Food for Agile Thought #200: Fixed Agile, Scrum Master Qualification, What Is Your Product, Uncertainty & Product

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #200—shared with 22,519 peers—delves into fixed agile, we learn about how large organizations assess a Scrum Master’s qualification, and why ‘agile transformation’ is not ideal as a story to tell.

We also ask whether all of your organization’s members can answer the “what is your product” question consistently, we gain a better understanding how uncertainty will influence product discovery and delivery, respectively, and brush up our understanding of effective Product Backlog refinement techniques.

Lastly, we like to thank Basecamp for providing another free webbook on software project management Basecamp-style. (#NoAgile, #NoScrum, #NoWaterfall, #NoPostits, #NoSprints, #NoStandups — just saying.)

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Food for Agile Thought #199: Fixing Scrum, Mob Programming Patterns, #NoCode, 737 MAX Revisited

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #199—shared with 22,476 peers—analyzes the Boeing 737 MAX debacle from a software quality perspective; we delve into fixing Scrum by starting with proper working agreements, and we listen to a software architect who believes that his role is compatible with the Manifesto.

We also reflect on the “go wide, narrow, go wide, narrow” rhythm of Design Thinking, we build apps without coding, and we ask: should prioritization and the product roadmap be a job of the product team?

Lastly, we finish with a more technical, yet fascinating topic: mob programming patterns!

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Food for Agile Thought #198: Silent Meeting Manifesto, Bias for Action, Shades of MVP, Lean Experiment Template

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #198—shared with 22,473 peers—learns about the silent meeting manifesto, we appreciate a visualization of why a linear process is ill-suited to progress agile transitions, and we pick up some tricks on how to handle support issues during a Sprint without compromising the Sprint Goal.

We also broaden our understanding of the nature of the MVP, we understand the different challenges product leaders are facing, and we enjoy a new lean experiment template.

Lastly, we reflect on many managers’ bias for action even though self-organizing teams will likely solve most issues on their own.

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Food for Agile Thought #197: Agile Decision Making, Project Sabotage, Agile in 1972, Customer Centricity Fad

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #197—shared with 22,468 peers—delves into agile decision making when there is no apparent right answer; we are inspired by a saboteur’s manual to check our projects for similar indications and we go back to a classic on agility from 1972. (Yes, there is life before the Manifesto.)

We also learn about the opportunities that a recent pre-packaged management fad bears for UX folks; we check a flowchart on product prioritization, and we get a better understanding on what companies believe product managers do all day.

Lastly, we applaud Marty Cagan on yet another encouraging video on the challenges product menschen face every.

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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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