Food for Agile Thought #272

TL; DR: Awesome Remote Teams, Agile Iron Triangle — Food for Agile Thought #272

Welcome to the 272nd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 28,937 peers. This week, we embrace a set of lessons learned, tools, and practices for awesome remote teams. We also address the necessary buy-in to an agile transformation’s underlying philosophy, and we revisit the once-popular project management tool that still might be beneficial in the age of agility.

We then analyze the difference between product management and Product Ownership; we identify product-driven companies’ cultural principles, and we reflect on why so many product teams end up in the feature factory.

Lastly, we delve into the ‘one-[framework]-fits-all’ myth of agile transformation approaches.

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🏆 The Tip of the Week: Awesome Remote Teams

Richard Kasperowski: Your Remote Team Actually Can Be Awesome

Richard Kasperowski shares an excellent set of lessons learned, tools, and practices for distributed teams — ignore at your peril.

Source: Your Remote Team Actually Can Be Awesome

Author: Richard Kasperowski

Agile & Scrum

James Shore: Invest in Agility

James Shore shares another chapter of his upcoming book ‘The Art of Agile Development, Second Edition.’ This chapter addresses the necessary buy-in to an agile transformation’s underlying philosophy.

Source: Invest in Agility

Author: James Shore

(via UX Collective): The iron triangle and Agile

Raj Nagappan revisits the once-popular project management tool that still might be beneficial in the age of agility.

Source: UX Collective: The iron triangle and Agile

Eric Willeke (via Business Agility Institute): Fit-for-Purpose Agility: There Is No ‘One True Agile’

Eric Willeke tackles the ‘one-[framework]-fits-all’ myth of agile transformation approaches.

Source: Business Agility Institute: Fit-for-Purpose Agility: There Is No ‘One True Agile’

Author: Eric Willeke

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Product

Doug Talbot (via InfoQ): The Complexity of Product Management and Product Ownership

Douglas Talbot analyzes the difference between product management and Product Ownership.

Source: InfoQ: The Complexity of Product Management and Product Ownership

Author: Douglas Talbot

(via UX Collective): Culture in high-performing product organizations

Afonso Franco identifies the cultural principles of product-driven companies.

Source: UX Collective: Culture in high-performing product organizations

John Cutler: The Curse of “Success” Metrics

John Cutler reflects on why so many product teams end up in the feature factory.

Source: The Curse of “Success” Metrics

Author: John Cutler

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Stefan Wolpers

I have worked for 16-plus years as anScrum Master, Product Owner, and agile coach. Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org.