TL; DR: Business Agility 2020, How to Succeed w/ Agility — Food for Agile Thought #261
Welcome to the 261st edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 27,344 peers. This week, we are curious about the state of business agility 2020; we delve into a new recipe to succeed with agility, and we check the benefits that developers derive from estimating their work.
We then abandon the label ‘MVP,’ probably to embrace the ‘Maximum Viable Product.’ We also revisit Ben Horowitz’s famous quote from 20 years ago: Are product managers really the CEO of their product?
Lastly, we applaud a new initiative to develop a code of ethical conduct to raise agile coaching standards.
TL; DR: Kiss Dual Track Agile Good-Bye? — Food for Agile Thought #260
Welcome to the 260th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 27,261 peers. This week, we ask: Is it time to kiss Dual Track Agile good-bye? We also learn about the experience of a large insurance company with a cross-functional product-team and brush up our understanding of a nasty cognitive bias that makes collaboration less effective.
We then listen to Shazam’s founder on lessons learned on the path to product/market fit; we pick up a few good suggestions regarding Product Backlog management, and we understand why Basecamp does not use product roadmaps.
Lastly, we enjoy an interview with Reed Hastings on the roots of Netflix’s culture.
TL; DR: Fully Remote Teams, Benevolent Dictators — Food for Agile Thought #259
Welcome to the 259th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 27,128 peers. This week, we have a glimpse at the world of fully remote teams. We also derisk projects with pre-mortems, and we learn about decision making and benevolent dictators.
We then embrace the testing of business ideas; we discover a lean approach to risk mitigation, and we learn about one startup’s path to product/market-fit.
Lastly, we are grateful for a workshop planning canvas to support our facilitation efforts.
TL; DR: Agile Bedside Manners, Deep Listening — Food for Agile Thought #258
Welcome to the 258th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 27,014 peers. This week, we delve into agile bedside manners; we revisit the frustrating effect of lacking psychological safety, and we study the 2020 update to the Agile-Consulting Radar.
We then reflect on why Agile and UX seem to be at odds most of the time; we applaud a step-by-step guide to prioritizing your Product Backlog, and we discover success factors of integrating product discovery and product delivery.
Lastly, we enjoy a conversation on the costs of not listening, the opportunities of listening, and why hearing what’s unsaid has a transformative effect.
TL; DR: Fake Agile, Social Systems — Food for Agile Thought #257
Welcome to the 257th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,957 peers. This week, we delve into fake Agile; we revisit the discussion on whether it is beneficial to estimate agile projects and listen to tips & tricks on how to stay united when distributed as a team.
We then turn to fundamental prioritization issues; we follow a live validation of a business idea by the two leading experts of this subject and pick up a few tricks from a recognized product mensch.
Lastly, we applaud Christiaan for his in-depth overview of social systems and the change question.
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