Food for Agile Thought’s issue #109—shared with 11,473 peers—reveals agile metrics secrets, how to avoiding strangling innovation in your organization and asks: “Is Agile Doomed” as more agile tribes and factions appear.
We also share the best learnings from Mind the Product London 2017, how any organization can ‘speed up’ in the race of delivering value, and why falling in love with your ideas is not helpful in that respect.
Lastly, we understand how scaling Agile can work without sacrificing everything it stands for along the way — there is a short new introduction to Large-Scale Scrum available. (Thanks to Craig and Bas for organizing the LeSS Conference 2017 last week!)
Have a great week!
🏆 The Tip of the Week
Mind The Product): What we Learned at Mind the Product London 2017(via
Martin Eriksson summarizes the most important learnings from Mind the Product London 2017.
Agile Metrics Secrets & Scrum
Agile Uprising): The Balkanization of Agile(via
Jay Hrcsko believes that the “cracks” in our unified façade are starting to show, that the balkanization of “Agile” in on its way, and that failure might be imaginable.
(via Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute): Three Secrets to Successful Agile Metrics
Will Hayes of the SEI Agile in Government team shares his learnings on agile metrics secrets from 26 years of participating in agile software projects for US government agencies.
Read more on agile metrics: Agile Metrics — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right:
Steve Blank suggests how to deal with the tidal wave of unfiltered ideas from within an organization without killing innovation in the process.
(via LeSS): Introduction to LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)
A brand-new animation introducing the core principles of Large-Scale Scrum — or LeSS.
HelloFresh Is Hiring Agile Coaches in Berlin
We’re hiring a couple of Agile Coaches (or enthusiast learners) at HelloFresh in Berlin. Over the past 6 months we’ve been undergoing an Agile transformation and have pretty extensively blogged about it.
Learn more about the position and apply here to become an Agile Coach for HelloFresh.
Note: We’ll also support visa applications with this role.
Are you interested in advertising a position in Food for Agile Thought? Let me know: Stefan at Age of Product.
Product & Lean
Hacker Noon): How Do We Go Faster?(via
John Cutler provides another epic list of issues that prevent organizations from delivering innovation and value “faster.”
Addressing executive swoop-ins:
Julie Zhuo addresses executive intervention: how to arrive at a good solution and bridge the gap between your team and your managers.
Strategyzer): How Customers Adopt Products(via
Alex Osterwalder points at the Forces Diagram that helps you understand why customers may or may not switch to a new value proposition or solution.
Mind the Product London 2017: How Compare and Contrast Decisions Lead to Better Product Outcomes:
Teresa Torres on falling in love with your ideas, not considering enough (other) ideas, and how an outcome opportunity tree helps with prioritization.
Product Habits): Story points, t-shirt sizing and time buckets: How tech companies do engineering estimates(via
Hiten Shah ran a survey about how we handle engineering estimates.