Food for Agile Thought #254: Virtual 25/10 Crowdsourcing, Wardley Mapping, Product Vision vs. Mission, Innovation Theater

TL; DR: Virtual 25/10 Crowdsourcing, Innovation Theater — Food for Agile Thought #254

Welcome to the 254th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,836 peers. This week, we applaud David for creating a free virtual 25/10 Crowdsourcing app; we learn what happened to a thriving agile culture once the company laid off the agile folks. Also, we accept the necessity to avoid delays in the management decision process if our agile transition shall bear fruit.

We then lift the confusion over vision and mission and the question who is responsible for which; we delve into a favorite corporate pastime and browse a well-curated repository of templates for product people for new shiny things to support our journey to build great products.

Lastly, we listen in to a conversation on Wardley maps with — Simon Wardley.

Food for Agile Thought #254: Virtual 25/10 Crowdsourcing, Wardley Mapping, Product Vision vs. Mission, Innovation Theater — Age-of-Product.com

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🏆 The Tip of the Week: Virtual 25/10 Crowdsourcing App for Distributed Teams

David Heath: A free application to run a 25/10 Crowdsourcing with a distributed team!

Kudos to David Heath for creating a free application to facilitate a virtual 25/10 Crowdsourcing.

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Agile & Scrum

(via Agile Alliance): What Happens when Agile goes away?

Kaluhi Anzigale describes what happened to a thriving agile culture once the company laid off the entire Agile lead team.

Shane Hastie and Simon Wardley (via InfoQ): The What, The Why and Some How of Wardley Mapping – A Conversation with Simon Wardley

Simon Wardley and Shane Hastie discuss what Wardley Mapping is, where the ideas came from, how they can be applied in real-life situations.

Johanna Rothman: Why Minimize Management Decision Time

Johanna Rothman advocates tackling the management decision process to avoid delays.

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Product & Lean

Marty Cagan: Product Vision vs. Mission

Marty Cagan addresses confusing product vision with product mission.

Daniel Stillman and Tendayi Viki: Innovation Theater

In this podcast, Daniel Stillman and Tendayi Viki dissect a popular movement in the corporate world.

Lenny Rachitsky: My favorite product management templates

Lenny Rachitsky shares a well-curated repository of templates for product people.

📯 Lipstick Agile — 15 Signs You Probably Need a New Job

Have you noticed how many people in the agile field are unhappy with their work situation? A situation where an organization already struggles doing agile, not to mention ‘becoming agile?’ This is what I call lipstick Agile.

Scrum Masters and agile coaches are close to either burnout or indifference. Product Owners who “own” the product by name only, and developers questioning why “Agile” is imposed upon them and often turns out to be just another form of micromanagement.

Lipstick Agile — 15 Signs You Probably Need a New Job or to Roll-up Your Proverbial Sleeves

Read more: Lipstick Agile — 15 Signs You Probably Need a New Job or to Roll-up Your Proverbial Sleeves.

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🗞️ Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #253: Successful Change, 2-Pizza Teams, Product Centricity Lessons, Outstanding Product Leadership.

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