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.
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.
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.
(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.
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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.
Author: Hemant Taneja
Suelyn Yu (via uxdesign.cc): Reflections from a designer turned product manager: 6 unexpected differences
Suelyn Yu transitioned from design to product management. Here is what she observed.
Author: Suelyn Yu
Tyler Shaddix: Product Value: Hands, Shovel, or Tractor?
Tyler Shaddix shares both his evident as well as non-obvious ways to think about product value.
Author: Tyler Shaddix
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Food for Agile Thought #176: Psychological Safety, Agile Team Building, No More Move Fast & Break Things? was first published on Age-of-Product.com.