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: 20 Questions a New Scrum Master Should Ask
Twenty questions for you — the new Scrum Master — that fit into a 60 minutes time-box. Start learning how your new Scrum Team is currently delivering the product and get up to speed: from Product Backlog forensics to metrics to team challenges and technical debt. Download a printable template for your convenience.
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.
Suitable agile metrics reflect either a team’s progress in becoming agile or your organization’s progress in becoming a learning organization.
At the team level, qualitative agile metrics often work better than quantitative metrics. At the organizational level, this is reversed: quantitative agile metrics provide better insights than qualitative ones.
TL; DR: Evolutionary Design, Product-Market-Fit — Food for Agile Thought #256
Welcome to the 256th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 26,912 peers. This week, we talk about the advantages of evolutionary design; we delve into predictability, and we promise to improve on estimating.
We then explore where news ideas originate, pointing at the apparent anti-patterns simultaneously; we talk money in product management, and we come back to outcome-driven business impacts.
Lastly, we applaud Jerome Kehrli for an epic guide on how to achieve product-market-fit.
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