TL; DR: Work From Home Is Here to Stay, OKRs & COVID-19—Food for Agile Thought #237
Welcome to the 237th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,112 peers. This week, we are warming up to the idea that Work From Home is here to stay. Also, we appreciate plenty of resources on how to work as a distributed team, and we consider how to handle OKRs in a time of uncertainty.
We also dive into collaboration & conflict as a product leader; we learn how to discover customers without leaving the office, and we dare to see the crisis as an opportunity, inspecting proven innovation frameworks in the process.
Lastly, we are inspired by a set of questions true servant-leaders ask themselves every day.
Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #236?
🏆 The Tip of the Week: Work From Home Is Here to Stay
Medium): Basecamp's Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson Have Waited 21 Years to Get the Rest of the World Working Remotely(via
Adam Bluestein’s article supports the notion that we are likely facing a paradigm shift about work and not just a brief WFH intermezzo.
Agile & Scrum
(via MURAL): #SuddenlyRemote FAQs
This is an excellent example of supportive content marketing with plenty of resources for remote work.
How to Use OKR During the COVID-19 Outbreak:
Felipe Castro answers the most common concerns regarding OKRs in the current situation.
Matt Philip lists seven outstanding questions that leaders should ask themselves every day—particularly in this complex and uncertain situation.
📅 🖥 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I — A Live Virtual Class: April 27-30, 2020
This online Professional Scrum Master training is an official Scrum.org class that leads to and includes the industry-recognized PSM I certification. The training is designed as a live virtual class of 4 hours per day and will be offered in English.
Additional services for this online Professional Scrum Master training:
- Part of this virtual PSM training is also the participation in the Remote Agile for Scrum Masters training class by appointment.
- On request and for an additional charge of € 299 incl. 19% VAT, it is also possible to take part in a classic PSM training class.
Learn more: 📅 🖥 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I — Online: April 27-30, 2020.
Product & Lean
Mind The Product): 🎙 Conversations, Conflict, and Leadership(via
This interview with Roman Pichler focuses on principles from his new book ‘How to Lead in Product Management.’
Customer Discovery In the Time Of the Covid-19 Virus:
Steve Blank describes how companies can do customer development when getting out of the building is no longer an option.
(via CB Insights): 7 Innovation Frameworks To Navigate Disruption: Apple, Netflix, Amazon, & More
CB Insights analyzes seven different ideas about innovation from some of the most prominent thinkers in business, technology, and culture.
📯 Remote Agile Anti-Patterns — Pitfalls Successful Distributed Teams Avoid
We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools, followed by delving into virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom. This fourth article now addresses basic remote agile anti-patterns — the pitfalls any distributed team wants to avoid to become successful.
📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events
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📺 Join 2,100-plus Agile Peers on Youtube
Now available on the Age-of-Product Youtube channel:
- 🆕 Remote Agile (1) Replay: Practices and Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners.
- Scrum Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns.
- Scrum Master Anti-Patterns.
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