Age of Product’s Food for Thought of March 13th, 2016 covers Agile team building from coaching and engineering perspectives, agile leadership, 15 years into the Agile Manifesto, discovery coaches, Product Hunt’s magic rise, product portfolio management with stage-gates in the era of Agile, how to run corporate design sprints, the psychology of stupid mistakes, workaholism, is messaging more a distraction than supportive and the art of failing upward.
David Hambrick on new research that suggests there are three distinct types of action that bring palm to face (via Scientific American): The Psychology of the Breathtakingly Stupid Mistake
Medium): Is group chat making you sweat?on the benefits of asynchronous communication (via
Group chat is like being in an all-day meeting with random participants and no agenda.
Ryan Avent on a new study that shows that we might enjoy work because it is both satisfying and there is no way out of it (via 1843 magazine): Why do we work so hard? Is workaholism really unhealthy?
The New York Times): The Art of Failing Upwardon the startup world's addiction to ‘failure’ and why not everyone can fail successfully (via
Agile Team Building, Leadership & Scrum
Himanshu Sharma and Matthias Kunze share the story of how Zalando built a self-organized team—a process filled with ups and downs (via Zalando Technology): Building a self-organized team in a radically agile company
Made Tech): How To Build An Agile Teamon lessons learned when building an agile team from an engineering perspective (via
Agile For All): Building Antifragile Relationships and Teamsoutlines the way to build antifragile relationships in agile teams (via
TechBeacon): Uncle Bob Martin on the legacy of the Agile Manifesto 15 years laterasks Bob Martin to shed some light on what really happened during the meeting at Snowbird, and how he views the legacy of the Manifesto fifteen years later (via
Medium): Coaching Anti-Patterns : Shock and Aweon why "my team does not get agile" is less a problem of the team, but the coach's approach to do everything at once (via
Agile For All): Turn The Ship Around – A View Into Agile Leadershipon former U.S. Navy Submarine Commander David Marquet’s book “Turn the Ship Around”, his learning on leadership and how this can be applied to other organizations (via
Leadership: Embedding the capacity for greatness in the people and practices of an organization, and decoupling it from the personality of the leader.
Medium): Responsibility: the Game of Give and Takeon team empowering, place more and more emphasis on networks, teams and delegating responsibility to people actually doing the work (via
Product & Lean
Discovery Coachesdescribes his concept of ‘discovery coaches’ in further detail and distinguishes them from ‘agile delivery coaches’:
Medium): Product Hunt’s Riseon Product Hunt's "magic" rise—an "overnight success", 1,834 Days in the Making (via
Unfortunately as these would-be founders quickly discovered, there’s a lot more to starting a community site than the idea and technical execution.