Food for Agile Thought’s issue #152—shared with 18,406 peers—focuses agile estimates: are they always waste or are there situations where agile estimates are useful? Moreover, in the latter case how to make sure that you provide the right estimates?
We also enjoy a sample chapter from a good book on product design, listing nine critical tools, and shed light on the questions whether infrastructure teams need product management, too.
Finally, John Cutler shares his observations on how coaching engagements often start and also come to an end. (Let’s create a list of these signs — so we can prepare yourselves for next time when it is our turn.)
Have a great week!
🏆 The Essential Read
Medium): The Canary Dies(via
John Cutler reflects on a personal pattern of how coaching engagements start—and end.
Agile Estimates & Scrum
#NoEstimates isn't crazy:
Ron Jeffries’ view on estimates is simple: they are always waste.
HPE): IT project estimation techniques that will keep you out of trouble(via
Johanna Rothman shares how to deliver the ‘right estimate’ if your organization (still) requires estimations.
John Cutler’s article lists 20 reasons why estimates may be useful in your organization.
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The Agile Fluency Game ™ is designed to simulate these situations, gives room to play through these processes in different ways and helps you to make informed and conscious decisions for your organization.
Product & Lean
O'Reilly Radar): 9 critical tools for designing a product(via
Laura Klein shares a chapter from her book ‘UX for Lean Startups: Designing for Validation.’
Do Infrastructure Teams Need Product Management?:
Rich Mironov advocates that a development team deserves a product manager—why burden an engineer with the associated tasks?
ProdPad): Product Management approaches: top down, bottom up or both?(via
Liz Love suggests pursuing a hybrid of the top down as well as the bottom-up PM strategy.
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