Food for Agile Thought’s issue #113—shared with 12,181 peers—covers scaling Spotify, why technical debt gets out of control, how to go faster, and that customer centricity requires changes to the organization.
We also have a look at ‘Cost of Delay’ as a concept and learn that buildings MVPs might be counterproductive, and to make (product) decisions without a doubt.
Lastly, Hiten Shah considers Trello a failure—find out why.
Have a great week!
🏆 The Tip of the Week: Scaling Spotify
Crisp): Scaling Agile @ LEGO and Spotify(via
Henrik Kniberg shares his slides “Scaling Agile @ LEGO and Spotify.”
Agile & Scrum
Technical debt – or technical bankruptcy?:
Leon Tranter analyses the reasons that technical debt gets out of control, and “developers suck” is not one of them.
GOTO Conferences): Forget Velocity, Let's Talk Acceleration(via
Jessica Kerr at GOTO 2017 on how to do the most useful work to go faster.
Creating A Customer-Driven Product Machine:
David Cancel points out that being ‘customer-driven’ requires ownership, autonomy, and cross-functionality.
Leading Agile): Cost of Delay. What does it mean? Prioritize your backlog and maximize ROI.(via
Jim Hayden explains the ‘Cost of Delay’ concept and its usefulness to prioritize a product backlog.
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Product & Lean
Want To Build An Incredible Product? Strive For The Delta Of ‘Wow’:
Wayne Chang does not believe in the ‘minimum viable product’ mantra—you only get one chance to make a great impression.
First Round Capital): Make Product Decisions Without Doubt—My Lessons from Twitter and Slack(via
Paul Rosania dissects four fundamental product changes and the tactics he used to power through the doubt that accompanied them.
ThoughtWorks): Developer Dogfooding Is not User Researchand (via
Suzie Prince and Emily Luke urge to include developers in the design research process.
Why Trello Failed to Build a $1 Billion+ Business:
Hiten Shah talks about the opportunity that Trello missed, and what it could have done instead.