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TL; DR: Kent Beck, Psychological Safety—Food for Agile Thought #230

Welcome to the 230th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,326 peers. This week, we listen to Kent Beck, the XP creator; we get into the details of how agile leadership manifests itself, and we follow Dave Snowden analyzing a three-part-question popularized by Liberating Structures.

We also delve into the top ten deliverables of product managers; we embrace new ways of organizing our Product Backlogs, and we enjoy the deep-dive into the benefits of the north star framework.

Lastly, we ask what ‘psychological safety’ actually means in practice.

Did you miss last week’s Food for Agile Thought’s issue #229 ?

Food for Agile Thought #230: XP w/ Kent Beck, Psychological Safety, Product Backlog Organization, Deliverables of Product Managers —

🏆 The Tip of the Week: Kent Beck

Kent Beck (via The Agile Revolution): 🎙 Extreme Programming & 3X Explained with Kent Beck

In this podcast, Craig and Tony interview Kent Beck, the creator of Extreme Programming.

Agile & Scrum

Jeremy Renwick (via InfoQ): 📺 Agile Leadership in Practice

Jeremy Renwick covers the practicalities of agile leadership from mental models to empowerment to organizational design.

Richard Kasperowski: I Feel Unsafe Here! How to Embrace Conflict

Richard Kasperowski explains why ‘psychological safety’ does not mean the absence of constructive conflict.

Dave Snowden (via Cognitive Edge): Wherefore, part the first

Dave Snowden takes a look at ‘What? So What? Now What?’ popularized w/ Liberating Structures.

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Product & Lean

Sachin Rekhi: The Top 10 Deliverables of Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi shares the most important deliverables for product managers across each of the four dimensions of product management.

Ant Murphy (via Product Coalition): 8 Different Ways to Organize Your Backlog to Make it More Impactful

Ant Murphy lists eight inspiring ways to organize your Product Backlog beyond a list in Excel.

John Cutler (via Amplitude): 📺 How 3 Product Teams Found Their North Star Metric

In this webinar replay, John Cutler and guests discuss why three teams decided to use the north star framework and how this impacted product success.

Liberating Structures for Scrum (6): The Successful Scrum Master

During the 19th Hands-on Agile meetup, 30-plus people addressed the path to becoming a successful Scrum Master or agile coach, following up on the “Scrum Master Career 2020 — Using Ecocycle Planning to Identify Opportunities ” meetup we had in December 2019.

We used two Liberating Structures microstructures — Appreciative Interviews and Superpower Cakewalk — to delve into what lets us grow as professionals as well as individuals.

The Successful Scrum Master — Hands-on Agile #19

Read more: Liberating Structures for Scrum (6): The Successful Scrum Master .

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🗞 Last Week’s Food for Agile Thought Edition

Read more: Food for Agile Thought #229: Traumatic Agile, Measuring Transformations, Experiments at Pinterest, Absurd Design Sprints .

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