TL; DR: The Distributed Agile Team, Remote Agile—Food for Agile Thought #234
Welcome to the 234th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,852 peers. This week, we gain insight into what drives the performance of a distributed agile team; we address disagreement in the time of remote work, and we identify seven ways to improve the level of psychological safety.
We also dare to see an advantage in a downturn; we embrace the magic of conflict for the benefit of the customers, and we download a free, 100-page preview of Mr. Business Model Canvas’ latest book.
Lastly, we explore three key leadership disciplines for distributed agile organizations.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
InfoQ): 📺 How to Be a High Performing Distributed Agile Team(via
Lisette Sutherland explores how distributed organizations collaborate seamlessly at a distance.
Agile & Scrum
Zapier): Why remote work makes disagreement hard—and how to do it anyway(via
Matt Bowers reflects on the challenges WFH imposes on disagreement among teammates.
The Startup): 7 Ways to Promote Psychological Safety In Your Organization(via
Gustavo Razzetti suggests seven principles to improve psychological safety in a time when remote work becomes a necessity.
InfoQ): 📺 3 Disciplines for Leading a Distributed Agile Organization(via
Mark Kilby explores three key leadership disciplines: manage change through experimentation, amplify communication and collaboration, and focus on principles over practices.
📅 Remote Agile: Live Virtual Class on March 26, 2020: Tips, Tricks & Tools for Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches
Agile has always been about colocation, about direct communication, physical boards, and all the other haptic and analog moments to create value in the digital realm. For the first time, though, with the SARS-CoV-2 causing havoc in our communities resulting in the work-from-home trend, this mental model is challenged, and remote Agile becomes a contender. To ease the entry into this new world, the live virtual class “Remote Agile” addresses tips, tricks, and tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners on how to facilitate agile events effectively.
This live virtual class will be in English, and you can book your seat right here:
Looking for a different date? Back to the training schedule for the Advanced Scrum Master Training (PSM II).
Product & Lean
InnovationExcellence): When tough times are ahead, you should double down on innovation(via
Jesse Nieminen points at an opportunity: Downturns are prime territory for disruption.
Mind The Product): The Magic in Conflict by Shaun Russell(via
In this keynote, Shaun Russell explains why product folks need to embrace conflict for the benefit of everyone.
Strategyzer): 📖 The Invincible Company(via
Free preview: Download 100 pages of Alex Osterwalder’s new book.
📯 Remote Agile (Part 1): Practices & Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners
Agile has always been about colocation, about direct communication, physical boards, and all the other haptic and analog moments to create value in the digital realm. As a Professional Scrum Trainer, I strive to provide training classes without using PowerPoint or digital devices. Moreover, admittedly, I love index cards. However, times are changing. So, let’s dive into the particularities of practicing remote Agile with distributed teams.
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