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?
🏆 The Tip of the Week: Agile Training Wheels
What’s Wrong With Training Wheels?:
Mary Poppendieck advocates getting off the agile training wheels and thus enabling resilience, adaptability, and rapid responses.
Agile & Scrum
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.
TED Talks): Zoom fatigue is real — here’s why video calls are so draining(via
Libby Sanders explains the cognitive science behind video conferencing's draining effect and what you can do about it.
📅 🖥 Professional Scrum Master II Online Training — June 23-26, 2020
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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.
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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.
‘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.
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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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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