Food for Agile Thought #269: Estimating Cost of Delay, Re-Teaming, Measuring Real Progress, Is Your C-Level Getting Scrum?

TL; DR: Estimating Cost of Delay, Re-Teaming — Food for Agile Thought #269

Welcome to the 269th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 28,267 peers. This week, we delve into estimating Cost of Delay; we identify nine signs that your CEO understands Scrum, and we learn that mental models impact the efficiency and accuracy in decision-making.

We then enjoy the essence of product leadership from a new Marty Cagan book; we get into measuring real progress as a product team, and we embrace the canary product launch approach to test the waters with a restricted set of clients.

Lastly, we applaud Ken & Jeff for releasing the new Scrum Guide 2020.

Food for Agile Thought #269: Estimating Cost of Delay, Re-Teaming, Measuring Real Progress, Is Your C-Level Getting Scrum? — Age-of-Product.com

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🏆 The Tip of the Week

Charles Lambdin: Estimating Cost of Delay

Charles Lambdin comes back to Reinertsen, stressing the importance of CoD for a product manager’s prioritization game.

Agile & Scrum

Esther Derby: Re-Teaming, Not Churn

Esther Derby points at something apparently non-obvious: Re-teaming requires care and consideration.

(via Enterprisers Project): Agile: 9 signs your leader gets Scrum

The authors list nine signals to watch out for to determine whether the C-level supports your transformation.

(via TechTello): Availability Heuristic: Trade-Off Between Efficiency And Accuracy In Decision Process

Vinita Bansal delves into how mental models benefit and harm our decision-making, referring to Tversky and Kahneman, and Dan Ariely.

Claire Lew (via Know Your Team | Blog): 5 communication best practices for remote teams

Claire Lew points at the most useful communication practices for remote teams that we often overlook.

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Product & Lean

Marty Cagan: Product Leadership Is Hard

Marty Cagan summarizes the essence of the product leadership role from his new book “Empowered.”

(via UX Collective): High-performing product teams: Measuring real progress

Afonso Maló Franco dissects what ‘measuring meaningful progress’ implies for product teams and how to get there.

Antoine Banctel-Chevrel (via Mind The Product): Stress-free Feature Releases – A Simple Guide to Progressive Rollouts

Antoine Banctel-Chevrel details how a canary launch approach lets you test the waters with a restricted set of clients.

Sunita Mohanty (via First Round Capital): Build Products That Solve Real Problems With This Lightweight JTBD Framework

In this JTBD primer, Sunita Mohanty introduces the product framework she relies on daily.

📯 Scrum Guide 2020 — The Development Team Is Dead; Long Live the Scrum Team!

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #268: Decision Making, Technical Debt Explained, Stages of Innovation, Product Validation in the Field.

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