TL; DR: Future Remote Work, Cynefin 2020—Food for Agile Thought #235
Welcome to the 235th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,918 peers. This week, we delve into future remote work; we check the latest Cynefin iteration, and we go myth-busting regarding #NoEstimates.
We also learn how to improve our career opportunities as a product mensch; John Cutler shows us the way to escape from the fate of a feature factory worker, and we have a look at the dark side of the management consulting complex.
Lastly, we explore how to apply ‘Agile’ to homeschooling; guess what: You cannot turn your family into a Scrum team.
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #234?
🏆 The Tip of the Week: Future Remote Work
Making Sense Podcast #194 – The New Future of Workand :
Future Remote Work: Sam Harris interviews Matt Mullenweg, who shows ways out of fallacy that knowledge work has to be delivered from an office.
Agile & Scrum
A tour around the latest Cynefin iteration:
Chris Corrigan introduces us to the 2020 iteration of the Cynefin; there seems to be more change than merely the tailfins.
🎙 #NoEstimates explained – An interview with Vasco Duarteand :
In this podcast, Marc Löffler and Vasco Duarte talk about #NoEstimates and all the myths that are around.
Agile For All): Lessons from 14 Years of Agile Homeschooling for Families Suddenly in the Middle of It(via
Richard Lawrence reflects on agile homeschooling, starting with the fact that your family is not a Scrum team.
📅 Remote Agile: Live Virtual Class on April 2, 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
Amplitude): 📺 8 Ways to Focus your Product Team on Impact, Not Features(via
In this webinar replay, John Cutler shows eight escape routes from the feature factory.
Mind The Product): 📺 The Product of You(via
In this talk, Melissa Perri describes how to invest in ‘the product of you’ to further your career.
(via McKinsey & Company): Enterprise agility: Buzz or business impact?
The dark side is changing its tone: “Enterprise agility was desirable and is now becoming essential.”
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📯 Remote Agile (Part 2): Virtual Liberating Structures
Last week, we addressed basic practices and tools of remote agile with distributed teams. Based on that article, I also ran a live virtual class, the recording of which will be made available soon on the Age-of-Product’s Youtube channel. This follow-up post now delves into virtual Liberating Structures, answering the question of how we can make use of the powerful toolbox of inclusive and collaborative practices in a remote setting.
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