Food for Agile Thought’s issue #107—shared with 11,115 peers—covers the change of mind of a design thinking skeptic, quick fix agile, and high-performance Agile.
We gain insight into why agile and DevOps are made for each other, and we get a fascinating report on Facebook’s continuous delivery practices.
Lastly, we turn again to product discovery and its various traps: from leading questions in user interviews to chasing the wrong product metrics.
Have a great week!
🏆 The Tip of the Week
Medium): How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Design Thinking(via
Beyond Post-its: Christina Wodtke on the magic of design thinking as an approach to product and service innovation.
Quick Fix Agile & Scrum
Hacker Noon): Extra Strength 5-hour AGILE(via
John Cutler discusses 5-hours agile, also know as quick fix agile or ‘we need to go faster right now’ agile.
GitHub): Transitioning to Management: Building Products and Startups, and Managing Managers(via
Lauri Apple aggregated a very useful list of articles on building products and startups and managing managers.
Wave 2 of Agile: Living Agile for High Performanceand :
Michael Sahota points at that we know that the high performance comes from being agile. The question is: How do we get there?
Facebook): Rapid release at massive scale(via
Chuck Rossi describes how continuous delivery works at Facebook.
InfoQ): Merging Agile and DevOps(via
James Betteley dissects the requirements to join agile practices such as Scrum and DevOps successfully.
TechBeacon): Dev team velocity: Are you doing it wrong?(via
Matthew Heusser analyzes why the concept of velocity in software development goes wrong so frequently, and how to fix it.
Product & Lean
UserVoice): Focus on the Metrics that Matter: Identifying Your Product’s Key Metrics and KPIs(via
Heather McCloskey stresses the importance of focussing on the right data to collect, not just any data.
(via WhatUsersDo): What are 'leading questions' in UX tests and how can you avoid them?
Becca Kennedy on leading questions that can cloud your UX test.
(via Mind The Product): Hassen Karaa - Building a Successful Enterprise Product: Think Beyond the Features
Hassen Karaa defines in this talk four fundamental principles of how to build enterprise products successfully.
Front Row Agile): The Product Roadmap as a Driver for Innovation and Engagement(via
Paulo Rebelo details how a product roadmap links organization strategy to tactical actions.
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