32 Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns

TL; DR: Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns

Learn how individual incentives and outdated organizational structures — fostering personal agendas and local optimization efforts — manifest themselves in Scrum stakeholder anti-patterns which easily can impede any agile transition.

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Food for Agile Thought #231: Liberating Structures, Tyranny of the Measurable, Beautiful Mess of Change, #NoOKRs Team Objectives

TL; DR: Liberating Structures, Beautiful Mess—Food for Agile Thought #231

Welcome to the 231st edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,467 peers. This week, we learn about Liberating Structures and change for everyone; we point at the perils of measuring a complex reality, and we get a better understanding of where business agility is heading.

We also enjoy John Cutler’s excursion into embracing change successfully; we gain insight into three ways of making decisions in complex situations, and we listen to why OKRs may not provide the right objectives for a product team.

Lastly, we look back at the evolution of Haier’s organizational model and how self-organization and refrigerators go hand-in-hand.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #230?

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📅 The Agile Camp Berlin Workshop Day — October 22, 2020

The Agile Camp Berlin Workshop Day — An Exciting Opportunity for Professionals

Extend your learning experience at the ACB20 by attending one of five high-class one-day workshops, well-known trainers and coaches will offer at the Agile Camp Berlin Workshop Day on October 22, 2020.

Agile Camp Berlin Workshop Day 2020

Choose between the following five training classes:

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to the ACB Workshop Day:


  1. 🇬🇧 Please note, that the class language in all cases is English unless otherwise stated.
  2. All classes offered at the Agile Camp Berlin can be booked separately from the attendance of the Agile Camp Berlin 2020 with the respective trainer. Please note that this also implies that the attendance of a workshop does not include a ticket for the Agile Camp Berlin 2020.
  3. However, we have an additional 20 ACB20 tickets reserved for workshop attendees who do not have a ticket for the conference yet. (There are no more public tickets available for the ACB20 at this moment.)
  4. The respective trainers provide all workshops. The Berlin Product People GmbH as the organizer of the Agile Camp Berlin 2020, is not involved in the organization of any workshops; any contract is between the workshop attendee and the respective trainer.
  5. Lastly, please also note that the Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I is a 2-day class and hence will take place on April 7-8, 2020; that is a week earlier than the one-day classes.

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27 Sprint Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams

TL; DR: 27 Sprint Anti-Patterns Holding Back Scrum Teams

Welcome to the Sprint anti-patterns article from our series on Scrum anti-patterns, covering not just the three Scrum roles, but also the stakeholders as well as the IT management.

Sprint Anti-Patterns — Age-of-Product.com

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Food for Agile Thought #230: XP w/ Kent Beck, Psychological Safety, Product Backlog Organization, Deliverables of Product Managers

TL; DR: Kent Beck, Psychological Safety—Food for Agile Thought #230

Welcome to the 230th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,326 peers. This week, we listen to Kent Beck, the XP creator; we get into the details of how agile leadership manifests itself, and we follow Dave Snowden analyzing a three-part-question popularized by Liberating Structures.

We also delve into the top ten deliverables of product managers; we embrace new ways of organizing our Product Backlogs, and we enjoy the deep-dive into the benefits of the north star framework.

Lastly, we ask what ‘psychological safety’ actually means in practice.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #229?

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Liberating Structures for Scrum (6): The Successful Scrum Master

TL; DR: The Successful Scrum Master Meetup

During the 19th Hands-on Agile meetup, 30-plus people addressed the path to becoming a successful Scrum Master or agile coach, following up on the “Scrum Master Career 2020 — Using Ecocycle Planning to Identify Opportunities” meetup we had in December 2019.

We used two Liberating Structures microstructures — Appreciative Interviews and Superpower Cakewalk — to delve into what lets us grow as professionals as well as individuals.

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