TL; DR: Self-Organization Does Not Work, Tools Don’t Matter — Food for Agile Thought #282
Welcome to the 282nd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 30,507 peers. This week, we learn why self-organization does not work when your goal is creating a high-performance organization. We receive a free ebook on how to shift an organization’s focus from projects to products, and we ask: How much lean is in today’s “Agile?”
We then figure out how to breathe life into your Product (Development) Backlog by removing all ideas from it; we get advice on dealing with the executor, the manager, and the visionary among founders, and we address product managers’ obsession with tools.
Lastly, we discuss pragmatic, proven, and sometimes counter-intuitive approaches to develop faster.
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Michael Mahlberg and Johanna Rothman (via Agile Alliance): How Much Lean is in Today’s “Agile”?
Johanna Rothman and Michael Mahlberg noticed very little lean thinking in many supposedly agile endeavors. What is behind this discovery?
📺 (via InfoQ): Momentum > Urgency and Other Counter-intuitive Principles for Increasing Velocity
Elisabeth Hendrickson discusses pragmatic, proven, and sometimes counter-intuitive approaches to develop faster.
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Liz Love (via ProdPad): 3 Ways to Introduce an Agile Product Development Process
Liz Love details how to breathe life into your Product (Development) Backlog by removing all ideas from it — your Product Backlog is about delivering, not discovery or ideation.
Author: Liz Love
Shaw Li: Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Early Stage Startup Founders.
Shaw Li shares hands-on advice on dealing with the executor, the manager, and the visionary among founders. (The know-it-all is missing, though.)
Author: Shaw Li
Mario Moreira: Requirements Tree: Focusing your efforts on the highest value work
Mario Moreira suggests visualizing various requirements with a tree-shape structure to create a shared understanding among team members.
Author: Mario Moreira
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Food for Agile Thought #282: Self-Organization Does Not Work, Tools Don’t Matter, Projects to Products (Ebook), 3 Ways to Agile Product Creation was first published on Age-of-Product.com.