Food for Agile Thought #243: Agile Training Wheels, Adoption & Maturity, Remote Team Building, Dark Patterns

TL; DR: Agile Training Wheels, Adoption & Maturity—Food for Agile Thought #243

Welcome to the 243rd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,567 peers. This week, we make the case to get the agile training wheels off; we deal with an example of widespread confusion among experienced agilists, and we approve of a comprehensive list of remote team building activities.

We also delve into the nasty evolution of tricky user interfaces; we come back to envisioning the (product) future, resulting probably in feature factories, and we deal with the need for delegation.

Lastly, we get to the bottom of Zoom fatigue and how we can compensate for the effect.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #242?

Food for Agile Thought #243: Agile Training Wheels, Adoption & Maturity, Remote Team Building, Dark Patterns —

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🏆 The Tip of the Week: Agile Training Wheels

Mary Poppendieck: What’s Wrong With Training Wheels?

Mary Poppendieck advocates getting off the agile training wheels and thus enabling resilience, adaptability, and rapid responses.

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Agile & Scrum

Matt Philip: Don’t mistake adoption patterns for maturity patterns

Matt Philip points at a widespread confusion even among experienced agilists: that there is a sequence of adoption.

(via SessionLab): 33 remote team building activities to improve team development

James Smart shares a comprehensive list of activities to create and nurture distributed high performing teams.

Libby Sander (via TED Talks): Zoom fatigue is real — here’s why video calls are so draining

Libby Sanders explains the cognitive science behind video conferencing's draining effect and what you can do about it.

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Product & Lean

(via ACM Queue): Dark Patterns: Past, Present, and Future

Arvind Narayanan and colleagues share their take on the evolution of tricky user interfaces.

John Cutler: ‘Vision’ and Prescriptive Roadmaps

John Cutler reflects on the implications of envisioning the future, manifesting that vision in a product roadmap, and what selling ‘outcomes’ has to do with it.

Rich Mironov: Delegation for Product Leaders

Rich Mironov delves into a product leader’s need to delegate decision-making as well as execution.

🔬 Good Remote Agile Practices — First Insights from the Survey

The first insights are available from the Remote Agile Survey: What are good remote agile practices, and what are possible low-hanging fruits that haven’t yet been tried by a majority of participants? Moreover, we learn if new collaboration practices have been tested and if so what those are.

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #242: Creative Adaptability, Applied NoEstimates, Product Discovery Guide 2020, Remote Design Though Nuts.

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