Food for Agile Thought #447: Effective Product Teams, Coaching Mastery, Fixing the Double Diamond, Athletic Agile

Stefan Wolpers
Food for Agile Thought
10 min readJun 14, 2024

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TL; DR: Effective Product Teams, Coaching Mastery — Food for Agile Thought #447

Welcome to the 447th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 42,561 peers. This week, John Cutler explores how effective product teams prioritize customer interactions, data-driven decisions, and collaboration over estimations and internal requests. Shreyas Doshi clarifies that mastery-level coaching focuses on self-awareness and transformative leadership, and Sjoerd Nijland shares strategies for transforming teams through self-management and accountability. Also, Francis Laleman examines the crucial Scrum values that build trust and support empirical pillars, and Ari Tikka emphasizes creating a culture of Trust, Care, and Love for team success and psychological safety in diverse environments.

Next, Arne Kittler underscores the necessity of clarity for product managers, offering practical steps for vision, strategy, and priority alignment. At the same time, Lenny Rachitsky presents 27 examples of using the AI-powered search engine Perplexity to enhance growth strategies and market research, and Roman Pichler details a four-step process for adopting outcome-based product roadmaps. Moreover, Janna Bastow highlights the importance of feedback analysis and AI tools for transforming user interactions into strategic insights.

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Stefan Wolpers
Food for Agile Thought

I have worked for 18-plus years as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, and agile coach. Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org.