Food for Agile Thought #196: Internet Trends 2019, Agile Coach Types, Alignment & Shared Understanding, Roadmap Agility Checklist

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #196—shared with 22,452 peers—discovers seven agile coach types; we learn about the difference between ‘Agile Transformation’ and ‘agile transformation’ by following Avanza’s success story. Moreover, we warm up to the idea that there might be an alternative to stable teams in the age of self-selection.

We also learn about the confluence of lean, agile, and Design Thinking; we get our hands on a checklist for the state of agility of the product roadmap, and we are tempted to follow the idea that nobody owns anything in a product made by a team. Or not?

Lastly, we applaud Mary Meeker for releasing another edition of her epic Internet Trends report. For free.

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Food for Agile Thought #195: Amazon Agility, DevOps Phenomenon, Empowered Product Teams, Fear and Sandboxes

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #195—shared with 22,363 peers—discovers Amazon Agility, we delve into the DevOps phenomenon as a strategic advantage, and embrace successful models for self-managing organizations.

We also learn how to hold each other accountable as teammates, we understand the necessity of safe-to-fail places to stimulate innovation, and we ask: Shall product roadmaps have dates?

Lastly, we enjoy 45 minutes with Mr. Product Management Marty Cagan on ordinary people creating extraordinary things.

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Food for Agile Thought #194: #NoFrameworks, Scrum Team Counseling, PM Servant Leadership, As a User…

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #194—shared with 22,272 peers—takes a look at # NoFrameworks; we apply couple counseling techniques to conflicts in Scrum Teams, and acknowledge that our Sprint board is not a Kanban system.

We also learn from Ocado’s portfolio wall how to improve product development; we analyze why the standard user story template has proven so popular, and we brush up our understanding of servant leadership in product management.

Lastly, we enjoy Phil Plait’s video on how science works—replace ‘science’ with ‘product,’ and you get a handy introduction into contemporary product development approaches for the skeptics in your organization.

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Food for Agile Thought #193: Story Points & Velocity, Fake Agile, Saving Breakthrough Ideas, Product-Market-Fit Guide

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #193—shared with 22,168 peers—revisits story points and velocity; we get an idea on how to spot cargo cult agile, and we learn more about how to overcome the industrial age at the organizational level by getting rid of hierarchical structures.

We also learn five techniques on how to garden disruptive ideas in a hostile environment; we dive into mental models and biases and how they influence corporate decision making, and we brush up our knowledge on what product-market-fit is and how to achieve it.

Lastly, we listen to Gitte Klitgaard, who points at the importance of feeling safe to leave your comfort zone if you want to 10X your learning experience.

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Food for Agile Thought #192: Ditch Scrum? Friday Deploy Freezes, Boing 737 MAX 8, Issues w/ Northstar Metrics

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #192—shared with 22,034 peers—asks: Should your organization ditch Scrum? Moreover, we address Friday deploy freezes and how systems thinking can help to overcome agile anti-patterns.

We also reveal issues w/ Northstar metrics; we analyze innovation in the era of the learning organization, and we delve into the Boing 737 MAX 8 disaster.

Lastly, we thank Peter Gfader for speaking out loud in support of physical boards and index cards. Finally! 🙏

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Food for Agile Thought #191: Agile Is Dead, LS for Scrum Masters, Dot Voting, Prototyping 4 All

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #191—shared with 21,835 peers—asks if Agile is dead, features an epic article on the usefulness of Liberating Structures for Scrum Masters, and applauds Jeff for a handy card listing 45 rebuttals to claims that ‘Agile would not work.’

We also delve into the problem of blindly believing what your customers tell you when creating Product Backlogs. Moreover, we learn why everyone should participate in prototyping, and we reconsider whether we have been using dot voting correctly so far.

Lastly, we thank CollabNet VersionOne for publishing the 13th State of Agile Report.

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