TL; DR: Agile Bedside Manners, Deep Listening — Food for Agile Thought #258
Welcome to the 258th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 27,014 peers. This week, we delve into agile bedside manners; we revisit the frustrating effect of lacking psychological safety, and we study the 2020 update to the Agile-Consulting Radar.
We then reflect on why Agile and UX seem to be at odds most of the time; we applaud a step-by-step guide to prioritizing your Product Backlog, and we discover success factors of integrating product discovery and product delivery.
Lastly, we enjoy a conversation on the costs of not listening, the opportunities of listening, and why hearing what’s unsaid has a transformative effect.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
Deep Listeningand :
In this podcast, Daniel Stillman and Oscar Trimboli talk about the costs of not listening, the opportunities of listening, and why hearing what's unsaid has a transformative effect.
Agile Bedside Manners & Scrum
(via Product Coalition): How A Scrum Master Should Behave. A non technical analogy that will allow…
Mark Gray shares a non-technical analogy to help everyone understand what Scrum Masters need to bring to their role to be effective.
Without psychological safety there is no learning and there is no agility:
Jeff Gothelf shares a story form a client that is frustratingly familiar to many of us.
Agile-Consulting Radar Update:
Matt Philip updated the Agile-Consulting Radar with new tools and practices.
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Product & Lean
Why Agile and UX Still Don’t Get Along:
Charles Lambdin believes that ‘Agile’ is relatively inhospitable to the field of UX.
(via Crisp): Integrating Discovery & Delivery – Patterns that work
Mathias Holmgren introduces patterns that will help you integrate product discovery and product delivery.
Prioritising a Product Backlog When Everything is Important:
Roman Pichler shows a way out of a dilemma in four steps: How to get to an actionable, prioritized Product Backlog.
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