Food for Agile Thought #120: Agile Trends, Throughput, High-Performance Teams and Organizations

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #120—shared with 12,993 peers—focuses on agile trends as we have a look at the latest edition of ThoughtWork’s Tech Radar as well as at the domains of business agility in the 21. Century.

We also point at suitable agile metrics beyond velocity and at moments that reveal you’re a lucky member of a high-performing team.

Lastly, we learn how to apply product management principles to internal products, and how to make the best out of customer feedback.

Have a great week!

Food for Agile Thought #120: Agile Trends, Throughput, High-Performance Teams and Organizations


🏆 The Tip of the Week

(via ThoughtWorks): Macro trends in the tech industry

ThoughtWorks published the latest version of its Technology Radar, an opinionated look at what’s happening in the enterprise tech world.

Agile Trends & Scrum

Evan Leybourn: Domains of Business Agility

Evan Leybourn shares a pragmatic model for the next generation of market-leading organizations.

Peter Merel (via XSCALE Alliance): Continuous Throughput – The Principles of Agile Organization

Peter Merel explains that you cannot optimize what you don't measure. Traditional Agile metrics, though, tell only half the story.

John Cutler (via Hacker Noon): 25 Hints You’re Working on a High Performing Team

Another classic-to-be listicle by John Cutler on what indicates a great team.

Product & Lean

Black Swan Farming: Internal Product Management: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Joshua James applies product management to “internal products” and considers this to be sometimes a bit strange.

Barry O'Reilly (via Mind The Product): How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale

Barry O'Reilly explains why management processes of the 20th century running on top of management ideas from the 19th century do not work well with 21st century technology.

Daniel Zacarias: Conversations on Customer Feedback

Daniel Zacarias compiled 13 conversations with leading product people on how to handle customer feedback best.

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