Food for Agile Thought #241: Scrum’s Essence, the New New Scrum Master, Six Product Owner Types, Roadmaps in JTBD

TL; DR: Scrum’s Essence, the New New Scrum Master—Food for Agile Thought #241

Welcome to the 241st edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,408 peers. This week, we brush up our understanding of Scrum’s essence; we indulge ourselves in collective wisdom regarding Scrum’s first principles, and we embrace a state that nowadays is more important than ever—trust, leading to psychological safety.

We also analyze Product Owner roles—there are six of them—; we enjoy an inside view at Amazon’s culture, and we reflect about roadmaps, design problems, and testing assumptions within the Jobs-to-be-done framework.

Lastly, we come back to the Scrum Master role and learn how working with distributed teams requires to rethink it.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #240?

Food for Agile Thought #241: Scrum’s Essence, the New New Scrum Master, Six Product Owner Types, Roadmaps in JTBD — Age-of-Product.com

🏆 The Tip of the Week: Scrum’s Essence

Bas Vodde (via LeSS): The Essence of Scrum

In this article, requiring a minute of reading time, Bas Vodde summarizes the nature of Scrum: pursuing satisfied customers.

Agile & Scrum

Gunther Verheyen: 📺 A Few Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know

In this video, Gunther Verheyen reads from his book ‘97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know.’

Barry Overeem (via The Liberators): Experiments, Practices, and Strategies for being a Remote Scrum Master

Barry Overeem suggests how to rethink your role as a Scrum Master in these days.

Steven Limmer (via InfoQ): 📺 Make It Safe! Psychological Safety for You and Your Teams

Steven Limmer discusses the common issues with ‘Agile,’ and how this has led to failure and mistrust.

📅 🖥 Online Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I: May 25-28, 2020

This guaranteed 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 German.

Additional services for this online Professional Scrum Master training:

  • Part of this virtual PSM training is also the free participation in the Distributed Agile Masterclass for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and agile coaches 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.
 🖥 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I — Online: May 25-28, 2020 — Berlin Product People GmbH

Learn more: 📅 🖥 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I — Online: May 25-28, 2020.

Product & Lean

Roman Pichler: Six Types of Product Owners

Roman Pichler describes six typical PO roles, how they related to each other, and how you can effectively apply them.

Adrian Swinscoe: 🎙 Customer experience, innovation, artificial intelligence, culture….a look inside Amazon

Adrian Swinscoe interviews Claire Whitaker for an inside look at Amazon’s culture.

Jim Kalbach (via A List Apart): Jobs To Be Done

Jim Kalbach shares the ‘Designing Value’ chapter from ‘The Jobs To Be Done Playbook:’ Roadmaps, design problems, and testing assumptions.

📯 Remote Agile (Part 8): Daily Scrum with Distributed Teams

We started this series on remote agile with looking into practices and tools; we explored virtual Liberating Structures, and how to master Zoom. We had a look at common remote agile anti-patterns; we analyzed remote Retrospectives, Sprint Plannings as well as remote Sprint Reviews based on Liberating Structures. This eighth article now looks into supporting a distributed Development Team organizing a remote Daily Scrum.

Remote Daily Scrum with Distributed Teams — Remote Agile — Age-of-Product.com

Read more: Remote Agile (Part 8): Daily Scrum with Distributed Teams.

📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events

DateClass and LanguageCityPrice
🖥 💯 May 25-28 2020PSM I Professional Scrum Master Training (German; Online)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 💯 June 4, 2020Hands-on Agile #23: Quo Vadis, Scrum Master? Is it Time to Reinvent Yourself? (English)BerlinFree
🖥 💯 June 23-26, 2020Advanced Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM II; English; Online)Live Virtual Class €1,399 inkl. 19% VAT
🖥 💯 June 23 – July 7, 2020 Distributed Agile Masterclass (English)Live Virtual Class€199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 June 30 to July 3, 2020PSPO I Professional Scrum Product Owner Training (English; Online)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
🖥 July 7-10, 2020Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English; Live Virtual Class)Live Virtual Class €1.199 incl. 19% VAT
💯 Sept 7-8, 2020Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM I; English)Berlin€1,179 incl. 19% VAT
💯 Oct 12-13, 2020Advanced Professional Scrum Master Training (PSM II; English)Berlin€1,499 incl. 19% VAT
💯 Oct 23–24, 2020Agile Camp Berlin 2020 (English)BerlinFrom €129 incl. 19% VAT

See all upcoming classes here. Professional Scrum Training by PST Stefan Wolpers, Berlin  Product People

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.

Download the Remote Agile Guide for Free — Age-of-Product.com

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Download the ’Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide’ for Free — Age-of-Product.com

🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #240: Accurate Estimates, Remote Productivity, The Dark Side on Remote Agile, Handling Customer Requests.

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