Food for Agile Thought’s issue #134—shared with 15,621 peers—focuses on agile failure patterns in organizations, at the leadership and the operational level.
We also learn new tricks how to deal with unexpected work during a sprint, which might come handy when agile coaching by virtual reality techniques finally overcomes the Manifesto’s face-to-face mantra. Supposedly, that will happen in a few years time.
Lastly, we revisit the fate of Yahoo where having the best and brightest at the right place at the right time did not prevent Yahoo’s decline and—ultimately—demise.
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🏆 The Tip of the Week
Fast Company): The Glory That Was Yahoo(via
Dan Tynan chronicles the rise and fall of Yahoo—the proof that being good at product discovery does not guarantee long-term success.
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Agile Failure Patterns & Scrum
Medium): Strategies for Handling Unplanned Work During Sprint(via
Kiryl Baranoshnik suggests actionable steps how to deal with an unexpected extra workload during a sprint.
InfoQ): Virtual Reality Will Disrupt Agile Coaching and Training(via
Michael de la Maza and Elena Vassilieva believe that the Manifesto’s emphasis on face-to-face interaction is hindering innovative coaching techniques.
Scrum.org): Twenty Top Fails in Executive Agile Leadership(via
Ian Mitchell shares detailed failure patterns at the leadership level of organizations when those try to become agile.
📯 Agile Failure Patterns in Organizations 2.0
Agile failure seems to be increasingly more prominent nowadays despite all the efforts undertaken by numerous organization embarking on their journeys to become agile. The funny thing is: Who would disagree that the four core principles of the Agile Manifesto are derived from applying common sense to a challenging problem? How come then that becoming ‘agile’ seems to be failing so often?
Read more: Agile Failure Patterns in Organizations 2.0.
Product & Lean
InfoQ): Fixing Agile Product Ownership(via
Shane Hastie reports on Jeff Patton’s Agile India keynote in which he claims that agile development screws up product management.
Hackernoon): Killing the Product Development Assembly Line(via
Lisa Zhu encourages including the design and engineering people during product creation.
Amplitude Blog): 10 Steps To Get You Started with Behavioral Analytics(via
Sandhya Hegde shares a comprehensive introduction to behavioral analytics to help you better understand your customers.
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