TL; DR: Business Agility 2020, How to Succeed w/ Agility — Food for Agile Thought #261
Welcome to the 261st edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 27,344 peers. This week, we are curious about the state of business agility 2020; we delve into a new recipe to succeed with agility, and we check the benefits that developers derive from estimating their work.
We then abandon the label ‘MVP,’ probably to embrace the ‘Maximum Viable Product.’ We also revisit Ben Horowitz’s famous quote from 20 years ago: Are product managers really the CEO of their product?
Lastly, we applaud a new initiative to develop a code of ethical conduct to raise agile coaching standards.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week: Business Agility 2020
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Agile & Scrum
David J Anderson School of Management): New Recipe for Success(via
Derived from developing the Kanban Maturity Model, David J Anderson creates a new recipe for success with agility.
You have nothing to lose & a lot to gain from good estimating.:
Mike Cohn delves into the benefits of estimating for developers.
Agile Alliance): Identifying a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coachingand (via
Shane Hastie and Craig Smith introduce an initiative to develop a code of ethical conduct to raise agile coaching standards.
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Product & Lean
I’ve abandoned MVP:
Rich Mironov advocates abandoning the label ‘MVP’ from all documents, presentations, and talks.
Introducing Maximum Viable Product (MaxVP):
Joe Leech believes it is now time to define a Maximum Viable Product (MaxVP).
Are product managers really the CEO’s of their product? 5 product leaders weigh in.:
Jeff Gothelf revisits Ben Horowitz’s famous quote from 20 years ago.
📯 11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics during an Agile Transition
Stakeholder communication: It is simply not enough for an agile product development organization to create great code and ship the resulting product like a clockwork.
It would help if you also talked about it, particularly at the beginning of your endeavor to becoming a learning organization. Marketing your journey to the rest of the organization—and thus securing their support, collaboration, and buy-in—is a critical success factor to step up the transformation game: You want to become agile, not “do agile.”
Learn more about eleven proven stakeholder communications tactics that contribute to making this happen.
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