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.
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🏆 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.
Agile & Scrum
(via ThoughtWorks): Technology Radar Vol. 22 — An opinionated guide to technology frontiers
Download the latest version of ThoughtWorks’ Tech Radar.
InfoQ): Conflicting Reports on Remote Worker Productivity and Contentment(via
Shane Hastie reports on different surveys and investigations regarding the effects of working remotely.
The New Yorker): Why Remote Work Is So Hard—and How It Can Be Fixed(via
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
This guaranteed Professional Scrum Product Owner training is an official Scrum.org class that leads to and includes the industry-recognized PSPO 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 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.
Learn more: 📅 🖥 💯 Professional Scrum Product Owner Online Training — June 30 to July 3, 2020.
Product & Lean
Crisp): Comparison of three strategy alignment frameworks – OKRs, Spotify Rhythm and Art of Action Strategy Briefing(via
Mattias Skarin explores three different frameworks to ensure your organization is collectively pulling in the same direction.
Medium): Establishing a Product Organization Structure(via
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.
📅 More Training, Workshops, and Events
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📺 Join 2,250-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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