TL; DR: Agile 101, Inspecting and Adapting Agility — Food for Agile Thought #247
Welcome to the 247th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,724 peers. This week, we unearth a great introductory video for stakeholders, the Agile 101. In the light of the pandemic, we inspect and adapt the principles of agile management, and we learn about the importance of no longer giving in to a need: tell people what to do or hand them solutions.
We also think about how to influence others without having any real authority, a handy trick for every product mensch. We try to understand why some people can regularly create product success and follow the difference between an MVP and a prototype.
Lastly, we thank Hugo Bowne-Anderson for pointing at something not immediately obvious: an adverse outcome doesn’t mean a wrong decision.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week: Agile 101
Medium): 📺 📖 Coach Takeshi’s Agile 101(via
In this short video, Takeshi Yoshida answers many questions regarding Agile, Lean, Scrum, Design Thinking—an ideal introduction to the topic.
Agile 101 & Scrum
Forbes): Rethinking Ten Sacred Truths Of Agile(via
Steve Denning goes back to the drawing board of agile management—it’s time to inspect and adapt.
Stop Giving Answers… Ask Powerful Questions Instead:
Andy Cleff advocates to break with an outdated leadership paradigm—stop telling people how to carry on.
O’Reilly Media): Decision-Making in a Time of Crisis(via
Hugo Bowne-Anderson points at something not immediately obvious: an adverse outcome doesn't mean a wrong decision.
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Product & Lean
Product Coalition): How To Influence Without Authority As a Product Manager(via
David Wang reflects on the product manager’s critical challenge: influencing other parties to align w/o having real power.
Intercom): Product Judgment: How some people can repeatedly create product success(via
Paul Adams delves into the intangible of the path to stardom as a product mensch.
(via Product School): The Difference: Prototype vs MVP
Ellen Merryweather dissects the critical differences between two of the artifacts of agile product development.
📯 Remote Agile Transitions — The Top-Ten Challenges
We are used to saying the Scrum is a perfect probe for organizations, as it will reliably discover all dysfunctionalities. Since the pandemic has forced many of us to work remotely, this unique capability has been kicked into overdrive regarding remote agile transitions.
Here are my top-10 challenges of organizational change that remote Agile has made more urgent to address than ever before.
Learn more: Remote Agile Transitions — The Top-Ten Challenges.
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