TL; DR: Scrum Product Goal, Psychological Safety—Food for Agile Thought #277
Welcome to the 277th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 30,112 peers. This week, we delve into the Scrum Product Goal, and we address what happens to psychological safety when the leadership opens the pressure valve like in the case of Boeing. Also, we enjoy an interview on how to build super-cohesive teams.
We then apply lessons learned from FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss to stakeholder management, and we are crossing the chasm with Geoffrey Moore: How do you drive innovation? Moreover, we explore defining objectives and key results for your product team.
Lastly, we appreciate a list of 76 prioritization frameworks, and we analyze the reasons for the fall of Kodak and what it means for product management.
Did you miss previous Food for Agile Thought’s issue #276?
🗞 Shall I notify you about articles like this one? Awesome! You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 30,000-plus other subscribers.
🏆 The Tip of the Week
YouTube): 📺 Product Goals in Scrum (Agile Bath & Bristol Jan 2021)(via
In this talk, Roman Pichler shares his view on how you can successfully apply Product Goals in a Scrum context: What are they, and where do they emanate?
➿ Agile & Scrum Product Goal
Lack of Psychological Safety at Boeingand :
This article is an excerpt from the book “Sooner Safer Happier: Antipatterns and Patterns for Business Agility” by Jonathan Smart, with Myles Ogilvie, Zsolt Berend, and Simon Rohrer.
Container Solutions): WTF Happens to Psychological Safety When the Pressure Is On?(via
Helen Bartimote details the dark side of leadership when excessive pressure pushes the culture of psychological safety to its brink and beyond.
🎙 How to Build Super-Cohesive Teams and Work with Joy?and :
Richard Kasperowski interviews James Shore, who co-created the Agile Fluency Model with Diana Larsen, on his mission.
🎓 🖥 🇬🇧 Professional Scrum Master Online Training w/ PSM I Certificate — March 2-5, 2021
This Professional Scrum Master training (PSM I) by Berlin Product People is an official Scrum.org PSM I class that leads to and includes the industry-recognized PSM I certification. The training class is designed as a live virtual class of 4 h per day from 9 to 13 o’clock CEST and will be offered in English.
Learn more: 📅 🖥 🇬🇧 Professional Scrum Master Online Training w/ PSM I Certificate — March 2-5, 2021.
Product Coalition): Six Tips: FBI Hostage Negotiation Techniques applied to Stakeholder Management(via
Julee Everett applies lessons learned from FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss to stakeholder management.
🎙 Crossing the Chasm: How to Effectively Drive Innovationand :
Daniel Elizalde asks Geoffrey Moore: How do you drive innovation?
10x Not 10% – Product management by orders of magnitude:
Ken Norton delves into the decline of Kodak, pointing at the failure of its leadership to acquire a moonshot mentality to save the company from demise.
🛠 Tools & Measuring
Product Coalition): How to Prioritize Features and Projects: Here’s the Ultimate List of Prioritization Frameworks(via
Jordan Lamborn shares the latest version of his list of prioritization frameworks, now with 76 methods.
(via productboard): Defining objectives and key results for your product team
Winston Christie-Blick takes us step by step through the process of defining valid OKRs for your team.
📯 The Scrum Master Job (1): 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients
Are you considering a new Scrum Master job? However, you are not sure that it is the right organization? Don’t worry; there are four steps of proactive research to identify suitable employers or clients for Scrum Masters and avoid disappointment later.
I have used those four steps for years to identify organizations I would like to work with, and they never failed me. Read on and learn how to employ search-engines, LinkedIn’s people search, reaching out to peers in the agile community, and analyzing the event markets in the quest for your next Scrum Master job.
📅 Scrum Training & Event Schedule
You can secure your seat for Scrum training classes, workshops, and meetups directly by following the corresponding link in the table below:
You can book your seat for the training directly by following the corresponding links to the ticket shop. If the procurement process of your organization requires a different purchasing process, please contact Berlin Product People GmbH directly.
📺 Join 2,600-plus Agile Peers on Youtube
Now available on the Age-of-Product Youtube channel:
- 🆕 Scrum Guide 2020: Eight Remarkable Changes — Hands-on Agile #28.
- Remote Agile (1) Replay: Practices and Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners.
- Scrum Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns.
✋ Do Not Miss Out and Learn about the Scrum Product Goal: Join the 9,000-plus Strong ‘Hands-on Agile’ Slack Community
I invite you to join the “Hands-on Agile” Slack Community and enjoy the benefits of a fast-growing, vibrant community of agile practitioners from around the world.
If you like to join all you have to do now is provide your credentials via this Google form, and I will sign you up. By the way, it’s free.