Food for Agile Thought #171: Pushing Agile, Psychological Safety, Netflix’ Failures, Team Charter How-to

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #171—shared with 20,122 peers—focuses on pushing agile, or better its futility as ‘agile’ needs to be pulled, we analyze current trends in corporate transformation efforts, and we ask: how safe did the attendees of your last workshop feel?

We also try to learn from Netflix’ failures, we come back to technical debt and its influence on product creation once more, and we compare our problems to the most pressing issues Marty Cagan has identified in today’s product-driven companies.

Lastly, we appreciate a great recipe on how to run a team charter creation workshop.

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Food for Agile Thought #170: Agile Transformation Lessons, Agile’s 10,000-Hour Rule, UX Is a Team Sport

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #170—shared with 20,108 peers—focuses on agile transformation lessons. We learn that becoming ‘agile’ is one but not the only answer, that agile teams are no causation for business agility, and that the 10,000-hour rule applies to agile practitioners, too.

We also remind ourselves that user research is always a team sport, that NPS detractors are not necessarily bad-mouthing your product, and why there is a difference between cooperation and collaboration.

Lastly, we go back to Scrum basics and revisit the idea of delivering a ‘done’ product increment every single Sprint—without making excuses.

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Food for Agile Thought #169: Agile Trust, Alignment, Disagree and Commit, Customer Development

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #169—shared with 20,091 peers—focuses on agile trust, or the lack thereof, how to disagree but commit effectively, and why a big change initiative may be advantageous in some cases.

We also dive deep into how to engage effectively in communication with your stakeholders without burning bridges, why idea velocity and execution velocity are two critical factors for a healthy product roadmap, and speaking of which: what continuous alignment with your stakeholders is all about.

Lastly, the good folks at Rootstrap made an epic ebook on customer development or product discovery publicly available. Kudos!

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Food for Agile Thought #168: Product Backlog 101, Experimentation Culture, LeSS vs. Nexus

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #168—shared with 20,064 peers—focuses on the importance of the product backlog, how to create an experimentation culture to verify product hypotheses, as well as on the process of how to create a decent product vision in the first place.

We also learn about the differences and similarities of LeSS and Nexus, the two Scrum scaling frameworks appealing to purists, and enjoy CB Insights guide to moron-proof corporate innovation.

Lastly, we join Marty Cagan when he reveals the secrets to building outstanding product organizations with folks like you and me.

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Food for Agile Thought #167: Agile Transformation Phases, Agility Report, Sales-Driven Roadmaps, #NoManagers

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #167—shared with 20,039 peers—focuses on twelve agile transformation phases, why agility is nowadays more important than ever—ScrumAlliance just published a new report based on a survey among enterprise organizations—, and what managers need to embrace to become servant-leaders.

We also learn that growth is good from a product perspective but not at all costs, and what you can do to mitigate risk. We listen to the VP of Product of Medium confirming the importance of getting out of the office, and we reflect on the implications of the sales folks running the product strategy.

Lastly, we visit a Dutch company that proves the obsolescence of the industrial paradigm in the service sector: when the lack of managers is not just improving operations but also the pay-cheques.

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Food for Agile Thought #166: Agile Transformation Challenges, Empowered Teams, Is Holacracy a Cult?

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #166—shared with 19,896 peers—focuses on agile transformation challenges: from the agile industrial complex and imposed agile to figuring what problem you are trying to solve to the conditions under which agile teams can flourish.

We also learn what differentiates the Googles and Netflixes of this world from the weak product organizations, what a senior product manager should be capable of handling, and how to avoid common product development pitfalls.

Lastly, we ask: is Holacracy the cure to the malaise that stems from the widespread application of the industrial paradigm or is it just a cult?

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