Food for Agile Thought’s issue #121—shared with 13,152 peers—travels back in time, illuminating the Agile Manifesto history. We learn how Scrum and Lean UX complement each other, and why software development frameworks could be labeled ‘collective fiction.’
We also improve our understanding of learning organizations and how Sociocracy 3.0 contributes to their creation. Hiten Shah shares five mental models that help grow a product, and Mind the Product makes a compelling offer to binge-watch product talks.
Lastly, I published the last post from the Scrum anti-patterns series; there are now 160-plus of them. This article addresses the majority of the readers of this newsletter: Scrum Masters.
Have a great week!
🏆 The Tip of the Week: Agile Manifesto History
The Atlantic): The Winter Getaway That Turned the Software World Upside Down(via
Caroline Mimbs Nyce looks back at the origin story of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.
Agile & Scrum
Scrum.org): Scrum and Hypothesis Driven Developmentand (via
Dave West interviews Jeff Gothelf how Scrum and Lean UX complement each other.
My 20-Year Experience of Software Development Methodologies:
Ian Miell looks back at software development frameworks from a Yuval Harari-inspired perspective: that humans require ‘collective fiction.’
AgileByExample): Agile, decentralized Learning Organizations With Sociocracy 3.0(via
James Priest—co-founder & steward of Sociocracy 3.0—shares success stories how S3 helped create agile, decentralized learning organizations.
📯 Scrum Master Anti-Patterns
Scrum Master Anti-Patterns: The reasons why scrum masters violate the spirit of the Scrum Guide are multi-faceted. They run from ill-suited personal traits and the pursuit of individual agendas to frustration with the team itself.
Product & Lean
Hackernoon): 5 Mental Models that Help Product Managers Acquire and Retain Users(via
Hiten Shah shares some of the mental models he has found most valuable for each stage of growing a product.
Key Best Practices for Using Customer Feedback:
Daniel Zacarias recommends practices how to turn customer feedback into product improvements.
Mind The Product): 6 Years of Amazing Product Talks(via
Martin Eriksson shares the entire (video) library of talks from Mind the Product.
📕 Now Available: ‘How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master’
Scrum Master Career: How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master: From Job Ads to Your Trial Day — Learn How to Pick the Right Employer or Client details how Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches can systematically identify suitable employers or clients to avoid mismatches and disappointments at a later stage. If you are planning a career move into the Scrum Master profession, don’t miss out on these tips.
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