Food for Agile Thought #144: Internet Trends 2018, Iceberg of Ignorance, Misunderstanding Kanban, Amazon Prime

Food for Agile Thought’s issue #144—shared with 17,591 peers—covers Mary Meeker’s epic report on Internet trends 2018, the background on why and how Amazon figured out the benefits of Amazon Prime, and why smart organizations leave the decision making to those closest to a problem.

We also appreciate Setapp’s detailed process to run product-/market fit analyses, and we learn why improving flow is the Swiss Army knife to solving all kind of issues.

Lastly, Leon Tranter makes a compelling pitch to dare more Kanban, and yes, running experiments will reduce output — if you ignore flow basics in the process.

Have a great week!

Food for Agile Thought #144: Internet Trends 2018, Iceberg of Ignorance, Misunderstanding Kanban, Amazone Prime



🏆 The Tip of the Week: Internet Trends 2018

Mary Meeker (via Re/code): Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Mary Meeker shared her Internet Trends 2018 report at Code Conference.

Agile & Scrum

(via Corporate Rebels): How Real Leaders Melt The Iceberg of Ignorance With Humility

Corporate Rebels on Sidney Yoshida’s study ‘The Iceberg of Ignorance’ and why leaving decision making to those closest to the problem is smart.

Leon Tranter: Misconceptions about Kanban

Leon Tranter addresses favorite ways of getting Kanban wrong, and why a dose of Kanban is a good fit everywhere.

Marcus Hammarberg: Thinking in flow - some recent thoughts

Marcus Hammarberg reflects on how to support a better, faster and smoother flow and the good things that will follow.


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Product & Lean

Eugene Wei: Invisible asymptotes

Eugene Wei shares his experience of strategic planning at Amazon, and how customers’ aversion to shipping fees helped to create Amazon Prime.

Kevin Hall (via Skyscanner Eng): Running experiments stopped us getting things done

Kevin Hall shares his observations on the effect of running experiments on quality, waste, and the speed of delivery.

(via Setapp): A Practical Setapp Guide for Measuring Product-Market Fit

Setapp shares the results as well the tools and practices of their product-/market fit survey with 9,000-plus customers.

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