Food for Agile Thought’s issue #126—shared with 14,145 peers—covers the state of agile engineering in 2018, why creating and nurturing a groundswell of enthusiasm is essential for an agile transition, and what organizations need to focus on in search of (agile) excellence.
We then learn how any product-oriented organization can create a culture of experimentation and why the velocity of experimentation is probably not a vanity metric. Apropos metrics: there is a new list with anti-patterns available.
Lastly, McKinsey seems to get serious about ‘agile.’ Check out the trademarks McKinsey identified in all agile organizations and let me know your opinion in the comments.
Have a great week!
🏆 The Essential Read: State of Agile Engineering 2018
InfoQ): Engineering Culture and Methods InfoQ Trends Report(via
Shane Hastie reports on the results of the latest ‘Engineering Culture and Methods Report’—an agile approach to software development is now the norm.
Agile Engineering & Scrum
In praise of SWARMing:
Dan North on the importance of creating and nurturing a groundswell of enthusiasm to become agile.
(via McKinsey & Company): The five trademarks of agile organizations
McKinsey describes the five essential elements of Agile organizations of any size and across industries.
Corporate Rebels): Talking Bullshit With Management Guru Tom Peters(via
The Corporate Rebels interview Tom Peters—acclaimed author of ‘In Search of Excellence.’
Product & Lean
In Defense of Experiment Velocity:
Tristan Kromer responds to the notion that ‘experiment velocity’ is a vanity metric and, therefore, easy to game.
(via Taplytics): How to Build an Experimentation Culture
The folks at Taplytics created a hands-on guide on how to establish a culture of running experiments.
Hackernoon): Measurement Malpractice(via
John Cutler shares another large list with familiar anti-patterns—this time addressing the fetish around metrics.
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