Food for Agile Thought’s issue #146—shared with 17,791 peers—addresses finding agile metrics, how to play the product game safe and lose, and why BDD is an integral part of business agility.
We also ask yourselves: Should an agile coach rather be an organizational psychotherapist? Or what are you doing all day if you’re supporting a single team as a scrum master?
Lastly, our gut feeling is confirmed that innovation does not happen under pressure as well as that ‘saying yes’ is not scaling technique to build successful products. (Fortunately, there are also six ways how to accomplish growth without trying to be everybody’s darling.)
Have a great week!
🏆 The Tip of the Week: Finding Agile Metrics
DevOpsCon18 Berlin: Finding Metrics that Matter and Using them Safely:
Julia Wester answers the #1 question when it comes to metrics: How do we know what’s important enough to measure?
Finding Agile Metrics & Scrum
Medium): How to bet safe and lose(via
Bartosz Rakowski shares a typical interaction pattern between the senior management and product teams: how to develop the next product?
BDD and the four pillars of business agility:
John Ferguson Smart visualizes the four critical elements of business agility: From BDD to DevOps.
Agile Coach to Organisational Psychotherapist:
Bob Marshall reflects on his (limited) impact as an agile coach and why he decided to shift his focus to organizational psychotherapy.
⁉️ Survey: What Are You Doing the Whole Day as a Scrum Master of One Team?
Rumor has it that a great scrum master supports one team at a time. If that is true, how do you spend your time with the team members helping them to become self-organizing? Let’s gather some data and answer the question! (This survey is anonymous.)
Participate in the survey now: What Are You Doing the Whole Day?
Product & Lean
Medium): Good Pressure, Bad Pressure(via
Julie Zhuo points at a crucial truth: Groundbreaking work does not come from an environment of stress, anxiety, and fear of failure.
pendo.io): Why “Yes” Doesn’t Scale(via
René Rosendahl advocates shifting from a customer-centric mindset to product-centric mindset if you want to grow your product.
Harvard Business Review): The 6 Ways to Grow a Company(via
Gino Chirio introduces a framework of how to allocate budget to innovation areas.
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