TL; DR: Kent Beck, Psychological Safety—Food for Agile Thought #230
Welcome to the 230th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,326 peers. This week, we listen to Kent Beck, the XP creator; we get into the details of how agile leadership manifests itself, and we follow Dave Snowden analyzing a three-part-question popularized by Liberating Structures.
We also delve into the top ten deliverables of product managers; we embrace new ways of organizing our Product Backlogs, and we enjoy the deep-dive into the benefits of the north star framework.
Lastly, we ask what ‘psychological safety’ actually means in practice.
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #229?
🏆 The Tip of the Week: Kent Beck
The Agile Revolution): 🎙 Extreme Programming & 3X Explained with Kent Beck(via
In this podcast, Craig and Tony interview Kent Beck, the creator of Extreme Programming.
Agile & Scrum
InfoQ): 📺 Agile Leadership in Practice(via
Jeremy Renwick covers the practicalities of agile leadership from mental models to empowerment to organizational design.
I Feel Unsafe Here! How to Embrace Conflict:
Richard Kasperowski explains why ‘psychological safety’ does not mean the absence of constructive conflict.
Cognitive Edge): Wherefore, part the first(via
Dave Snowden takes a look at ‘What? So What? Now What?’ popularized w/ Liberating Structures.
📅 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM II — Berlin, March 24-25, 2020
This advanced Scrum Master training (PSM II) by Berlin Product People is a 2-day official Scrum.org class for advanced Scrum Masters, including the industry-acknowledged PSM II certification. This PSM training class will be offered in English. You can book your seat directly:
Looking for a different date? Back to the training schedule for the Advanced Scrum Master Training (PSM II).
Product & Lean
The Top 10 Deliverables of Product Managers:
Sachin Rekhi shares the most important deliverables for product managers across each of the four dimensions of product management.
Product Coalition): 8 Different Ways to Organize Your Backlog to Make it More Impactful(via
Ant Murphy lists eight inspiring ways to organize your Product Backlog beyond a list in Excel.
Amplitude): 📺 How 3 Product Teams Found Their North Star Metric(via
In this webinar replay, John Cutler and guests discuss why three teams decided to use the north star framework and how this impacted product success.
Liberating Structures for Scrum (6): The Successful Scrum Master
During the 19th Hands-on Agile meetup, 30-plus people addressed the path to becoming a successful Scrum Master or agile coach, following up on the “Scrum Master Career 2020 — Using Ecocycle Planning to Identify Opportunities” meetup we had in December 2019.
We used two Liberating Structures microstructures — Appreciative Interviews and Superpower Cakewalk — to delve into what lets us grow as professionals as well as individuals.
📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events
|Date||Class and Language||City||Price|
|💯 Mar 24–25, 2020||Advanced Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM II; English)||Berlin||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|April 7-8, 2020||Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English)||Berlin||€1.499 inkl. 19% VAT|
|SOLD OUT: Apr 17–18, 2020||Agile Camp Berlin 2020 (English)||Berlin||From €129 incl. 19% VAT|
|May 12–13, 2020||Advanced Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM II; English)||Frankfurt/Main||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
|May 18–19, 2020||Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; German)||Berlin||€1,499 incl. 19% VAT|
You can book your seat for the training directly by following the corresponding links to the ticket shop. If the procurement process of your organization requires a different purchasing process, please contact Berlin Product People GmbH directly.
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