.
Mar 24–25, 2020Advanced Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM II; English)Berlin€1,699 incl. 19% VAT.
Apr 17–18, 2020Agile Camp Berlin — Berlin, April 17-18, 2020 (English)BerlinFrom € 129 incl. 19% VAT.

See all upcoming classes here.

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #223: Innovation Failure, Distributed Teams, PMs to CEOs, Keeping Track of Hypotheses.

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