Food for Agile Thought #244: Agile’s State 2020, Tech Radar 2020, Fixing Remote Work, Alignment Frameworks

TL; DR: Agile’s State 2020, Tech Radar 2020 — Food for Agile Thought #244

Welcome to the 244th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,621 peers. This week, we learn more about Agile’s State 2020; we explore the latest technology trends and dig into the performance and happiness surveys of remote workers.

We also compare three frameworks for strategic alignment; we consider a suggestion on how to design a product organization and come back to product requirements.

Lastly, we applaud Cal Newport for suggesting how to fix the numerous issues of remote work for newly distributed organizations.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #243?

Food for Agile Thought #244: Agile’s State 2020, Tech Radar 2020, Fixing Remote Work, Alignment Frameworks —

🏆 The Tip of the Week: Agile’s State 2020

(via digitalaisw): 14th Annual State of Agile Report

The latest status report on enterprise ‘Agile‘ is available for download.

Remote Agile Survey — Let’s Stop Guessing, Join the Study —

Agile & Scrum

(via ThoughtWorks): Technology Radar Vol. 22 — An opinionated guide to technology frontiers

Download the latest version of ThoughtWorks’ Tech Radar.

Shane Hastie (via InfoQ): Conflicting Reports on Remote Worker Productivity and Contentment

Shane Hastie reports on different surveys and investigations regarding the effects of working remotely.

Cal Newport (via The New Yorker): Why Remote Work Is So Hard—and How It Can Be Fixed

Cal Newport points at that the challenges of remote work aren’t just technological. They’re managerial.

📅 🖥 💯 Professional Product Owner Online Training — June 30 to July 3, 2020

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  • 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 face-to-face PSPO training class.
📅 🖥 Professional Scrum Product Owner Training — Online: June 30 to July 3, 2020

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Product & Lean

Mattias Skarin (via Crisp): Comparison of three strategy alignment frameworks – OKRs, Spotify Rhythm and Art of Action Strategy Briefing

Mattias Skarin explores three different frameworks to ensure your organization is collectively pulling in the same direction.

Jens-Fabian Goetzmann (via Medium): Establishing a Product Organization Structure

Jens-Fabian Goetzmann sketches how to set up the organizational structure of a product development department.

(via TribalScale): How to Write Detailed Product Requirements without Killing Creativity

Nathan Udren shares his approach to an outcome-oriented product backlog.

🔬 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.

Good Remote Agile Practices: Most Popular Practices —

Learn more: Good Remote Agile Practices — First Insights from the Survey.

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📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events

DateClass and LanguageCityPrice
🖥 💯 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

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Download the Remote Agile Guide for Free —

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

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

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