TL; DR: Awesome Remote Teams, Agile Iron Triangle — Food for Agile Thought #272
Welcome to the 272nd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 28,937 peers. This week, we embrace a set of lessons learned, tools, and practices for awesome remote teams. We also address the necessary buy-in to an agile transformation’s underlying philosophy, and we revisit the once-popular project management tool that still might be beneficial in the age of agility.
We then analyze the difference between product management and Product Ownership; we identify product-driven companies’ cultural principles, and we reflect on why so many product teams end up in the feature factory.
Lastly, we delve into the ‘one-[framework]-fits-all’ myth of agile transformation approaches.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week: Awesome Remote Teams
Your Remote Team Actually Can Be Awesome:
Richard Kasperowski shares an excellent set of lessons learned, tools, and practices for distributed teams—ignore at your peril.
Agile & Scrum
Invest in Agility:
James Shore shares another chapter of his upcoming book ‘The Art of Agile Development, Second Edition.’ This chapter addresses the necessary buy-in to an agile transformation’s underlying philosophy.
(via UX Collective): The iron triangle and Agile
Raj Nagappan revisits the once-popular project management tool that still might be beneficial in the age of agility.
Business Agility Institute): Fit-for-Purpose Agility: There Is No ‘One True Agile’(via
Eric Willeke tackles the ‘one-[framework]-fits-all’ myth of agile transformation approaches.
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InfoQ): The Complexity of Product Management and Product Ownership(via
Douglas Talbot analyzes the difference between product management and Product Ownership.
(via UX Collective): Culture in high-performing product organizations
Afonso Franco identifies the cultural principles of product-driven companies.
The Curse of "Success" Metrics:
John Cutler reflects on why so many product teams end up in the feature factory.
📯 58 Product Owner Theses
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They cover the concept of the Product Owner role, product discovery, how to deal with external and internal stakeholders, product portfolio and product roadmap planning, and the Product Backlog refinement. The Product Owner theses also address the Product Owner’s part in Scrum events from Sprint Planning to Sprint Review to Sprint Retrospective, and the Daily Scrum.
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