TL; DR: Product Management Dysfunctions, Play SHIP IT — Food for Agile Thought #262
Welcome to the 262nd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 27,421 peers. This week, we delve into product management dysfunctions; we revisit our video, light, and audio gear to improve our remote presence, and we turn to change agency from the sustainability perspective.
We then embrace a free product management game as well as empathy to build better products, and we analyze a nerdy topic: why do we waste most efforts in the product analytics field?
Lastly, we are grateful to add another twelve icebreakers to our toolbox.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
Mind The Product): Build What Mattersand (via
In this excerpt from their new book ‘Build What Matters,’ Rajesh Nerlikar and Ben Foster describe the top ten dysfunctions in product management.
Agile & Scrum
How to make video calls almost as good as face-to-face:
Ben Kuhn spends too much time fiddling with gear and software—and it pays.
10 Tips for Sustainable Change Agency:
John Cutler shares some quick tips—learned the hard way, of course—on sustainable change agency.
12+ Icebreakers to kick off your next zoom meeting:
Jeff Gothelf curated a crowdsourced list of exercises to warm the participants of your next remote meeting, workshop, or class.
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Product Management Dysfunctions & Lean
Postlight): 🎯 SHIP IT! The Game of Product Management(via
Download for free Postlight's first game on the trials and tribulations of shipping software.
(via Mind The Product): 📺 Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
In this video, Egan Cheung—Director of Product at Shopify—, shares thoughts on fostering empathy.
Reforge): Why most analytics efforts fail(via
A nerdy topic: Crystal Widjaja provides a step-by-step process to fix most event analytics mistakes' root causes.
📯 20 Questions from New Scrum Master to Product Owner
From Scrum Master to Product Owner, this set of questions addresses the future collaboration between the two individuals and the rest of the Scrum Team. The questions have been modeled after some basic principles, that high performing teams have in common. Download a printable template for your convenience.
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