Food for Agile Thought #213: Liberating Structures Rescue Scrum, Pair Coaching, Stakeholder Buy-in, Magic Prioritization Bullet

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #213—shared with 23,845 peers—delves into how Liberating Structures rescue Scrum; we borrow Swedish ideas on agile leadership beyond the so-called ‘Spotify model,’ and we learn to create an environment that is attractive to introverts.

We also consider pair coaching; we learn how to include stakeholders in product decisions while managing their expectations, and we dare to look at some math, namely Cost of Delay.

Lastly, we shed light on Mr. Amazon’s grand plan for the universe.

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Food for Agile Thought #212: Temporal Dynamics, Coach Assessment, Impact Mapping, Mind Your Competition

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #212—shared with 23,794 peers—delves into coach assessment options; we learn how to help teams out of being stuck in discussions, and we gain more insight into the challenges of moving from directive to supportive leadership.

We also embrace the qualities that impact mapping brings to product discovery; we appreciate a new approach to making product decisions, and we will stop ignoring our competition.

Lastly, we are grateful that someone asked the obvious question: Is ‘Agile’ keeping us too focused on ‘building stuff?’

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Food for Agile Thought #211: Feature Factory Reloaded, Scrum’s Hamster Wheel, PM First Principles, Product Owners Required?

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #211—shared with 23,728 peers—celebrates John Cutler’s Feature Factory Reloaded; we bust the myth that not having a Sprint Goal would be okay, and we learn how to maximize collaboration time with distributes teams.

We also ask: Is it time to eliminate Scrum’s specialized role of the Product Owner? We then delve into how to gain a competitive edge, and we consider basing our product thinking on a set of fundamental propositions.

Lastly, we enjoy Shane Parrish’s excursion into the mental model behind root cause analysis.

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Food for Agile Thought #210: Customer Journey Teams, Anti-Agile Personalities, Team Health Check, Product Team Mistakes

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #210—shared with 23,637 peers—analyzes why customer journey teams may be superior to cross-functional teams; we enjoy a list of anti -agile personality types, and we listen to Mr. DevOps on how to build high-performance organizations.

We also help product managers to understand user research better; we delve into the most annoying collaboration mistakes of product teams, and we grasp the prerequisites of product-market fit.

Lastly, we thank Andy Cleff for compiling a list of approaches to measure team health and morale.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #209?

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Food for Agile Thought #209: Design Thinking Habits, From Dark to Light Agile, Idea Validation, Lean UX Canvas v2

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #209—shared with 23,558 peers—delves into Design Thinking habits; we consider how to turn dark ‘agile’ into a value-driven approach again, and we go back once again to antipatterns of organizational agility.

We also address validating hypotheses beyond an ordinary A/B-test; we learn how to orchestrate continuous experimentation for fun and profit, and we applaud Jeff Gothelf for sharing the second version of the Lean UX canvas with the community.

Lastly, we put ‘bugs’ into an agile context, starting with a moth in 1946.

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Food for Agile Thought #208: Six Sigma, Zombie Scrum Symptom Checker, Constant Failure, Timeline Roadmaps Suck

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #208—shared with 23,551 peers—sheds light on the fate of Six Sigma; we introduce the free Zombie Scrum Checker for your Scrum Team, and we address once again the cycle-time/velocity prediction issue.

We also delve into Booking.com’s experimentation culture; we learn which traps to avoid when handling payment in a B2C application, and we enjoy a Twitter rant on the uselessness of timeline roadmaps.

Lastly, we thank Ron Jeffries for pointing at the obvious: you get paid for shipping valuable software every single Sprint. Period.

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