TL; DR: Coaching Executive Mindsets, Big Project Syndrome — Food for Agile Thought #305
Welcome to the 305th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 32,803 peers. This week, we delve into coaching executive mindsets; we are getting into the zone with the Agile Fluency Model, and we reflect on the difference between accountability and responsibility and how to avoid confusing them.
We then come back to a familiar and highly destructive leadership pattern: turning big ideas into similar-sized projects. Moreover, we point at common analytics problems and how product teams can measure success more effectively, and we mention that output metrics are an obsolete and counterproductive way of measuring human impact in a world of knowledge.
Lastly, we delve into practical aspects of reinventing organizations, from resilience to socio-technical systems to the power of visualization.
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🎙 Coaching Executive Mindsetsand :
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Cambermast): 🎙 Getting in the agile zone with the fluency model(via
Bill Raymond interviews James Shore on the Agile Fluency Model, which helps better understand the cultural change in organizations that aspire to become agile.
Accountability vs Responsibility: What’s the Difference?:
Michael Sahota reflects on the difference between these two concepts and how to avoid confusing them.
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The Big Project Syndrome:
Itamar Gilad delves into a familiar and highly destructive leadership pattern: turning big ideas into similar-sized projects.
Heap): 🎙 Product Therapy: Why Finding Insights Is So Painful (and What You Can Do About)and (via
In this podcast, Rich Mironov points at common analytics pain points and how product teams can measure success more effectively.
(via Commonplace – The Commoncog Blog): John Cutler’s Product Org Expertise
Cedric Chin applies ACTA — “applied cognitive task analysis” — to analyze John Cutler’s super-power: figuring out system dynamics of an organization by talking to a few people.
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🛠 Tools & Measuring
Atlassian): The problem with productivity metrics(via
Dominic Price states that output metrics are an obsolete and counterproductive way of measuring human impact in a world of knowledge.
YouTube): 📺 Reinventing Organizations: OS Canvas 2.0and (via
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