Food for Agile Thought #253: Successful Change, 2-Pizza Teams, Product Centricity Lessons, Outstanding Product Leadership

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

Marty Cagan: 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:

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Agile & Scrum

Ron Quartel (via Agile Alliance): Self-Organization Eats Agile at Scale for Breakfast

Ron Quartel describes a two-year experiment of a product tribe of 50 people in self-organization, including dynamic teaming every two days.

Kislay Verma: Independence, autonomy, and too many small teams

Kislay Verma believes that we have lost the original intent of the ‘two-pizza teams.’

Jason Little: 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

Christina Wodtke (via Mind The Product): 🎙 Leading [Product] Teams to Success

Christina Wodtke tells the story of a product leader who has to learn to manage a product team effectively beyond agile & metrics.

Ellen Gottesdiener and Toby Sinclair (via Agile Alliance): Lessons Learned in Becoming a Product-Centric Organization

Ellen Gottesdiener and Toby Sinclair describe the shift from a component, technology aligned to a product-centric organization.

Paul Hobcraft: 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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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #252: Resolving Team Conflict, Ikigai & Cynefin, Adjacent User Theory, Reducing Churn.

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