Food for Agile Thought #261

TL; DR: Business Agility 2020, How to Succeed w/ Agility — Food for Agile Thought #261

Welcome to the 261st edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 27,344 peers. This week, we are curious about the state of business agility 2020; we delve into a new recipe to succeed with agility, and we check the benefits that developers derive from estimating their work.

We then abandon the label ‘MVP,’ probably to embrace the ‘Maximum Viable Product.’ We also revisit Ben Horowitz’s famous quote from 20 years ago: Are product managers really the CEO of their product?

Lastly, we applaud a new initiative to develop a code of ethical conduct to raise agile coaching standards.

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🏆 The Tip of the Week: Business Agility 2020

📖 (via Business Agility Institute): Download the 2020 Business Agility Report

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Source: 📖 Business Agility Institute: Download the 2020 Business Agility Report

Agile & Scrum

David J Anderson (via David J Anderson School of Management): New Recipe for Success

Derived from developing the Kanban Maturity Model, David J Anderson creates a new recipe for success with agility.

Source: David J Anderson School of Management: New Recipe for Success

Author: David J Anderson

Mike Cohn: You have nothing to lose & a lot to gain from good estimating

Mike Cohn delves into the benefits of estimating for developers.

Source: You have nothing to lose & a lot to gain from good estimating.

Author: Mike Cohn

Shane Hastie and Craig Smith (via Agile Alliance): Identifying a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching

Shane Hastie and Craig Smith introduce an initiative to develop a code of ethical conduct to raise agile coaching standards.

Source: Agile Alliance: Identifying a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching

Authors: Shane Hastie and Craig Smith

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Product & Lean

Rich Mironov: I’ve abandoned MVP

Rich Mironov advocates abandoning the label ‘MVP’ from all documents, presentations, and talks.

Source: I’ve abandoned MVP

Author: Rich Mironov

Mr Joe Leech: Introducing Maximum Viable Product (MaxVP)

Joe Leech believes it is now time to define a Maximum Viable Product (MaxVP).

Source: Introducing Maximum Viable Product (MaxVP)

Author: Joe Leech

Jeff Gothelf: Are product managers really the CEO’s of their product? 5 product leaders weigh in.

Jeff Gothelf revisits Ben Horowitz’s famous quote from 20 years ago.

Source: Are product managers really the CEO’s of their product? 5 product leaders weigh in.

Author: Jeff Gothelf

📯 11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics during an Agile Transition

Stakeholder communication: It is simply not enough for an agile product development organization to create great code and ship the resulting product like a clockwork.

It would help if you also talked about it, particularly at the beginning of your endeavor to becoming a learning organization. Marketing your journey to the rest of the organization — and thus securing their support, collaboration, and buy-in — is a critical success factor to step up the transformation game: You want to become agile, not “do agile.”

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Food for Agile Thought #261: Business Agility 2020, How to Succeed w/ Agility, Drop the MVP Label, Still the CEO of Your Product? was first published on Age-of-Product.com.

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