Food for Agile Thought’s issue #148—shared with 17,986 peers—focuses on unagile SAFe ®, how the PMO strikes back, and whether ‘agile’ makes sense at all.
We learn from Marty Cagan that most large organization do not (yet) understand the different concepts of project-orientation vs. product-orientation. Which is a good reason to also dive into the particularities of enterprise product management.
However, there is hope: K2K managed to turn more than 70 organizations into self-organizing flourishing entities. Learn how this happened.
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🏆 The Essential Read
Medium): 10 Components that Successfully Abolished Hierarchy (in 70+ companies)(via
Lisa Gill describes the lessons learned by K2K from transforming 70 traditional organiztions to self-managing organizations.
Unagile SAFe ® & Scrum
Hackernoon): Agile Makes No Sense(via
John Cutler reasons about the many issues, problems, challenges, and other anti-patterns in the wake of a transition of an organization to agile practices.
Why SAFe® is not the scaled Agile approach you need:
After years, Renee Troughton is still looking for a SAFe® project that is considered an outstanding success by the senior management.
Is Agile in Late Adoption Stage?:
Bob Galen challenges the idea that ‘agile’ is already in a late state of adoption.
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Product & Lean
Revenge of the PMO:
Marty Cagan on the PMO empire striking back in the form of unagile SAFe ®.
Understanding Enterprise Product Companies:
Rich Mironov points at the differences between B2B and B2C product companies.
uxdesign.cc): Why Design Thinking is failing and what we should be doing differently(via
Lillian Ayla believes that design thinking overburdens the creative folks due to the inevitable distraction by layman stakeholders.
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