Food for Agile Thought #222
TL; DR: Agile Coaching Spotify Style, Empathy w/ Engineers — Food for Agile Thought #222
Food for Agile Thought’s issue #222 addresses agile coaching Spotify style; we come back to technical debt — a never-ending story — , and we listen to a take on what high-performing engineering teams need.
We also learn how to empathize with engineers as a product manager; we pick up a formula on how to measure product/market fit, and we dive into seven likely cases of internal (product) politics.
Lastly, we dare to ask: what is sociocracy, and what is it good for?
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Agile & Scrum
📺 Lisa van Gelder (via The Lead Developer): The four components of high performing teams
Beyond architecture & tech stack, Lisa van Gelder shares the four things she believes necessary to create great teams.
Author: Lisa van Gelder
Allen Holub: Technical Debt
Allen Holub revisits one of this newsletter’s favorite topics.
Source: Technical Debt
Author: Allen Holub
(via Sociocracy For All): What is sociocracy, and do you need it?
Ted Rau explains the basic concept of sociocracy as a governance system.
📯 Scrum Master Career 2020 — Using Ecocycle Planning to Identify Opportunities
Last week, about 30 members of the Hands-on Agile community in Berlin came together to identify opportunities for personal and professional growth for the coming year, using Liberating Structures’ Ecocycle Planning in the process, to further your Scrum Master career 2020. Read on and learn in this post what opportunities you have to advance your career as a Scrum Master or agile coach in the next year.
Product & Lean
(via Product Manager HQ): Empathizing with Engineers
Clement Kao summarizes his learnings as a product manager on how to collaborate best with engineers.
Oleg Yakubenkov: What is product/market fit and how to measure PMF
Oleg Yakubenkov shares his proven formula on how to measure when product/market fit is achieved.
Author: Oleg Yakubenkov
Shaun Juncal (via ProductPlan): Internal Politics Situations You Will Encounter as a Product Manager
Shaun Juncal outlines seven internal politics situations a product manager may likely encounter.
Author: Shaun Juncal
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