Food for Agile Thought #176

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #176 covers a study on personality traits suited for agile team building; we go through the stages of adopting self-management as an organization, and we listen to the professor who coined the term “psychological safety” to realize why it has become an essential building block for organizational success.

Also, we ask whether the rush to ship a new product as soon as possible to gather feedback has become untenable; we dive into determining product value, and we understand the particularities of product management from a new viewpoint.

Lastly, we learn more about the educational challenges agile coaches face themselves.

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🏆 The Essential Read

📖 Dave West (via McKinsey & Company): How to select and develop individuals for successful agile teams: A practical guide

McKinsey and Scrum.org published the results of a study on how to discover personality traits and values that help agile teams bloom.

Source: McKinsey & Company: 📖 How to select and develop individuals for successful agile teams: A practical guide

Author: Dave West

Agile, Psychological Safety & Scrum

🎙 Amy Edmondson (via Harvard Business Review): Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

This podcast is an interview with HBS professor Amy Edmondson, who first identified the concept of psychological safety in work teams back in 1999.

Source: Harvard Business Review: 🎙 Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Author: Amy Edmondson

🎙 Lyssa Adkins and Halim Dunsky (via InfoQ): The State of Agile Coaching and the Competencies Coaches Need to Build

Shane Hastie talks to Lyssa Adkins and Halim Dunsky about the current state of agile coaching, and the competencies and skills that coaches need to develop.

Source: InfoQ: 🎙The State of Agile Coaching and the Competencies Coaches Need to Build

Authors: Lyssa Adkins and Halim Dunsky

(via fitzii): What it’s Really Like to Transition into Self-Management

Based on the four-year-long experience at fitzii, Edwin Jansen dives into the stages of adopting self-management.

Source: fitzii: What it’s Really Like to Transition into Self-Management

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Product & Lean

Hemant Taneja (via Harvard Business Review): The Era of ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ Is Over

Hemant Taneja claims that putting our products into consumers’ hands as fast as possible is increasingly untenable.

Source: Harvard Business Review: The Era of ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ Is Over

Author: Hemant Taneja

Suelyn Yu (via uxdesign.cc): Reflections from a designer turned product manager: 6 unexpected differences

Reflections from a designer turned product manager: 6 unexpected differences
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Suelyn Yu transitioned from design to product management. Here is what she observed.

Source: uxdesign.cc: Reflections from a designer turned product manager: 6 unexpected differences

Author: Suelyn Yu

Tyler Shaddix: Product Value: Hands, Shovel, or Tractor?

Product Value: Hands, Shovel, or Tractor?
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Tyler Shaddix shares both his evident as well as non-obvious ways to think about product value.

Source: Product Value: Hands, Shovel, or Tractor?

Author: Tyler Shaddix

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

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