Food for Agile Thought #184: Agile Management Trends, Waste, Twyman’s Law, 251 Free PM Resources

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #184—shared with 21,451 peers—covers eight winning agile management trends, we dive into waste in software creation, and we learn why Microsoft prevailed where General Electric failed.

We also address how to place a growth mindset at the core of your product strategy; we bring clarity to what data-driven means, and we applaud fyi for curating an enormous list of free product management resources.

Lastly, we bust trust building myths when you are in a leadership position—be surprised by the data!

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #183?

Food for Agile Thought #184: Agile Management Trends, Waste, Twyman’s Law, 251 Free PM Resources



🏆 The Essential Read

(via Corporate Rebels): The First Signs Of A Global Human Management Revolution

Corporate Rebels provides an overview of the governing management principles of the last two centuries and identifies eight winning agile management trends in the 21st century.


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Agile Management Trends & Scrum

Charles Lambdin (via Medium): Agile as a Corollary to Twyman’s Law

Charles Lambdin points at that the most significant source of waste in software is building the wrong thing.

Steve Denning (via Forbes): How Mapping The Agile Transformation Journey Points The Way To Continuous Innovation

Steve Denning elaborates on the uniqueness of each agile transformation, why Microsoft won, and GE failed at the same challenge.

Claire Lew (via Signal vs. Noise by 37signals): The 3 most effective ways to build trust as a leader

Claire Lew shares the results of a survey based on the data of 597 respondents on how to best build trust.

Product & Lean

Sylvia Ng (via Mind The Product): 📺 An 8-Step Framework for Product Growth

Sylvia Ng A dives into the growth mindset of learning, experimentation, iteration, failing fast, looking at the full funnel, and leveraging data in decision making.

(via Amplitude): Are You Data-driven, Data-informed or Data-inspired?

Shayna Stewart explains when and how to leverage the ‘data-driven,’ ‘data-informed,’ and ‘data-inspired’ mindset to get the most out of your data.

(via fyi): 251 Free Resources for Product Management

The good folks at “fyi” created a huge repository of free resources and templates you need as a product mensch.

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #183: Leadership Health Check, InfoQ’s State of Practices, Feedback Fails Us, Courageous Leader Myth.

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