Food for Agile Thought #236: Back to Agile Roots, Zoom’s Bad Rep, Tech Mercenaries, Dealing w/ Uncertainty

TL; DR: Back to Agile Roots, Zoom’s Bad Rep—Food for Agile Thought #236

Welcome to the 236th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,031 peers. This week, we explore how the adoption of Agile outside the software industry may have cut the agile roots; we are pleased to learn that Zoom’s CEO got the memo, and we embrace Strategy Knotworking to inspect and adapt our plans in uncertain times.

We also reflect on how to best deal with difficult people; we oppose the idea that tech, design, and product are infighting factions, and we learn more about genuine innovation beyond mercenary engineers implementing stakeholder requirements.

Lastly, we applaud Shane Parrish for pointing at the obvious: that merely excelling at one thing might prove to be tricky in a VUCA world.

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Food for Agile Thought #235: Future Remote Work, Cynefin 2020, Your Family Is not a Scrum Team, Escape from the Feature Factory

TL; DR: Future Remote Work, Cynefin 2020—Food for Agile Thought #235

Welcome to the 235th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,918 peers. This week, we delve into future remote work; we check the latest Cynefin iteration, and we go myth-busting regarding #NoEstimates.

We also learn how to improve our career opportunities as a product mensch; John Cutler shows us the way to escape from the fate of a feature factory worker, and we have a look at the dark side of the management consulting complex.

Lastly, we explore how to apply ‘Agile’ to homeschooling; guess what: You cannot turn your family into a Scrum team.

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Food for Agile Thought #234: The Distributed Agile Team, Remote Agile, Disagreement & Conflict, Downtimes Are Good for Disruption

TL; DR: The Distributed Agile Team, Remote Agile—Food for Agile Thought #234

Welcome to the 234th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,852 peers. This week, we gain insight into what drives the performance of a distributed agile team; we address disagreement in the time of remote work, and we identify seven ways to improve the level of psychological safety.

We also dare to see an advantage in a downturn; we embrace the magic of conflict for the benefit of the customers, and we download a free, 100-page preview of Mr. Business Model Canvas’ latest book.

Lastly, we explore three key leadership disciplines for distributed agile organizations.

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Food for Agile Thought #233: Staying Calm in Charged Situations, Organizational Silos, WFH Quality Time, Escaping The Build Trap

TL; DR: Organizational Silos, Staying Calm—Food for Agile Thought #233

Welcome to the 233rd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,738 peers. This week, we delve into mental models that support decision making in heated situations; we examine how organizational silos emerge and how to take a shot at them, and we embrace a comprehensive analysis of the ‘right’ size of a Scrum team.

We then applaud an epic book-club facilitation guide covering Melissa Perri’s ‘Escaping The Build Trap’ book; we get a better understanding of how we can turn WFH time into quality time from a product management perspective, and we tackle six common product leadership challenges.

Lastly, we take another step towards organizational agility by understanding the importance of multi-functional learning for your team members.

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Food for Agile Thought #232: Agile’s Demise, Big Scale Digital Transformations, Data-Drivenness Perils, Ultimate Testing Framework

TL; DR: Agile’s Demise, Big Scale Digital Transformations—Food for Agile Thought #232

Welcome to the 232nd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,623 peers. This week, we look back at ‘Agile’ and ask yourselves: Are the rumors of its demise exaggerated? We also get the inside view of a large scale digital transition of a traditional engineering corporation.

We then explore the perils of being probably too data-driven; we learn how to drive innovation from Mr. Business Model Canvas, and we take ten essential rules of team objectives to heart.

Lastly, we sharpen our tools to overcome any disengagement of team members and continue our Scrum anti-patterns series, focusing on stakeholders.

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Food for Agile Thought #231: Liberating Structures, Tyranny of the Measurable, Beautiful Mess of Change, #NoOKRs Team Objectives

TL; DR: Liberating Structures, Beautiful Mess—Food for Agile Thought #231

Welcome to the 231st edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,467 peers. This week, we learn about Liberating Structures and change for everyone; we point at the perils of measuring a complex reality, and we get a better understanding of where business agility is heading.

We also enjoy John Cutler’s excursion into embracing change successfully; we gain insight into three ways of making decisions in complex situations, and we listen to why OKRs may not provide the right objectives for a product team.

Lastly, we look back at the evolution of Haier’s organizational model and how self-organization and refrigerators go hand-in-hand.

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