TL; DR: FAST Agile, OKRs’ Dark Side—Food for Agile Thought #289

Welcome to the 289th edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 31,016 peers. This week, we delve into FAST Agile to fill the gap for a purely complex agile method. We examine the Boeing 737 Max crashes through the lens of industry and corporate culture, and we point at OKRs’ dark side—their dual-use nature and the inherent prospective misuse potential in the hands of traditional performance management protagonists.

We then share the open-source template of the ‘Product Management Competency Framework;’ we explore the topic of design justice, and we enjoy a teacher’s story of breaking into product management without a CS degree.

Lastly, we point at the pre-requisits of shifting from a traditional management style to genuinely remote leadership, from remote-first to avoiding the rookie mistake of applying controlling tools.

Food for Agile Thought #289: FAST Agile, OKRs’ Dark Side, PM Competency Framework, Breaking into Product Management —Age-of-Product.com

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Ron Quartel (via Medium): There’s a New Kid on the Agile Block — FAST Agile

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➿ Agile & Scrum

Bill George (via Harvard Business Review): What Went Wrong with the Boeing 737 Max?

Harvard Business School professor Bill George examines the Boeing 737 Max crashes through the lens of industry and corporate culture.

Molood Ceccarelli (via InfoQ): Moving from Collocated Management to Remote Leadership

Molood Ceccarelli points at the pre-requisits of shifting from a traditional management style to genuinely remote leadership, from remote-first to avoiding the rookie mistake of applying controlling tools.

Anthony Sciamanna (via Industrial Logic): Collective Code Ownership and Conway’s Law

Anthony Sciamanna details how collective code ownership can bear fruit in enterprises and multi-team software organizations.

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🎯 Product

Brendan Marsh (via Mind The Product): Making Product Management growth a team effort

Brendan Marsh shares the open-source template of the ‘Product Management Competency Framework,’ supporting individual and team conversations about your growth as a Product Manager.

Teresa Torres: 📺 Rethinking Product Discovery with Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Mind

Teresa Torres shares her talk at IndustryConf, exploring the topic of design justice.

Jenny Wolochow (via ProductCraft): You don’t need a technical background to be a PM. I’m proof.

Jenny Wolochow shares her story of breaking into product management as a teacher, as you can develop the skills necessary to become a PM in other ways than by obtaining a CS degree.

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🛠 Tools & Measuring

Antoinette Weibel (via Corporate Rebels): The Dark Side Of OKRs (And Why We Should Care)

Antoinette Weibel names a significant challenge of OKRs: its dual-use nature and the inherent prospective misuse potential in the hands of traditional performance management protagonists.

Steve Blank (via Medium): A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

Steve Blank shares a guest post of Shawn Carolan, introducing the MVP Tree to break down your mission into more manageable chunks based on the author’s experience in coaching hundreds of startups.

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