TL; DR: Improve Learning, Failing Experiments — Food for Agile Thought #327
Welcome to the 327th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 34,305 peers. This week, we explore the most critical meta-skill a knowledge worker can acquire: Learning how to learn by improving learning itself. Also, we ask: How do you assess the value of an agile coach, and we delve into the first principles of leadership in complex environments.
We then pursue the thought that a lack of domain knowledge forces a product manager to improve product discovery to compensate, thus contributing to value creation, or not? Moreover, we detail seven pitfalls of experimentation and validation and how to avoid them, and we explore UX designers’ many difficulties and challenges in SAFe®-driven organizations.
Lastly, we appreciate Jeff Gothelf sharing a ‘box-by-box breakdown of how to use the [Business Model Canvas and Lean UX Canvas ] as complementary tools in your business and product development process,’ and we suggest a formula to help you account for your team’s innovation efforts.
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Farnam Street): The Spacing Effect: How to Improve Learning and Maximize Retention(via
Shane Parrish explores the most critical meta-skill a knowledge worker can acquire: Learning how to learn.
➿ Agile & Scrum
(via Agile Uprising): 🎙 How Do You Assess the Value of a Coach?
Jonathan Schneider, Joel Zeinestone, and Mike Caddell discuss this critical, long-running topic in this podcast. Find out whether they conclude.
🎙 The Language and Actions of Great Leadersand :
In this podcast, David Marquet and Chris Hutchins delve into the first principles of leadership in complex environments.
Traditional Leadership vs Evolutionary Leadership:
Michael Sahota points at the obsolescence of the Tayloristic leadership perspective.
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Medium): Why Product Managers Don’t Need Domain Knowledge to be Effective(via
Anthony Murphy believes that a lack of domain knowledge forces a product manager to improve product discovery to compensate, thus contributing to value creation.
(via Board of Innovation): Why Your Innovation Experiments Fail
Olivier De Hous details seven pitfalls of experimentation and validation and how to avoid them.
(via uxdesign.cc): Design debacles: Inappropriate approaches to product design
Emily Femmer explores UX designers' many difficulties and challenges in SAFe®-driven organizations.
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🛠 Tools & Measuring
How the Business Model Canvas and the Lean UX Canvas Work Together:
Jeff Gothelf shares a ‘box-by-box breakdown of how to use the two [canvasses] as complementary tools in your business and product development process.’
The One Metric for Innovation Accounting (and How to Use it):
Alex Cowan suggests a formula to help you account for your team’s innovation efforts.
✂️ Cutting Room Floor
An Actionable Post With Examples (Tree/Loop Prompts):
John Cutler addresses a critique that he writes too many ‘thinky’ pieces by creating a list of actionable prompts and exercises to maximize your value creation.
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- Hands-on Agile #34: Core Protocols for Psychological Safety with Richard Kasperowski.
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- Agile Camp Berlin 2021: Linking Strategy to Everyday Work with John Cutler.
- Agile Camp Berlin 2021: Sustainable Agility at the Enterprise Level with Jorgen Hesselberg.
- Agile Camp Berlin 2021: How to Win with Agile Resistant Teams – A Case Study with Scott Weiner.
- Agile Camp Berlin 2021: Increasing the Velocity of Value with Dave West.
- Agile Camp Berlin 2021: Evidence-based Interventions with Viktor Cessan.
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