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.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
Estimating Cost of Delay:
Charles Lambdin comes back to Reinertsen, stressing the importance of CoD for a product manager’s prioritization game.
Agile & Scrum
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.
Know Your Team | Blog): 5 communication best practices for remote teams(via
Claire Lew points at the most useful communication practices for remote teams that we often overlook.
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Product & Lean
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.
Mind The Product): Stress-free Feature Releases – A Simple Guide to Progressive Rollouts(via
Antoine Banctel-Chevrel details how a canary launch approach lets you test the waters with a restricted set of clients.
First Round Capital): Build Products That Solve Real Problems With This Lightweight JTBD Framework(via
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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