TL; DR: JTBD Guide, Good Retrospectives — Food for Agile Thought #250
Welcome to the 250th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,776 peers. This week, we appreciate a comprehensive JTBD guide with templates; we learn how to figure out whether a team is capable of having meaningful Retrospectives, and we reconsider our inclination to favor feature teams over component teams.
We then delve into opportunity mapping to improve our product work; we embrace the idea that we are probably not charging enough and that we should run some pricing experiments, and we explore the timing and the dynamic of innovation.
Lastly, we learn more about OKR throughout the different stages of product development work.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week: JTBD Guide w/ Templates
The Ultimate Guide: Jobs to be Done Interviews for Customer Development [with Templates]:
Vassilena Valchanova shares an epic JTBD guide on how to make the jobs-to-be-done framework work for you.
Agile & Scrum
A Spotter's Guide To Good Retrospectives:
Adrian Howard shares his list of observations that help to determine whether a team is good at retrospectives.
Are Feature Teams or Component Teams Right for Your Product?:
Roman Pichler delves into when feature teams are right for your product and when component teams are better suited.
The Goal Fits the Team:
Christina Wodtke dissects three common types of OKRs, from the early-stage development to committing significant efforts.
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Product & Lean
Opportunity Mapping: An Essential Skill for Driving Product Outcomes:
Teresa Torres shares an excerpt from her upcoming book, Continuous Discovery Habits.
Point Nine Capital): 9 Tricks to Experiment with your Pricing Strategy(via
Julian Lehr shows nine simple pricing and packaging hacks for experimentation. Remember, you are probably not charging enough.
Disruptor League): Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds on Your Side(via
Jesse Nieminen analyses the effects of timing and the dynamics when it comes to innovation.
📯 Agile Laws & Distributed Teams: From Conway to Goodhart to Parkinson
On many occasions in the recent past, working with distributed agile teams has amplified existing organizational, technical, and cultural challenges in many organizations. Starting changing, and I am not referring to the introduction of a new video conferencing tool, always requires the acceptance that there is a problem that needs attention. In that respect, the current issues that many distributed teams face may also act as accelerants to become more agile.
The following article addresses some of the most current impediments to achieving agility by revisiting several agile laws that are particularly relevant to distributed agile teams.
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