Food for Agile Thought #136: Scrum Master Endgame, Cost Per Reasonable Decision, Survivorship Bias

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #136—shared with 16,018 peers—focuses the scrum master endgame or: when is it time for the coach to look for a new team?

We also learn why scrum and DevOps are practically made for each other, that we need to focus more on the cost of decision making, and how the unconscious application of a mental model may lead you in the wrong direction on your quest for product/market fit.

Lastly, we enjoy the ultimate checklist for corporate innovation projects—please, move fast and break things! (And do not forget the hoodies.)

Have a great week!

Food for Agile Thought #136: Scrum Master Endgame, Cost Per Reasonable Decision, Survivorship Bias



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John Cutler (via Hackernoon): Cost Per Reasonable Decision (CPRD)

John Cutler challenges you to figure out how much resources your decision process absorbs, moreover, whether it is worth its costs.

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