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.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week: Virtual 25/10 Crowdsourcing App for Distributed Teams
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.
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.
InfoQ): The What, The Why and Some How of Wardley Mapping – A Conversation with Simon Wardleyand (via
Simon Wardley and Shane Hastie discuss what Wardley Mapping is, where the ideas came from, how they can be applied in real-life situations.
Why Minimize Management Decision Time:
Johanna Rothman advocates tackling the management decision process to avoid delays.
📅 🖥 🇬🇧 Advanced Professional Scrum Master (PSM II) Online Training — September 15-18, 2020
This advanced Scrum Master training (PSM II) is an official Scrum.org class for advanced Scrum Masters, including the industry-acknowledged PSM II certification. The PSM II 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.
Product & Lean
Product Vision vs. Mission:
Marty Cagan addresses confusing product vision with product mission.
Innovation Theaterand :
In this podcast, Daniel Stillman and Tendayi Viki dissect a popular movement in the corporate world.
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.
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- 🆕 Remote Agile (1) Replay: Practices and Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners.
- Scrum Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns.
- Scrum Master Anti-Patterns.
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