TL; DR: Agile’s Demise, Big Scale Digital Transformations—Food for Agile Thought #232
Welcome to the 232nd edition of the Food for Agile Thought newsletter, shared with 25,623 peers. This week, we look back at ‘Agile’ and ask yourselves: Are the rumors of its demise exaggerated? We also get the inside view of a large scale digital transition of a traditional engineering corporation.
We then explore the perils of being probably too data-driven; we learn how to drive innovation from Mr. Business Model Canvas, and we take ten essential rules of team objectives to heart.
Lastly, we sharpen our tools to overcome any disengagement of team members and continue our Scrum anti-patterns series, focusing on stakeholders.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
O'Reilly Radar): The death of Agile?(via
Mike Loukides delves into the claim that Agile is “dead”—which appears with predictable regularity. So, is Agile dead?
Agile’s Demise & Scrum
InfoQ): 📺 Agile 18 Years Later(via
Jason Little explores patterns of the last 18 years using data from all 13 Version One State of Agile surveys and opinionates that Agile has evolved as any other set of ideas.
(via ThoughtWorks): Mastering Digital Transformation: A Case Study (Part 1)
Martin Kramer and Martin Milcke share insights into how automobile manufacturer Daimler AG uses agile methods to advance its digital transformation.
YouTube): 📺 [Beyond Self-Organization: How To Energize People & Teamsand (via
In this video workshop with Michael Sahota, you will learn how to identify and overcome team member disengagement.
📅 Professional Scrum Master Training PSM I — Berlin, April 7-8, 2020
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Product & Lean
(via ManoMano_Tech): Is being too data-driven dangerous?
Pierre Fournier lists seven risks of being reliant on data without critical reflection.
The Full Ratchet): 🎙 The Ultimate Testing Framework(via
Alex Osterwalder and Nick Moran discuss how to best test new business ideas while keeping a balance of testing hypotheses and execution.
Marty Cagan summarizes his blog series on team objectives, stating ten essential keys to their effectiveness.
📯 32 Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns
Learn how individual incentives and outdated organizational structures — fostering personal agendas and local optimization efforts — manifest themselves in Scrum stakeholder anti-patterns which easily can impede any agile transition.
Read more: 32 Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns.
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