TL; DR: Successful Change, Product Centricity Lessons — Food for Agile Thought #253
Welcome to the 253rd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,802 peers. This week, we delve into successful change; we explore self-organization at scale, and we revisit the mantra of the two-pizza teams.
We then listen to the story of a product leader who has to move beyond ‘Agile’ & metrics; we pick up insights from a success story on transitioning to a product-driven organization, and we come back to the adage that ideas are worth nothing, only execution is.
Lastly, we consider whether regarding transitions as products would increase the chances of a successful change.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week: Successful Change
Keys To Successful Transformation:
Marty Cagan shares a precise and concise summary of factors of successful change — if only the right people would read it:
Agile & Scrum
Agile Alliance): Self-Organization Eats Agile at Scale for Breakfast(via
Ron Quartel describes a two-year experiment of a product tribe of 50 people in self-organization, including dynamic teaming every two days.
Independence, autonomy, and too many small teams:
Kislay Verma believes that we have lost the original intent of the ‘two-pizza teams.’
Balancing the Push and Pull of Change:
Jason Little suggests imagining that your change initiative a product and that the change tasks are the features.
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Product & Lean
Mind The Product): 🎙 Leading [Product] Teams to Success(via
Christina Wodtke tells the story of a product leader who has to learn to manage a product team effectively beyond agile & metrics.
Agile Alliance): Lessons Learned in Becoming a Product-Centric Organizationand (via
Ellen Gottesdiener and Toby Sinclair describe the shift from a component, technology aligned to a product-centric organization.
Taking Final Ideas to Market is the Hardest Part:
Paul Hobcraft emphasizes the importance of getting real with ideas and concepts.
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