Food for Agile Thought #277

TL; DR: Scrum Product Goal, Psychological Safety — Food for Agile Thought #277

Welcome to the 277th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 30,112 peers.

This week, we delve into the Scrum Product Goal, and we address what happens to psychological safety when the leadership opens the pressure valve like in the case of Boeing. Also, enjoy an interview on how to build super-cohesive teams.

We then apply lessons learned from FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss to stakeholder management, and we are crossing the chasm with Geoffrey Moore: How do you drive innovation? Moreover, we explore defining objectives and key results for your product team.

Lastly, we appreciate a list of 76 prioritization frameworks, and we analyze the reasons for the fall of Kodak and what it means for product management.

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🏆 The Tip of the Week

📺 Roman Pichler (via Agile Bath & Bristol Jan 2021): Product Goals in Scrum

In this talk, Roman Pichler shares his view on how you can successfully apply Product Goals in a Scrum context: What are they, and where do they emanate?

Source: YouTube: 📺 Product Goals in Scrum (Agile Bath & Bristol Jan 2021)

Author: Roman Pichler

➿ Agile & Scrum

Jonathan Smart: Lack of Psychological Safety at Boeing

This article is an excerpt from the book “Sooner Safer Happier: Antipatterns and Patterns for Business Agility” by Jonathan Smart, with Myles Ogilvie, Zsolt Berend, and Simon Rohrer.

Source: Lack of Psychological Safety at Boeing

Authors: Jonathan Smart

Helen Bartimote (via Container Solutions): WTF Happens to Psychological Safety When the Pressure Is On?

Helen Bartimote details the dark side of leadership when excessive pressure pushes the culture of psychological safety to its brink and beyond.

Source: Container Solutions: WTF Happens to Psychological Safety When the Pressure Is On?

Author: Helen Bartimote

🎙 Richard Kasperowski and James Shore: How to Build Super-Cohesive Teams and Work with Joy?

Richard Kasperowski interviews James Shore, who co-created the Agile Fluency Model with Diana Larsen, on his mission.

Source: 🎙 James Shore: How to Build Super-Cohesive Teams and Work with Joy?

Authors: Richard Kasperowski and James Shore

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🎯 Product

Julee Everett (via Product Coalition): Six Tips: FBI Hostage Negotiation Techniques applied to Stakeholder Management

Julee Everett applies lessons learned from FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss to stakeholder management.

Source: Product Coalition: Six Tips: FBI Hostage Negotiation Techniques applied to Stakeholder Management

Author: Julee Everett

🎙 Daniel Elizalde and Geoffrey Moore: Crossing the Chasm: How to Effectively Drive Innovation

Daniel Elizalde asks Geoffrey Moore: How do you drive innovation?

Source: 🎙 Crossing the Chasm: How to Effectively Drive Innovation with Geoffrey Moore

Authors: Daniel Elizalde and Geoffrey Moore

Ken Norton: 10x Not 10% — Product management by orders of magnitude

Ken Norton delves into the decline of Kodak, pointing at the failure of its leadership to acquire a moonshot mentality to save the company from demise.

Source: 10x Not 10% — Product management by orders of magnitude

Author: Ken Norton

🛠 Tools & Measuring

Jordan Lamborn (via Product Coalition): How to Prioritize Features and Projects: Here’s the Ultimate List of Prioritization Frameworks

Jordan Lamborn shares the latest version of his list of prioritization frameworks, now with 76 methods.

Source: Product Coalition: How to Prioritize Features and Projects: Here’s the Ultimate List of Prioritization Frameworks

Author: Jordan Lamborn

(via productboard): Defining objectives and key results for your product team

Winston Christie-Blick takes us step by step through the process of defining valid OKRs for your team.

Source: productboard: Defining objectives and key results for your product team

📯 The Scrum Master Job (1): 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients

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Food for Agile Thought #277: Scrum Product Goal, Psychological Safety, Stakeholder Management à la FBI, 76 Prioritization Frameworks was first published on Age-of-Product.com.

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