Food for Agile Thought’s issue #141—shared with 17,129 peers—analyzes why ‘agile’ is the most important social technology since Taylorism. Although, the proxy discussion of ‘outcome vs. output’ raging in many organizations signals that organizational debt is still a wide-spread issue.
We also cover the latest opportunities that innovative technology provides—unless your organization suffers from the not-invented-here syndrome, of course. (We also feature a list of 50 epic corporate innovation failures.)
Lastly, we get into the trenches and ask: why should teams not select themselves?
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🏆The Essential Read
(via Deloitte Insights): Exponential technology watch list: Innovation opportunities on the horizon
Deloitte provides an epic outlook on upcoming technology trends, their implications, and what other players are already working on.
Agile & Taylorism
Medium): Beyond ‘Outcomes Over Outputs’(via
John Cutler analyzes the ‘outcome vs. output’ debate in many organizations, classifying it as a proxy discussion for deeper rooted organizational issues.
Medium): Why Agile is the most important social technology of this decade(via
Michiel van Gerven considers ‘agile’ the most important social technology since the reign of Taylorism in the industrial era.
TLNT): Why Not Let People Form Their Own Teams?(via
Gustavo Razzetti advocates the self-selection of teams as a core means of any organizational change.
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Product & Lean
InnovationExcellence): Overcoming the Not-Invented-Here (NIH) Mindset(via
Matthew E May on a common obstacle to (corporate) innovation due to a lack of learning and how to fix it.
Product Owners Should Prioritize Importance over Urgency:
Mike Cohn shares his recipe to ensure that a team is always working on the most critical items each iteration.
(via Valuer.ai): 50 examples of corporations that failed to innovate
Katrina Aaslaid compiled a depressing list of lost opportunities, fueled by examples of hubris, ignorance, fear, and stupidity.
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