TL; DR: Success Metrics, Maker-User-Gap—Food for Agile Thought #293

Welcome to the 293rd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 31,307 peers. This week, we delve into why picking success metrics is so challenging yet critical, and Henrik Kniberg shares some vital insights after years of working with Spotify, LEGO, and Minecraft development. Also, we point at how sociotechnical architecture and systems thinking are key to enabling product thinking in organizations.

We then share an eight-step strategy workshop; we understand why ‘going deep’ is Stripe’s core product principle, and we wonder why some product managers hold on to timeline-based planning while product roadmaps have evolved so rapidly in recent years.

Lastly, we analyze the idea of ‘autonomy’ in the workplace, particularly regarding two challenges: the air sandwich and politics.

Food for Agile Thought #293: Success Metrics, Maker-User-Gap, Strategy and Outcomes, Stakeholder Map Templates — Age-of-Product.com

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Curtis Stanier (via Medium): Measuring Impact — Picking the success metrics in Product

Curtis Stanier delves into why picking the right metric to track success is both important and challenging.

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Henrik Kniberg (via Crisp): 📺 Minimize the gap between Maker and User

Henrik Kniberg shares some critical insights after years of working with Spotify, LEGO, and Minecraft development.

Eduardo da Silva: Sociotechnical Architecture as Enabler of Product Thinking

Eduardo da Silva’s article points at how sociotechnical architecture and systems thinking is key to enabling product thinking in organizations.

Jason Yip (via Medium): Why aligned autonomy is an ongoing struggle

Jason Yip delves into the idea of ‘autonomy’ in the workplace, particularly regarding two challenges: the air sandwich and politics.

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Charles Lambdin: Strategy and Outcomes

Charles Lambdin shares his approach to running an eight-step strategy workshop.

Ken Norton: Building Products at Stripe

Ken Norton interviews Michael Siliski on Stripe’s ‘going deep’ as its core product principle.

andrea saez (via Medium): Why are product managers still using a timeline?

Andrea Saez wonders why some product managers hold on to timeline-based planning while product roadmaps have evolved so rapidly in recent years.

📯 Three Wide-Spread Stakeholder Failures in 6:05 Minutes—Making Your Scrum Work #8

There are plenty of Scrum stakeholder failures. Given that Scrum is a framework with a precise and concise yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. While the Scrum Guide makes numerous references to stakeholders in Scrum, stakeholders themselves are no official role (accountability), no matter their crucial contribution to a Scrum team’s overall success.

Explore with me three widespread examples of how stakeholders fail their Scrum teams in three short video clips, totaling 6 minutes and 5 seconds.

Three Wide-Spread Stakeholder Failures in 6:05 Minutes—Making Your Scrum Work #8

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🛠 Tools & Measuring

(via Strategyzer): Why do corporations fail to hear disruption signals?

Strategyzer makes their Disruption Risk Assessment available so that you determine how healthy or at risk your business model is.

Shane Drumm: 13 Free Stakeholder Map Template in Word, PPT, Google & PDF

Shane Drumm lists 13 templates to support your learning effort to understand the importance of your organization’s different stakeholders.

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